Direct Connect

Direct introductions to reliable product manufacturers

Product Development Coach is powered by Rinnovo Studio


Part mini course, part consulting engagement.

This is the no-fluff streamline straight to the production source; you choose the product, we make the introductions



We begin with a quick meeting to define your targets, move into developing a design brief, and end with the introduction(s)!

Initial Consult

  • We need clear objectives for your production targets in order to conduct a successful search.


Design Brief

  • When needed, we will walk you through the design brief development, as this will inform the search as well as streamline your manufacturer interviews by providing clear direction. 



  • We will guide you on developing your interview questions to ensure you have a productive introductory call with your prospective manufacturing partner(s). After over 10 years of experience, we know how to frame the conversation to clearly communicate objectives and ask critical questions.


Join us as we open the doors to the resources YOU have been looking for. Just like we did for these clients...


We've worked with...


Is this You?

We work across many industries


  • You are so beautifully positioned for building branded product because you have already created the design or have the capacity to do so, which will drastically reduce your cost.



  • Brand Owners, Retailers, and Boutiques ... as you know, product procurement is a journey! It's time to stop selling someone else's branded goods and develop your own. This in turn will build YOUR brand, not someone else's.



  • You have developed an incredible presence as a tastemaker. The next step in monetizing your brand is through product with your name on it. You are uniquely positioned to do direct consumer research with your audience, which will allow you to quickly and clearly drive to defining what to produce.



  • Custom product is a brand builder that instills brand-preference among your consumer base. As a designer, it is important to find ways to stay relevant with your former clients so they come back again and again.


Non Profit Organizations

  • Custom branded products are a really powerful profit center for Non Profit organizations. Partner with a favorite artist or designer to create a memorable product!


Save your Seat!


Respect your time, and let us do the heavy lifting.

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your product.


Frequently Asked Questions

How will cutom Product transform my Brand?

The Why

Benefits of custom product development for your Brand:
  • Builds brand loyalty through product preference


  • Recaptures significant profit margin


  • Offers ability to sell into multiple price points: Wholesale & Direct


  • Provides increased control over costs


  • Differentiates your brand from competitors



Diversifying your business by way of custom branded product is EASY - You just need an advocate to cut through the clutter and streamline the path.


How it Works

The "VIP Direct Connect" approach has been 10 years in the making, as we have developed relationships across the Lifestyle field with product manufacturers with tremendous reputations in communication, quality and accountability. We have spent the time validating these partners, so you don't have to. As you have seen, we have a library of "DIY Direct Connect" options, which allow you a do-it-yourself approach. The VIP Direct Connect is a bit more concierge-style. You choose the product, and we with get you connected.

  • Step 1: Provide your production targets
  • Step 2: Complete a Design Brief
  • Step 3: We will conduct the search
  • Step 4: Introductory meetings scheduled with manufacturing team(s)
  • Step 5: The relationship is yours!


Let's get started


a Can't - Miss opportunity

Our schedule is a tidge tight at the moment due to workload -- Please save your spot on the waiting list.

Are you eager to . . .

  • Build a thriving business that crushes your current revenue numbers
  • Develop or enhance a revenue stream that yields crazy high profit margins
  • Create an offering that provides you with passive income
  • Build brand awareness among a much broader audience
  • Set yourself apart from your competition by instilling brand preference
  • Experience a 1:1 setting with industry experts who can teach you step-by-step what to do, who to connect with, and how to realize your goal?

About The Coach

Mallory (Jones) Lucas, 10 years directing all aspects of private label product development across the lifestyle category, with a special focus on sourcing manufacturing units across the USA, India, and Greater Europe.