Made-up textile articles manufacturer

Description

Made-up textile articles manufacturers create made-up articles of any textile materials except apparel. They manufacture products such as home textiles (e.g. bed linen, pillows, bean bags, carpets), and made up textile articles for outdoor usage.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to made-up textile articles manufacturer:

soft furnisher
sail maker
soft furnishers
sunshade maker
tent maker
manufacturer of soft furnishings
carpet sewer

Minimum qualifications

No formal educational credential is generally required to work as a made-up textile articles manufacturer.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Made-up textile articles manufacturer is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Made-up textile articles manufacturer career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to made-up textile articles manufacturer.

sewing machinist
embroidery machine operator
sewing machine operator
protective clothing apparel manufacturer
clothing cutter

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of made-up textile articles manufacturer. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of made-up textile articles manufacturer with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

clothing process control technician
textile sourcing merchandiser
textile chemical quality technician
textile operations manager
clothing CAD technician

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of made-up textile articles manufacturer.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of made-up textile articles manufacturer.

  • Distinguish accessories: Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.
  • Assemble fabrics of large dimensions for outdoors: Assemble fabrics of large dimensions by sewing, gluing, or bonding, and high frequency welding. Assemble fabrics in order to manufacture products such as awnings, sails, tents, camping goods, textile billboards, tarpaulins, flags, banners, parachutes, etc.
  • Distinguish fabrics: Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.
  • Sew curtains: Sew curtains considering size of fabrics and striving for neat seams. Combine good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and physical and mental stamina.
  • Manufacture made-up fabrics for indoor usage: Produce made up fabrics for indoor usage by mainly sewing. Manufacture home textiles like pillows, blankets, curtains, bedsheets, table cloths, towels, and bean bags.
  • Decorate textile articles: Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.
  • Cut fabrics: Cut fabrics and other wearing apparel materials considering measures, placement of the fabrics in the cutting table in multiple layers, and making the most efficient usage of the fabric avoiding waste. Cut fabrics by hand, or using electric knives, or other cutting tools depending on the fabric. Use computerised systems or automatic cutting machines.
  • Bundle fabrics: Bundle fabrics and place several cut components together in a single package. Join related products and items together. Sort the cut fabrics and add them with the accessories required for assembling. Care for the adequate transportation to the sewing lines.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of made-up textile articles manufacturer. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of made-up textile articles manufacturer. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Embroider fabrics: Embroider fabrics of different proveniences or finished articles by using embroidery machines or by hand.
  • Sew pieces of fabric: Operate basic or specialised sewing machines whether domestic or industrial ones, sewing pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather in order to manufacture or repair wearing apparels, making sure the threads are selected according to specifications.

ISCO group and title

7533 – Sewing, embroidery and related workers


References
  1. Made-up textile articles manufacturer – ESCO
Last updated on October 19, 2022

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