Manager, Fabric


This position supports the research and development, design, and merchandising teams in seasonal development of fabrics. This role requires a candidate to interact with multiple cross functional partners, as well as overseas offices and fabric suppliers. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment. Be extremely organized, clear communicator and have a high taste level.



  • Manage/ follow up with HK/ SHA for all adopted fabrics throughout product cycle (from concept/ adoption through bulk).  Lead proto and sms ordering process and be able to trouble shoot and react quickly. Find sub fabrics, working closely with internal pattern room and design.
  • Highlight potential testing issues and partner with sourcing team, overseas fabric team and mills to trouble shoot and resolve fabric quality issues in order to meet TB testing requirements.
  • Liaise with merchant/ production on liability utilization.
  • Vendor base strategy management to build mill fabric and leather vendor matrix (shared w/ director and HK team).
  • Work with design to ensure adopted fabrics for main line/ show are in line with merchant needs and target price points.  If adopted qualities are above target price will work with vendors to re-develop original or counter source through HK.
  • Review all sms cuttings against original approved standards for sms/ bulk approvals with director and VP.
  • Counter source options from archives/ library and HK fabric teams for any basic/ core fabric requests based on original garments (vintage or retail) and tear sheets.
  • Attend local and international trade shows and mill appointments.
  • Creation of fabric archive and materials library.
  • Review all fabric or leather developments, trials and hand looms with design for approval with director and VP.
  • Competitor research and analysis.
  • Clear understanding of supplier capabilities and good supplier relations.
  • Good technical understanding.
  • Seasonal research, organization and prep for Tory Meetings and sign offs
  • Brand understanding and brand awareness
  • Thorough and experienced HK office correspondence and liaison.


  • BA or equivalent.
  • Experience with PDM.
  • Clear understanding of supplier capabilities and good supplier relations.
  • Strong technical understanding.
  • Brand understanding and brand awareness
  • Must have experience working and liaising with Hong Kong.


Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. 


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