INTERVIEW WITH TONI LUBLIN – LECTRA

by Camille Block

Recently THE INTIMATE APPAREL JOURNAL sat down with Toni Lublin of LECTRA. Toni is their Education Partnership Manager and her in-depth answers to our many questions familiarized us with Toni as we learned about her long career. We want to also give our readers a snapshot of the company itself.

About LECTRA

LECTRA is the world leader in integrated technology solutions (software, automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials to manufacture their products. It serves major world markets: fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of other industries.

Lectra’s solutions, specific to each market, enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100 countries, contributing to their operational excellence. The company is listed on Euronext.

IAJ – Tell us a little about yourself.

TL – My passion for fashion started as a teenager. In my teens and early twenties,
I worked in retail apparel boutiques and upscale department stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue. My first job was for a very trendy jeans store called “Up-Against-The- Wall.” Those work experiences impacted my desire to learn more about the fashion industry. I became an assistant manager of Fashion Jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue by the time I was 21 years old and knew I wanted to pursue a career in fashion.

Fast forward to 2017, I have been working in the apparel manufacturing and services side of the fashion industry for 33 years. The majority of my focus has been in the intimate apparel manufacturing sector, working in Product Development and 42 Intimate Apparel Journal Merchandising for such companies as Warner’s, Bali, Hanes Her Way and Vanity Fair Intimates…

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