Fashion Career Focus: Senior Garment Technologist

Do you want a career in fashion but are not sure in which area to specialise? Each week we will introduce a fashion career role and list the responsibilities and skills required. Here are the typical duties and requirements for a Senior Garment Technologist…

Job Description:

As a Senior Garment Technologist, you’ll be the technical expert who leads a team of Technologists and oversees multiple departments as well as looking after your own department.

You’ll also be working on projects within teams to ensure products don’t just look great, but fit well and perform too.

Job Responsibilities:

+ Chasing samples

+ Running fit sessions

+ Sending concise comments to factories and so forth

+ Creating workbooks for a style once ordered

+ Fitting garments until they are sealed, passing on accurate information to pattern cutters and factories accordingly

+ Creating graded specs

+ Releasing a style for production with factories creating detailed QC reports

+ Learning each of the clients fit procedures and processes

+ Risks assessing products in terms of safety, and with an eye on International regulations as well as British Standards


+ Has previous experience as a Garment Technologist

+ Thorough understanding of construction, fit, and sealing processes

+ Excellent communication and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)

+ Attention to detail

+ Good organisational skills

+ Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment