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WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER
CONTEMPORARY YOUNG FASHION

 

MANCHESTER

£COMPETITIVE SALARY 

This long established producer of womenswear (brand and supply) are looking to add a Ladieswear Designer to their team.

Focussing on full range design, from outerwear through to seperates, you'll design ranges with the needs and styling of your fashion conscious target consumer audience in mind.

You'll research trend and innovation across colour, print, fabric, detail and shape and in addition to your role as a Designer you will also;-

 

  • Conduct shop reports, visit trade shows and carry out competitor analysis

  • Create colour palettes and mood boards in line with key trends

  • Creation of detailed CAD's and tech packs

  • Work closely with Garment Technologists to bring your product to life

  • Work hand in hand with your co designers to create a cohesive range each season

  • Present ranges to internal and external stakeholders

  • Work with marketing on launches and roll outs

 

 

About You ;-

 

  • You'll be a recent fashion graduate, currently in your first or second womenswear design role and feel ready for more

  • You'll naturally and proactively recognise major trends, translating into best selling product

  • You'll have advanced Adobe CC ability, in particular Illustrator

  • You'll be an effective communicator, negotiator and relationship builder

  • You'll enjoy working at pace and thrive in a busy, creative environment

 

To find out more and apply, please forward your CV, backed by a snapshot of your portfolio - we look forward to hearing from you.

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APPAREL DESIGNER
SPORTSWEAR, ACTIVEWEAR & LIFESTYLE

 

GREATER MANCHESTER

£££ EXCELLENT SALARY DOE 

We're working in partnership with this long-established sport / active / lifestyle apparel co who design, source and distribute globally. Part of a wider group, they are experts in their field, have a driven and supportive team culture, an international stable of brands and a portfolio of well designed, quality product.

 

As a key member of their Design Team, you will work on inhouse and licensed brands, focussing on the creation of collections (ladies and men's) which reflect ever evolving market trends within their sector.

 

Your New Role; - 

 

You'll identify and interpret key trends via comp shop and industry shows, gathering inspiration to translate into bestselling product

 

You'll create trend boards and colour palates

 

You'll play a major part in range presentations and seasonal launches

 

You'll also work closely with internal teams and external stakeholders (such as your supply base) to ensure the design critical path is maintained, key dates are achieved, and your designs are brought to life as specified

 

You will also work with your product development team to ensure accurate and concise tech packs are achieved

 

About You; -

 

You'll be an experienced apparel designer, mid to senior level and passionate about sportswear

 

If you also have experience of licensed product, this will be a huge bonus

 

You'll also have experience of designing apparel graphics / print

 

Advanced Adobe CC working knowledge is essential

 

Good interpersonal and presentation skills are also a must

 

You will enjoy working collaboratively with your team, as this role is based on site at their Greater Manchester HQ - no hybrid working (good transport links and onsite parking)

 

To discover more, please send us your current CV along with your portfolio snapshot and we'll tell you more! 

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER-MENSWEAR
 

MANCHESTER

 TO £30,000

Join the team of this specialist in Menswear - we're working on their behalf to recruit a Product Developer to focus on their special brand projects from design concept to final sign off, working with innovation to continually improve and enhance product.

Your role responsibilities will include;-

  • Creation of first prototype specs for new design work including block assessment, creative styling and size measurements, working closely with design throughout.

  • Updating design CAD's via Illustrator.

  • Production of sample reports throughout the sealing process.

  • Working with fabric suppliers to coordinate lab dips

  • Progressing new styles from SMS to bulk production, conducting fit sessions, creating comments and finalising bulk specifications.

  • Liaising with design and development in weekly progress update reports and participation in weekly brand meetings.

  • You'll also develop solid working relationships with product factories, fabric suppliers. internal and external stakeholders

 

Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more.

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SOCK DESIGNERS

VARIOUS LOCATIONS - USA (NYC) & SPAIN (BARCA or MADRID)

£££NEGOTIABLE DOE

SOCK / HOSIERY DESIGNERS... Our client is a significant FE based supplier into retailers across the globe, designing and producing in the region of 25 million pairs per month!

They are currently looking to add to their design team, and are looking for experienced Sock Designers in Spain and the US (NYC).

Their aim is to create a global design team who can work in close partnership with the buyers of their key accounts.

You will work remotely, all the while being supported by the company's head office design, development and sourcing teams.

 

Your role outline will include;-

  • Preparing trends files for each season 

  • Communicating with buying teams on designs, colour and inspiration etc, via VC or face to face 

  • Creation of range presentations

  • Creating and amending CAD's

  • Comp shop research 


You'll be currently based in your region of interest, and will hold full eligibility to work.

To find out more, apply now with your current CV and work examples - we can't wait to hear from you!

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sportswear designer
shape, graphic & print

NORTH WEST ENGLAND: LANCASHIRE

SUPERB SALARY + BONUS + GROUP DISCOUNTS

This mid to senior level design opportunity offers the chance to create and develop teamwear for clubs in the UK and beyond!

We are working with this long established, highly successful business to source a Designer with a proven track record in both apparel and embellishment design, with the focus on sportswear.

Creating collections with team branding and  profile in mind, your role will include;-

  • Working as part of a talented design team to create seasonal ranges (garment shape + apparel graphics / graphic placement) with price point and sustainability in mind

  • Trend research via comp shops, trade shows, competitor research and trend prediction sites

  • Using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) to produce range CAD's and design packs for factories

  • Range launch presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Supplier liaison (mainly Far East)

  • You'll also have good fabric knowledge, in particular jersey / stretch

  • Experience gained within the licensed space for sport (particularly teamwear)  would be highly beneficial

  • You'll be a mid level or senior designer with proven passion for this sector

 

To discover more, get in touch with your current CV and portfolio snapshot... we look forward to hearing from you!

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DESIGNER - ACCESSORIES

 

GREATER MANCHESTER

£Excellent Package (Base Salary + Bonus + Ongoing Development + Wellbeing Benefits

We're working with this innovative specialist in accessories to recruit a Technical Designer with the precise ability to create and develop product ranges across their accessories (bags) categories.

In this newly created role, you will be a key member of the design team, taking responsibility for creative design ideas through to sample development from initial concept to final sign off.

Your responsibilities will include;-

  • Intensive trend research across materials, colours and shape

  • Carrying out comp shops and visiting international trade shows in order to gain inspiration

  • You will create best selling design ideas which stand out from your competition and meet the needs and requirements of your target audience

  • Knowledge of prints, appliques and embroideries would be beneficial

  • Creation of detailed CADs and technical spec illustrations for external suppliers

  • Daily liaison with global production sources, working closely with your supply base to ensure production at the right quality, within specified timeframes and to spec

  • Solid knowledge of accessories (bags) is essential to the role

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a well established and highly professional business who continually strive to improve sustainability and carbon footprint

 

Good salary negotiable dependant on your level of experience - please apply with your CV to discover more about this Create & Develop opportunity!

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HEADWEAR designer
 

 

GREATER MANCHESTER

SUPERB SALARY + BONUS + WELLBEING PERKS + ONGOING DEVELOPMENT

A rare and exciting chance to join this established, design driven accessories specialist who seek a Headwear Designer (in particular caps) to join their team in a newly created role.

 

With versatile handwriting across accessories (hats, gloves, scarves), your focus will be on their in house brands, creating original product designs in line with future trends.

 

Your responsibilities and role will involve;-

 

  • Working as part of a talented team of designers, you will be responsible for the creation of accessories (particularly headwear) in line with newness / future trends

  • Trend research via comp shop, trade shows and web

  • Using hand Illustration, Photoshop and Illustrator in order create original artwork for hats, scarves, gloves and knitted accessories

  • Working closely with Far East sources to ensure your design work is produced to specification

  • Internal and external presentations

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a thriving business with a professional business culture and first class ethics when it comes to production and quality

  • Excellent salary negotiable dependant on experience

  • Contact us with your current CV and portfolio (in pdf format) and we'll tell you more

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DESIGNER
APPAREL + PRINT & EMBELLISHMENT

 

NW ENGLAND

£Good Negotiable DOE

Due to further expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity on offer for a highly creative Designer who wishes to pursue a career within apparel design alongside print and embellishment.

In return you'll get to expand your experience and knowledge by joining a market leading co with a professional and friendly work culture!

 

Sounds good..? Then read on and apply!

As a Designer with this thriving business, your design role will involve;-

  • Working with your Design Team to execute seasonal briefs, creating garment shape and decoration ideas in line with seasonal stories and themes

  • Creation of CAD's via Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Working with Far East sources on PD 

  • Able to create accurate design / tech packs for factories

  • Playing an active part in range presentations

  • A good commercially creative design eye, enthusiasm and passion for current and future fashion trends are a must

  • Experience in sleepwear, loungewear or jerseywear will be a distinct advantage

To learn more about this role, please send your cv along with examples of your work in pdf format without delay.

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