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- What is the specific role of a knitwear designer?
A knitwear designer plans and produces clothing and other items, such as accessories and soft furnishings, in a range of yarns and wools. They combine an innovative approach to textiles with a practical view of the end-products as usable garments. Knitwear designers are usually involved with overseeing the production and manufacturing of their products. Many knitwear designers progress to running their own labels and providing goods direct to customers through a shop or e-commerce outlet. A smaller number of these designers are employed by large commercial companies to design clothing and other products on a larger, commercial scale. Typical work activities for a knitwear designer include:
Applying a practical knowledge of a range of wools, yarns and other materials in producing specific designs and products.
Working with equipment, such as domestic or commercial knitting machines and specialist PC software.
Managing and overseeing all business activities, if self-employed.
Liaising with outlets and shops and organising delivery of products.
Meeting with individual clients to plan and design a piece of work.Providing workshops and courses on knitwear design and production techniques.
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