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Hat Craftsman

Hat Designer

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Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Hat Maker, General is expected to perform include: Making various kinds of hats by marking, cutting and sewing

Joining components and finishing them by trimming and decorating

Preparing own designs or copying and adapting existing designs

Marking and cutting materials according to pattern or own judgement

Smoothing, wiring and shaping hat parts and sewing them together

Adding trimmings and decorating hat as required

Making and altering hats to individual requirements

Knowledge of hat-making techniques

Knowledge of hat designs

Well versed with design and sketching

Competent with cutting, sewing and measuring skills

Knowledge of how to use and care for equipment

Sewing and sketching skills


Creative thinking

Commercial awareness

Effective communication skills

Time management skills

Good hand-eye coordination

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Hat manufacturers usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg ( OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include strained vision, cuts, wounds, back aches, joint pain, fatigue, stress etc.Health risks include exposure to needles, chemicals, dyes, odours, sharp cutting tool, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience -INR10,000toINR11,000per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience ?INR15,000toINR16,000per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience ?INRtoINRper month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Key Markets and Export Destinations for Indian Textile and Apparel Industry

The Indian textile and apparel industry is one of the largest in the world with an enormous raw material and manufacturing base. The present domestic textile industry is estimated at US$ 33.23 billion and unstitched garments comprise US$ 8.307 billion.

The main markets for Indian textile and apparel exports are: United States, European Union, Parts of Asia, Middle East.

In the near future, India's apparel exports to developed markets are expected to increase considerably. Apparel exports from India are expected to reach US$ 82 billion by 2021 and total cloth production in India is expected to reach 112 billion square metres by FY17.

The textile and apparel industry employs about 38 million people, making it the largest source of industrial employment in India.

Textile and Garment companies across India


Local hat designers across India

Hat manufacturers like National Cap Works, Fish Eye Creation, Goldway Cap House, etc. across India

All across India

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Degree in a relevant subject such as Fashion, Design or Millinery across India

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