Vantage Apparel, a manufacturer and decorator of custom apparel, announces Julie Crawley as the new regional territory manager for New England, including Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and northeastern New York.
Crawley, a Drexel University graduate with a master’s degree in Fashion Design, begins her journey at Vantage Apparel with a rich background in the apparel industry. Starting her career as a designer at Eagles Eye in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, she later moved back to New England, gaining extensive experience in merchandising, technical design, and product development with several prominent companies.
Beyond her industry roles, Crawley has also enriched the academic world as an adjunct professor, teaching fashion and retail management across various colleges in the Boston area. This blend of practical and academic expertise makes her a valuable addition to the Vantage team.
According to Vantage, Julie’s deep understanding of the apparel life cycle, from design and manufacturing to merchandising and marketing, equips her with a unique perspective on creating products that not only meet market demands but also help build strong brand identities.
In her new role, Crawley is eager to apply her extensive product knowledge to help clients make well-informed decisions. Her passion for educating others about all aspects of apparel will be a significant asset in her interactions with clients.
Bryan Vaughn, director of sales at Vantage Apparel, says, “We are incredibly excited to have Julie join us. Her vast apparel experience and expertise is quite impressive. I’m confident her ability to connect the dots from the what, the why, and the where behind our products and decoration will really benefit our distributor partners.”