Sciessent Tex Talk

Sciessent Tex Talk

Welcome to the Sciessent Tex Talk Podcast, where we chat with the movers and shakers of the textile world to bring you behind-the-scenes insights you can use to kick your design and development career into high gear. If you like our show and are interested in hearing more, go to, where you can find more podcast episodes, blog posts and links to everything that is mentioned in our episodes.


March 3, 2022 43 mins

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Mac McGuire – a Senior Product Line Manager at PUMA.

Mac focuses on high performance footwear. With over seven years in the industry, Mac has extensive experience managing product lines, bringing product innovations to market, and working on collaborative product drops with athletes, brands, and entertainment assets. 

In this episode, Mac discusses: 

  • How he became the Senior Product Line...
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Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Briggs – a Senior Design Manager on the Creative Direction Team at Reebok here in Boston, MA. 

As the design manager of Concept & Color at Reebok, Michelle is responsible for developing their global color palette and seasonal color strategy.

Michelle's background in apparel design from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program and Masters of Global Management from the Ariz...

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December 3, 2021 20 mins

Today we are speaking with Levana Bienstock, the Manager of Raw Materials at Victoria’s Secret.

Levana is a textile specialist, with over a decade of experience in the fashion industry.

Originally from the Midwest, she moved to New York to study at Pratt Institute, where she graduated with her BFA in Fashion Design. While at Pratt, Levana initiated the fashion department’s exchange program, spending a year at Nouva Accademia di Belle...

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October 25, 2021 49 mins

Lauren Bertrando is the Senior Director of Design and Merchandising at Delta Galil USA, working with brands like Splendid, Magnolia loungewear for Joanna Gaines, Tommy Hilfiger, Nearly Nude, Spalding, and more.
 She is an accomplished and versatile creative design leader specializing in design management and brand building, with a demonstrated history creating successful fashion collections from concept inception to execu...

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