A clothing/textile technologist works on the design, development and production of fibres, yarns and textiles. They carry out a range of technical, investigative and quality control work to ensure the end product performs to specifications.
They also work on the development of products, improving production efficiency and quality while liaising with those involved in the production process.
The textile and clothing industries are closely linked and end products range widely from clothing to household and industrial textiles.
Technologists in smaller organisations are usually responsible for both clothing and garments and textiles.