Phyllis Keitlen, has been an innovative knitwear designer for the last 25 years. Her cool t-shirts and separates often featured in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. She was acclaimed by Vogue as having made “The Italian Truck Driver’s t-Shirt” into fashion chic. Now Keitlen, has created a collection that with clean lines and unique styling updates the “must-haves” for women on the go—items that are head-turners while being comfortable and easy to combine while moving smoothly from the informal to the formal, morning to night.
"It has always been extremely important for me to source products with ingredients that are natural and in some cases, organic. You will never find phthalates, parabens, or sulfates in my products, which are also made in the United States. As I continue to expand my line, I will continue to source innovative products that are earth friendly and help improve one's lifestyle"- Phyllis keitlen
Gwenveria Sargeant - Director
Her design endeavors have taken her to various parts of the Far East and Europe for both design development/research as well as production purposes.
Her entrepreneurial efforts (in association with her partners) resulted in a licensing agreement with “Sears, Roebuck and Co ” in association with G-lll Apparel Co., Cathy’s of California & Berkshire Hosiery, which resulted in nationwide distribution in over 100 stores. These unique garments and accessories were manufactured under their F.A.I.T.H. (Fashion Art In The House) label and featured original urban/ethnic textile designs & graphics for Women’s Coats, Ladies Accessories& Children’s Sportswear. Gwen is the founding member (1994) and Chairman of the Board of the Fashion &Arts Xchange Group Inc., a not-for-profit service organization that provides opportunities for networking and interchange among the diverse community of African-American professionals in the fashion and arts industry.
Through her not-for-profit service organization Fashion & Arts Xchange Group Inc., Gwen is able to provide opportunities for networking and interchange among the diverse community of African-American professionals in the fashion and arts industry and is able to foster an environment where individuals can seek information, develop careers, reevaluate their progress and can be proactive in asserting a valued presence in these highly competitive industries.
Judy Goss- TV Personality
Judy Goss is a TV personality and radio show host who interviews A-list celebrities, hosts her own shows and works as a TV correspondent and contributor all across the country. She is currently the radio show host of “What Women Want” with over 500,000 downloads, a regular contributor on FOX NY and NBC CT, a published author of St. Martin’s Press, along with writing for NY Lifestyles Magazine. Judy is also an entrepreneur who founded the nationally acclaimed networking organization What Women Want (formerly Over 40 Females®) with its 20 chapters from NY to CA. Her background is in the fashion and publishing industries as an international high fashion model who then became an editor of Cosmopolitan and MORE Magazines before she segued into the world of TV and radio. Passionate about children, Judy is on the board for StopCAIDNow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Metro NY. She is the proud Mom of twin girls currently residing with her husband in NY.