Over Santie de Klerk

Personal details:

Nationality:      Dutch ( born South African )

Languages:       English, Afrikaans, Dutch

Education  & achievements:

PDG, Fonty’s Hogeschool, Eindhoven, 2 de graad onderwijsbevoegdheid

National higher diploma in Art &  Fashion Design ( three years), Cape Peninsula University of Technology 1980-1982 ( Dutch HBO)

1st year CITB award: Best student

2nd Year: Woolworths Design trophy: Best design on the annual fashion show

3 rd year: Balletique award: Best fabric application on the annual fashion show

B.com degree : 1997 Stellenbosch University Business School (completed 1 st year)

Highest Standard Passed:           Matric – Bloemhof Girls High Stellenbosch      1979. With university exemption.

During my years in the Pepkor Group I attended various courses:

Negotiation skill level 1,2,3, /Assertiveness awareness / Basic Financial Management / Basic computer literacy (Stellenbosch business School) Freudeberg Textile course

Career History:

Company:                 Zadkine

Position:                    Teacher business and fashion college, Rotterdam

Service:                   august 2017- current

Company:                 Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Position:                    Tutor : Professional enterprise course  & pattern making

Service:                   Jan 2017- July 2017

Company:                 The Sewing Company

Position:                    founder & owner

Service:                   June 2014- December 2015

Creative sewing studio in local Department Store, Warenhuis Vanderveen. Registered with MBA ( Mode Ambachten Branchvereniging) Offering internships to students for Fashion academy in Groningen, general services and sewing lessons

Company:                 Santie Consult  ( professional consultancy)

Projects:          Fashion consultant : Pepco Poland                  

Assisting with re-structuring of ranges for implementation of new stock management system.

Project:           Asics International BV HO Hoofddorp,

Position:          Consultant  : fit engineer

Service:          July 2011-Aug 2012

Developing basic blocks & standard measurements for running range.

Training product developers on the right fit

How to use the lightbox effectively & evaluation of textiles test reports

Updating manufacturing manuals and Quality standards.

Created how to take body measurement manual.

Re-located to The Netherlands 2008

 Company:                 Canterbury International SA , Cape Town, South Africa

Position:                    Merchandise & OTB planner

Service:                   Nov 2007-May 2008

Planning of inflows & budget OTB

Assisting in QA department

Evaluating & selection of fabrics for open range

Managing in-house manufacturing plant, sourcing fabrics etc

Company:               Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design, Stellenbosch, RSA

Position:                  Senior Lecturer:

Service:                     Feb 2005-Jan 2006

ubjects taught:     pattern making & grading / Textiles/ business Skills /Technical drawing / fashion drawing

Company:               In the Woods Leisurewear c.c. ,Cape Town, RSA

Position:                 founder & owner

Service:                   Feb 2000-Jan 2005

Developing and manufacturing corporate and promotion products locally & internationally from design to materials to production. Registered golf brand in South Africa.

Company:               Sweet Orr & Lybro, Cape Town, RSA

Position:                 General Manager: Trademark Exclusive fashions

Service:                   Jan 1999-Jan 2000

Managing chain of 10 upmarket hi-fashion ladies & men’s wear boutiques

Company:               Pep Stores (Pty) Ltd (www.pepstores.com) Cape Town, RSA

Position:                  Group Purchasing Manager: All Clothing

Service:                   Jan 1994-Dec 1998

Managing group of 28 buyers & planners across ladies-, men’s-, children-, infants-, underwear & school wear.

Budget & margin management

Supplier base management

International travel sourcing, factory visits, styling & fabric development.

Project manager Retek stock management system

Company:               Pep Clothing div of Pep Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, RSA

Position:                  Sourcing & Purchasing Executive

Service:                Jan 1989-Dec 1993

Responsible for all raw material sourcing & purchasing for five manufacturing units.

Responsible for QA laboratory & QA testing

Project management in ISO 90002 project

In –house training for textile knowledge

    Company:               Ackerman’s (Pty)Ltd, (www.ackermans.co.za)  Cape Town, RSA

Position:                  Head of children’s wear

Service:                     Jan 1985- Dec 1989

Company:               Pep Stores, Cape Town, RSA

Position:                 Assistant & Girls wear buyer

Service:                   Jan 1983- Dec 1984

hobbies & Interests:         Golf / creative sewing / textile upcycling