It’s Good to Know … Gemma Touchstone!

Gemma Touchstone
Gemma Touchstone

Do you know the phrase, “Keep all your plates in the air”? Remember the circus act where a person has to keep multiple plates spinning fast on top of tall poles, so that no plates fall? I remember this act from the Ed Sullivan Show! In business, we call this act “multi-tasking.” Gemma Touchstone, a talented, multi-hyphenate entrepreneurial expert in many facets of the children’s apparel and product business, is the most amazing “plate spinner” I know! She keeps lots of project plates going strong, while wearing lots of “hats” too!

Gemma seamlessly wears many job titles in children’s fashion. She is a magazine publisher, marketing director, creative manager, PR maven, social media coordinator, consultant, clothing designer, salesperson, event planner, and a lot more! She is also a great mom of two, loyal friend, charitable supporter, and great example of integrity, enthusiasm, and the dedication and commitment it takes to satisfy a diverse list of clients. Gemma has also nurtured the media contacts and relationships that are key to getting product placement in all forms of media. She can coordinate it all, from initial design through manufacturing, sales and marketing. She understands that branding through marketing and promotion is as important as the fabric selection.

Gemma and I share the belief that a hearty laugh and a sense of humor can get us through the most stressful days! I am so glad that I know her, because she gives me inspiration, insights, scoops, laughs and motivation to “go for it” in new challenges.

Think you have too much on your plate? Try “spinning” the buffet of project platters that Gemma Touchstone, with her Child Style Network and Child Style magazine, keeps going strong. What’s great about Gemma too is that she does not keep things “up in the air” for long. She is grounded in hard work, knows the importance of deadlines and provides a full menu of services.

For more information go to www.ChildStyleMagazine.com.

“It’s Good to Know” is a recurring feature on my blog. Come back next Thursday to meet the next person I’m glad to know in the children’s industry.
Who do YOU think it’s good to know in the children’s business? Share your comments here.

David Gaunt
Editorial Director
The Giggle Guide

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