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Fabric Technologist - Menswear

Job Title: Fabric Technologist - Menswear
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: London, England
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 3250_1629464110
Contact Name: Joanna Nathan
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

A great opportunity has arisen to work with a successful specialist menswear supplier for several high street retailers . This role is working across multiproduct menswear but with a strong emphasis on woven fabrics

My client is looking for a commercial and proactive individual to join their team. Someone who is able to identify and solve problems ,have the ability and a proven track record of sourcing and identifying new fabrics and who is comfortable meeting with retailers and solving any problems. This is a great role for an experienced Fabric Technologist to be part of a thriving business. Retail or Supplier background within menswear required for this role.

Alot of flexibility to wfh if wanted with this role

Main Responsibilities will include :

  • Liaising with the design and garment technical teams to ensure fabrics are fit for purpose and approved in accordance with critical path.
  • Ensure clear communications is maintained with key customers, overseas offices and fabric suppliers
  • Be aware of new developments and innovations in respect of fabrics and fabric processing to introduce and deliver any changes that would be of benefit to the business.
  • Work closely with mills, factories and overseas offices to ensure all technical data, colour standards and administrative processes are completed efficiently and approved
  • Problem solve all fabric issues.
  • Assessment or participation in the lab dip approval management system.
  • Base fabric testing and base approval.
  • Bulk Fabric, Garment Testing and Trim Testing, confirm garment labels
  • Carry out Fabric Mill, Garment Laundries and Garment Manufacturer evaluations
  • Drive technical fabric innovations.
  • Maintain accurate records and archives

Person Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role for a supplier or retailer
  • Confident to meet with retailers when needed
  • MENSWEAR knowledge highly desirable for this role
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and cope under pressure
  • A relevant degree and ideally experience of Fabric Production and Wet Processing ideally in both Near and Far East
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Flexible approach, with an ability to demonstrate diplomacy and tenacity as required.