Since our founding in Los Angeles in 1988 by Concetta (Bevivino) Huffa and Bruce Huffa, Fabdesigns has been listening to, understanding, and solving customers' biggest problems, and building solutions that enable growth opportunities with impactful outcomes. We've created networking collaborations of value and streamlined roadmaps, balancing design features amongst the practicality of costs, testing parameters, and materials strategies in order accurately to scale projects from ideas to marketable programs.
Seeing the trash generated from cutting and sewing, we knew there had to be a better way. From the beginning, we were known for achieving the most difficult and technical fabrics and shaped apparel, bags, accessories, medical devices, automotive interiors, and yes, even footwear.
Our goal has always been to optimize the way materials are used and to effectively streamline manufacturing processes to reduce waste to the bare minimum and improve value for our clients and their consumers.
But we are not ordinary consultants. We have extensive experience in building entire product range solutions, which are customer-focused, leveraging data, trend analysis, and key insights from multiple channels of distribution, as well as supply chain metrics, including raw materials, and vendor expertise to effectively build profitable and deadline-driven product strategies.
Our capabilities have grown with technology and we adapted technology to suit the needs of rapid industry changes to serve industries far beyond knitwear. Our work has made billions of dollars in profit for our clients and saved millions of pounds of waste from reaching landfills.
Today, Fabdesigns, is a world-class B2B product, textiles, materials, and product engineering think tank, developing solutions, supporting our clients' innovation, development, and scaled digital manufacturing of highly advanced products, components, and fabrications in medical, aerospace, composites, footwear, sporting goods, apparel, smart conductive and electronic textiles, machinery engineering, and more – with nearly zero waste.
Why Choose Fabdesigns?
We have technical textile IP that differentiates us in the world.
We translate your ideas to tangible reality, develop cutting-edge prototypes, and scale.
Everything you do with us stays confidential.
We also have multiple patent licensing opportunities available to increase our clients' market edge, and several more patents pending in medical, activewear, bags, composites, foundation garments, base layers, automotive, and aerospace.
With our cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art flatbed knitting machines, Fabdesigns provides true innovation, sustainable product development, custom product road maps advanced manufacturing solutions with nearly zero waste.
Fabdesigns' Mission: With less than 14% of textiles recycled, and more than 15 million tons of used textile waste choking landfills in the US each year, our planet can no longer wait. Fabdesigns empowers brands to revolutionize industries with extraordinarily lightweight, sustainable, and multifunctional products, developing and scaling 3D products with nearly zero waste, and using recycled materials to create products with easy assembly; no cutting, minimal sewing, and nearly zero waste.
Fabdesigns' Vision: The future of manufacturing is closing the recycling loop and accurately meeting consumer preferences by making just what is needed. Digital control of materials, processes, and the manufacturing environment by leveraging technology and stocking only raw material strands that can be combined in an exponential number of product configurations creates an agile production environment where there is no need to produce an excess inventory of products.
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At Fabdesigns, we hold 5 Day Knitwear Design Foundation Workshops which teach design thinking strategy, fibers, yarns, stitch technology, the efficiency of manufacturing, machine operations, programming basics, and much more, as well as half-Day Private Project Seminars and Specialized Training. Contact us for dates and fees.
Fabdesigns has opportunities in medical, activewear, bags, composites, foundation garments, base layers, automotive, and aerospace to apply our patented features and innovative technologies to your projects, fabrications, products, and components.
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Connie holds a US Bachelor of Science in textiles from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where she also taught in the Masters of textiles program. She has over 35 years of experience in designing, developing, and manufacturing 2D, 3D, 4D, and 5D textiles, apparel, medical devices, and other products using knitting as additive manufacturing.
Connie has designed and engineered knitwear, wovens, and nonwovens for top apparel brands including PhillipsVanHeusen and Tricots St Raphael in NYC, and their manufacturing facilities around the globe.
She also has over 20 experience designing, developing, engineering, testing, and manufacturing knitted, woven, and nonwoven textiles, products, and components using various soft goods technologies (laminates, composites, coatings, co-molding) for extreme environments.
She has held executive roles in automotive materials/product development, ranging from Director to VP of Product Development at Shell Oil US, and Kraco Enterprises. Ms. Huffa has demonstrated success in building financial models, customer-centric development road maps, robust material/product test plans, and sustainable supply chains to implement innovative manufacturing, managed/mitigated risks, optimized operations, and accelerated the launch of game-changing products/materials to market. She is the key person responsible for bringing fashion to a dying industry through material science and innovative product development infrastructure, reviving the Shell aftermarket division from a waning $100 million business unit into a $450 million powerhouse in less than 3 years and later Kraco Enterprises. She speaks marketing, design, risk analysis, operations, and EBITDA fluently. It is with this zeal and passion for materials that she pays knowledge forward, speaking at prominent conferences and symposiums around the world.
She is an industry contributor to (Knitting Trade Journal, Knitting Industry, Textile World, Advanced Textiles Source, Specialty Fabrics Review, WTin, Textile innovations), and International Consultant and Conference Speaker on innovation and textile technology (IFAI, Techtextile, ANPIC, CITME, TTI Vanguard), and has developed customized in-house technical workshops for many fortune 100 brands around the world. She is also a mentor in the Make it In LA program in Los Angeles and has been written about in Forbes, Voyage LA, IFAI, and others.