Apparel Designer - Bra Designer (Technical)

Fruit of the Loom
Bowling Green, KY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Design Services,Manufacturing

Fruit of the Loom,an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for anApparel Technical Designer - Bra Designerat its Corporate Headquarters in Bowling Green, KY

The Technical Designer - Bra facilitates the transition of bra styles from design concept and first prototype to final fit approval and ensures physical and functional fit are appropriately executed to achieve design intent. Collaborates with the Senior Technical Designer to lead fit sessions and is responsible for creating prototype patterns and base size grading. Proactively identifies fabric, pad, production, quality and timing challenges and provides recommendations to the Senior Technical Designer to resolve. Effectively communicates status, next steps and recommendations to Creative Designers, Product Development partners and external vendors


Execute the Fit Approval Process

  • Facilitate or lead fit sessions with live models to evaluate physical fit, body size and garment appearance.
  • Analyze fit session results and identify product and fit enhancements, including pattern fit corrections and fabric and component changes.
  • Ensure size and fit consistency within the brand and across product categories.
  • Collaborate with Creative Design to ensure execution of intended fit and function.
  • Timely and effectively communicate fit status to the Creative Design and Product Development teams to drive calendar adherence.

Effectively communicate technical development information and fit intent to vendors for production. Proactively anticipate timing, production, quality and fit issues and provide recommendations and solutions to ensure brand integrity. Engage supervisor when issues arise.

Participate in annual competitive assessments to obtain key bra category insights. Develop recommendations on fit, sizing, construction and function to drive product improvements for best in class fit, comfort and performance.

Facilitate the internal product fit and comfort evaluation process. Responsible for recommending questions, distributing garments, collecting feedback and recommending fit and construction changes prior to production.

Manage workload for assigned styles to include product storage management, product work area maintenance, project and status tracking, and reporting.


  • Bachelors or Associate degree in Design or similar field
  • 5+ yrs of experience in bra technical design
  • Strong knowledgeable of bra fit, pad development and pattern making, including grading and construction manufacturing methods
  • Proactive troubleshooter and problem solver
  • Proven track record of driving results through self and others
  • Superior organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and persuasive skills
  • Excellent computer skills – PLM, Illustrator and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel domestically

It is the policy of the Company to employ personnel entirely on the individual’s qualifications. Selections are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, pregnancy, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic characteristics, or any other protected status or any other category protected by federal, state of local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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