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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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Weavers attend ongoing training programme in Manipur

Weavers attend ongoing training programme in Manipur

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A weaver training programme of the Kha-Nachou Handloom Cluster Third batch is currently underway in Imphal, Manipur. The training programme has been organised as part of the Skill Development Programme of the Integrated Skill Development Scheme (I..

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Varieties of Clothing Materials

Varieties of Clothing Materials

Sept. 30, 2016, 3:56 p.m.

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Diploma in Apparel Design and Merchandising

Diploma in Apparel Design and Merchandising

Sept. 29, 2016, 1:20 p.m.

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Diploma in Handloom technology

Diploma in Handloom technology

Sept. 29, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

The handloom sector in India is showing a steady progress and the Government of India is also introducing some new plans to further enhance the efficiency, productivity and production of the handloom sector thereby improving the socio-economic sta..

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Textile Engineering- Scope and Career Aspects

Textile Engineering- Scope and Career Aspects

Sept. 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.

Textile engineering is a division of engineering where the principles of scientific techniques are utilized for manufacturing and development in all types of yarns and textile fabric from textile fibers. It also deals with th..

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Indian Textiles and Apparel Industry

Indian Textiles and Apparel Industry

Aug. 30, 2016, 11:24 a.m.

 

The textile and apparel industry can be broadly divided into two segments - yarn and fibre, and processed fabrics and apparel. India accounts for ~14 per cent of the world's production of textile fibres and yarns (largest prod..

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