Western Cape
South Africa
2016-09-23 11:58:37

Job Description

Are you a fashion designer with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a flair for design?

If you are looking for an exciting international opportunity right here in South Africa and you have a positive attitude to design and life, we would love to hear from you! Rhumaa is an expanding high end fashion brand with International retail partners serving the European market.

Our head office is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and we have an African office in Cape Town, South Africa.

We are looking for new designers to join our Cape Town team!

About Rhumaa

Rhumaa is a socially responsible storytelling fashion brand. We work with talented up & coming artists from developing countries such as South Africa and share their art & stories through fashion. 

Every Rhumaa collection is crafted with the highest of quality and care; caring for our products from fabric selection to production. Rhumaa aims to produce fashion that means something, so every time a purchase is made, 5% of our sales goes to the Rhumaa Foundation. We closely partner and cooperate with ‘Learn to Earn’ who are a skills development and job creation organisation in South Africa. Read more.


We’re looking for a clever, creative fashion designer with great ideas. You will need to be a capable collaborator to help develop a strong brand vision and product. You will need to have excellent fashion design skills, have knowledge or a strong interest in the European fashion market, trends and styles, and you will need to be a real team player.

Skills & responsibilities:

Responsible and accountable for the design requirements across menswear and womenswear collections to meet the business needs. Working closely with the head of design, production manager and with the sales department to ensure all products are designed and manufactured in-line with the brands direction, price points and critical path.

Designing products which are on brand, aligned to our the target audience / consumer, price point, sales history and brand vision Using appropriate and relevant research to form a basis for the product range each season; including themes, colour palettes, silhouettes, fabric, yarn and pattern direction.

Understands and takes responsibility for meeting critical path deadlines in relation to design Producing designs using computer-aided design programme (CAD) Anticipate designs that will appeal to customers, trends and enhance our South African art prints.

Creating moodboards based on market and trend research, identifying key trends and incorporating these into designs that target our customers Ensuring you stay up to date with trends, changes in the market and competitor activity.

Analysing and keeping up to date with trends in fabrics, colours, prints and shapes.

Understand blocks and measurements for designs in order to get a right first time sample.

Understanding of fabric and garment construction.

Pattern making skills advantageous.

As a designer at Rhumaa you need to have your own design software and equipment.

You are a native English speaker and sound and willing communicator.

You have knowledge and/or experience about/with the European fashion market.

You are a real team player.

You can work on your own and independently.

You want to grow within an international team.

You are willing to go beyond the call of duty at times.


You will work on a freelance basis and start with a 6 month contract. You will work from our office in the Cape Town CBD.

Salary is based on experience.

Starting date: 01-15 October 2016

Apply NOW:  Send your CV & Design portfolio with a short introduction and why you think you are suited to work for us and should be considered for this position. Email your application to before 15 September 2016.

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