In response to the fashion industry’s overwhelming need for innovation and multi-disciplinary approaches, in 2002 twenty of New York’s leading service providers formed the Fashion Service Network, a group of select, experienced and seasoned professionals delivering solutions and opportunities to the industry.
It is the goal of the Fashion Service Network to assist fashion companies seeking to expand, strengthen, and energize their business.
To accomplish this, the Fashion Service Network reaches beyond traditional resources and provides an all-encompassing service source for the fashion industry. The group contains leaders in all professional service areas.
The FSN meets regularly, exchanges information, communicates ideas, and discusses needs and opportunities. Interaction of FSN members has resulted in many business opportunities for their respective clients.
FSN is truly a visionary resource that explores and implements new strategies and business practices for the fashion industry.
“It is the goal of the Fashion Service Network to assist fashion companies seeking to expand, strengthen, and energize their business.”
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Managing Director & Head of Factoring Division
Michael serves as a Director and Board Member of the Fashion Institute of Technology (a SUNY institution) and is the Chairman of their Finance Committee. He is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Board of Trustees and was previously honored at their 16th Annual Accountants and Bankers...
Harriet, a partner at Friedman LLP since 1985, has over 30 years of experience working primarily with distribution and manufacturing companies. She currently serves as one of the firm’s Co-Managing Partners. Harriet is a member of the Friedman’s Management Committee and is the leader of the Fashion and Diamond and Jewelry Practices. She provides accounting, tax,...
Tom is currently serving as the Co-Founder of BluEnsign, the fashion industry’s premier omnichannel apparel show organizer. BluEnsign is a strategic advisory firm serving consumer brands and event planning organizations across the entire global value chain.
Throughout his career, Tom has developed and demonstrated extensive executive skills in C-level positions including organizational change and...
Zach Steinberg is a Director with Ripco Real Estate and specializes in national and local tenant representation. His expertise includes developing detailed expansion strategies, market analysis, and location optimization. With lifelong roots in the fashion and apparel business, Zach has a unique perspective in brand positioning with a specific emphasis on specialty and luxury retail.
Zach represents brands such as...
Howard D. Bader
Commercial Litigator & Insolvency Specialist
With experience in numerous and diverse industries, Howard has represented companies and their management in an extensive variety of litigations and bankruptcies throughout the country in various federal and state courts. Mr. Bader is also a recognized expert in international licensing and corporate law, working both with nationally recognized brands and start-up companies to...
President & Executive Editor
Almost two decades ago, Jeff Mann, president and executive editor of Mann Publications, had already built and maintained a successful apparel business when he saw a void in the market for coverage of the real people behind the scenes in the Garment District. Fashion Mannuscript, which started as a four-page newsletter, evolved into a monthly magazine...