Georgina Davies
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Georgina Davies

Freelance Fabric Developer
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Georgina Davies
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Georgina Davies

Freelance Fabric Developer
About me
Highly organised and motivated individual with a background in the fabric purchasing areas of the fashion industry. Passionate about creating the best outcomes within the boundaries set by the role, and pushing for improvement at every opportunity. A good existing knowledge of purchasing, working within a fast paced high pressure team and good at multitasking. Currently interested in freelance creative roles with a development and admin base
Work history
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    Freelance Fabric Development and BuyingGeorgina Davies
    Freelance
    Currently interested in short term or part time freelance opportunities as well as collaborations. Experience in fabric buying in the high end and luxury sector across womenswear and menswear
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    Fabric and Trim BuyerNicole Farhi
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    · Managing the path of fabric development from proto development through SMS stage and into sealer ensuring all departments have the raw materials they need in order to hit the key dates in the development critical path across the menswear and womenswear collection · Supporting the design team with developing and sourcing the correct raw materials for the collection · Liaising daily with external suppliers and agents to source and develop cloth as well as negotiate production minimums and costs · Working alongside Product Development and Merchandising to ensure that the selected fabrics meet the commercial needs of the business as well as fulfilling the creative brief set by the design team · Reacting to feedback from Merchandising and Product Development to redevelop or resource when lower costs are required · Analysing previous sales figures to ascertain areas which can be developed more within the range and discussing previous problems with production in order to ensure previous production problems are not repeated · Working closely with production and the garment technician when the collection is handed over from sampling to production to make sure all necessary information is correlated and any foreseen problems are communicated · Working to a set budget for the season and regularly reporting back to ensure all parties know of the current level of spending. Regularly updating a tracker to show the projected cost based on order quantities and the correlation of this figure to final invoice amount · Daily use of Excel for costs management, order raising, seasonal analysis and trackers for workflow management
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Skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Admin
  • Buying Experience
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Fashion Print
  • Product Development
  • Fabric Development
  • Fabric Construction
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Purchasing
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development - 1st ClassLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    · Final year project focused on sourcing British fabric and trims to create a fully UK sourced luxury collection. Worked closely with UK mills and companies to assess the viability of this concept · Four year degree focusing on design, product development and garment realisation. Including pattern cutting, Garment making, design and basic costings · Winner of Sony Ericsson mobile technology design project - winning design chosen by Sony Ericsson and Maria Sharapova appeared in the window of Liberty with Maria Sharapova, global press was achieved