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Freelance Garment Technologist

Title: Garment Technologist – Freelance
Base: London E10
Salary: Negotiable based on experience
 
THE POSITION:
Due to the growth of our own label brand SISKIN we are looking for an enthusiastic and
motivated freelance Garment Technologist to support the buying and design team through all
stages of product development, from design to manufacture.
This will be across both Childrenswear and Womenswear and Childrenswear experience is
essential.
Within the role you will carry out a range of technical, investigative, and quality control work to
ensure the end-product performs to specification.
You will work closely with the Senior Buyer.
 
CANDIDATE PROFILE:
 
Experience Garment Technologist used to working freelance and juggling tasks!
Demonstrable interest in fashion and trends, and childrenswear in particular.
Passionate about sustainability and organic products.
Strong organisational and time-keeping skills.
Great communication skills.
A flexible attitude suitable to working in a fast-growing business.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Creating the perfect initial blocks for the brand.
Set up the QC process from scratch for the brand.
Liaising with designers, and pattern cutters and adapting designs to suit production
methods.
Grading and sizing pre-production garment specs.
Undertaking quality evaluations of materials and checking the quality of the final product.
 
Responding to product queries, via the customer service team including
complaints/issues from customers.
Making sure garments can be produced within budget.
Overseeing fabric testing and fittings of first samples.
Liaising with factories both in the UK and EU.
Critical path management.
Sending concise comments to factories.
Creating and maintaining detailed techpacks/style sheets for a style once booked.
Fitting garments until they are sealed, passing on accurate information to pattern cutters
and factories accordingly.
Creating graded specs.
Risks assessing products in terms of safety, and with an eye on International regulations
as well as British standards.
Measuring and fitting all samples during the development process in collaboration with
designer and buyer.
Updating product packages with comprehensive fit comments and sample feedback,
providing technical instructions to the suppliers.
Attending overseas trips when required (visiting manufacturers).
 
SKILLS:
 
Good understanding of manufacturing and textiles.
Strong technical knowledge of garments fitting, grading and construction.
Ability to work alone as well as in a team.
Be able to work under tight deadlines and cope with pressure.
Have a keen interest in fashion and textiles.
Demonstrate an understanding of pattern cutting, construction and manufacturing
techniques.
Technical knowledge gained preferably within fast-paced commercial or supplier
environment.
Flexible approach to be able to adjust to the constantly changing needs of the business.
Ability to convey technical information clearly in clear easy to understand terms.
Exceptional eye for technical detail to consistently ensure the correct documentation is
used and followed and filed.
Applied technical knowledge of fabrics and threads.
Highly organised with good prioritisation skills.
Confident and clear communication skills; both verbal and written to work productively
alongside other product teams and external suppliers.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role.
The ability to effectively communicate across internal departments and external sources.
Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results.
Ability to work in structured and timely manner under pressure within a team
environment.
Must be able to use Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
 
To apply please email CV to: amanda@mamaowl.net