Fabric & Trim Development Assistant


  • Full Time

To apply for this job please visit thepangaia.com.

PANGAIA is a global collective of scientists and designers that creates premium, essential products from bio, lab-grown, recycled and natural materials. A digital-native and sustainable brand with proprietary advanced materials and technologies at the forefront. Driven by an incredibly dedicated, diverse and multinational team based between London, New York, Florence, with production facilities spread across Italy and Portugal.

Your role

As a Fabric & Trim Development Assistant, within our Research and Development team, you will be working closely with Design, Product Development and Production teams, assisting to develop all fabrics and trims in line with our strict sustainability standards, achieving our price targets and within our short deadlines. You will always be looking out for “what is next” and be the hunter of newness and innovation in the material science domain.


  • Communicate daily with fabric and trim suppliers, developing a variety of innovative raw materials
  • Work on visual boards and documents to present to Design, our CEO and Founder
  • Maintain the fabric, trim and colour archive
  • Update delivery, testing, colour trackers
  • Update online system with all vital raw material data

The Ideal Candidate

  • Dynamic, positive and hard-working with 1-2 Years work experience in a similar Fabric/Trim role
  • A strong understanding of the development and manufacturing textile process
  • Basic computer (MS Office & Excel) proficiency
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to guide suppliers in line with design/sustainability requirements
  • Organised and efficient, able to multi-task and prioritise
  • Good communication skills with experience of liaising with different internal and external parties
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work well within a team and build relationships across departments
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines


  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Pangaia clothing discount
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