Accessories Council Establishes Innovation Committee

The Accessories Council has created an innovation committee that will spearhead a new mentorship program aimed at supporting young talent.
The six-month mentorship program, called the Accessories Innovation Committee, will leverage the Accessories Council’s industry contacts — aiding emerging talent by growing their networks and business acumen.
The Accessories Innovation Committee’s advisory board includes Karen Giberson, president at Accessories Council; Jay Lakhani, designer and founder at Deepa Gurnani; Carrie Sporer, brand strategy consultant and founder at CS Consulting; Charlie Roberts, product director at ECHO Design Group; Florence Shin, cofounder at Covry; Freida Rothman, founder and designer at Freida Rothman Jewelry; Heather Hubbard, chief executive officer, founder and design/product development at MR Handbags; Jonathan Meizler, founder and creative director at Title of Work; Katie Falchi, president and chief designer at Carlos Falchi Couture, and Kim Lai, creative director at Jaunt.
Giberson said: “The Accessories Council is proud to launch the Accessories Innovation Committee, a team of dynamic executives who represent the future of our industry. The AIC’s first project is a mentoring program that will commence this month featuring nine young brands that were chosen as ‘the ones to watch.’ The AIC’s goal for this mentoring program is to provide a support network for

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Accessories Council Establishes Innovation Committee

Accessories Council Establishes Innovation Committee


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