Cloth Mender

Cloth Repairer

Cloth Patcher

The tasks a Darner is expected to perform include:

Repairing defective or damaged portion of cloth or garment by hand using matching thread andneedle

Checking cloth thoroughly to locate defects and damages

Dyeing thread to match colour and shade of cloth to be darned

Removing miswoven threads or knots by nipper

Trimming ends with scissors to make mended portion look uniform with pattern of cloth

Pressing darned cloth or garment with electric or ordinary iron

Knowledge of different cloths and garments

Proficiency in locating defects and damages

Well-versed with dyeing techniques

Competent with cutting, sewing and using needle and thread

Proficient in ironing clothes

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Creative thinking

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

Working hours are 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), and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)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 tools, etc.

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(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of 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 the United States, European Union, parts of Asia, and the 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. The robustness of this industry indicates stable job opportunities for professionals like Darners.

Textile and garment companies across India


Local garment shops across India

Towns and cities across India