Textile Designer | Textile / Fashion Industry


Textile Design is the field that improves the appearance,
texture and use of textiles by a variety of techniques. It consists
of Surface Design or Structural Design.
Surface Design is carried out with dyeing, printing, texturing or
embroidery. Structural Design is done by improvising and
altering the fabric through weaving, knitting, crocheting or
felting (pressing together fibers).
Textile Designers understand different types of textiles and
know which techniques work best to customize different
textiles. They have the required knowledge about the history of
textile fibers and different types of textile looms to blend yarns
into new types of textiles.
They also make use of embroidery, weaves, textures, styles,
prints and dyes to make textiles more attractive.
Some of the tasks Textile designers perform as part of their job
includes:
· Prepare rough sketches to outline their ideas
· Create multiple samples for final approval
· Present finalized designs on CAD (Computer Aided Design)
systems for the production
· Interact with technicians and weavers
· Research various design elements from different countries
and cultures
· Experiment with colours, motifs and weaves

Educational Requirements
Undergraduate courses
· Bachelor of Design – B. Des (Textile Design)
· BA – Textile design / Diploma in Textile Design
Postgraduate courses
· Master of Design – M. Des (Textile Design)

Eligibility and Admission process to courses:
· Class XII completed
· Selection in Entrance Tests of various Design Colleges and
Institutes

Aptitude and Skills needed:
· Knowledge about fabrics
· Good aesthetic sense and Aptitude for Design
· Good eye for colours, prints and textures
· Creative and innovative
· Technical skills related to the industry
· Skilled at using appropriate Computer Software
· Aware of environmental and societal concerns
· Updated on global trends in the textile industry

INDUSTRY GROWTH AND CAREER PROSPECTS
India’s Textile Sector has a rich, long history making it a very vital element of the global Fashion Industry. Indian textiles are exported
to many countries in the world. The sector is the second largest employer after agriculture, offering jobs to over 3.5 million people.
There has been a rapid growth in the Indian Fashion and Apparel industry as well as Textile exports from India.
Our domestic textile and apparel industry is estimated to reach USD 141 billion and textile exports to touch USD 82 billion by 2021.
Trained and skilled Textile Designers will be in demand as the sector is set to grow even more in the coming years.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Government jobs
· Central and State Textile Departments
· Government-owned Silk, Handloom,
Khadi, Jute and Craft development
organizations
· Government Textile Museums
Ministry of Textiles
Private Sector
· Textile Mills
· Private Garment and Apparel
Manufacturers and Retailers
· Fashion Industry
· Furnishings and Interiors segment
· Automobile interiors segment
· Textile Export houses

Educational sector
· Associate Professors at various Design
Colleges and Universities
Research
· Private and Government owned research
bodies in the field of textile research and
development
Self employed
· Freelance textile designers who work with
manufacturers, designers and private
textile looms
Work hours and
day/night shifts:

Fixed | Day shifts




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