Andrea Skillings earned her MA in Fashion and Textiles from Parsons School of Design in New York. She has extensive experience in product development, design, merchandising, and manufacturing. Skillings spent the majority of her career in the childrenswear market, focusing on design and product development. She has extensive experience in wholesale and private label product development, including concept and collection development, technical packages, sourcing, costing, and production. With Kahn Lucas, Skillings developed key initiatives with fabric development and sample-making to improve product quality and reduce development and production costs.