Womenswear Designer

Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities
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Frugi, the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, is looking for a Womenswear Designer to join our brilliant team in Helston, Cornwall.

Job Description

Your Role in a Nutshell

To work as part of the existing Design team to help deliver a beautiful ethically made and commercially viable range that reflects the brand values and meets company objectives.

Your Key Responsibilities


  • To design innovative and functional garments and products for our adult, maternity, lifestyle and childrenswear ranges with womenswear and maternity being the main focus.
  • To contribute some full repeat prints and product embellishment designs that appeal to our target audience and reflects the brand. Using adobe illustrator to create sketches and artwork details.
  • To play a significant part in developing the seasonal mood boards, colour palette, big ideas and innovation for each season through research of on-going and future trends, competitor benchmarking and colour analysis.  
  • Provide creative support during the product development process by looking for and implementing innovation in design to keep Frugi fresh and different. Work closely with Buying team to launch new fabric and techniques that you can implement within your designs.
  • Handover clear and concise design information to Garment Technology team for product technical packs.
  • Work with Garment Tech team to ensure samples fit correctly and reflect the design vision.
  • Manage allocated range overviews to ensure there is a balanced and commercial offering of product and colour that outfit well and sit together as a cohesive range.
  • Assess strike offs and samples where necessary, providing clear comments for suppliers whilst looking for new and better techniques to keep improving the Frugi product.
  • Travel on seasonal inspiration trips to various locations around the world and occasionally visit suppliers when Design support and development is required. Ensure clear and thorough reports are created and delivered back to team on all trips.

Emerging Manager

  • Provide support and direction to Design Interns and Assistants, where necessary.
  • Take an active interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of team members.
  • Begin to develop your own leadership and people management skills.

About You

With a background in Womenswear garment and print design you’ll be highly experienced in delivering exciting product innovations and have a good understanding of garment and textile design. You’ll be brimming with ideas to continue to improve the Frugi product range and have the commercial awareness to build a well-balanced collection. You’ll be computer literate and super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Essential skills

  • Highly experienced in Adobe Illustrator and a good understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and great attention to detail.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office.

Company Description

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 50 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

We have been earmarked by The Sunday Times Fast Track Ones to Watch list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards, expanded to more than 90 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, grown our turnover to £10m, donated over £100k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

Other Application Details

What’s in it for you?

  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary.
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • A share of the profits - if we have a good year, we’ll share it.
  • You’ll get a great discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our healthy workplace activities such as lunchtime walks, yoga, etc.
  • We hold regular company events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer fabulous career progression and development opportunities. As we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • We provide a slightly bonkers but very fun and exciting environment to work in.

How to Apply

Attach your CV, portfolio and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team. Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 31st March 2019. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

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