Clothing and textile technologists design, develop and manufacture natural and synthetic yarns, fabrics and textiles.

Textile technologists work with a variety of materials including man-made and natural textiles, leather, fur, plastics and metals. They may be responsible for developing fabrics for furnishings, clothing, household items, medical supplies, or textiles for use within the automotive industry. Responsibilities include:

  • liaising with and providing technical advice to design, marketing, purchasing and production staff
  • creating products in response to given briefs
  • amending designs where necessary
  • producing samples
  • dyeing and printing textiles
  • evaluating, identifying and selecting fabrics/products from suppliers
  • ensuring that products meet set requirements and specifications (eg colour fastness, durability etc)
  • checking products for suitability and testing for performance under various conditions
  • controlling production and quality standards
  • problem solving
  • dealing with customer queries and complaints
  • keeping up to date with trends and innovations

Typical employers

Employers of clothing and textile technologists include manufacturers of industrial textiles, small textile companies, retailers, research and development ...

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COSTUME DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

July 3, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

 

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Costume designers are responsible for the overall look of the clothes and costumes for theatre, d..

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SALES REPRESENTATIVE

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

June 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

Sales representatives are responsible for selling products on behalf of manufacturers of wholesalers either as an employee of that company, or as an employee of a sales agency whose clients are manufacturers and wholesalers.

Sales Repres..

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ENTREPRENEUR

ENTREPRENEUR

June 28, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Entrepreneurs are individuals who notice an opportunity to satisfy customer or market needs and decide how to find and use resources to make a product or deliver a service that meets those needs. In other words, they perceive an opportunity and cr..

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EXHIBIT DESIGNER

EXHIBIT DESIGNER

June 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit designers create designs for exhibition and display stands, which are used at showcase events, conferences, trade shows, museums and galleries. Their designs are based on the requirements of their clients combined with their own ideas as t..

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Textile Designer

Textile Designer

June 7, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

A textile designer designs and usually produces textiles and fabrics. Textile design crosses an unusual line between technical industry and the creative professions. Designers conceive and create the fabrics used in fashion and interiors, which ar..

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FASHION WRITER

FASHION WRITER

June 2, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Fashion journalists write about clothing and accessories for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

Fashion writers create features and copy for a variety of media including fashion magazines, advertising and trade publications, newspapers..

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SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR

SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR

April 21, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

A sewing machine operator is responsible for employing the use of a sewing machine in the production of textile products. His/her primary responsibility is to stitch/sew fabric, fur, or synthetic materials to produce apparels. A Sewing Machine Ope..

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B.A. Fashion Merchandising and Production

B.A. Fashion Merchandising and Production

Feb. 20, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising and Production is an undergraduate course. This is an undergraduate 3 year programme that offers student a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between innovative design and contemporary technolo..

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How to become a Fashion Designer?

How to become a Fashion Designer?

Dec. 30, 2016, 4:21 p.m.

A fashion designer is someone who loves to study fashion trends, sketch designs, select materials, and have a part in all the production aspects of their designs. Fashion designers create women's, men's and children's apparel. This mig..

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Diploma in Dress Design

Diploma in Dress Design

Nov. 17, 2016, 4:56 p.m.

Diploma in Dress Design is Diploma level Fashion Designing course. Dress Designing is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Dress Designing is influenced by cultural and social lati..

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