Garments, Fashion & Textiles

Fashion Technology in India which has always been a centre for the textile and garment trade is also growing into a centre of innovation in garment and accessory design. Fashion technology has a wide scope for choosing a career. Now the fashion industry has become so specialized that it encompasses a vast field of studies in design, concept management, design production management, quality control, planning, fabric design, printing, fashion accessory design, fashion merchandising, textile science, colour mixing, marketing and so on.

The primary areas of work in the fashion industry are market research, designing and manufacturing of garments and textiles.

Fashion design is the most important area of work in fashion industry. Designing involves creating original designs after studying the changing trends of the market i.e market research. It has various fields of specialisation like garments, footwear, jewellery and even luggage. It is a challenging field as it requires the coordination of various jobs, in small concerns it is usually a one man show but in big organisations the jobs are specialised and allotted to different people.

Manufacturing involves purchasing textiles and fabrics required for the design and making the garment according to the master pattern. Manufacturing process requires employment of a large number of trained personnel.

Career Prospects

With growing market potential for textile products, there is a wide range of career opportunities for textile designers. They can take up full-time jobs in garment manufacturing companies, fashion designing agencies, textile manufacturers, and the retail world. They can also be hired by a professional textile designer. Export houses also employ a number of textile designers. Growing opportunities are found with government sponsored and private silk, handloom, khadi, jute, and craft development organizations. With some experience, textile designers can work as freelancers by providing their designs to different organizations.

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