Own Brand Garment Technologist

Tunbridge Wells, Kent (GB)
Closing date
15 Apr 2023

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Established in 1952 and online since 1999, Childrensalon is an award-winning, forward-thinking British childrenswear destination with family at its heart.

Childrensalon believes there is beauty in diversity and difference, as resembled by our wonderful team. Our vision of being the most inclusive, diverse, and humane company is very important to us as is our culture of fairness, openness, and transparency. We are committed to the career progression and advancement of every team member as well as welcoming the best external talent in the industry. Everything we do is inspired by our core values of family, creativity, innovation and heritage, still with a commitment to exceptional personal service and dressing children beautifully.

Due to internal progression we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Garment Technologist to join our Own Brand team.

Reporting to the Senior Garment Technologist, you will be working in collaboration with the Product and Design teams through all stages of product development, from design briefs to manufacture. Within the role you will carry out a range of technical, investigative, and quality control measures to ensure the end-product performs to specification. Childrenswear experience is preferred.

This role will be hybrid with some remote working and some days based at our Head Office in Tunbridge Wells.


  • Supporting the Technical team in developing multi-product collections, in line with critical path timelines, delivery schedules, brand values and strategic direction.
  • Liaising with the Design team in producing highly detailed technical garment design packs: responsible for ensuring these are managed, maintained and available for all internal and external stakeholders from creation to product delivery.
  • Ensuring design briefs adhere to production methods, are risk assessed and can be produced both technically and within budget.
  • A good understanding of Global and British safety standards and regulations, enabling risks assessment of all products.
  • Implementing and overseeing fabric, trim, and product testing requirements.
  • Measuring and leading fits across all samples during the development process in collaboration with the Design and Product Development teams.
  • Undertaking, recording, and updating accurate and comprehensive fit comments and sample feedback, liaising effectively, and providing technical instructions to suppliers, pattern cutters and production teams.
  • Completing quality evaluations of materials, printed textiles and trims during the development process and inspecting the quality of the final product upon delivery.
  • Responding effectively to internal and external customer product queries.


  • Good experience as an established Garment Technologist, preferably with 5+ years background within Childrenswear Retail or Supply.
  • Have a well-established understanding of manufacturing and textiles, with experience within Children’s fashion, with experience gained working across multiple product types.
  • Technical knowledge of garment fitting, grading and construction, with global manufacturing awareness of fabric & garment production techniques and processes.
  • Flexible approach to be able to adapt to the constantly changing needs of the business and the industry, with preferable awareness and experience which aligns to our luxury brands and relative consumer needs.
  • Confident and clear communication skills, both written and verbal, to work effectively and collaboratively alongside internal and external stakeholders within a fast-paced, team focused environment.
  • Motive and promote development of junior members of the team.
  • Ability to convey technical information efficiently and effectively in understandable and industry standard terms and communication methods.
  • Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results.
  • Well organised, detail orientated and possessing excellent time management skills reflecting commercial prioritisation and delivering deadline adherence.
  • Demonstrating initiative and self-motivation, with the enthusiasm to develop and grow, whilst adapting positively to complex challenges and proactively to change.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems would be highly beneficial.

Childrensalon offers a highly competitive salary, company pension plan, health plan, fully subsidised gym membership, in-house yoga classes, company shuttle, generous holiday allowance and company discount.

Childrensalon is an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or team member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

If you are interested and think you would thrive in this role, please apply to careers@childrensalon.com with your CV and covering letter about why you would like to work for us. Previous applicants need not apply.


Established in 1952 and online since 1999, Childrensalon is a fast-growing, award-winning, forward-thinking retailer, specializing in dressing children beautifully. 

A long established British heritage brand, today Childrensalon is the world’s largest online store for luxury childrenswear – offering over 250 of the world’s most desirable brands; including Gucci, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld Kids to customers in 160 countries. 

Childrensalon is comprised of a team of 250 people working in a family-friendly culture from the head offices in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Over the past years, the growth rate has averaged at 60% driven by an entrepreneurial, innovative spirit that embraces change and puts emphasis on developing their people from within. 

Remaining privately-owned has allowed them to forge their own path whilst staying true to their founding values, and keeping everything in-house - from Buying to Marketing, Digital Design, Development, the Studio and Customer Service - creates a diverse, thriving environment, as well as a great place to learn and develop.


The company's impressive performance has achieved many awards for 2016 including a place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, the International Track 200, and 45th place in the Profit Track 100. These accolades follow a “Best Multichannel Retailer: £25m-£200m Turnover” 2016 Drapers Award as well as a recurring feature in the London Stock Exchange"1000 Companies to Inspire Britain". We are also extremely proud to be a Living Wage Employer and to have gained a Best Companies 2* Outstanding Accreditation. 

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