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We're looking for fashion lovers who want to help us move AZ fashion forward. Sometimes its glamourous, and more than often its not....but its real industry experience without having to move to LA or NY!
Managing or assisting with non-profit community projects
Wholesale fabric/trim sourcing library
Assisting the technical design team
Assisting the sewing team with ironing, labeling, and other less technical tasks
Marketing: photo shoots, website, social media
Building maintenance and operations
Organizing supplies and client materials
Fabric is a fashion incubator – we help designers of any cut/sew items develop their product from concept to production. We sew small / no-minimum productions in house, as well as prepare designers for larger scale production at other facilities. Our mission is to make designers successful.
We need a person who is comfortable with leading a team of sewers, andcan communicate with clients and the Director. This candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and a multitude of projects on a daily basis.
Key Skills:• Proficient sewer-- 10+ years’ in a professional sewing environment • Comfortable managing a small team of sewers, delegating tasks, and following directions• Sense of urgency to complete samples and small productions with deadlines• Experienced in garment construction, cutting, and manufacturing sewing operations for knits, wovens, and a variety of apparel and soft goods• Strong understanding of technical sketches, construction details, and pattern directions• Excellent communication, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills to sew samples and productions in the most efficient way• Strong knowledge of and ability to fully operate the following industrial equipment:• Overlock (3, 4, and 5 thread)• Single needle • Coverstitch (single, double, and triple needle)• Ability to thread, troubleshoot, adjust tension and SPI, and use multiple attachments for each machine• Bilingual in English and Spanish
Manages the daily operations of the sewing room. Assists Director in planning for all sample making and production schedule. Must be able to cut samples, sew samples and small production runs, as well as manage a team of sewers.
Works and plans with production cutter for small production jobs. Responsible for communicating with clients about their product and reviewing all items needed for sewing projects.
Responsible for keeping sewing room with all client inventory organized and accounted for at all times.
Supervise sewers to ensure samples/production are made to spec as per clients designs.
Review and measure all sample garments after completion for adherence to construction details and measurements specs.
Works with Director on prioritizing all projects and planning for future projects.
Review needs of sewing room in regard to staff, machines, tools, etc. to be able to meet goals and complete projects.
Must be comfortable in reviewing all paperwork (tech sketches, sample request forms, cut tickets, etc.) for samples.
Can aid in costing samples and productions based on the complexity of each individual product.
Reports to Director of Design and Development.
Job Type: Full-time M-F 9-5 with flexibility if needed
Benefits: Health, vision, dental, life, 401K
Email resume and cover letter HERE using the subject line "Sewing Room Manager"