our practice areas
Brand Development & Positioning
Your brand and its positioning in both the local and global market are a crucial part of the success of any fashion, outdoor or sports business. It can be difficult to work in isolation on your brand direction and get it right. The planning, decision making and management of your brand strategy and the impact it has on everything deserves our special treatment. Talk to us about how we can work with you to evaluate the way your brand has evolved, what refinements or adjustments could improve it and where your strategy and positioning should go in the ever changing world we live in.Contact Our Team
Product Development & Sourcing
The creation and delivery of high performing fashion or sporting goods collections is not full of challenges. Without the right planning, processes, direction or evaluation any success or longevity of collections and brands is usually temporary and often local. Taking into account future international or market segment growth requirements, Conceptable’s extensive knowledge and experience in brand, product, processes and systems is combined with the ability to review and refine sourcing strategies. Our goal is to help your business transform to its next level of capability or efficiency.Contact Our Team
Sustainability & Product Evolution
True product evolution needs imagination and vision. True product evolution with a sustainable mind-set also needs the knowledge and willingness to apply that knowledge to make real change. If your brand feels that it could do better, it probably can. If you feel your people do not have the insight or knowledge to make the kind of difference that creates real step-change, you are probably right. If you would love to launch products that really make a difference in your industry segment, you surely can. Let us work with you on what vision and imagination can truly accomplish.Contact Our Team
Systems, Infrastructure and Processes
The smooth running of a fashion business involves an intricate series of processes that each can affect profitability or employee effectiveness in a very direct way. It takes the ability to see across an organisation from different angles to see what is needed to achieve goals. Employees can’t realistically be asked to have the combined business, process and technology expertise to make decisions or recommendations that will have company wide impact. Improve your processes, adapt structures or choose and implement systems with us on your side.Contact Our Team
Executive Search for Fashion, Outdoor and Sportswear
The leaders in your business need to be exceptionally well aligned with the culture and goals your organisation thrives on. Understanding not only the roles and specific needs of a fashion, outdoor or sportwear business but also the career and life goals of the candidates is crucial for a new leader to make the impact that you need. Trust us to combine all our industry knowledge, familiarity with different countries, culture and executive search skills to bring that great match into your business.Contact Our Team
Organisational Structure, Diversity & Inclusion
Shareholders will like our driven, positive, hands-on approach in change management and related projects. Unlike a typical consultancy, we become the engine inside a changing business, providing the vision, focus and determination to direct teams swiftly towards the future strategy and results. With our additional ability to provide a diversity and inclusion vision and change programme we can combine all the aspects needed for a change that is successful in many ways.Contact Our Team
Talk to us when you start looking at your business strategy to become a global player or even when you are entering a market that may have particular challenges. Experience, insight and knowledge of different options can help your team and brand succeed. Our expertise in global trade, licensing, distribution, sales and marketing strategies combine well with our strong brand and product strategy focus to help you make the right steps going forward.Contact Our Team
Coaching, Mentoring and Workshops
We regularly mentor business owners and entrepreneurs as they go on the journey of establishing or growing their fashion or sportswear business. Within larger companies we also mentor or guide key management as they take on new roles. Larger groups can be brought in to workshops or seminars to create a learning and development environment that enables your teams to step up to challenges.Contact Our Team
how we can help
There is no better feeling than having happy customers…
The product development and design process change involved many factors including a new PLM system, functional changes and a new source base. Conceptable led the project of implementation, training and getting the large team enabled to work at speed under new ownership. They performed exceptionally well and delivered on time despite the many factors that could have disturbed the completion of the change process.
Nur Basaran - Creative Director / MCS
We have used Conceptable at several stages in our (r)evolution. Our product development processes, PLM system and sourcing strategies have all definitely been positively affected by their involvement at crucial stages of our growth. Our retail department is currently working on an innovative project with Conceptable and master students from the London College of Fashion.
Simon Huntsman - Head of R&D at Rapha Racing
The lectures, workshops and seminars that Ben Muis from Conceptable delivered for our final year students were instrumental in the award winning results of their final year projects. We have now started involving Conceptable at an earlier stage so our second year students can be better prepared for their placement year.
Caroline Travell - Senior Lecturer / Nottingham Trent University
When we decided to focus predominately on licensing a loss-leading brand in our portfolio it was Ben Muis from Conceptable who established a new office, a new team, a three year brand and collection plan and a set of top service providers that allowed us to start guiding our licensees to success. Following the implementation of the plan we were able to sell the previously ailing brand at a premium.
Anonymous - Well known investment company
Ben Muis from Conceptable delivered very high quality interactive content to our Master programme students at the London College of Fashion, sharing in-depth knowledge of planning, sourcing and product development related topics that will stay with them for as they embark on their careers in the industry.
Francesca Bonetti - Course Director MA Fashion Design Management, UAL
I want to say a big thank you to all at Conceptable for all your help and support over the last twelve months. I have come along way but I could not have done it without your strategic help and mentoring to focus me on my brand, product direction and launch. Thank you so much for arranging for my brand to launch at London Fashion Week as well, that was just amazing!
Vassily Skinner - Founder, VASSI8
A selection of companies we have had the pleasure of working with…
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