Apparel Designer


  • Rochdale  
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    7 July 2024  
    Posted on
    6 June 2024  

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Apparel Designer to join our in-house “Own Brand” Design team at Footasylum’s Head Office in Rochdale. We are home to multiple brands across men’s, women’s, kid’s and accessories.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2/3 years’ previous experience working within a Highstreet fashion role. This should be supported with a relevant portfolio.

This role gives a great opportunity to the right candidate to work on Footasylum’s “own brands” such as Zavetti Canada, KWD, Alessandro Zavetti and many more, with excellent progression opportunities.

The Team:

We are a rapidly growing team of diverse talented individuals with a passion for all things fashion. Our aim is to help create an environment where you can achieve, progress and develop. You will be supported in your journey, and we will celebrate your progression with you


  • Research & contribute to the creation of seasonal collections collaboratively with Brand Manager / Buyer - including researching customer profile/ new trends/high street competitors with a focus on commerciality for brand awareness and regional awareness of brand-consumer
  • Work with the Senior Design team to help create a design strategy for each brand/season, trend overviews, and design collections. You'll take ideas from the initial design concept and demonstrate advanced understanding of clear concise technical CAD design specifications, creating within specified time frame.
  • Working closely with our “own brand” Buyers/ brand managers and Product developers to participate in fit sessions
  • Full understanding of Children's safety standard guidelines and feedback to the team
  • Working with factories in Turkey/China/Pakistan and building strong relationships and assisting on branded development and production trip (may include weekends)
  • Travel to both UK stores and overseas on development trips for inspiration (may include evenings and weekends)
  • Maintaining planners and PO’s to ensure orders are sent and the development and production overviews are up to date
  • Attend weekly trade meeting and feed back to the teams
  • Monitoring and supporting the Junior Designers to deliver clear concise technical CAD design specifications, checking Tech packs before sending
  • Self-motivated and have good time management with the ability to adapt


We recognise and value the importance of diversity to help make sure we have lots of different perspectives when we are building products and services. We know that this will help us build useful and accessible things which our customers will love. This is great news for our business. Diversity for us is also, importantly, about building happy teams full of people that want to learn and want to be inspired by each other and our different experiences.

Recruitment Process:

We review applications on an individual basis, and if we feel you would be a good fit we’ll invite you to meet with the leadership team for an informal chat about the role, and to see if we’re a good fit for you.

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