senior garment designer
||national institute of fashion techonology
||womens and kids wear ,knit wear
Designer β Apparel Industry β Multi Product - Business Development β Design development
Client/Vendor Relationship Management β Research & Development
β’ A competent professional with over 8 years experience in Designing, marketing and all aspects of business development in Apparel Industry in an international brand environment
β’ Post graduate in Knitwear Designing from National Institute of fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai
β’ exposure to working with key American and European clients including M&S, Gap, Esprit, Next, Wal-Mart, Tesco, Primark, Matalan, H&M to name a few
β’ Sound knowledge of wide variety of yarns, including Lycra, Nylon Plating, Single Count Yarns, Total Easy Care Wools, Viscose Blends, Cashmere Blends Etc
β’ Well versed with Flat knits (Sweaters) ; Fine Knits (T-shirts) and Woven
β’ Demonstrated success in streamlining workflow and creating a team work environment to enhance profitability
β’ Strong exposure to international markets, highly skilled in sourcing, allocating and developing yarns from international as well as local market
β’ Strong ability to develop and communicate vision of the business that translates into bottom line performance
February 2011 β till date
PEARL ACADEMY OF FASHION, BANGLADESH
Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) is a pioneering Institute of Fashion and Design imparting quality and, ,innovative,, Education.
Our objective is to train professionals with a comprehensive range of cognitive and intellectual skills, planned,,to,,develop,,a,,cross,,and,,wider,,angle,,of,,learning,,experiences.
The Academy enjoys very high employability among reputed organizations and a high status in India most prestigious provider of education & training for the fashion and related sectors. A number of PAF alumni are in key positions in the industry all over the world. The Academy takes pride in its high caliber faculty, outstanding track record in student exchange, international networking & placement.
October 2006 β December 2008
ORIENT CLOTHING COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED-WOVEN GURGAON, HARYANA (INDIA)
Manager Product Design & Development
Orient Clothing Company Private Limited is globally recognized for its product innovation and stronger customer orientation.
The Company has ten fully integrated manufacturing plants in Gurgaon, capable of producing value added garments in woven & knitted fabrics, having trained workforce of 5000 persons with 2100 machines.
Design and R&D:
β’ Develop collections for the upcoming seasons, based on the fabric / color / styling forecasts, collected & compiled by traveling to various international fairs and buying samples of the relevant product of various brands. Keeping the technical aspect / production feasibility / customer look in consideration.
β’ Preparing/ presenting seasonal collections (in-house & off-shore) to overseas buyers and designers. Supported by story / color / trends boards prepared on graphic software
β’ Handled all responsibilities related to yarn, trims, styling, also considering the technical aspect, production feasibility as well as customer expectations.
β’ Involved in sourcing, allocation, & development of various yarns from international market/Local market
β’ Identified cost effective vendors/suppliers for the procurement, maintained yarn library & cost indexes
β’ Developed new sources by attending major international yarn fairs
Marketing & Business Development:
β’ Presented seasonal collections (in-house & off-shore) to overseas buyers and designers
β’ Maintained records of styles developed / season, revenue expenditure, hit rate in terms of styles turning in to concrete orders and per style costing, done as per the set parameters of the company
β’ Targeted and developed new customer base, by studying their best selling products over past 4 seasons and presented samples on the same lines in competitive price points
β’ Constantly involved with the sampling division to achieve the right weight, handle, tension and look on various knit structures and specialty yarns like Lycra or Nylon Plating, Single Count Yarns, Total Easy Care Wools, Viscose Blends, Cashmere Blends Etc to meet the washing standards of customers
Customer Relationship Management
β’ Maintained cordial relations with customers to sustain the profitability of the business
β’ Maximized customer satisfaction level by on time delivery, monitoring customer complaints, providing efficient services
β’ Handled customer grievances and resolved issues
Coordination & Upgradation:
β’ Liaised with the various design cells of the group globally and updating the division with new techniques and product innovations regularly
JC Penny (USA), Gap (USA), M&S (UK), Wal-Mart ASDA George Clothing (UK), Next (UK), Tesco (UK), Matalan (UK), Primark (UK), H&M (Sweden)
β’ Sweaters (Varying from basic shapes to Cut & Sew, Fancy / Blended Yarns, Mixed Media Techniques, Washes, Prints, Various Types Of Embroiders and Gauges Etc)
β’ T-shirts of various weights / kinds of fabric and value addition in terms of AppliquΓ©s, Prints, Washes, Finishes
β’ Woven Top and Bottoms
April 2006 β August 2006
Designer, FS Sweaters (SQ Group) Bangladesh.
FS Sweaters Limited in Maona, 60 kilometers from Dhaka. One of the largest sweater producing export house in Bangladesh, with 3 sweater facilities in & near by Dhaka. Housing 4,000 flat bed-knitting machines over 3, 5, 7 & 12 gauge. A company known for its professional approach towards the fashion industry. In view of demands for shorter lead times and to be responsive to fashion trends SQ has recently ventured into the backward linkage industry with a yarn dyeing project, Color Master Limited, to strengthen its core business.
April 2004 β March 2006
Designer, SPL Sweaters and SPL Limited (woven) Faridabad, (India)
SPL Sweater was the pioneer in development of the Sweater business in North India. Had 1500 flat bed knitting machines. A facility adhering to the ethical, technical and ecological codes of conduct with the output of 120000 pcs per month.
June 2002 β December 2003
Creative Line, Ludhiana, Punjab, (India)
The Creative line Brand is owned by Creative Line International Private Limited, through constant liaison with suppliers, retailers and with companyβs associates the company has every aspect of development cycle of designing and manufacturing, founded in 1991 Creative Line has built up a good reputation for providing the finest quality merchandise at the best possible value
β’ Successfully delivered marketing plans through precise information on latest trends and fashion in apparel industry.
β’ Visited customer abroad Like M&S, Matalan, and Tesco for presentation and business development.
β’ Developed and maintained strong relationship with local as well as international clients
β’ Awarded most commendable entry in IWS-competition-2001
β’ Won appreciation award from the audience for collection-delicate splendors
β’ Appreciation award for range for the teenage girls (Springsummer-2002), sponsored by Sai baba textiles, Mumbai.
β’ Post graduate in Knitwear Design and Technology from National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Mumbai (2000-2002)
β’ M.B.A. in International Trade, through DL from Symbiosis (Pune ; INDIA) (2002 β 2005)
β’ Five Months Internship at PICADILLY FASHIONS at Toronto, CANADA (March 2004 β July 2004)
Office Automation : MS-Office Package
Graphics Tool : Adobe, Corel (version-9.0), Photoshop, Fashion painter, Adobe illustrator
Date of Birth : August 22nd, 1980
Nationality : Indian
Languages : English, Hindi and Bengali
Permanent Address : 0/3, Link Road, Kamlesh Bhawan, sector-28, Faridabad, Haryana, INDIA-121002