Garment or Textile Technologist

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Garment or textile technologists oversee every stage of garment production, from sourcing the correct fabrics, to design then manufacture. They are involved in choosing the correct fabric ensuring it is fit for purpose, and making sure production remains within budget. They work closely alongside designers, pattern cutters and buyers.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries are usually around £21,000 a year. After experience this can rise from £25,000 to £35,000. Higher earners can make up to £55,000 a year or more.


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What Does it Take?

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You need to be able to:


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Textiles Scotland
Twitter: @textilescotland

The Scottish Enterprise website provides a list of textile companies in Scotland as well as other information about the industry.

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