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Raw Material

The Raw Materials Team researches, develops and globally sources knits, wovens and yarns for NPG Brands adhering to the seasonal trend direction and price points. The team is comprised of Raw Material Developers and Assistants. The Raw Material Team works with NPG Designers and Product Developers to provide brand right material options, considering cost, aesthetics and country of garment manufacture. The Raw Material Team is responsible to gather the material details, confirm that the materials meet Nordstrom Performance Standards, orders sample yardage for proto development, review bulk fabric submits for quality approval, and are the main brand contacts with textile and yarn mills. The Raw Material Manager is responsible for maintaining the Brand's material sourcing matrix and researching new suppliers
as needed.

Raw Materials Process