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Garment Technologist

Listing ID: 939215

Garment Technologist

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: OneDirectionClothing
Location: Fairlop, Essex, East Anglia, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Specified Hours: 40 hours per week
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: £30,000 +
Reporting To: Brand Manager / Director
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 17 hours
About: One Direction Clothing is flourishing from its roots in East London and Los Angeles, serving alternative and retro customers who want to get noticed. We offer three very distinct brands – Voodoo Vixen, Jawbreaker and Bedroom Stories – each with its own bold personality and dedicated 200,000+ global following.

A little about our brands:

Voodoo Vixen: Voodoo Vixen is a vintage inspired label, which infuses retro, pin-up and rockabilly styles with classic silhouettes to flatter the modern woman. Visit us at www.voodoovixen.co.uk!

Jawbreaker: Jawbreaker is an East End London based alternative brand incorporating rocker and subculture aesthetic with a nod to classic punk, gothic Victorian, and steampunk style. Visit us at www.jawbreakerclothing.com!

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Garment Technologist to join the One Direction Clothing team on a full-time permanent basis. The company has two distinctive brands under their name: Vintage inspired label Voodoo Vixen & alternative brand Jawbreaker Clothing.

As Garment Technologist, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day technical requirements of development samples in line with the critical path from the initial sampling to the sealing process.

Working across multi product for both women & menswear, you will need to maintain and improve quality standards of products, guaranteeing the quality meets the necessary requirements.

You will be required work closely with the in-house designers in London & LA, the production team & factories based in China, as well as with buyers and stockists.

As we are a small team, you will be running the department independently so we need someone who is happy to get stuck in with all areas and manage their own admin tasks. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with both the in-house designers and production team in China to ensure all samples meet the correct design aesthetic from sketch into reality
  • Co-ordinate tech pack building with design team
  • Issue specs and advise design with grading product when necessary
  • Manage fit meetings from first sample to sealer liaising with the design to resolve any queries
  • Inspect, fit and measure garments for fit meetings and issue comments
  • Risk-assess designs for fabric and construction
  • Ensure that all labelling is correct including fabric labels, wash/care instructions & back neck labels
  • Oversee quality control & management ensuring that all samples & production follows our usual standard
  • Some travel may be required when necessary (China, Europe, buyer meetings etc)

Essential Skills:

  • Proven track record as a Garment Technologist with at least two years experience
  • Experienced in multi-product womenswear (menswear beneficial but not a necessity)
  • Fabric and printing technique experience beneficial
  • Excellent understanding of production requirements from a commercial and design perspective
  • Previous experience with liaising and working with Far East factories (Mandarin/ Cantonese speaking and writing is advantageous but not essential)
  • Must be computer literate MS packages (especially Excel)
  • Exceptional communication skills- both written & verbal
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organised with sound knowledge of the critical path and ability to prioritise workload
  • Must be organised, flexible and able to cope with deadlines

Office is located in Fairlop, Essex (easily accessible on the central line).  Free parking is also available. Salary dependant on experience, please outline your requirements on the application.


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