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Fashions - About Us
Promoviendo sustentabilidad para la Industria Local de Modas y Textil

About Us

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own clothing line? Are you a talented designer who simply cannot compete with the major players in the fashion industry? Fashions.org provides a unique online service which levels the playing field in the fashion industry, and sets a new standard in showcasing the best of the newest upstart fashion designers.

Fashions.org gives the stage to new designers in our Upstart Designer ShowcaseTM and allows Industry and the public to rank their favorites with our Quality PointsTM system. Viewers can track and interact with their favorite movers and shakers with our My DesignersTM system. Start seeing the Future, NOW!
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History

Fashions.OrgTM was founded by a private business incubator, NW Start Ups, located in Vancouver, WA, USA. NW Start Ups is dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs and promoting job growth in the Pacific Northwest. The company was conceived on August 7, 2007 and incorporated in December 2007. A private alpha version of the web site was launched on Dec. 22, 2007, followed by a public pre-Beta launch on March 18, 2008. On May 15, 2008, the company launched its first beta (Beta-I) version of the web site with substantial functionality. On September 1, 2008, the company relaunched the website with its second beta (Beta-II) with a new look and enhanced functionality.


The Team


Andrew Ferlitsch
Co-Founder, Executive Advisor, Chairman of Advisory Board

Former founder of silicon valley startup, Quality Assured Software Engineering in the mid 1990s. Early 1990s, wrote personal compiler software at home, and licensed to startup company which licensed it to IBM for one-million dollars as-is. First revenue the company earned. Today, that company is Veritas.

Product manager and principal scientist at Sharp Labs of America. Sharp's 2001 inventor of the year for Sharp Laboratories. Co-recipient of Sharp Laboratories of America's 2007 inventions of the year for Internet related security protocol for remote servicing of business devices. Fourty-five issued patents and a 140+ pending patents. Member of Sharp's Emerging Technology Committee, chaired by the CEO Emeritus, Dr. Jon Clemens.

Masters Degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University, 1987.


Karl Wischnofske
Co-Founder, Head of Company, Board Director

Sales and Product Development VP for Creative Edge Imports. Branded and developed the "SILK FIRE" clothing line. Marketing Director for Inventist.com. Global marketing and sales campaign for www.aquaskipper.com and other innovative inventions.

Co-Founder of www.GardenSock.com. Developed, branded and sold innovative line of vertical fabric garden planters. 20+ years experience doing product development, branding, trade shows, consumer education, invention consulting, production and sales.


Ira Pasternack
Principal, Internet Marketing, Engineering

Founded WebForDoctors in 1999, provides websites, marketing , and technical support to health care providers. Experience working for an Internet startup from 1998-2000, and worked as a business consultant to small and family-owned businesses. HTML/CSS coder, online marketing expert.

Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University, 1995.


Will Mayall
Principal, Engineering

  • Principal in professional networking site Fashions.Org (2008-2010), with over 4,000 members.
  • Oracle and MySQL DBA contractor, spent time tuning databases for Regence Blue Cross, Clear Access, Conway International, Kimera Systems, and Schnitzer Steel.
  • Oracle/MySQL database engineer at Sun Microsystems.
  • While at DecisionPoint Applications, he focused on Oracle Data Warehouses and Data Marts.
  • Mr. Mayall spent three years at eFusion in the mid 1990's installing Internet Telephony Servers at domestic and international telephone companies.
  • Database engineer at Atlas Telecom, supporting Oracle databases at Hong Kong Telecom, China Telecom, Korea Telecom, and other Asian telecoms.
  • Database engineer at Sidereal Corporation in the early 1980's.
  • Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Portland, 1982.

Larry Gellert
Principal, Engineering

Experienced software engineer in web technology and high load applications. Passionate about technology and business. Chief software architect for successful startup founded in 2003.

Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Oregon, 2005.


Staff

Adam Kuncewitch
Staff, IT/Admin


Mike Glover
Staff, Engineering

Web applications and database programmer, focused on small local companies and start-ups.

Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University, 1998.


Leah Lanojan Sodhi
Support, Site Assistant
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