Production Stitcher

Company Overview

Dark Garden Unique Corsetry

Dark Garden Unique Corsetry Website
Dark Garden creates beautiful ready-to-wear and custom corsets and clothing in our Hayes Valley workshop and retail boutique. Autumn Adamme established Dark Garden in 1989 and is known amongst corsetieres as the “Godmother of Modern Corsetry.”
Our gowns and corsets have been seen most recently on the red carpet of the Met Gala as foundation for the works of Moschino (2019 & 2021), inHollywood on Christina Aguilera, Kelly Osbourne and Dita Von Teese, throughout San Francisco’s post-modern cabaret nightlife, on countless alternative and traditional brides not only in San Francisco but also in Europe and elsewhere in the United States.
In 1994 Dark Garden moved to its present location in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Autumn and Dark Garden take pride in contributing to the community of the San Francisco Bay Area by currently employing over a dozen local people as cutters, stitchers,
fitters and production coordinators. In 2019 we also opened a second retail location in New Orleans. All work from—design concept through to garment completion—is done at the Hayes Valley shop.

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Hours: Part-time
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  • Industry: Apparel and Sewn Goods
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  • Position is Entry-level
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Job Duties

Cutting with a rotary blade multi-layered ready-to-wear, made-to-order, and bespoke corsets in fabrics such as poplin, matched laces, wools, and silk brocades, and silk satins
Stitching corsets in the above fabrics utilizing a variety of seam techniques
Working efficiently to best make use of time and materials
Adhering to client deadlines within the context of a larger production cycle
Working in a shared space with other stitchers and team members
Use of project management tools to communicate project status

Job Requirements

Expert sewing skills with an emphasis on consistency and accuracy
Understanding of well-defined quality control policies & willingness to amend own past work to meet company standards
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must be completely comfortable creating work for clients of all sizes, abilities, genders,etc
Basic computer applications
Self-awareness in creating an ergonomic space and habits and a proactive approach to physical self-care

Skills/Experience Preferred

Compensation

$20 hr.

Benefits

Benefits include partial health coverage after a probationary period (full time positions only) and discounts on shop merchandise.

Hours

This position is available for 30+ hours a week. Generally Monday-Friday.

Resume Required

Yes

Cover letter Required

No

Other Application Requirements

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.
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