Sweetface & Bubba

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Name:  Melissa B. Ivey
Current Global Location:  New York City
I rep for :  African-American, Philadelphia PA

My Global Fusion is: I am the Planning Director for Global Apparel for Victorinox Swiss Army. It’s a 125 year-old Swiss family owned company. I’ve been in this business for over 16 years and this is the most interesting job that I’ve ever held. I’ve learned more about respecting stewardship and being evolutionary as opposed  to revolutionary here than with any other company.  The fashion industry is all I know (well, that and food) and I started out wanting to be some big time buyer…How I fell into the numbers side of the business is beyond me…especially since math genius doesn’t really belong on my resume!  But even after all these years, I remain a student of the craft.  I am always on the learn. I wish that some of these younger professionals that I meet would understand this.  It’s not just about following brands or who has the best marketing.  It’s about the craft…the talent…the details…it’s about really getting the passion and emotion that make this business work.

Personal stats : I am the child of hippies.  I grew up making everything from scratch…my mom’s favorite line was “let’s make it!”  We had our own garden and shopped the Italian market in South Philly from time immemorial.  I am a steadfast recycler and was bringing my own bags to shop before it was all the rage.

Down with: sites  that I am close to in some form or fashion, no pun intended.  I am a big proponent of education.  Knowledge will set you free, give you the tools to succeed and give you the power to decide and act.  Two organizations that I have had the pleasure of being involved with and I highly recommend you check out are A Better Chance (www.abetterchance.org ) and Posse Foundation (www.possefoundation.org)

6 Comments

  • Rose’ Harnen

    February 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Melissa;
    I am Adam Harnen’s mom. I will be Rose’s mother-in-law very soon, and the grandma to Anthony Thomas Harnen; their baby. I just love your website and Rose is so very proud of you. Your children are beautiful. I can’t wait to try your cheesecake. YUM! I hope you are a big success. I too will be starting a website very soon. Mine will be handmade purses, and jewelry, as well as collectables. Good wishes and Happiness to you all.
    Love, Rose’ Harnen

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  • Luisa

    April 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

    What a cool way to have parties Melissa, have to get you to plan the parties for upcoming birthday and you food sounds yummy. Food for the souls.

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