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Garment Technologist - Ladieswear

We are currently recruiting for a Garment Technologist within Ladieswear to assist our Production team. Reporting directly to the Production Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

Duties and responsibilities
- Work closely with Design during development of three seasonal collections of Wovens, Knitwear and Jersey
- Lead fit meetings and ensure fit comments are issued in an accurate and timely manner working alongside the Design, Production and Sales teams
- Advise on commercial aspects during product development and production meetings
- Contribute to product development advising on changes and actions required to improve product quality and manufacturing methods
- Advise on suitable construction methods and material choices
- Manage pre-production and liaising with factories and suppliers on a daily basis ensuring all comments are followed
- Maintain continuity of fit requirements across the collections
- Suggest modifications to improve fit and work closely with pattern cutters
- Approve final samples
- Work closely with Production Coordinator on a day to day basis during development and production
- Assist and support Design team with sourcing of trims
- Oversee fabric and trim testing, approval of lab dips
- Issue care instructions for care labels
- Analyse Product returns and faults
- Ensure the production team are updated with changes and information affecting costing
- Assist with QC when needed
- Build close working relationship with production, design and sales teams, and suppliers
- Work closely with Production Manager and assist when needed

To be considered for this role, the ideal candidate will:

- Be an experienced garment technician working for a high end designer
- Be an excellent communicator on all levels with a can-do attitude
- Have previous experience working with suppliers and manufacturers in Europe and Far East
- Have a full understanding of patterns and fit
- Have high attention to detail
- Posses good fabric knowledge
- Have excellent organisational skills
- Be able to work well as a team member
- Be able to adhere to strict deadlines and work under pressure

About the brand

Orla Kiely is an iconic designer known for her contemporary blend of retro prints and ultra-feminine designs. Since establishing the Orla Kiely brand in 1997, her collection has grown to include a complete womenswear fashion line and accessories, as well as travel and homeware. Orla Kiely is a much-loved global brand with a presence in well-known retail outlets all over the world. It has two stores in London and one in New York, as well as a global website. Its design studio, head office and sales office are based in London.

To apply
This is a great chance to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic brand. To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to jobs@orlakiely.com stating your current salary.
 

Technical/Production Assistant – Accessories

We are currently recruiting for a Technical/Production Assistant - Accessories to assist our Production team. Reporting directly to the Production Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

Duties and responsibilities
- Assist Design during pre production and final production of Accessories
- Ensure comments are issued in an accurate and timely manner working alongside the Design, Production and Sales teams
- Advise on suitable construction methods and material choices
- Highlight issues and suggest solutions to improve quality and cost
- Assist Design with sourcing of raw materials
- Manage archive of raw materials
- Organise technical and in house wear testing of Accessories
- Analyse Product returns and faults
- Issue composition labels and care instructions
- Assist Production Manager during development and production
- Liaise with factories and suppliers on a day to day basis
- Assist during costings
- Assist production team with administrative tasks

To be considered for this role, the ideal candidate will:
- Have previous experience within Accessories and working with manufacturers in Europe and Far East
- Have previous knowledge of leather and textiles
- Have a full understanding of patterns and construction
- Be an excellent communicator with a can-do attitude
- Possess high attention to detail
- Be able to work well as a team member
- Have excellent organisational skills
- Be able to adhere to strict deadlines and work under pressure

About the brand
Orla Kiely is an iconic designer known for her contemporary blend of retro prints and ultra-feminine designs. Since establishing the Orla Kiely brand in 1997, her collection has grown to include a complete womenswear fashion line and accessories, as well as travel and homeware. Orla Kiely is a much-loved global brand with a presence in well-known retail outlets all over the world. It has two stores in London and one in New York, as well as a global website. Its design studio, head office and sales office are based in London.

To apply

This is a great chance to develop your career within an exciting and dynamic brand. To apply, please email your covering letter and CV to jobs@orlakiely.com stating your current salary.