Tiina Ree

Production manager / Garment Technologist

Production manager / Garment technologist with multi-product experience across production management, product development, pattern cutting, design and textiles. Excellent team player with a supportive, positive and collaborative mindset. An analytical and systematic thinker with a passionate and innovative perspective to implement sustainable solutions within the production and engineering of garments. Believer in good fit, durable design and garment longevity.

Previous Brands
Charles Tyrwhitt
Work Experience
Production Manager
Jan ‘23 - Now

• Production Management Managing end-to-end production cycles for seasonal collections, ensuring quality, timeliness, and budget adherence. • Production and Collection Planning Scheduling, managing, and executing multi-seasonal production plans, aligning with runway shows and presentations. Overseeing the transition from collection development to production, guaranteeing accurate preparation. • Studio Communication and Factory Coordination Facilitating daily communication with factories and suppliers, ensuring smooth operations. Anticipating and addressing potential obstacles, promptly informing management to maintain seamless execution. • Sourcing and Budget Management Strategically managing supplier relationships and factory operations, maximizing resources within budget limits. Responsible for sourcing, purchasing fabrics and trims, and playing a vital role in annual budgeting and financial planning

Freelance Garment Technologist
Sep ‘22 - Jan ‘23
Self employed

࡟ Tech Packs Compiling garment technical packs based on physical garments or design sketches. Technical drawings, Spec sheets, Costing and cutting sheets, Labelling instructions, Construction details and manufacturing specifications. ࡟ Point of Measure Measurement sheets per garment category and drawing up how to measure guides for quality control purposes.

Garment Technologist
Jul ‘22 - Sep ‘22

࡟ Development Collections seasonal development from technical perspective. Setting up tech packs and ensuring the collections are produced to the highest standards. Garment fitting throughout development and production processes. ࡟ Standards Setting and implementing finishing, production and quality standards across development and production. ࡟ Blocks Managing blocks improvement project with internal pattern cutters, 3d development team. Improving blocks for consistent fit experience. ࡟ PLM integration Creating technical information for PLM system. Compiling and organizing information from measurement sheets, quality manual and templates for tech packs, BOM, and POM.

Junior Garment Technologist
Nov ‘21 - Sep ‘22
Charles Tyrwhitt

࡟ Shirts Department Full technical responsibility for formal and casual shirts department. Quality management in terms of testing, fit, construction, and production. Development of new styles, blocks, and fitting improvements. ࡟ Remote fitting Issued technical department remote ways of working plan for company and suppliers. Covering multiple departments during technologist absence. ࡟ Testing Management of risk assessment, testing, and care labels across departments. Collaborating with designers and suppliers for fabric improvements. Updating and reissuing Textile Performance Standards to suppliers. ࡟ Managing Mentored and trained technical

Assistant Garment Technologist
Feb ‘18 - Nov ‘21
Charles Tyrwhitt

࡟ Trousers Department Full technical responsibility of the department. End-to-end quality management in quality, fit, construction, and production. ࡟ Trousers Fit Project Relaunched the whole casual trousers product line with a new fitting concept. Set up new tech packs, patterns, grading rules, manufacturing standards, manufacturing methods. Factory visits. ࡟ Testing Bringing testing standards across departments and suppliers in line with each other. Ensuring all relevant testing is in line with CT testing standards. Managing wearer trial processes. ࡟ Packaging Project Worked in a team to ensure the packaging for all departments is as sustainable as possible without compromising the product quality – input on research, design, development and testing processes.

Garment Technical Admin Assistant
Sep ‘17 - Feb ‘18
Charles Tyrwhitt

࡟ Technical Assistance Supported technologist, buyers, and suppliers on creating and updating development packs, technical information and specifications. ࡟ Testing Assisting technologists in collecting and analyzing test reports, managing wearer trial process. ࡟ Fitting sessions Organizing, attending, and assisting on fitting sessions.

Freelance Pattern Cutter
Jun ‘17 - Dec ‘19
Self employed

࡟ Professional paper pattern cutting service for men’s and women’s wear ࡟ Development of paper patterns and sewing samples based on sketches ࡟ Fittings and pattern alterations ࡟ Prepearing blocks and patterns for factory use ࡟ Compiled technical specification packs, tech drawings, measurement charts, and grading rules based on requirements ࡟ Advice and guidance through design, development, and production stages on trims, fabrics and manufacturing methods

English - Work Proficiency
Russian - Basic
Estonian - Native
German - Basic
Education & Training
Tallinn University of Technology
‘20 - ‘22
Master of Science
MSc Design Technology Futures
London College of Fashion
‘14 - ‘17
Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Design Technology: Menswear
Tallinn Industrial Education Centre
‘12 - ‘14
Vocational Training Diploma,
Tartu Art College
‘10 - ‘12
Bachelor degree course,
Textile Art
Berlin, Germany