Melanie DiSalvo began her fashion career in product development after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Textile Development and Marketing program. DiSalvo has spent much of her career in fabric mills and clothing factories overseas, managing supply chains and developing performance and price based products for customers, including Eileen Fisher, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, AG Jeans, Walmart, Target, Macy's, Hunter Boot, Alex Mills by Alex Drexler, Nili Lotan, and others. DiSalvo focuses specifically on the intersection of fashion and manufacturing in third world countries, which she uses to foster partnerships with American brands and overseas suppliers. After being exposed to the harsh realities of overseas manufacturing, DiSalvo founded the ethical and sustainable clothing line, virtue + vice, and independently consults with start-ups and other brands to help create more environmentally friendly supply chains.
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