Knitwear Design Intern

Cobalt Fashion
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Are you a movement maker? Are you seeking new and exciting career opportunities?

Here is what you need to know about the job:

Ralsey offers a wealth of experience and an integrated approach to the US Knitwear business with the finest design expertise, product development, sourcing and market intelligence. The company takes pride in its ability to work closely with a broad customer base to collaborate, create and develop high quality, innovative design. Ralsey hosts a knowledgeable, energetic, creative team that is highly responsive to the daily demands of a fast-paced fashion and retail environment making it a major player in the private label knitwear arena. Ralsey, not your typical knitwear company.

Start Date:

July 2022

Hourly Rate:$15.00 per hour

Location:New York City

Duration:6 months

Design Responsibilities

All positions will be based strongly around the following responsibilities (dependent upon the account & team dynamics)

Account (department)-focused

  • Exploring and developing CAD skills (Prints, Color, Trend reports, Technical flats, Presentation line sheets)
  • Researching and analyzing trends in Color, Print, Pattern. Stitch, Yarn and Embellishment.
  • Seasonal Retail Reports (Researching retail and cultural trends, follow up and presentation)
  • Creating mood and concept boards using Runway, relevant Social Media and Design Research
  • Spec’ing (measurements, layouts, yarn and color) and participation in technical fittings
  • Yarn, Embroidery, Knitdown and Stitch research and development
  • Sourcing (Yarn, Buttons, Beads, Trims and other Design components)
  • Shopping, logging and returning conceptual Buy Samples and styling& altering silhouettes as needed
  • Visual Merchandising including showroom set ups & styling for presentations, validation handouts & look-books for customers
  • Attending Team meetings and Account presentations
  • Compiling tech packs, mastersheets and drawing layouts to send to Hong Kong Team.


  • Entering data into various systems and ensuring the integrity of the information
  • Formatting documents (Powerpoint, Word, Excel)
  • Performs general support duties including photocopying, organizing materials (binders, files, folders, filing etc), maintaining spec and sourcing folders
  • Daily communication with Hong Kong office via email including sending out styles
  • Sending packages to accounts as necessary
  • Logging in–house development and sample tracking & returning Buy samples
  • Maintaining showrooms and closets


  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Professional, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong CAD skills – Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Detail orientated
  • Good multi-tasker
  • Willingness to learn and dedication
  • Understanding of knitted garment construction
  • Building strong relationship with peers
  • Full Time role – 5 days/week
  • Adhere to company dress policy


If this sounds like you, Apply Now!

As an equal opportunity employer, we shall consider all applicants regardless of gender, age, religion, marital status, race, sexual orientation, disability, disease, pregnancy, or trade union and/or political affiliation, and disregard all factors deemed inappropriate by local law and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

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