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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SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR

SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR

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B.A. Fashion Merchandising and Production

B.A. Fashion Merchandising and Production

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Diploma in Dress Design

Diploma in Dress Design

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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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M.Tech. Textile Technology

M.Tech. Textile Technology

Nov. 17, 2016, 3:42 p.m.

Master of Technology in Textile Technology is a postgraduate Textile Engineering course. Textile Technology enables you to develop a high level of understanding of modern textile technology. program unit provides a wide range of topics i..

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M.Sc. Garment Production & Export Management

M.Sc. Garment Production & Export Management

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Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing

Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing

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Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Designing is a Diploma level Fashion Designing course. In the current competitive environment, a fashion designer needs to be equipped with knowledge, skills and professional attitude to give ..

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M.Des. (Fashion Design)

M.Des. (Fashion Design)

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Master of Design in Fashion Designing is a postgraduate Fashion and Interior Designing course. Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion desig..

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Diploma in Fashion Styling

Diploma in Fashion Styling

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Diploma in Fashion Styling is a Diploma level Fashion Designing course. Fashion styling and image consultancy is a growth area within the fashion industry. Course involves a diverse range of skills ranging from photography, m..

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Diploma in Garment Making

Diploma in Garment Making

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