The word textiles mean fabric or cloth. There are various ways and methods to produce or manufacture fabrics and finally the end use of textiles is endless. It is one very important invention of mankind next to plastic. My main intention to write this article is to create an awareness of The Textile Branch.
So if one plan to make a career in the textile field there are various branches he or she can choose from.
THE FASHION INDUSTRY
The most glamorous branch one has to be more of a creative kind and need to think out of the box. The job options again are varied one can enter the industry as Fashion Designers with the right education or even aspire to become a Makeup Consultant, Backdrop Designer or an Event Coordinator; it again depends upon the liking of an individual and his experience and dedication to achieve success in this line. This is a fast moving field and one always needs to be in track with the market and know the most happening thing to stay on. Fashion Researcher and Fashion Forecaster play a very important role in this line and are highly paid as they are the main trend setters
The apparel industry is one of the most important sectors of the economy with regard to investment, revenue, and trade and employment generation all over the world. The apparel industry in India has substantially diversified on the basis of fashion, climate, region, culture and fiscal factors. Indian textile is witnessing great growth and development in the industrial sector in India as well as abroad. The important segments covered in apparel industry include home decor and furnishings along with clothing and fashion accessories for kids, women and men. This sector needs skilled people as Pattern Masters, Cutters, Supervisors, Quality Controllers, the high end job is for Merchandisers who have to deal with the buyers and keep a track with the deliveries.
This branch is divided into
2. Weaving or Knitting
3. Finishing and Processing
One needs to take a degree or diploma in textile engineering to enter this industry. The more artistic ones can joins as Textile Designers, however nowadays one needs to be more apt with computer aided designing to enter this line.
Graduates with textile chemistry find careers in dyeing and finishing, technical services, research and development, quality control, product development, polymer science and environmental control. Most graduates of the with textile management program initially enter management trainee programs which can ultimately lead to plant or corporate management.
Other career options include technical sales, industrial engineering, product development, marketing, customer relations, human resources, and cost and inventory control. So one who has a degree in Textile Engineering can work as:
Retail involves the sale of goods from a single point (malls, markets, department stores etc) directly to the consumer in small quantities for his end use. In a laymans language, retailing is nothing but transaction of goods between the seller and the end user as a single unit (piece) or in small quantities to satisfy the needs of the individual and for his direct consumption.
This branch of textile trading is very important and one can find jobs as Visual Merchandiser, Retail Stores Manager with the right attitude and education.
One can find a place in the textile line right from the lower management to the higher management group, depending on the education and experience one has. Other related jobs for professionals mostly prevalent in textile sector follows:
About the Author:
Ms. Vanali Ballikar is a lecturer at the Garment Technology Department at Government Polytechnic Panaji.