Fashion Industry is an evergreen Industry and there are immense career opportunities in Fashion Industry but often people relate fashion with just fashion designing which is not true. There are many more opportunities in the fashion industry which makes it running and right from Designing of the product to the delivery of products to the end-user.
Fashion Industry is divided into various segments based on the value addition of that particular segment. Here we are going to explain the various players involved at various stages to deliver the final product
· Textile Industry
· Manufacturing Industry
· Trading Industry
· Retail Industry
The textile industry is primarily concerned with the design, production and distribution of yarn, cloth and clothing. The raw material may be natural, or synthetic using products of the chemical industry. Textile mills provide the raw material to make apparel and textile products. Natural and synthetic materials, such as cotton and polyester, and transform them into fiber, yarn, and thread. They form the basis for most textile production and commonly are made of cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber such as polyester. Yarns also can be made of thin strips of plastic, paper, or metal. The woven fabric portion of the textile industry grew out of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century as the mass production of yarn and cloth became a mainstream industry. Among the processes that these workers perform are cleaning, carding, combing, and spinning fibers, weaving, knitting, or bonding yarns and threads into textiles; and dyeing and finishing fabrics. Few major Job roles available in Textile Industry are :
· Textile Technologist
· Textile Designer
· Textile Manufacturing
The apparel manufacturing industry offers employment opportunities in a variety of occupations, As in most manufacturing industries, the process of creating finished products is broken into several steps. Workers in these industries usually repeat a small part of the manufacturing process, using tools and machines where needed. This allows manufacturers to create textile products from raw materials quickly and efficiently.
Patternmakers convert clothing designers’ original models of garments into separate parts that can be produced in mass quantities. They use computers to lay out the parts and draw in details to indicate the position of pleats, buttonholes, and other features, making adjustments as needed for different sizes.
There are other job works in apparel manufacturing like Textile winding, twisting, and drawing-out machine operators make yarn from this material, taking care to repair any breaks. Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators control machines that wash, bleach, and dye yarn or finished fabrics. Some of the Job roles in Garment manufacturing companies or export houses in India and China are as follows.
· Sampling coordinator
· Production Manager
· Assembly line manager
· Pattern Grading at CAD
· Quality Analyst
If you are into Garment trading business you’ll be selling products to the small retailer by having franchise or distributorship for a particular brand and you may have business opportunities to work independently or with the team
· Whole Sellers
· Buying Houses
Once the clothes have been designed and manufactured, they need to be sold. The business of buying clothes from manufacturers and selling them to customers is known as retail. Retailers make initial purchases for resale three to six months before the customer is able to buy the clothes in-store. Marketers are thus responsible for identifying and defining a fashion producer’s target customers and for responding to the preferences of those customers. Successful fashion marketing depends on understanding consumer desire and responding with appropriate products.
There are two types of Job roles in Fashions Retail
1- Front end Team: Marketer Skills
· Department Manager
· Store manager
· Area Sales Manager
· Zonal Head
· Country Head
· Retail Operation Head
· Visual Merchandising Team
2- Back end team: Operations & Analytics
· Retail Planner
· Product Development Manager
· Category Manager
· Quality Analyst
Clothing, apparel or fashion is the oldest businesses in human history where clothes are been exported to a different part of the world. India was famous for its cotton and China was famous for its Silk.
Fashion Industry is one of the biggest industries across the globe and its also one of the biggest employers across the Industries. If you are B Tech -Textile Engineering or have done any Fashion Designing course or diploma, then you may have lot of Job opportunities for freshers as well as experienced professional. Its one of the best paid and better job stability sector