TOP Sample Maker / Sewer



Vernon Hills, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Top of Production Sample Maker:

Sew the design following the Pre-Production Sample to create a complete garment in order to pinpoint any problems before the completed sample goes to bulk production.

What you’ll do:

  • Draw thread through guides, tensions, and needles; Replace and re thread needles and bobbins
  • Adjust machine functions according to fabric type
  • Follow design patterns and create a complete garment while identifying any problems
  • Inspect samples to ensure quality
  • Detect and report any errors
  • Perform basic maintenance on sewing machines and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • Work cooperatively with the team lead and independently manage workflow, reporting any production issues w/ management.
  • Flexible to take additional tasks as assigned

What you’ll need:

  • High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) preferred
  • 2-3 years of Top of Production Sample Maker Experience Knowledge, Skills required
  • Knowledge of Garment/Apparel manufacturing industry required. Must have experience following patterns on how to execute an operation
  • Experience handling different types of fabric and materials such as crepe, chiffons, silks and rayons
  • Experience with performing invisible zippers, baby hems, plackets, pockets, shirring, and/or welt pockets
  • Experience working with all types of products including jackets, coats, dresses, pants, tops and accessories
  • Knowledge of different sewing machines like single / double needle sewing machines, coverstitch, triple needle coverstitch machines
  • Flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary
  • Ability to follow all ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by the company and the department
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with peers and management.
  • Ability to read English

Essential Physical Abilities:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. for short distances.
  • Perform frequent repetitive finger, hand and wrist motions, sitting for long periods of time, as well as bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, squatting, pulling and pushing.
  • Able to travel across a variety of surfaces (stairs, ramps, uneven terrain).
  • Work Setting: Indoors, Environmentally Controlled

Hourly, Non-exempt: $18-21/hr DOE

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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