In 2005, Jennifer Evans founded The Evans Group (Teg) with one specific goal in mind: To offer emerging and high-end established designers the finest development and production services in the industry; while at the same time providing fashion industry professionals a fair, safe and secure environment where they don’t just work, they thrive.
Jennifer has intensive hands-on experience in the fashion industry. While studying business in San Francisco, she began her fashion career at a couture house. While there, she was tasked with finding high-quality workmanship for the brand. This search led her to NYC where she headed up the acquisition of couture and tailoring facilities. For four years, she immersed herself in the intensive process of creating high-end apparel for an independent designer and observed the unique, specific needs of fashion industry factory workers as well.
With a desire to contribute toward real and lasting change, Jennifer moved to the non-profit sector, spending four years at the International Academy of Irvine. There she developed a unique program to train mass-production factory workers in the fine skills needed to sew high-end clothing in small volumes, specifically serving independent designers. Originally intended as a fundraising measure for the school, the program was inundated almost overnight with orders. Unknowingly, Jennifer had sewn the seeds of The Evans Group.