Elisa Koizumi of Custom Collaborative

Custom Collaborative’s Small Batch Manufacturing Services Help Immigrants and Low-income Women Build New Skills

In Fashion Features, Fashion Marketing Tips, Fashion Philanthropy, Icons and Newsmakers, Network, New York, Sustainable Fashion, Trade Shows by Buchanan Moncure

We were thrilled to bring back our Mingle Mentor Sessions to Texworld USA this January at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Six of our most experienced and well-connected members joined us on the trade show floor to chat one on one with Texworld attendees who had questions about taking their fashion business to the next level. Among the Mingle Mentors was Elisa Koizumi of Custom Collaborative who trains low-income women and immigrants to provide small batch manufacturing.

Custom Collaborative Interview


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About Custom Collaborative

Custom Collaborative is a New York City-based workforce development program that is dedicated to training and supporting women from immigrant communities and low-income backgrounds. Thanks to the support of Custom Collaborative these women are able to launch careers and businesses in the fashion industry.

Some of the training methods used by Custom Collaborative include a 14-week training institute, management consulting, one-on-one mentorship programs provide amazing insight into the fashion industry. Some of the areas of instruction include fashion marketing, fabric sourcing, ethical manufacturing and sustainable fashion, plus personal and business finance advice. 

We’re so excited about the work that Elisa Koizumi and the rest of the team at Custom Collaborative are doing. Thanks so much to Elisa for joining us at Texworld to share her wealth of knowledge with the attendees who stopped by our booth. To find our more, make sure to create your Fashion Mingle profile so that you can connect with Elisa and other fashion pros who are changing the way fashion does business.

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About Buchanan Moncure

Buchanan is an artist, author, and Vivienne Westwood enthusiast living in New York City. He works as Fashion Mingle's content manager.

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