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As the Materials Co-ordinator, you will assist our design and development teams in sourcing materials and executing colour and graphic processes, ensuring the quality of our product is maintained from concept to bulk production and meeting all companywide standards and critical deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Design to create, submit, track and follow up on sourcing briefs for Raw Materials, including fabric, yarn and trim.
  • Request and log fabric, material and trim information including price, minimums, lead-times, development costs and liability.
  • Present Raw Material information to Design, Management and cross functional teams.
  • Assess and approve viability of new fabrics through test sampling and wash testing, based on fabric properties, end use, quality, costs, minimums, and vendor reliability.
  • Create and maintain accurate line plan information, including all fabric information, style number and name creation.
  • Manage and communicate all changes to internal and external teams as needed. Coordinate the creation & updates of technical CAD drawings, sewing sheets, images/photos, spec sheets and trackers.
  • Create appropriate care labels for all garments.
  • Assist with the colour process. Includes concept presentation, colour standards, colour names, lab dip tracking and approval to bulk.
  • Support the surface design process ensuring fabric quality is maintained through to bulk.
  • Create and maintain accurate PO’s for photo-samples and salesman samples, coordinate with the product team for tracking and follow up of samples.
  • Manage and update physical and digital fabric, yarn, trim, colour and graphic libraries.
  • Assist with company’s sustainability initiatives specifically relating to material sourcing.
  • Trouble shoot with both the team and vendor, providing solutions for the best possible outcomes.
  • Develop simple process and systems that support status tracking and cross functional use.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Degree or Diploma in Apparel Design.
  • Strong technical skills, strong understanding of garment construction & attention to detail.
  • Basic understanding of development and production processes in all categories – Knits and Wovens.
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively communicating with factories and vendors in a timely manner.
  • Strong team player who always works respectfully with staff, associates, and suppliers.
  • Meets deadlines, ability to multi-task and prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure. Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues. Proven work ethic- responsible, dependable, and consistent.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to optimize processes to meet all deadlines.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills including ability to work in a collaborative team environment in a positive and professional manner, respecting x-functional team accountabilities and requirements.
  • Advanced computer skills InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Full time position. Must be able to work from our Vancouver office. Relocation assistance will not be provided.

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio to tara@gentlefawn.com with the subject line "Materials Coordinator - YOURFIRSTANDLASTNAME"

As a Designer, you will play a pivotal role in creating feminine, flattering, and effortless styles, while ensuring our brand promise of product quality, great fits, timely delivery, and price are all being met. The Designer must have an equal balance of creative design skills, strong garment fit and construction knowledge and proven leadership ability with a highly organized mind set, with the ability to ensure all company-wide standards and critical deadlines are met.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the CEO, Creative Director and Product Team to create Brand appropriate apparel designs that meet our brand promise, of Product Fit, Quality, Delivery and Price.
  • Work across all garment product types- woven, cut and sew knits, fully fashioned, and accessories.
  • Prepare and present design presentations from concept to approval to the Design team, Directors, CEO and Creative Director, including seasonal key trend research, design, and fit intent as well as price point and merchandising considerations for all monthly drops.
  • Co-ordinate design approvals and spec pass to ensure all product team deadlines are maintained.
  • Review sales reports, perform trend research and create commodity overviews to ensure design viability.
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with the design team and all cross-functional partners. Train, coach, and mentor jr. designers and design assistants.
  • Contribute to the design lifecycle including raw material and trim sourcing, graphic and color concepts, sketches, technical drawings, spec pass, sample fittings, and product review.
  • Develop, update, and maintain effective sketches, sewing sheets and spec packages.
  • Communicate needs and problem solve effectively with team and vendors to ensure product vision is properly executed while maintaining design aesthetic, price points, fit intent, and construction quality, meeting all companywide standards and critical deadlines.
  • Maintain organized digital files and records, sample library, and reference materials.
  • Improve development processes and systems, create solutions, and communicate across team.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant Women’s apparel design experience working with offshore vendors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel design.
  • Advanced computer skills InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with a design team.
  • Extensive design experience with apparel products; hands-on working knowledge of product development including trend research, sourcing, fabrications, presentations, construction, and garment fit for Knit, Woven, Fully Fashioned and Accessories.
  • Copes well with change; approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to optimize processes to meet all deadlines.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills including ability to work in a collaborative team environment. Demonstrated ability in effectively communicating with vendors.
  • Proven work ethic and a strong team player; meets deadlines, ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately. Responsible, dependable, and consistent.

Must be able to work in the Vancouver office

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio to tara@gentlefawn.com with the subject line "Designer - YOURFIRSTANDLASTNAME"

As the Design Assistant, you will play a supporting role in creating and executing our seasonal designs. You will aid the design and sourcing teams to complete projects from creative concept to bulk production, while meeting all company wide standards and critical deadlines. You will have a keen interest in colour and surface design.

Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the complete Design lifecycle: sourcing, concepts, sketches, colour and print work, presentations, approvals, merchandising, technical drawings, spec pass, construction diagrams, color, prototype fittings, sketch and spec updates, product review, and surface design feedback and approvals.
  • Manage and communicate all changes to internal and external teams as needed.
  • Assist with the creation & updates of technical CAD drawings, sewing sheets, images/photos, spec sheets and trackers.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate line plan information, including all fabric information, style number and name creation.
  • Assist with the colour process. Includes concept presentation, colour standards, colour names, lab dip tracking and approval to SMS stage.
  • Assist with the surface design process. Includes concept presentation, spec creation, strike off and handloom tracking and approval to SMS stage.
  • Manage & update physical and digital fabric, yarn, trim, colour and graphic libraries.
  • Trouble shoot with both the team and vendor, providing solutions for the best possible outcomes.
  • Develop simple process and systems that support status tracking and cross functional use

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Degree or Diploma in Apparel Design.
  • Strong technical skills, strong understanding of garment construction & attention to detail.
  • Basic understanding of development and production processes in all categories – Knits and Wovens.
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively communicating with factories and vendors.
  • Strong team player who always works respectfully with staff, associates, and suppliers.
  • Meets deadlines, ability to multi-task and prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure. Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to optimize processes to meet all deadlines.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills including ability to work in a collaborative team environment in a positive and professional manner, respecting x-functional team accountabilities and requirements.
  • Proven work ethic- responsible, dependable, and consistent.
  • Advanced computer skills InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Must be able to work in the Vancouver office

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio to tara@gentlefawn.com with the subject line "Design Assistant - YOURFIRSTANDLASTNAME"

Gentle Fawn is looking for a Female Fit model to join our team. This is a part time casual position, and the hours depend on the time of year. Hours must be FLEXIBLE and available during business hours 9:30am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday. Fit sessions usually last from 3-7 hours and approximately 1-3 days/week. This position requires you to provide feedback on fit, comfort and movement to assist our Designers and Product Developers in developing well-fitting styles that are appropriate for our customers.

Ideal Candidate
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while maintaining good posture
  • Must be comfortable with fitting garments in front of a group of people.
  • Commenting on fit of garment from a customer’s point of view of comfort
  • Available for flexible working hours
Measurement of Requirements:
  • Standard Size 4 (Small)
  • Height- 5'6” - 5'8"
  • Bust: 32C (34.5")
  • Waist: 27.5"
  • Low Hip: 37.5"
  • Inseam: 31.5"
If you would like to apply for this position, please email: julia@gentlefawn.com Please provide the following in your email
  1. A simple full-length photo (front, side, back view) in a tank top and leggings
  2. Your exact measurements for each area listed above
  3. Your availability from Tuesday - Friday