Joshua Riches

Head of Swatch and Sample Department

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom


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  • Fashion
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Critic
  • Journalism
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Fabric
  • Pattern Making
  • Sewing
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history


Head of Fabric Swatch Department

Henry Bertrand

Jun 2013
  • - Supervising the sampling of luxury fabrics to send to important international clients - Advising directors and colleagues on colour matching and alternative qualities for clients - Training new colleagues and interns - Managing, updating and archiving the vast and ever-growing library of fabrics - Creating graphic work for mailers - Illustrating my own designs for visualisations of garments in specified fabrics - Managing and updating the company social media pages in my spare time


Intern Assistant Pattern Cutter

Sruli Recht

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • - Deconstructed complex draped first toiles by the designer to create flat-patterns - Communicated directly with the designer and the Head Pattern Cutter - Constructed toiles and assisted at every fitting to be advised how to edit the pattern - Worked directly with Sruli Recht to pattern-cut and entirely hand-sew the showpiece - Created fabric manipulation samples from the designer’s ideas



Fashion Design

Bath Spa University

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Design, pattern cutting, drape, IT skills


Art and Design

Hereford College of Arts

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
  • Art, design, textiles, print