Print and Fabric Development Assistant
We are looking for a well organised Print and Fabric Development Assistant to join our Print and Fabric team based in Covent Garden. In this role you will support the Development and Sourcing Supervisor in the organisation of the fabric department and the fabric development across Paul Smith Men’s and Women’s Collections.
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• To create and maintain seasonal print boards ensuring information is updated and circulated throughout the season.
• Support the creation and maintenance of digital and physical fabric boards.
• Ensure fabric sample information is kept in an organised manner and up to date.
• Maintain the organisation of the departmental archive, pricing and filing fabric selections on receipt.
• To create a digital version of the colour card and assist organisation of the colour file, ensuring both are accessible to the team.
• To assist in the preparation of artwork packs and lab dips to send to suppliers.
• Collate seasonal fabric sales and circulate to the relevant departments within the company.
• To put together all Europe duplicate Print packages to send out to the Japanese licensees.
Essential Experience and Skills Required:
• Experience of working in textiles, in a busy commercial environment.
• Confident and experienced in liaising with internal departments, suppliers and factories.
• Experience of collating seasonal fabric research.
• High level of computer literacy in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.
• A team player who can also work using their own initiative and build effective working relationships.
• Ideal for those who love a plan and can organise and prioritise effectively.
• Excellent attention to detail with the ability to think creatively.
• Appreciation of colour and use of imagery for complementary themes.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Self-motivated and able to remain calm under pressure.
• Able to assess colour, prints and textiles and maintain current knowledge of fashion design processes and trends.