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Activewear Designer

Knix Wear

Knix Wear

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024
Knix is a direct to consumer intimate apparel brand that is re-inventing intimates for real life. Through our innovative products and our engaged community, we are empowering people everywhere to be unapologetically free. Launched in 2013, we are one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and globally recognized as an innovator within the apparel space.
Knix is looking for an Activewear Designer to own the product design process from concept to production. As an essential part of the Product Design Team, you will be responsible for R&D, sketching, fabric exploration and prototyping. This is an exciting opportunity; integral to the growth and success of the Knix Active collection.

About You

  • You take initiative to find solutions & are resourceful.
  • You are proactive and can identify challenges while also proposing effective improvements in building and elevating products.
  • You can provide technical direction in the development of new products.
  • You can ensure that products meet the brand’s fit & quality standards.
  • You're collaborative & pursuing product excellence while meeting specification standards.
  • You've strong time management and can work within timelines and to meet deadlines in accordance with sourcing team
  • Above all, you’re proactive, positive and inspired by Knix and our mission.

The Opportunity

  • Collaborate with the Senior Design Director and Design Manager to create original, innovative designs that accurately reflect our design philosophy.
  • Participate in seasonal product and concept research to help identify key trends that will translate into meaningful products that resonate with our customers.
  • Work with Product Design, Technical Design and the Sourcing Team to observe the seasonal calendar, as it relates to the company calendar to ensure launch dates are on target.
  • Partner with the Textile Innovation Manager on research and performance of new fabrics, constructions and finishes.
  • Partner with Merchandising Team members to execute on line plans and ensure designs meet targeted price points.
  • Establish and execute prototype sampling information, including fabrication, trim, colour, graphic applications, style, detail, and fit requirements.
  • Monitor the development of prototype samples and interact with Technical Design and Sourcing to exchange ideas and ensure timely completion of each project.
  • Contribute to live fittings with the Technical Design Team to perfect fit.
  • Travel to vendors as needed to contribute to product research and development.
  • Partner cross functionally with Brand Creative and Marketing to ensure strong storytelling of product and collection releases.
  • Present seasonal line reviews to stakeholders across the organization.
  • Provide product knowledge presentations on a seasonal basis to various stakeholders across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design.
  • 5-7+ years of experience designing including experience in activewear.
  • Proficient inAdobe Creative Suite (Illustrator & Photoshop), Excel and Google Documents.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to manage processes.
  • Extensive Garment construction knowledge.
  • A keen eye for product design and trends with an appreciation for innovation and a modern athletic aesthetic.
  • Self-starter, driven by enhancing the consumer experience through superior product craft.
  • Curious about material, trim and form innovations and finding creative ways to utilize them in product enhancements.
  • Offer newness to the design process through exploratory thinking and executing.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a team and maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Superior knowledge in applying and performing design skills, including product sketching & illustrations, concept ideation, colour theory, use of texture, print and visual presentation development.
  • Passionate about the future of fashion and manufacturing and understand the ethical fashion landscape.
  • Extremely organized and effective time management and multitasking skills.
  • Enthusiastic, can-do approach, no- task-too-small attitude, willing to wear multiple hats in a small team environment.
How we Hire
Our people are what make Knix, Knix! Our people are passionate and have a strong belief in our mission. Our people are naturally curious and ambitious by nature. Employees feel respected and supported at Knix. We take an inclusive and equitable approach offering the same interview experience to every candidate we meet with. Knix is an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate everyone and their intersecting identities. We know and believe that diverse and inclusive teams empower us to make better decisions and inspire innovation so that we can better serve our customers and community. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply.