Kenny Wilsey is a textile/apparel product development and sourcing specialist. He currently holds a position at Dillard’s Corporate as Sourcing Director, a multi-billion dollar apparel and home department store retailer.
Wilsey has worked with Perry Ellis as VP of Manufacturing, and has held various positions at The Limited and Stoll in design, technical design, quality and sourcing. Wilsey’s unique skill in understanding the entire apparel manufacturing process, brand product development cycle and global sourcing supply chain allows him to develop and source product with the right manufacturer in mind from inception. Through years of working with manufacturers worldwide Wilsey has created long standing relationships with many key suppliers and factories. These relationships have resulted in the success of sourcing quality product throughout the world for branded and private label.
Wilsey has co-written the sourcing factory evaluation processes for Dillard’s and Structure, which now is Express Men’s. These sourcing factory evaluations processes have become the standard in apparel manufacturing quality compliance worldwide.
Wilsey was also the project leader for a successful test marketing campaign between Dillard’s and Woolmark. Wilsey is the Secretary of Worth Trading Inc. which holds the brands of Beauty, Yoga Beauty, Yoga Baby and Wilss. Wilsey has been instrumental in sourcing each brand with the right manufacturer to insure product quality and integrity is implemented.