Profession textile sourcing merchandiser

Textile sourcing merchandisers organise efforts for textile producers from fibre to final products.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Challenging issues in the textile industry

    The efficiency aims and environmental issues posed by challenges in the textile industry.

  • Textile marketing techniques

    Creating, communicating and delivering value to customers of textile products and services.

  • Portfolio management in textile manufacturing

    The process of managing teams and projects in textile and clothing product development.

  • Textile printing technology

    Addition of colour partially, according to the designed pattern, onto textile based materials. Processes for adding coloured patterns onto textile materials using printing machines and techniques (rotary of flat bed screen printing or others, heat transfer, inkjet, etc.).

  • Properties of fabrics

    The influence of chemical composition and molecular arrangement of yarn and fibre properties and fabric structure on the physical properties of textile fabrics; the different fibre types, their physical and chemical characteristics and different material characteristics; the materials used in different processes and the effect on materials as they are processed. 

  • Textile technologies

    Textile technologies to design, manufacture and evaluate the properties of textiles.

Skills

  • Distinguish fabrics

    Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Measure yarn count

    Be able to measure yarn length and mass to assess fineness of roving, sliver and yarn in different measuring systems.Also able to convert into the various numbering system such as tex, Nm, Ne, denier, etc.

  • Distinguish accessories

    Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

Optional knowledge and skills

create mood boards textile finishing technology knitting machine technology dyeing technology braiding technology nonwoven machine technology manufacture knitted textiles check quality of products in textile production line research and development in textiles conduct textile testing operations