Assistant Professor of Fashion (tenure-track), San Diego Mesa College, click here
Faculty Position in Textile Development and Marketing (full-time, tenure-track), Fashion Institute of Technology, click here
Assistant Professor of Apparel Design & Merchandising, San Francisco State University, click here
Adjunct Professor of Fashion Merchandising - Fundamentals of Textiles, LIU Post, click here
Assistant Professor in Textile and Apparel Management (9-month, tenure-track), University of Missouri, click here
Assistant/Associate Professor in Fashion Design and Textiles (9-month, tenure-track), Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising, Oklahoma State University, click here
Assistant Professor in Fashion Design (tenure track), University of California, Davis, click here
Lecturer in Fashion Design and Merchandising (term, renewable, variable time, non-tenure track), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, click here
Department Head, Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Louisiana State University, click here
Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, click here
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Fashion Design (2 positions), Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, click here
Associate Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, click here
Assistant Professor in Fashion Business, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, click here
Job Postings for Positions within the Sewing Industry.
I am looking for a pattern maker for kids clothing line. Babies 3 month to kids 14 years old girl and boys.
Many thanks really I hope someone will apply for a freelance and possibility to travel.
Please contact me on email@example.com
www.tacticaltailor.com Looking for a CUSTOM SEWING OPERATOR
Must have experience sewing heavy duty nylon gear (ie: large backpacks, tactical gear, etc) -Must have pattern-making and alteration/repair experience -Must be flexible (willing to jump from one project to another daily) -Must know how to operate heavy duty, commercial single needle and binding machines -Must read and understand English well -Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment -Must be able to communicate with customers on projects Skills/Qualifications: Manufacturing Quality, Controls and Instrumentation, Equipment Maintenance, Manufacturing Experience, Mechanical Inspection Tools, Decision Making, Tooling, Safety Management, Problem Solving, Judgment, Job Knowledge Company website: www.tacticaltailor.com Work hours - M-F; 6:00am - 2:30pm Benefits offered - 401K, medical, dental, vacation/sick time off Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-984-7854 x104
Judy's Sewing - Tailor Services, Bremerton, WA
Positions Available: Tailor, Dress Maker, Hemming and Patches
Pay Starting at $12.00hr. to go up in a month depending on experience shown.
Phone #: 1(360)662-1212
Location: 32 Silverpine Dr. NE Bremerton, Wa. 98311
Sound Uniform Group, LLC 9/28/2016
1. Fabric Cutter to start immediately
2. Pattern Maker Assistant with CAD experience and familiarity with OPTITEX
Email Kristen email@example.com
KME Diving Suits, Inc 4/26/2016
3506 C St. N. E.
Auburn, WA 98002
Attn: Jim Knanniein
Alpha Modalities LLC 3/22/2016
Seeking Industrial Seamstress
Location Federal Way WA - Hours 0700-1530 Monday thru Friday - Voluntary OT
Benefits - DOE $16.00/ hr to start - Benefits package - start immediately
Experience -3-4 years commercial using Juki Single Needle, Box-X
Please send work history / resume to : firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL - TIME PATTERNMAKER Position in Kent, WA Open 10/9/2015 posting
Patternmaker needed for a medical garment manufacturer. Computer patternmaking experience preferred. Must excel in analytical & spatial reasoning, problem solving and hard work. Good verbal skills in contacting the customer is necessary. Ability to function independently and in a team is important. If interested, please contact email@example.com.
Is a Washington State pet product company looking for Independent Sewing Contractors. You will need a sewing machine and serger to complete the projects.
US Military Name Tapes
Cheryl Walsh is looking for people to work with in a contractual capacity for her business. The company does not work in clothing or fashion, but do have steady work for a few people with the right qualifications. They make military uniform accessories and the work is both detailed and precise, and the pay is excellent. On average, with enough speed, it is easy to make between $15 and $20 an hour and the volume of work when they are the busiest, for the most part, dependent entirely upon how much work they would like to take on. One of the stipulations, however, is that the individuals have their own space and equipment, which includes an industrial sewing machine as the materials are too robust to be sewn using a home sewing machine. Contact: Cheryl Walsh U.S. Military Name Tapes firstname.lastname@example.org 253-581-0912.
Halli Van Lier Ribbink
Is looking for a Seattle sewing contractor interested in constructing Baby Wraps. Contact Halli at email@example.com
The fashion industry is not only glamorous and exciting, it's big business — with more than 4 million gainfully employed in the United States alone and many millions more worldwide. It is not surprising that scores of the most ambitious young students are eager to break into the industry — and those of us who are charged with educating them have an essential responsibility to help them succeed in this competitive field.
After a 20+-year career in the apparel industry, my passion segued to educating the next generation of fashion professionals. I was asked to take my professional knowledge and impart it to this younger, hungrier group of students who are much more savvy than I ever was in my day. With a post as an adjunct professor of fashion merchandising at Long Island University, I have the opportunity to interact and learn from my students, who have so much at their fingertips.
Technology has given this generation the world on a platter, which has furthered my conviction that the optimal preparation for today's global fashion industry is to be well educated with knowledge of business, communications, technology, politics and yes ― fashion. It is the whole package that will give these kids a broad platform from which to launch a fashion career that might be steered in many different global directions.
My career began with the Retail Training Program at Saks Fifth Avenue, which led me to become a buyer and then an associate fashion director. I moved on to Henri Bendel to direct its special events nationally as the brand opened up its Fifth Avenue store in its landmark location, as well as others across the United States. Later, my entrepreneurial drive led me to the successful launch my own business, which in no time became a multi-million dollar brand worn by women and celebrities across the globe.
Learning about the world at large
During the course of my own fashion career, I utilized so many skills across the board, from designing and producing to doing my own PR and marketing, to writing a business plan, handling an income statement and even appearing on national TV and co-authoring a book.
This is why I believe it is so important for a student focused on a fashion merchandising career to receive a well-rounded and diverse education. A fashion student with a background in marketing, advertising, communications, public speaking, business, graphics design and art history, as well as the hard skills of fashion itself, is surely more valuable in today's world than one who is not equipped to tackle the intricacies of this ever-changing industry.
At LIU, fashion merchandising students may choose to take a class in the School of Business, where they learn the essential skill of writing a business plan. Or they can tap public speaking and presentation courses, which hone key skills for students aspiring to become buyers, fashion directors, event planners or entrepreneurs. Or they can pursue graphic design or art history to cultivate their artistic sensibilities.
History, political science, sociology and other courses are valuable as well. Fashion is a global industry — no longer solely centered on Seventh Avenue —and students need to be savvy about the world at large. During the course of their careers, they may be producing garments in other countries or selling to customers across the world; they may be launching a global brand or dealing with a product that has global implications. This, in and of itself, makes it imperative to not only understand other cultures and their monetary systems, but to understand the environmental, political and economic factors they encompass: how economies are fluctuating, whether disposable income is up or down, even the basics of world currencies.
Students will be buying from and selling to people from all walks of life and corners of the earth and should display awareness of diverse social and economic influences. Politics comes into play, as do considerations of sustainability and social responsibility as we produce garments in India, Vietnam, Madagascar and other countries offshore.
At the same time, students need to learn the nuts and bolts of the fashion industry: the skills of working with cost sheets, pricing, sourcing, design, fabric selection, production and retailing. Math for merchandising, import and export, fashion trend forecasting, fashion law, visual merchandising, and digital/social media marketing know-how are advantageous for being competitive in the 21st century global fashion trade.
Students should also have a highly developed understanding of fabrics — drape, fibers, yardage, color, trim and texture — and discover how a product launch might start with a specific fabric as its inspiration. From natural fibers to the latest synthetics and high performance fabrics, an in-depth knowledge of textiles is naturally at the core of fashion.
Seeing beyond the trends
This generation is exposed to a great deal of fashion in their everyday lives, and students are coming into the classroom with a huge amount of up-to-the-minute information about styles, trends and stores. It's no longer absolutely necessary to obtain coveted tickets to Fashion Week — students watch live streams of the shows on their laptops, tablets or smartphones. They don't breathlessly wait for the new issue of Vogue to come out — they keep up with their Vogue.com app. They follow the Twitter feeds of the celebrities who ignite fashion trends, instead of waiting to see who wears what on the red carpet on TV. By the time this stuff hits the stores, this generations is already tired of it. It is an ever-changing, fast-paced world and we all need to be prepared for what's to come.
Valuable information presents itself via many different avenues, and keeping up is essential as the pace of the industry accelerates and many notable brands now turn their merchandise over every three to four weeks.
This instantaneous gratification has its pluses and minuses. The generation at hand in some ways has a sophistication unseen in previous generations, but this knowledge tends to be focused on the end product. It is our job as fashion educators to teach young students about all of the hidden steps that are necessary to create the product, bring it to market, and show it to the world: how a garment goes from A to Z, from inspiration to Fifth Avenue and beyond.
Fashion merchandisers need to possess a combination of fashion sense and business know-how, learning key skills such as the ones we teach at LIU: