Textile Design and Development
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The creator of original designs for the fabrics used in all sorts of industries; they often specialize in one type of textile or another.
The process of creating patterns, motifs, or surface interest for knitted, woven, or printed fabrics.
The person who works with a design to determine colorways.
The specific color selections for a particular pattern or print (also referred to as color palette).
The person who works with designers to determine how designs can be applied to a fabric.
The person who works with the issues that are directly related to the production of piece goods, such as finishing.
Fabrics or materials, such as leather, used to create products.
The process that enhances the appearance of the fabric and also adds to its sustainability for everyday wear or rugged use; can be solely mechanical, solely chemical, or a combination of the two.
Finishes that simply prepare fabric for further use, such as scouring and bleaching in blue jeans.
Finishes, such as durable press treatment, that impart special characteristics to the cloth, such as waterproofing or flocking.
Having an aspect of a company's work preformed by non-employees in another company and, perhaps, in another country.
The person in a textile company responsible for determining the trends, colors, themes, and textures for piece goods, or fabrics, that the firm will feature for a specific season.
Knitters, weavers, or embroiderers for industries ranging from apparel to upholstery.
Companies that sell art that becomes print designs to mills, wholesalers, product developers, and retailers.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
The process of developing garments, prints, and patterns on a computer screen; provides faster, more varied, and more personalized design options in textiles.
A test sample of printed fabric made to show and verify color and pattern before entering into production or larger quantities.
A rendering or miniature visual of a textile pattern or print for a garment or an accessory, such as a scarf or handbag.
Assistant Textile Designer
The person who supports the textile designer in accomplishing all of their tasks.
The creative person who modifies existing textile goods, altering patterns or prints that have been successful on the retail floor to turn them into fresh, new products.
A firm that is hired to manufacture the product line, either domestically or abroad.
A reference library of textile samples, source books and magazines, Internet resources, print and pattern images, and possibly actual garments constructed from the company's fabrics or those of competitors.
Resource Room Director
The person who oversees the procurement, organization, and removal or replacement of materials.
The person responsible for managing the inventory of books and resources and procuring new ones.
The person, also known as sales or manufacturers representative, who sells to and manages the accounts, or clients, of textile manufacturers.