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Careers in Fashion and Textiles

Careers in Fashion and Textiles

Helen Goworek

ISBN: 978-1-405-11834-7

Sep 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages

Select type: Paperback

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This book provides an overview of how the industry operates and describes the variety of jobs available. The responsibilities within design, technical and media roles are explained, supported by case studies of people currently working in companies from designer to high street level. Advice is provided on how to plan a career in each area.

1 Introduction.

2 Textile Design.

3 Fashion Forecasting and Illustration.

4 Fashion Design.

5 Pattern Cutting.

6 Fabric Technology.

7 Garment Technology.

8 Sales and Marketing in the Fashion and Textiles Industry.

9 Fashion Buying.

10 Fashion Merchandising.

11 Retail Management.

12 Visual Merchandising.

13 Fashion PR.

14 Fashion Journalism.

15 Fashion Styling.

16 Fashion and Textiles Education.

17 Working for Yourself.

18 Finding Jobs in Fashion and Textiles.



  • The fashion business is complex and students are frequently unaware of how the system operates.

  • The only book giving in-depth descriptions of roles within the industry.

  • Other books are relatively superficial, aimed primarily at selecting suitable educational courses for students who are still at school.

  • Growing trend for universities to lay more stress on careers in fashion curriculum.