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Fabric Research and Development Associate, Wholesale Apparel

at Nine West Group

Posted: 7/22/2020
Job Reference #: 4099

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Job ID #:


New York,NY



Education Required:

Bachelors Degree

Position Type:


Experience Required:

1 - 3 Years




Job Description

The Kasper Group, Inc. Anne Klein Division has a great opportunity for a Fabric Research and Development Associate. The Fabric Research and Development Associate will support the Director of Textile, working closely with Design and Production teams to establish and facilitate fabric production flow, research & development, counter sourcing, and stock distribution and completion. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Work with designers on fabric direction

Research trends in the market and understand how to apply them to our price point.
Meet with fabric vendors and attend trade shows
Request FDS sheets and work with suppliers on prices, minimums, fabric width, and fabric content
Keep PLM database system and related paperwork updated with current information
Request swatches and source sub-proto yardage locally when necessary
Keep precise and detailed records of all fabric developments from initial adoption through to pre- production
Keep precise and detailed records of all wash developments from initial adoption through to pre- production
Approve all dup lot qualities
Maintain Fabric library
Miscellaneous organization, filing of fabrics, prints, color standard items.
Work closely with Design team, Print Team, Corporate Textile team and our Hong Kong office.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be very organized and detail oriented

Great time management and ability to multi-task
Great aesthetic and brand understanding
Strong background in woven and knit construction and development
Degree in Textile Design
Minimum 2 years’ experience with fabric sourcing and development
Knowledge of MS Office.
Knowledge of PLM and Photoshop preferred

An EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability or protected veteran status.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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