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Apprentice Sample Maker in Irvington, New York

EILEEN FISHER creates simple, sustainable, timeless clothes designed to work together as a system. We make our clothes with intention, supporting people to build their wardrobe meaningfully each season. And we make our clothes to last—and then take them back through our Renew team to be reworn and loved again, or through our Waste No More team, to be remade into entirely new felted designs. We believe in the fundamental potential of every person—our employees, our customers and those who make our clothes—and are committed to cultivating conditions that empower people. It’s all part of our commitment to doing business in a way that helps build a better industry. And a better future. EILEEN FISHER is one of the largest women’s fashion companies to be a certified B Corporation, which means we voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Values Statement As a founder led Company, our values are deeply embedded in and shape our culture. Our values are a shared responsibility embodied in every position and are intended to be woven into all that we do; how we approach our work and how we interact with one another. Our values support our commitment to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, and our commitment to Sustainability guides us to protect our limited natural resources, fight climate change, support human rights and social impact, and inspire the fashion industry to embrace circularity.

• We are authentic• We thrive in connection• We trust each other• We innovate through creativity• We are committed to the health of the whole• We are united by purpose

Position Summary

This role is in person 5 days/wk. at our Irvington, NY office

Develop the skills to sew samples for line development. Skills that will be developed:• Sew samples and provide feedback on improvements for production.• Analyze construction and determine best sewing methods.• Alter samples.

Develop the skills to sew and finish production for second-life accessories and garments.Skills that will be developed:• Production operations.• Preparation of cut pieces.• Sewing and finishing of production units.• Packaging.

Develop the skills to repair garments for Customer Repair program and garment alterations.Skills that will be developed:• Trim replacement or repair.• Knit & woven garment repair.• Sweater repair.


Required SkillsRequired Experience

Education 5-7 years of sewing experience desirable.

• Sewing experience• Pressing knowledge• Garment construction knowledge• Learning & growth aptitude for continued skills advancement • Excellent and concise communication skills• Detail and accuracy aptitude• Flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment• Build trust and partnership in collaborative working relationships• Aptitude to manage deadlines

Desirable Skills & Experience• Garment manufacturing knowledge

Supervises: N/AReports to: Sample Making ManagerHas Contact With: Technical Design

EILEEN FISHER, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.