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22 Mar 2024

81Eighty-Apparel Design/Product Developer

🇺🇸 Frisco, TX, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

81Eighty is seeking an Apparel Design/Product Developer with a trained eye for fashion and strong understanding of apparel design. The Apparel Design/Product Developer will be an integral part of the design team, working closely with our Merchandisers, Account Mangers, and leading Associate Designers to create high-quality product. The person in this role will have high standards for developing and maintaining crucial product development and principles, while bringing with a passion for design and positive attitude.


  • Creatively design multiple product assortments among several categories, working directly with Sr. Creative Merchandise Manager and Senior Creative Artists. Including but not limited to, apparel, accessories, and headwear.
  • Lead both external facing design presentations and internal facing design presentations with Accounts team.
  • Work closely with Creative Art and Technical Design teams to bring creative designs from concept to delivery.
  • Develop and maintain design organizational standards.
  • Manage and develop all fabrics and trims working closely with global vendors to find the best quality and price.
  • Generate and maintain tech pack BOMs for all styles, utilizing PLM system to oversee daily tasks.
  • Manage color approvals ensuring all garment components follow brand standards.
  • Communicate with global vendors to solve production/development issues.
  • Maintain clear and timely communication with the applicable vendor base with detailed follow up.
  • Develop and maintain a clear understanding of the customer and uphold standards for each client.
  • Work within calendar to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Consistently demonstrate and uphold our values to make 81Eighty a great place to work.

Qualification Requirements

  • Degree in apparel manufacturing, product development or apparel design related field.
  • 5 years’ minimum experience working in Product Development and/or Design.
  • Must have development experience as well as understanding of the apparel production processes and fabric/trim development.
  • In depth knowledge of fabric, apparel, materials, construction and fit.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient in basic office software and preferably PLM experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills while maintaining high work volume of work.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced setting.
  • Dedication and commitment with the ability to learn new skills and adapt to change as our customer’s needs or business model changes.

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