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Fabric Developer

Closing date
5 Apr 2024

Job Details

SALONI is looking for a dynamic and organized Fabric Developer to provide support within the London office with all sourcing, developing and logistical requirements relating to Fabrics for the Womenswear and Homeware collections.  The successful candidate will have a highly creative eye for fabrics, great interpersonal skills, be committed, hardworking, and familiar with working in a busy, multi-tasked creative environment.  The ideal candidate will be a champion of social and environmental responsibility; as this mindset is core to our business and fundamental to our long-term success.






  • Researching and sourcing fabrics, as required by the design team.
  • Liaising with suppliers to ascertain cost and technical information for all confirmed fabrics and inputting information into the fabric chart, in preparation for production. 
  • Organisation of fabric header archive – physically and digitally. 
  • Creating fabric development specs for swatches and garment samples.
  • Issuing strike-offs and lab dips and placing fabric sampling POs.
  • Updating the visual sampling fabric overview sheet – to have a clear understanding of what is under development, approved and cancelled during the sampling process.
  • Communicating fabric delivery dates to the sampling department and chasing suppliers to ensure deliveries are on time during sampling.
  • Checking, measuring, and keeping a record of all received sampling fabric (colour standard folder).
  • Managing an up-to-date record of left-over sampling and production fabrics in house and held by suppliers.
  • Ensuring fabric names and codes on line sheet are correct and entered into Zedonk, to ensure a smooth transition from sampling to production.

The ideal candidate:

  • BA / MA / or equivalent qualification in Fashion Textiles Design.
  • Highly organized, with experience working within a luxury design studio.
  • In-depth technical understanding of fabric processes, including print, embroidery, and woven jacquards.
  • Skilled in Microsoft office suit and Adobe InDesign.
  • Advantageous but not essential: skilled in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Please note, the closing date to apply for this role is 5/4/24 and all applications will be reviewed together at the end of this posting. We value and appreciate the effort made by every applicant but please understand if there is a high volume of interest, only successful candidates will be contacted.



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