Portfolio management in textile manufacturing


The process of managing teams and projects in textile and clothing product development.

Alternative labels

project portfolio organization and development
portfolio management in textile and clothing
project portfolio organization and development in textile manufacturing
project portfolio organisation and development
project portfolio management
project portfolio management in textile manufacturing
project portfolio organisation and development in textile manufacturing

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Essential knowledge

Portfolio management in textile manufacturing is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Textile designer: Textile designers conceptualise textile products considering visual communication and functional performance.
Textile printer: Textile printers perform textile printing operations.
Textile product developer: Textile product developers innovate and perform product design of apparel textiles, home textiles, and technical textiles (e.g. agriculture, safety, construction, medicine, mobile tech, environmental protection, sports, etc.). They apply scientific and technical principles to develop innovative textile products.
Textile colourist: Textile colourists prepare, develop and create colours for textile applications.
Fashion designer: Fashion designers work on designs for the haute couture and/or ready-to-wear, high street fashion markets, and more generally on items of clothing and fashion ranges. Fashion designers can operate in a specialised area, such as sportswear, childrenswear, footwear or accessories.
Textile technologist: Textile technologists develop and supervise production systems for textiles.
Clothing fashion designer: Fashion designers create concepts and make sketches by hand or using softwares of their creative ideas. They analyse and interpret fashion trends in order to propose new ideas with high aesthetical value. They perform forecasting and market research to put together collections. They build collection lines by operating mood or concept boards, colour palettes, materials, drawings and sketches considering among others ergonomical criteria, etc.
Textile sourcing merchandiser: Textile sourcing merchandisers organise efforts for textile producers from fibre to final products.

Optional knowledge

Portfolio management in textile manufacturing is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Clothing development manager: Clothing development managers define product concepts that are consistent with target consumer and overall marketing strategy. They receive scientific findings and specifications in order to lead the briefing and implementation of all relevant seasonal and strategic concepts, including distribution by channel, product, colour introductions, and merchandised assortments. They ensure realisation and execution within budget. They manage and execute the product line and category life cycle from concept determination through sales and distribution, contribution in research of market, industry trends to influence category concepts and products.
Knitting textile technician: Knitting textile technicians perform operations related to setting up knitting processes. They may work in weft or warp knitting factories, using digital information technology (CAD) for patterning. They work in cooperation with the physical laboratory technicians in order to ensure error free knitted fabrics. They are responsible for highest productivity rates.
Made-up textile articles manufacturer: 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.
Textile quality manager: Textile quality managers implement, manage and promote quality systems. They make sure that the textile products adheres to the quality standards of the organisation. Textile quality managers therefore inspect textile production lines and products.
Textile, leather and footwear researcher: Textile, leather and footwear researchers combine knowledge of material sciences, chemistry, physics, process technologies, management, and engineering to contribute to future innovations within the fields of textile, wearing apparel, leather, and footwear. They collaborate in multidisciplinary projects in order to combine findings from a diverse array of science fields for product development.
Textile shop manager: Textile shop managers assume responsibility for activities and staff in specialised shops.




  1. Portfolio management in textile manufacturing – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022