11 days old

Apparel Designer

KOTN
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E9
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

SUMMARY

Kotn is looking for an Apparel Designer to manage the product design process. As an integral member of our small team you would lead the product design process reporting to the Creative Director. This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in our team as we improve and expand our product assortment.

WHAT YOU’LL BE WORKING ON

You will be fully responsible for entire product design process to include trend research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, spec’ing and fit:

  • Research trends & develop mood boards for quarterly product drops 
  • Create technical sketches and develop tech packs; work closely with technical design manager in Egypt to ensure tech packs are accurate and complete
  • Responsible for picking seasonal colours and approving lab dips
  • Partner with production team in Egypt on research and innovation of new fabrics and trims
  • Responsible for picking all basic trim and setting up BOMS/trim sheets
  • Lead design fit sessions; responsible for communicating design changes to production team
  • Prepare design line plans 
  • Partner cross functionally with creative and marketing to ensure strong storytelling and merchandising of product and collection releases
  • Partner with creative to provide direction on styling of campaigns & e-commerce shoots
  • Travel to Egypt 2-3 times/year

Requirements

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have a keen eye for design and trends and appreciate a clean and minimal aesthetic
  • You ideally have 5+ years of experience designing and developing apparel preferably for oversees production
  • You have had plentiful experience creating tech packs
  • You have a strong technical knowledge of fit and garment construction
  • You are interested in fabric development and have an eye for quality
  • You’re extremely organized and detail oriented
  • You work well under pressure and are able to multi-task
  • You’re passionate about the future of fashion and manufacturing, and have an understanding of the ethical fashion landscape.
  • Extra points: You’ve worked at a high-growth startup, “digitally native vertical brand”, ecommerce company, in omni-channel retail, and/or in ethical fashion.


ABOUT KOTN

At Kotn, we’re reimagining the way our everyday items are made and purchased, beginning with your wardrobe, setting a new standard for social impact and traceability. Founded in February 2015, Kotn has been featured in over 80 publications such as New York Times, GQ, Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. Kotn was founded in Toronto by three best friends, who were sick of compromising on quality, design, sustainability, brand experience, and price.

We’re a very tight-knit team, so we take hiring very seriously. Interviewing with us may include video/phone interviews, mini-projects, and/or on-site interviews. While we can’t follow up with everyone, we’re very thorough with people we think could be a good fit.

Industry

  • Retail / Wholesale
Posted: 2019-02-07 Expires: 2019-03-10

KOTN

At Kotn, we’re reimagining the way our everyday items are made and purchased, beginning with your wardrobe, setting a new standard for social impact and traceability. Founded in February 2015, Kotn has been featured in over 80 publications such as GQ, Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. Kotn was founded in Toronto by three best friends, who were sick of compromising on quality, design, sustainability, brand experience, and price.

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Apparel Designer

KOTN
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1E9

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