We are hiring…. Sportswear developer

Sportswear Developer / Technologist – FULL TIME

We are a successful technical sportswear design and sourcing consultancy and also have our own brand of performance running apparel.

Our clients work in Cycle, Outdoor, Ski, Golf, Surf and general sports markets and we offer a turnkey solution to design, development, sourcing and production.

We are looking for a Garment Developer/Technologists to manage the development and production of our clients products from creation of detailed specifications, fittings, size & grading, critical path management and sample approval.

You will need to communicate to the factories on a daily basis via e-mail and resolve all development and production questions.

You must be computer literate with e-mail, word, excel and illustrator and have at least 3 years experience. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required and you must be able to work with the team and also be motivated to work alone.

In return we offer a highly competitive salary based on experience and excellent career prospects.

Please send your CV to stuart@blue-associates.co.uk, with a covering letter along with your current/past salary package and required package.

Blue Associates Ltd – ashmei. ALDBURY – HERTS

BLUE  ASSOCIATES

A consultancy of sportswear designers and developers that specialise in the production of performance sportswear

Established in 1997 and have been designing, developing and sourcing high performance sportswear for blue chip sports clothing brands around the globe ever since. Our products and clients often win “Best in Test” against their competitors due to the product we design and produce for them as we approach product design and development in a different way to most sportswear brands.

Working with sportswear brands in different sports we are ale to look at the sportswear market as a whole rather than focus our research into a specific activity. This allows us to share technologies, fabrics, research, manufacturing techniques and garment features from one sport that may not be obvious to another.

For this reason we are often brought into established high profile sportswear brands that have an internal sportswear designers and development teams to bring some fresh thinking and new concepts to the brand. Most of the product we are asked to design are their top tier, highest performance product.

We also work with many start up brands who have no idea about how to design, develop or source sportswear but have a great idea, route to market and funding in place. Many of these start up brands are now successful brands with some now established as brand leaders within their sports sector.

When we work with any client we ALWAYS start with a blank page and break each garment down into its basic ingredients, right down to which fibres to use to extract the highest performance for the end use. We then source fabrics from our library of technical mills around the world and if we can’t find a suitable material we start to develop our own specifying which fibres to use, how they are blended and the performance finishes required.

Once we have determined the fabrics we start to design the garment based on the required features and build style around these features. We also design and develop all the bespoke trims such as cord locks, buckles, buttons, adjusters and swing tickets.

Sourcing is predominantly Far East based as we find the quality, service, technology, infrastructure and price are all favorable over other alternatives and at the end of the day, if the product is the best quality and is the right price the you sell more, which means everyone wins.