Rolls of fabric

Anna Turner

Textile Technician

Anna's job title is Senior Garment Technologist at Burberry

What I do

I take the garment from conception all the way through to the finished product – from sketches to garment fittings, to testing with customers.

How I became a technician

A typical day in my
working life

A surprising fact about my job

There are strict rules for testing garments, but I find it surprising that there are different testing standards for different countries. We have to be aware of this as we ship our garments around the world.

A little more about
my everyday role

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

It’s a big achievement when I help create multiple versions of a tricky garment, to get it where it needs to be. The most memorable one was a knitwear style that had been developed for our runway show. When it went to mainline production, it was so difficult to make. It was large strips of knitted fabric that were woven into each other, and we had to turn them into a dress. It was really tricky, but the finished product was beautiful and was used in one of our campaigns. I was super proud I got it to that point.

The next steps in my career journey

After seven years I am actually moving on from Burberry. I’ve been offered a job working for a brand called Aritzia in Vancouver, so my family and I are moving there in three months’ time.

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