Fabric Manager


  • Manage the seasonal development of fabrics & yarns in cooperation with the China team.

  • Provide seasonal trend direction to design while meeting costing parameters

  • Utilize technical expertise to translate design intent; cost engineer fabrics within brands parameters

  • Troubleshoot development issues & work with cross-functional teams to resolve issues quickly

  • Recommend best print techniques, dyeing, construction and washes

  • Maintain fabric, trim, yarn and wash libraries

  • Manage development calendar and tools to meet deadlines

  • Partner with Design/Merchandising on new product categories for the brand

  • Daily communication with overseas factories.


  • Minimum 5 years in the technical fabric field with experience in adult apparel

  • Domestic as well as overseas fabric sourcing and negotiating experience required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to adjust to the current needs of a fast-paced, dynamic department

  • Strong PC skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint required; PLM preferred