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Our Team

Introducing our team

Cara Sumpton

Founder
Cara brings 15+ years of experience to the table with a strong focus on brand growth and development. Her involvement in the start up days of Lululemon and her coveted Masters Degree in Sustainable Fashion have allowed Cara to pursue her dream of bringing emerging fashion brands to the open market and guiding them along to proven avenues of success.
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Andrew Drigola

Director/Co-Founder
Andrew has 10+ years of experience in the business development, operations, logistics and customer acquisition field to go along with his entrepreneurial spirit. He is your main point of contact for production numbers, economics, price quotes and everything related to playing the numbers game in the world of apparel.
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Natalie Gilmore

Director of Design
Natalie has held Director level positions throughout her illustrious fashion career spanning more than 10 years in the fashion industry. As a natural leader and detailed designer Natalie has dedicated her focus to careful research, brand strategy and impeccable design execution to back up her can do attitude on every project. Benefiting from a wide range of product design experience (apparel, accessories, kids wear) Natalie is a perfect fit to help lead your next big idea!
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CLARISSA GALLACCIO

Technical Designer
Clarissa is a flourishing talent in the world of technical apparel design and development. Having worked as a Production and Fit specialist Clarissa helps spearhead many of our teams' projects on the side of fit, construction, product development and design revisions. As detailed as she is resourceful Clarissa is a perfect compliment to our team and holds production accountable to the highest level of execution available.

HANNAH TABERT

Design Assistant/Digital Designer
A recent fashion design graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Hannah joins the team as a design assistant and social media manager. Along with her degree Hannah brings experience from her internships at a local Vancouver fashion startup and a zero waste fashion company in Cambodia. Bringing a keen eye for photography, design, and presentation, Hannah helps Apparelmark put its best foot forward on the world wide web.
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Our Core Team

Four specialized apparel designers, two developers, one 3D pattern maker, two graphic artists and a dedicated production/supply agency with offices in USA & Taiwan.