Textile Designer


Apparel Maker

Fashion Styling Expert

Minimum ? Preferably 12th standard pass

Certified training for Fashion Designer (programme aligned to AMH/Q1201 released by Apparel Made Up?s and Home Furnishing - Sector Skill Council)

1-2 years of work experience/internship in apparel field (either in boutique or an apparel manufacturing company) preferably

The tasks a Fashion Designer is expected to perform include: Developing fashion design briefs

Managing the development of design concept

Conducting market research and trend analysis

Creating prototype design

Evaluating the sample and documentation of prototype

Knowledge of garment construction techniques and processes

Knowledge of how to create design by hand sketches or Computer Aided Design (CAD)Detailed knowledge of a range of fabrics

Understanding the cost processes involved in making an apparel

Knowledge of sale ability of a product designed

Types of fabrics that require stitching by hand or machine

Knowledge of sewing and pattern-making techniques

General trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes

Using illustration software Corel

Draw, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.

Good communication skills

Creative thinking

Work independently or in teams

Good sense of aesthetics

Ability to forecast trends and style

Attention to detail

Observation skills

It is a desk job but at times one needs to be on their toes

Work from home option is available

Part-time option and contractual jobs are available Travelling is sometimes mandatory

Need to handle a team of fellow fashion designers, tailors, marketing team, etc.Working hours

Working is 8/10 hours a day for 6 days a week Not require to work in shift

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

Job not considered hazardous or dangerous but straining of eyes, backache, etc. are common health issues if not taken care of

For trainees ?`10,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience ?`15,000 to`20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience -`25,000 to`30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates of Apparel Industry in India1

Growth in Apparel Industry in India (AII) is increasing manifold with the change in lifestyle, earnings and urbanization of the customers. The worldwide consumers are accepting the apparel fashion products produced in India. AII has realized the immense potential to yield business in this segment. The Indian consumers are adopting fashionable items quickly and conveniently with the rise in competition.

AII has made a major contribution to the economy of the country in terms of direct and indirect employment generation and net foreign exchange earnings. The sector contributes about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the gross domestic product (GDP) and 17% to the country's export earnings. It provides direct employment to over 35 million people. The textiles sector is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. Thus, the growth and all round development of this industry has a direct bearing on the improvement of the economy of the nation.

Latest Trends in Apparel Sector in India

The Indian retail market is expected to demonstrate a promising year-on-year growth of 6% to reach USD 865 billion, by 2023, from the current USD 490 billion. The share of apparel in India?s retail market is 8% corresponding to a value of USD 40 billion. In addition to fashion apparel, the growing demand for fashion accessories makes the Indian fashion market both interesting and lucrative.

The Indian fashion retail market has witnessed several fascinating changes and challenges in recent years, which are indicators of the country?s evolving fashion retail market.

Boutiques across India Designer labels like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Ritu Kumar, etc.Local designers and brands

Maximum number of job openings are available in Kolkatta, Delhi NCR, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh and other metro cities.2

National Institute of Fashion Technology

Campuses across the country

Pearl Academy, Noida

B-25, Sector ? 59, Near Noida City Center Metro Station, Noida ? 201301Contact no: 01204904000 /

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore

Plot # SW45-SW48,KIADB Apparel Park Phase IIBangalore ? 561203Contact no: 8025304332 /

G. D. Somani Memorial School,Cuffe Parade, Mumbai ? 400005. /

Indian Fashion Academy 1st Floor, Jasmin Apartment, Opp. Rooptara Studio,Dadasaheb Falke Road, Dadar (East),Mumbai - 400014.Contact no: 09920297555 /