Working within the manufacturing and production industry, a technologist performs an important role in selecting and testing the ideal fabric or material for a product. A clothing/textile technologist works with a variety of fabrics, both man-made and natural fibers. They also work with leather, fur, metals and plastics. As a technologist, one will be responsible for sourcing fabrics or textiles that are fit for purpose. They also carry out quality control tests. A Fashion Technician has to work on the development of products, improving production efficiency and quality, while liaising with those involved in the production process. The textile and clothing industries are closely linked. The end products range widely from clothing to household and industrial textiles.
Garment Technologists are absorbed by manufacturers or large, high-street retailers. They are involved in choosing an appropriate fabric and design. The main aim is to produce the garment within budget. They work along with pattern graders to oversee the sizing, fitting and testing of the pre-production garments. A Garment Technologist is also responsible for analyzing product returns and faults. A Garment Technologist has to work around 38 hours a week. The working hours can be extended when deadlines have to be met. The job of a Garment Technologist is office-based but the job can involve working in a design studio. They may be required to travel for work, both within the UK and overseas.
What to expect in this profession:-
- Work may be based in a laboratory, factory or office. There is considerable involvement in the production process.
- Jobs are available in most areas, although there are usually more in regions with a history of manufacturing.
- Self-employment and freelance work is rare, except for occasional consultancy work which will build up significant experience.
- Travel within a working day is common in order to meet with customers, manufacturers and suppliers. Business trips may also involve overnight stays.
- There is an international dimension to the work. Overseas travel is becoming common as a great deal of manufacturing takes place abroad.
What You Learn
- EXINIANS are trained to perform the following functions perfectly-
- Supporting the design and buying team through all stages of garment product development from design to manufacture
- Selecting suitable fabrics and designs
- Managing technical aspects from sizing to faults
- Understand the manufacturing processes
- Know about textile properties
- Work well alone or as part of a team
- Work under pressure and within tight deadlines
How You Learn
EXINIANS are trained how to perform the following functions perfectly:-
- How to develop manmade fibers and quality assessing of natural fibers
- Spinning fibers into yarn, and knitting or weaving yarn into fabrics
- How to produce non-woven materials
- Identifying the latest fabric trends, developments and innovations
- Overseeing the dyeing, printing and finishing processes
- Ensuring quality in areas such as strength, durability and water and chemical resistance
- Advisingcolleagues on technical arenas of the business
- Liaising with designers, and adapting designs to suit production methods
- Making and sizing pre-production garments
- Sourcing fabrics and accessories
- How to undertake quality evaluations of materials and checking the quality of the final product
- Respond to product queries, including complaints from wholesalers and customers.
- Undertake research to find new ways of using yarns
- Develop chemicals that may be added to fabrics to make them more waterproof, flame-resistant or shrink-resistant
- Experiment with textiles to improve their look, feel, texture and durability.
Skills You Learn
EXINIANS are trained to nurture the following skills:-
- A high level of technical knowledge and strong practical skills
- The ability to work as part of a team and to liaise with colleagues in other functions
- Strong negotiating skills
- The ability to prioritize and to switch between different tasks as required
- Problem-solving skills
- Decision-making ability
- Organizational skills which ensure that time schedules are adhered to.
- Quality Control Manager
- Merchandising Expert
- Customer Relations Officer
- Showroom Representative Production Manager
- Dye Technician
Duration of the Course: 6 months
Interested candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISCE/ISC/Regional Board (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.
We, at EXIN follow the following evaluation procedures for admission to its various courses. Candidates have to undergo:
The admission procedure to various courses at EXIN follows the method of:
1. An admission test.
2. An all-inclusive interview.