Junior Product Developer / Garment Tech

Halfpenny London
Greater London, UK
Posted 11 days ago
Full time

Job Purpose

Working to assist the Product Developer in developing, finalising, and checking patterns from SMS samples to PPS for all Halfpenny London collections.

You will also work closely with the Atelier, Design and Production teams to ensure all deadlines are met in order to produce in a timely manner.

To have a comprehensive knowledge of the Halfpenny London standards, and ensure these are met through regularly revised processes, quality of product, and professional conduct.

We work in a fast-paced environment, so willingness to learn, take part in all aspects of the fitting process, and a passion for your work are key. There is a lot of invaluable experience to be learnt as part of our small team, so this is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Assist in the creation of a high-quality fit and pattern that satisfies design, customers and manufacturers.
  • Assist with the maintenance in consistency of quality and fit across all collections, updating and introducing standards and procedures in a supplier manual
  • Take ownership of the product and all issues related to it through evaluating the quality and costs and through recommending and discussing product changes.
  • Communicating clearly and efficiently, ensuring all patterns have the desired finishing and specification requested
  • Oversee mock-ups, toiles and samples alongside the Product Developer and Atelier Coordinator
  • Responsible for grading notes and passing over key information relevant to each style.
  • Seasonal development of curve fit and grading
  • Work in line with the team critical path
  • Ensure all pattern measurements are taken accurately and updated in the spec sheet.
  • Assist in the sign off of final pre-production fits with the Creative Director. Sealing patterns and specs for bulk production
  • Updating tech packs from production fitting, ensuring that all data is up to date and correct. Communicate fit, quality and construction requirements to manufacturers through fitting comments.
  • Maintain the pattern library
  • To work alongside the Design team and Production team to give technical guidance where needed


  • Responsible for note taking during fit sessions, ensuring accurate information is passed from initial design stage through to pre-production fittings.
  • Follow up with pattern amendments
  • To measure in samples ahead of fittings and to review samples on the stand, giving any initial comments relevant for the fit session as well as checking that previous fit commends have been followed
  • Assist with fit model bookings and castings

The Candidate:

You are intelligent, optimistic, aesthetic-driven, and solution-oriented person who thrives from working with a luxury product.

  • Must have proven experience in a similar technical role and pattern cutting
  • Understanding of fabrics, technical components and sewing techniques
  • Skills on Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Excel
  • Highly passionate about product innovation and product quality You will operate in a professional manner, as a proud representative of Halfpenny London, and the culture of the brand. This means bringing a problem solving attitude, a friendly approach, and a courteous manner in all dealings.
  • Strong communication skills able to collaborate with multiple departments Personal accountability and integrity
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills to meet all seasonal deadlines
  • Eager to learn and adapt to new systems and processes

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