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Job Opportunity: Ginger Root Design Sewing Positions

Job Opportunity: Ginger Root Design Sewing Positions

Ginger Root Design is a local shop that offers tailoring and eco-friendly design by ReVamp for both men and women. In addition, the shop sells art, jewelry, and accessories made by local artisans. They are currently looking for sewers to join their team.

(via Ginger Root Design)

Tailoring: The available tailoring position will involve a variety of standard alterations of men’s and women’s clothing. Our sewing shop specialty is creative “re-purposing” and “re-imagining” of damaged or unflattering clothes. The available position offers potential growth towards working on more of these inspired projects.

Piece work: The available stitching positions will assist us in producing our DC-sewn, eco-friendly house line. For home contractors, we pay by piece, and require that the first garment is constructed at our shop so that we are on hand for any questions and quality control. To sew our line at home/an alternate location, contractors must have access to a serger, multi-stitch sewing machine, and an iron. We provide all materials, but you need to provide equipment (needles, pins, bobbins, etc.). Stitchers working at our sewing shop will have set hours, depending on our current production schedule, and will use our machines and notions.

**We’re looking for someone with a sunny outlook on life (like our own!), great work ethic, who’s excited by new challages, and genuinely enjoys sewing. We love what we do, and we want you to as well!

Requirements for all available positions:

A minimum of two years professional stitching experience is required. Relevant schooling (either technical college or university) is strongly preferred, but additional experience in tailoring or theatrical costume shops will suffice. Applicants should be comfortable with home and industrial sewing machines, sergers, a variety of hand stitches, and most standard alterations (hemming pants and jacket cuffs, taking in the waist of pants and side seams, rolled hems on dresses, etc.). Knowledge of garment construction is essential.

A sewing test will be administered as part of your job application, and will include:

  • Sewing a lapped zipper and an invisible zipper
  • Rolled hem on a lightweight zipper
  • Hand sewing sample of slipstitch, slant hem stitch, cross or “X” stitch, shanked button, and a snap.

 

Applicants should e-mail their resume and a short note about themselves to jobs@gingerrootdesign.com.

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