Jill Heller
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  • Mount Kisco, NY
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Profession / role:
fashion retailer/ stylist/ consultant
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My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Consumer, Buyer, Retailer, Consultant
I am looking to discover or buy
great product and to expand my knowledge of what eco means to the fashion industry. please educate me.
About me / About business or organisation:
so much to say about me - personally, visit www.jillheller.com
but professionally, I am so proud to share some wonderful news with you. It is with great joy and passion that I announce the launching of my new company, Pure Thread. Since I was a young girl, I have been fascinated with the art of dressing the female form. My fascination took me on an exciting journey – from fashion marketing school to the launch and operation of two successful boutiques and, finally, to my fresh career as a stylist.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been feeling the pull of my original passion for dressing women and decided to change directions while still making a meaningful contribution to the fashion industry. Pure Thread is a unique styling services company with the mission of helping a wide range of women – from high level executives to at-home moms – to develop their dream wardrobes.

Building my passion for yoga and wellness and my concern for the environment, I’ve created Pure Thread to be unlike any styling company of the past. On the cutting edge of introducing sophisticated sustainable fashion into your closets, Pure Thread highlights pieces and brands that are healthy for the planet while also being drop-dead gorgeous. My approach to helping you edit your closet and transform your wardrobe is fun, comforting and “less is more”. For those key new pieces to pull everything together, I will seek out products that feel cozier, last longer, and are made of sustainable materials that embody less energy use and fewer toxins.

The most respected fashion analysts tell me that this is the way most fashionable women will be dressing in a few years. I don’t want my clients to wait. I am so excited to work with a wide range of personalities, lifestyles and body types, and to help you discover and create your unique, sustainable style. For more information about Pure Thread and how my styling services might enhance your lifestyle, please call me to chat anytime at ______________.
Career history / Company history:
Jill Heller is an entrepreneurial fashion leader with a unique background in traditional wholesale, innovative retail, and wellness lifestyle. Born into a family of women’s clothing manufacturers, Jill launched and operated her first profitable young contemporary boutique “Chilly” on Columbus Avenue, NYC in 1986. In 2003 she launched her second successful high-end boutique, “On the One”, showcasing contemporary designer brands in a Westchester, NY suburban market, and filling a market niche with an innovative concept in women’s retailing. By handpicking and merchandising the finest luxury fashion, Jill created a life-style shopping atmosphere, forging a unique connection with her customers. Bottom-line driven with a distinctive vision for marketing strategies that drive sales and
establish brand concepts, Jill is a motivator who conveys a sense of
commitment and passion for the industry. Her success with On the One earned widespread publicity in The New York Times,
Harper’s Bazaar, O Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Lucky, Cosmopolitan, Fit Pregnancy, and was twice selected “Best of Westchester” by Westchester Magazine.

Throughout her career in fashion, Jill has been a high-profile advocate for yoga, pilates and wellness. She pioneered the instruction of “hot yoga” in Westchester, introduced Pilates to the Westchester market, and developed a loyal following based on her compassionate teaching style.

A visionary motivator who conveys commitment and passion for the fashion industry, Jill is focusing her efforts on leading the wave of introducing sophisticated eco-fashion and home décor into a wider market. With her hands-on, real world approach, she is literally placing sustainable fashion and home design into the closets of her clients. Enter 2010 with Pure Thread, her stylist company that focuses on beautifully designed clothing that keeps both environmental and social responsibility in mind.

Jill has a degree in business marketing from Syracuse University and remains dedicated to philanthropy, supporting The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (enriching the lives of adolescents and adults with autism) and Women At Risk, the Breast Cancer Program at NY Presbyterian Hospital.

Pure Thread empowers change through fashion.
With expertise in the designer and contemporary fashion market, Pure Thread is always on the pulse of current
ready-to-wear fashion sensibilities while staying grounded in its intrinsic talent for pulling together great classic
looks for individual clients.
Through a customer-intimate styling service, Pure Thread discovers and accentuates each client’s inner beauty,
designing coordinated wardrobes of clothing, jewelry, and accessories. The transformative Pure Thread styling
process is guided by impeccable fashion sense, deep research, and trend awareness.
Pure Thread introduces a fresh ethical lens on the fashion stylist universe by exploring environmentally
sustainable products and matching each client with designs she truly loves – not only on the surface, but also
in the values they reflect.
Pure Thread empowers change through fashion. Bridging the gap between the designer/manufacturer and the
end customer, we build customized contemporary and designer fashion wardrobes for individuals. Focusing on
emerging designers who address sustainability, we share the stories behind sustainable fashion brands with our
clients as the industry grows to meet consumer aesthetics and confidence. Our work promotes transparency,
ethics, and clarity within the apparel industry, and addresses fabrication, fair trade principles, transportation,
environmental and philanthropic commitments, packaging, washing requirements, and how durable and efficient
the product is during its life cycle – and what is planned for its next life.
Pure Thread hopes to inspire our clients and the fashion industry to embrace a deeper awareness in all of
our choices.

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At 10:49 on November 30, 2010, Colin Leslie Bamboo Eyewear said…
Hi Jill,
Please check my homepage , i am a wholesaler of eco eye wear and am looking for more outlets .

At 0:54 on March 31, 2010, George said…
At 12:15 on March 9, 2010, Mary King said…
Hi Jill, Thanks so much for getting back to me. I will email you today in greater detail about Panchachuli as it is a truly inspiring story of womens empowerment and the determination to succeed. Have a great day as well! Warm wishes, Mary
At 20:45 on March 8, 2010, Jill Heller said…
Hi Mary - thanks for your note...I took a look at your site too - Wonderful product. I am located in NYC - perhaps there is someone in NY that carries your brand? Keep in touch with me and let me know how your business is unfolding.
Contact email jill@jillheller.com
Have a great day,
At 18:36 on March 6, 2010, Mary King said…
Hi Jill, Inspired to read your page and view your website! Kind regards Mary
At 3:01 on March 5, 2010, David McGill said…
Hi Jill, I've sourced wool and mohair from South Africa, cashmere from Nepal and wild silk from Madagascar, all of them ethically processed in one country from yarn to fabric. Each is woven to my own designs, design which incorporate the colours in the flags of countries to provide them with a national symbol which is colourful, appropriate, identifiable and flexible. These fabrics can be used for single pieces, for skirts or jackets or as trimmings and/or accessories. The range of colours makes matching with single colours relatively simple. Wearers have the added pleasure of knowing that part of the price they pay goes to support people in deprived communities.
At 17:34 on March 4, 2010, David McGill said…
Environmerntal considerations, ethical production and social responsibility must begin with the fabric.

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