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Textile Designing

Creating design for woven and knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics is known as textile designing. Textile designers are often involved with the designing and production process of the designs which are used in clothing and interior decor items.


Career Options

  • - Design studios - Textile mills - Export houses - Textile dyeing and printing units - Fashion garment houses - Export units - Freelancing for government and private firms - Cottage industries
  • small scale industries - Entrepreneurship

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Creative imagination and flair - Self-belief and self-motivation - Manual dexterity to use tools such as chisels with precision - Good networking skills to help promote their work - Physical fitness as the work is often strenuous - Self-discipline to meet deadlines - The ability to work alone or in a team

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design - Master's Degrees in Textile Design

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Working Conditions

- Demands of unique designs - Long Working hours - Direct interaction with a client or during shows - Traveling Opportunity

Top Companies

Successful Persons

Masaba Gupta

Masaba Gupta is a known designer. She did her graduation from Mumbai’s SNDT Women’s University in 2009. During her graduation she studied Apparel Manufacture and Design. Masaba Gupta launched her self-titled label Masaba that same year, debuting as part of Lakme Fashion Week’s Gen Next show for up-an-coming designers.

Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar is a famous name today. She started her career in fashion from a small fashion business in Kolkata. Initially she started her business with two small tables and hand-block printing techniques. In 1960 and 70s she begun with designing bridal wear and finally moved into the international market in the subsequent two decades.

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