23 Oct 2018

Freelance Sustainable Fashion Product Developer – NYC Based

Future Meets Present – Posted by Amer JandaliAnywhere

Job Description

Future Meets Present is a start-up innovation company that designs sustainable products, systems, and events. Our first product is the Braceletote – a small tote bag that folds up and becomes a bracelet. It’s a handy accessory that’s designed to replace single-use plastic bags during an urban commute. We are utility patent pending and planning to launch our first line in December.

We are looking for a product design intern with experience in textiles and an interest in sustainable fashion. The ideal candidate is excited to work on a solution to address plastic waste, comfortable with the
startup process, and ready to bring a product to the world that’s the first of its kind. The goal of this role is to produce a single-unit prototype that satisfies user needs based on feedback. You’re the right fit if you:

• Can sew single-unit prototypes to hand off to a small batch manufacturer
• Are excited by the iteration process
• Have a user-centered approach to design
• Are keen on supply chain sustainability and ready to source environmentally conscious materials
• Are down to earth, fun-loving, supportive, and collaborative

Requirements

• Sewing
• Working knowledge of garment construction
• Problem-solving abilities
• Active listening
• Sketching
• Design and trend research

Responsibilities

• Producing patterns and sample prototypes to be handed off for production (50% time)
• Researching + sourcing sustainable fabrics and materials (20% time)
• Creating mood-boards and inspiration for design concepts (15% time)
• Conducting user research, listening in on focus groups, framing user needs (15% time)

Offer

• This is a paid, 2-month internship @ $20/hr
• Flexible working hours that will average around 10 hours a week
• Office location: Centre for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street
• In-person and remote work
• Candidate will be immersed in the world of social innovation and sustainability, network with various startups, and will be provided with a list of accomplishments and content to include in their portfolio if needed

How to Apply

Sounds good? Please email: amer@futuremeetspresent.com

Job Categories: Environment
Job Types: Freelance

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