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Alterations Specialist - Chicago

Date: Dec 31, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Fast Retailing Group

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.


UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets worldwide including Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.


With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit and



If you welcome new challenges, have a drive for success, and embrace the responsibility of leadership—then you belong at UNIQLO!
Position Overview:

Clothing alterers, sewing professionals and tailors work with individual customers to create or fix clothing according to custom specifications and needs. In this position, the Alternations Specialist will be use their knowledge of fabrics, sewing, fashion and the marketplace in order to produce and alter clothing for customers.
Key Responsibilities:
Sew, join, reinforce, or finish parts of clothing using needles and thread or other materials.
Trim excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knives.
Draw and cut patterns according to specifications.
Fold, twist, stretch, or drape material, and secure articles in preparation for sewing.
Measure and align parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts.
Use different sewing techniques such as felling, tacking, basting and embroidery.
Sew buttonholes, or add lace or other trimming. Alters clothing to fit individual customers.
Working knowledge of sewing machines
High School Diploma or GED
At least six (6) months prior sewing/ fitting experience in an alterations or tailoring department
Maintain specified productivity guidelines
Strong communication skills, fluency in English mandatory
Ability to work a flexible schedule that meets the business needs, including evenings and weekends


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: Chicago || Illinois (US-IL) || United States (US) || Store Staff || Store Operations || UNIQLO || EX:OUT || UNIQLO ||

Nearest Major Market: Chicago