Omega Apparel has a 20+ year history of producing dress uniforms for the US military and has a best-in-class reputation for quality, timely delivery, and customer service. But, does Omega Apparel really know fashion? They do now with the appointment of Shelley Sarmiento as Chief Strategy Officer and Design Director. Shelley is a 35-year fashion and apparel industry veteran who brings Omega instant credibility. One of Shelley’s signature accomplishments in her career is the founding of the White House Black Market Women’s Clothing Chain. Shelley grew the chain from 0 to 140 stores before selling to Chico’s in 2003. After selling to Chico’s, Shelley served as an Executive for Limited Brands/Victoria Secret. Shelley is also an alumnus and professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. FIT was recently ranked 3rd, as one of the most globally influential fashion universities. Shelley has local fashion connections in TN as well. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the O’More College of Design in Franklin and is an active member of the Nashville Fashion Alliance (NFA).
"Shelley is a rock star and we are incredibly fortunate to have her as an executive on the Omega Team" exclaimed Dean Wegner, President and CEO of Omega Apparel. Shelley was given 3 lofty challenges in her new role at Omega: build a full service design team to serve the fashion community, launch the Omega Brand contemporary fashion line, and build strong partnerships with the local colleges and universities. "Shelley is knocking it out of the park" continued Dean Wegner. "Not only are we servicing the local fashion industry in Nashville, but we have global customers like VF, Alfred Dunner, Golf Locker, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James brand, and Kelly Slater’s OuterKnown brand, who are eager to partner with Omega."."
"I never thought I would be this excited to work for another company" shared Shelley Sarmiento. "For my entire career, I have sourced apparel overseas. I now have the opportunity to be a catalyst and help rebuild the US apparel industry, and launch a new Omega Brand that truly stands for being ‘Authentically American.’"
Shelley will share more about Omega Apparel’s strategic plans for becoming a major player in the fashion industry at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Omega Apparel’s new Nashville facility on Tuesday, January 12th. Nashville Mayor Barry will speak and participate in the ceremony.
Company Overview: Omega Apparel Incorporated is military veteran owned and the #1 supplier of dress trousers, slacks, and skirts for the US Military. Omega Apparel was founded in 1994 and now includes 4 Divisions: Military, Commercial, Omega Brand, and Private Label. Omega has a long history of always delivering on time and with the highest level of quality. Omega operates two Tennessee based production and design facilities in Nashville and Smithville. Omega is a principles and values based organization centered on 5 Foundations of Ownership, Customer, Quality, Efficiency, and Teamwork. Omega Apparel is both committed and proud to be 100% Made in the USA. To learn more visit http://omegaapparelinc.com/.