Freelance Fabric Assistant

New York City, New York (US)
02 May 2022
23 May 2022
Contract Type


  • You will contribute to a timely and efficient material creation process from sourcing, development and buying of fabrics. This position supports all the involved departments with material related activities.
  • The role requires a creative problem solving, flexible and proactive approach.
  • Attend meetings with design team and translate the ideas of the designers into materials
  • Coordinate purchase orders for prototypes and sampling and follow up on material shipments from suppliers
  • Collect all technical information and keep material cards and boards up to date
  • Maintain good collaboration with suppliers and communicate on day-to-day operations
  • Support with material data input and updates in internal systems
  • Track and respect seasonal material budget, deliveries and prices
  • Keep the color, fabric, trim and development archive organized and updated
  • Partner with the mills on solutions to drive to the shortest lead times while balancing cost and quality.
  • Guide team on textile knowledge and mill specific processes and technology.
  • Collaborate with PD and Production to find out the cost leveraging opportunities
  • Oversee fabric testing and ensure the mills understand expectations. Communicate with QA to ensure final garment quality.
  • Execute strategic initiatives. Review and manage the process by analyzing metrics to determine the effectiveness of the current process.
  • Proactively monitor and meet calendar deadlines for approvals and mill execution. Ensure capacity to meet deadlines and manage resources as needed.


  • 2-5 years in a similar role working with fabrics, preferably from a high-end fashion brand
  • Professional knowledge of fabrics, understanding of trims, prints and embroideries

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
AREA Studio LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law

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