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Fabric R&D Associate

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Our Fortune 500 Fashion Retail Client is looking for a Fabric R+D Associate!


TITLE: Fabric R+D Associate

DURATION: 3 months+

LOCATION:  San Francisco (on-site with Client)

 Assist in researching fabric trends by attending mill fabric appointments and fabric shows with Manager. 
 Assist in creating fabric boards that represent seasonal Fabric trends. 
 Work with design, production and GIS mill management offices to develop qualities that are cost appropriate for the season and fit Banana Republic’s aesthetic. 
 Support Manager in following up with design, production, mills and overseas offices on any fabric related issues 
 Support product integrity by facilitating the testing of all fabrics prior to bulk order and reviewing test failures with manager. 
 Assist in entering and maintaining fabric information in PLM and fabric reference books. 
 Build an archive of continuity fabrics that have been approved and used in previous seasons to recommend to design. 
 Manage receipt of new fabrics and file accordingly 
 Maintain a library of fabrics that are representative of raw materials that could be used in bulk production that are brand appropriate. 
 Ability to assist multiple divisions 
 Monitor calendar to ensure on time deliverables.



 Experience with: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint
 PLM knowledge
 Ability to make presentation boards
 Textile knowledge

 3-5 years or experience in textile or fashion industry (design/trend/fashion background)
 Ability to multi-task, strong organizational + interpersonal skills

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