Textile Designer

Textile Designers are involved in the process of creating various fabrics with the help of different designs, prints, woven, knits, and materials. These designs are often wearable or even for certain spaces.

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Priyadarshini Rao

PNR Clothing

24 years of industry experience

An extremely accomplished fashion designer and entrepreneur who has been managing and designing for her own luxury Prêt-à-Porter brand label.
An alumnus of the London School of Fashion, Priyadarshini has been the Head of Design at a popular brand in the past.

KEY SKILLS

  • Creativity

  • Good sense of colour, texture, patterns and fabrics

  • Knowledge about the process and techniques

  • Understanding and keeping up with trends

  • Working with tight deadlines and a budget

  • Good with communication and teamwork

  • Eye for detail

  • CAD

  • Professional education

PROS

  • Huge industry with massive opportunities

  • You get to source your fabrics to high-end fashion brands

  • A small scale business can be set up

  • Satisfaction of seeing your fabric transform from fibre to cloth to garments

  • It is a creative process with a range of options - weaving, tie and dye, printing, pattern making, embroidery, etc.

  • Traveling to places and understanding the crafts made by the locals

CONS

  • Technology keeps evolving

  • Can be labour intensive

  • Long working hours

  • Exposure to chemicals used in the process

  • Keeping up with the evolving trends

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Retail Companies

  • Furniture and Home Decor

  • Fashion

  • Fine Arts

  • Enjoy working with colours, patterns etc.

  • Like to follow trends in the fashion industry

  • Good with communication and collaboration

  • Interest in the process of how cloth is manufactured

  • Artistic flair

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