"Michele and I worked together for many years, she is very warm and easygoing and loves to help out. She has been a huge asset to our business and helped start up the private label Plus program which has been a huge success. Michele continues to work with us in her own business MLH and she continues to be supportive and helpful and goes out of her way to make sure we are happy with the product. Her experience and knowledge of Missy and Plus Ladies Swim patterns is very hard to come by and we entrust her to work with designers and overseas partners to getting beautiful fitting Swim suits. I highly recommend MLH Design Enterprise to execute the perfect fit!"
ANNE COLE PRODUCTION MANAGER / PATRICIA LAMOTHE
“Since we are not swimwear designers, pattern makers, nor experts in swim in anyway so we really felt a bit lost when it came to develop our line. We had an idea of what styles we wanted to see in swimwear and that was about it! MLH took our ideas and, through her skilled pattern making and deep understanding of swim fit, swim fabrics, and a woman's body, brought our dream to life!
Our main goal was to improve the fit of the few styles we already had and loved. We also wanted to learn about the design and pattern process so we could continue to grow our collection with her expertise present in every piece.
We met Michele through our manufacturing partner, and she has been one of the most valuable assets to the Andie product/team since.
We had lots of questions and ideas, and really very little pattern experience. Michele always explained our options, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and made us feel very educated about the creation of our product. This, combined with the fact that our swim fits always improved after Michele had her hands on them, really helped us put a lot of trust in her and look forward to working with her and seeing our "Michele suits".
What really sold us on choosing MLH Design Enterprises service was her expertise that was obvious in our finished product, clear and educational information from Michele all the time & kind and fun attitude (we loved catching up with Michele after hours as much as working with her!)
The main reason I would recommend MLH is both an expert and a pleasure to work with and learn from. Because of Michele, we have a product we are incredibly proud of and a vision for the growing assortment. Hire this woman -- you will learn a ton, you will have an incredibly great product, and you will make a new friend all in one fell-swoop!”
RACHEL THAW / ANDIES SWIM CX + LOGISTICS
"I’ve been working as a fit model for over ten years and love working with Michele. Her technical expertise and attention to detail always lead to a beautiful product. She’s amazing at what she does and has vast knowledge of the industry. On top of that, she’s a great person with a positive attitude. We’ve worked together for several years and it’s always a pleasure."
MISSY FIT MODEL IVY LIVINGSTON
"I first met Michele Hornberger at an intimates and swim company several years ago. I was the Design Director at the time and Michele was the pattern maker. I was taken by Michele's knowledge of the patterns and her expertise in fitting. She really "got it". What I mean is that she was thoughtful in her executions as well as practical.Not only was she terrific with the patterns, etc. but she was a pleasure to work with as well. She always had a smile and if there were any issues pattern wise, there was a discussion for a solution. I am very happy that she is now on her own and is able to offer her customers quality work. Michele can do it all."
INTIMATE DESIGN DIRECTOR & ADJUNCT PROFESSOR FIT / CAMILLE BLOCK
"I am a first-time apparel designer with a product idea that I am really excited to take to market. Before I met Michele and MLH Design Enterprises, I worked with a pattern maker that created a sample and pattern that did not fit exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for a local service to help me refine my pattern and create final samples. I met with several services in NYC and was having a hard time finding a service that I could trust and that would provide me with the guidance I needed. Finally, I sought advice from the CEO and founder of Andie Swim, who recommended MLH. This recommendation led me to a phone call with Michele, founder of MLH, and ultimately an in person meeting. I was immediately struck by how caring and knowledgeable Michele was. She took the time to get to know me, understand my apparel idea, and answer all of my questions. Before MLH, I was a bit lost without a solid idea of how to take the next step. MLH was like finding a map that revealed what I should focus on and how I could get to the next step. Michele has connections in the fashion industry and the expertise you need to take your apparel to market. She also truly cares about your success and will take the time to go over every question and concern with you. This made her stand out from all the other services I had initially met with. I knew MLH was the right service. Since working with MLH, I have been able to refine my sample, source better fabrics, enhance fit, and create a plan for small batch production all in a few months. This never would have been possible without MLH. It would have taken me much more time, and I would have made many mistakes along the way. Michele knows exactly what to do, and she provides the guidance you need to take your product to the next level. I highly recommend MLH because you won't find this level of expertise and personalized service anywhere else!"
MYLES & MOJO / MILA SINGH
"Michele is not only a talented professional swimwear patternmaker but an absolutely delightful person to work with. She would be an asset to any company looking for a patternmaker."
VP OF SALES AT FIT 4 U / NEIL SOLOW
"I've had the pleasure of working with Michele during her time at Ariela Alpha International. She was extremely knowledgeable in swimsuit construction and patternmaking and is extremely dedicated, hardworking and a detail-minded professional. I have worked closely with her for 2 years and her expertise and commitment define Michele as an invaluable asset for anyone in the apparel industry."
SENIOR PRODUCTION MANAGER AT ARIELA-ALPHA INTERNATIONAL / MOLLY SCOTT