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Garment Production - Sewing Contractor



Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

We are looking for an advanced, experienced production sewer to join our team. As a critical member of our current Product & future Production team, your primary responsibility will be to manage product development and finishing in-house and also with external manufacturing and logistics partners. We're looking for someone with extensive experience in apparel production, patterns, and someone excited about the risks and rewards of joining a seed-funded startup.

About us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company building custom jeans for each consumer, on-demand. Our mission is to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Recently included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability.

What we're building

We’ve developed a 3D weaving machine and are turning those outputs into beautiful products. If you love complex sewing and patterning, we’d love to talk!

About you

You enjoy working on fast-paced and early-stage R&D and bringing high quality products to market. You thrive in a team environment, and are extremely detailed oriented and focused.Your work is top quality and are a great communicator.

What you’ll do

  • Sewing and Construction:
    • Operate industrial sewing machines and other equipment with a high degree of proficiency to efficiently sew garments according to provided patterns and instructions.
    • Ensure impeccable stitching, precise seam allowances, and flawless finishing details that meet or exceed the most stringent quality standards.
    • Sew various fabric types of fabrics (including but not limited to denim, looser weave wovens, among other materials), while demonstrating mastery of techniques for each material.
    • Execute quality checks on completed garments and after each step. Utilize your seasoned eye for detail to identify and promptly rectify any stitching or construction imperfections.
  • Production Planning:
    • Collaborate closely with the production team and product development team to meet production schedule and targets.
  • Cutting and Material Management:
    • Display expert-level precision in cutting and preparing fabric and materials for sewing, adhering to provided patterns and guidelines.
    • Exhibit resourcefulness in monitoring and addressing any material shortages or anomalies, ensuring the seamless flow of the production process.

Ideal Qualities

  • Impeccable attention to detail that stems from years of honed skill, translating to consistent delivery of unparalleled quality.
  • Proficiency in interpreting and implementing sewing patterns, technical drawings, and instructions.
  • An enthusiasm for creative problem-solving, both collaboratively and autonomously. Highly effective written and verbal communication skills..
  • Exemplary time management abilities, enriched by years of managing deadlines and optimizing efficiency.
  • Adaptability to accommodate fluctuations in the production process and workload.
  • A strong work ethic, characterized by reliability, punctuality, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Please note: a portfolio or comprehensive collection of past sewing work is expected to be provided during the application process. There will also be an on-site sewing proficiency test.

We are flexible on hourly commitment, open to both full-time and part-time. This is a 1099 contract position, for a proposed length of 6 months. The pay range is $25-35/hour, based on skill level.