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Fashion/ Sample Coordinators

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fashion/ Sample Coordinators co-ordinate sample production, interpret fashion designers' sketches and buyers' requirements, devise sample making standards and recommend the machinery and attachments to be used. They are also responsible for liaising with other departments for patterns, raw materials and accessories for the production of new samples.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Communication and co-ordination skills

Fashion/ Sample Coordinators must be able to demonstrate good communication and co-ordination skills in fashion sample making.

Multi-tasking skills

Fashion/ Sample Coordinators must be able to prioritise and handle multi-tasks.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • normally have a higher diploma or a bachelor's degree in related field, such as fashion design or fashion image design


  • usually have some work experiences in related occupation

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Fashion/ Sample Coordinators sometimes work overtime to monitor the project's progress, or to ensure deadlines are met.


  • Computers with visual aided and drawing software
  • Photocopiers

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