The GIII Apparel Group

  • Fabric Manager, Karl Lagerfeld Paris Sportswear and Suits

    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    GIII Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi's, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others.


    GIII also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories.


    GIII Apparel Group is currently seeking a Fabric Manager to join it's Karl Lagerfeld Sportswear and Suits team based in New York City!


    Job Objective:

    • Research and develop new seasonal fabrics.
    • Review fabric submits for color and quality from development to production.
    • Ordering and tracking of SRS yardage, proto yardage and lab dips/strike offs & handlooms.
    • Manage and understand the  fabric development process through to production.


    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Set up fabric appointments and meetings.
    • Research with designers fabrics for the KLP lines.
    • Develop relationships with a variety of fabric vendors.
    • Make and issue seasonal color cards by delivery.
    • Ordering  and tracking of SRS yardage.
    • Communicating on an advanced level and coordinating with mills , design and factories on ready dates and shipping information of SRS fabrics.
    • Oversee color development of solid fabrics, and comment on lab dips for color approval and direction into bulk.
    • Oversee fabric /textile development of yarn dyed fabrics from development through to production.
    • Comment on Print strike offs for production ( print artwork is sent by the CAD person).
    • Keep very organized records of fabrics developed, lab dips, SRS references and bulk submits.
    • Execute seasonal excel  fabric development charts for frequent status meetings.
    • Keep very organized information on fabric details for costing meetings.
    • Have knowledge of mills within the price range of KLP and work within those, when there is a more expensive fabric , have the knowledge to research counter sourcing.
    • Communication with production on fabric information, content, finished, washes, minimums etc.
    • Keep internal fabric library organized and up to date.
    • Communicate with design team on quality and color issues during the development and production process.
    • Issue and communicate bulk reference approvals to both mills and factories that will cut the fabrics.
    • Organization is very key to this role.


    • Bachelor’s degree in textiles, design or equivalent experience preferred
    • Minimum 5+ years in textiles industry working with fabrics
    • Very detail oriented and ability to drive to completion with strong communication, organizational, and problem solving skills
    • Clear understanding of general fabric development process
    • Solid fabric construction knowledge across a specialized area (i.e. woven, knit, yarn, trim) and general fabric construction understanding across woven and knits
    • Clear understanding of dyeing, printing, and finishing techniques
    • Computer literate in Microsoft office programs and fashion base computer applications.


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