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It comes as no surprise that many of the jobs that were once performed for designers during fashion week are now being outsourced to companies overseas. Ever wonder who’s survived? I stumbled across this article early in the week and found it interesting to see what designers still look for at home – perfect embellishment, unique leathers, and precise patterns. Know of any other fabulous jobs that help out designers, we’d love to hear about them!

Photo courtesy of New York Magazine


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    Sep 21, 2010, 08.31 PMby popbabe7

    The “petites mains” making lace for fashion designers in Paris…

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    Sep 21, 2010, 01.58 PMby tanitisis

    I met a woman in Montreal this past spring who makes leather prototypes for some very big-name designers—-handbags, etc. The design house sends her an early draft of the pattern, she makes it up, and they proceed to tweak the patterns from there. I thought it was a really amazing job. Unfortunately, it isn’t full-time/living wage work… she also teaches classes at a local college.

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