New Talent

We are always on the lookout for talented designers to work either in-house or freelance. We recruit BA and MA graduates from degrees in Fashion, Knitwear and Textiles. We are looking for candidates who are intelligent, highly skilled, creative and have a flair in fashion design and styling. We are looking for hard working, dedicated, self-motivated individuals who have a love for the hands-on design process. We are a small design team and positions in-house are not always available, but we are always open to discussing freelance opportunities.  

From the experience and skills learned at Acorn, some of our designers have since gained themselves employment at companies such as, Burberry, Julian MacDonald, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Theory, Nike and Max Studio. 

We will post any available in-house positions on Facebook and Linkedin.


Knitwear Design

We hire designers to work in either the dubbied or domestic area. Candidates must be highly skilled and know all knitting techniques and capabilities of machines in either area. Must know how to fully fashion and use linking machine. Must have a good sense of fashion design and styling.


Textile Design

We are looking for designers who have skills in as many techniques as possible including: hand-beading, and embroidery, appliqué, fabric manipulation, machine embroidery and laser-cutting. Some knowledge of Photoshop/ Illustrator are required to be able to layout designs for Indian embroidery packages and to create machine embroidery and laser cut designs. If you have experience in Ethos program would be a bonus. Must have good fashion design and styling skills. Patternmaking and draping skills would be helpful.


Digital Print Design

Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills are essential. Must know how to use both programs proficiently. Looking for candidates with excellent drawing, painting, and photography skills. Must be versatile and be able to work in a variety of styles. A good eye for colour and sense of fashion are also needed.


Applying for positions

Please email: design@acorn-swatches.com a cover letter stating whether you are looking for in-house or freelance design and in which area you are seeking a position in our company; Knitwear (dubbied or domestic), Embellished Textiles or Digital Print. Please send to us a pdf file of your portfolio with a minimum of 5 images of your work illustrating both your technical, creative and fashion styling skills. As positions are limited, only the candidates who have demonstrated the qualities we are looking for in their portfolios will be asked to come for an interview. 

We will endeavour to reply to all applicants. Please be aware we are busy preparing for sales trips each month and 6 textile shows a year, so we may not be able to reply immediately.