George Hall brings over 20 years of senior level experience in the fashion industry, with expertise in Textiles, design, merchandising, trend forecasting and global fabric sourcing. Leveraging his background in product development for department stores as well as big box retailers, George’s strengths are in International Trade, brand building with extensive product knowledge. Currently George is a Director at Jassin Consulting Group in New York. The Jassin Group specializes in M&A and licensing in Apparel, Jewelry and Home Goods.
Having served at both AMC and Target, George brings extensive expertise in the retail marketplace, with a focus on better and mass market. In his most recent role as Vice President Fabric Research and Development for Macy’s private brands, George pioneered the fabric consolidation process, which resulted in both improved quality and significant cost savings. He also developed essential corporate training programs focusing on raw materials.
As Vice President Design and Merchandising for Sae-A Trading (1.6 billion $ annual revenues; manufacturing in 10 countries throughout the world), George’s clients included Target, Wal-Mart Stores,
Kohl’s and major big box retailers. His responsibilities included a direct sales business with revenues of over $170 million.
George is currently an adjunct professor of Textiles and Product Development at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He the author and founder of PremiereTex, an online training resource created to train employees in the fundamentals of textiles and raw materials essential to product development. PremiereTex is a comprehensive educational program designed for the retail and garment industry.
George is a ceramic artist having exhibited and sold his work in galleries in NYC. A graduate of the La Technique program at French Culinary Institute he enjoys cooking for fun. An avid sailor, George has sailed from the age of 6.