fabric trim developer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -

Accomplished professional with experience in the automotive and textile & apparel industries. Excellent skills in product and process development. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional roles. Consistently demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and reasoning skills.

  • Fabric direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong market knowledge
  • Vendor relations
  • Superior communication skills
  • Extensive fabric knowledge
  • Self-motivated professional
  • High-profile brand exposure
  • Gerber computer system
  • Organized
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Troubleshooting proficiency
  • Performance tracking and evaluation
  • Collaborative
  • Project analysis
  • Organizational design
  • Trend and emerging brand awareness
02/2008 to Current
Fabric & Trim Developer Henkel Geneva, NY,

Responsible for working the internal and external design and color teams to develop fabric options for seasonal product opportunities for both Men’s and Women’s core styles, external design collaborations, and licensed styles. Communicating fabric development status to design, color, technical design, and purchasing. Issuing purchase requests for testing yardage, prototype and sales sample yardage. Collaborating with the quality and customs teams regarding development fabric specifications. Keeping current on fabrications and technologies relevant to the industry through mill visits, tradeshows, and industry publications. Continuously building textile knowledge and industry contacts.

03/2005 to 02/2008
Color Chemist Akzo Nobel Coatings City, STATE,

Involved in working toward getting newly developed interior and exterior automotive paint colors tested and approved. Processing formula requests. Preparation of samples using laboratory dispersion and blending equipment. Conducting application tests and preparing appearance panels for customers based on individual specifications. Researching color complaints. Maintaining documentation for newly developed and previously developed color formulas. Maintaining calibration equipment, spraymation equipment and spectrophotometers.

05/2000 to 09/2004
Textile Material Engineer/Colorist Kmart Resource Center -Quality Assurance And Technical Design City, STATE,

Materials sourcing. Conducting numerous physical and chemical tests on pre-production and production fabrics, textile colors, garments, domestics (bedding, curtains, towels), and softlines products (patio furniture, seat cushions, rugs, tablecloths). Conducting fabric tests (weight, fiber identification, thread count, yarn size, taber, abrasion, tensile, piling, shrinkage). Conducting color tests (crocking, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to weather). Improving upon and implementing new procedures. Evaluating test reports and providing necessary approval, corrective action, or rejection. Reporting results to vendors and buyers. Working closely with technical design to provide quality assurance. Internal and external customer service. Vendor audits.

Instrumentation: analytical balance, instron, microscope, taber abrator, pH meter, crockmeter, McBeth lightbooth, FTIR, atomic absorption

Expected in to to
Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Mi

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School Attended

  • Michigan State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Fabric & Trim Developer
  • Color Chemist
  • Textile Material Engineer/Colorist


  • Bachelor of Arts

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