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Seamstress (Independent Contractor)

Date Posted: May 2023

Location: Georgetown, Guyana

Job Description

Company Description:

Ruby Sampson is a womenswear fashion utility brand with storytelling prints, flattering garments and silk lined hair accessories. We design textiles, apparel and hair accessories for the US black haircare market. We exist to bridge the grooming gap for textured-hair women and build time equity so that you can devote energy to what matters. Our custom prints allow us to minimize waste and carefully select high grade silk and satin, to the exact quantity. Our brand is made in the USA and Guyana, supporting our local economies with fair, ethical wages.


  • Receive fabric and confirm inventory count
  • Reference sketches, photos and fabric swatches to produce accurate final garments and accessories
  • Cut fabric according to patterns (provided)
  • Sew garments according to size, color and material type
  • Affix notions and labels
  • Record final inventory before hand off
  • Coordinate transfer of products with Head Seamstress and/or local agents
  • Communicate availability and ability to meet deadlines 


  • 10+ years of experience sewing commercial, ready to wear garments and accessories 
  • 2 references of past or current clients
  • Certificate in garment making preferred but not required 


  • Control your time and continue working with other clients
  • Option to use company equipment including an industrial sewing machine and/or industrial serger
  • Competitive pay
  • Access to free commercial sewing patterns including Vogue, McCall and more in a wide range of sizes
  • Reimbursement on any project-related expenses
  • Press features

Who we are, how we work:

We understand you might be a caregiver for young children or aging parents and want to support you. We pay on time and fairly. We have reasonable production timelines and are open to negotiating a solution that works for everyone. We keep open lines of communication via WhatsApp group chats and weekly status calls. Our customers expect clean seams and high quality craftsmanship because they spend their hard earned time and money on self care. They know we only use grade A material and expect our best.

Ideal Candidate:

You’re our ideal candidate if you have a strong attention to detail, craftsmanship and professionalism. You can work with silk and satin. You can honor deadlines and communicate any upcoming delays or obstacles if expectations cannot be met. You have a growth mindset and are willing to make recommendations, find solutions and correct any errors when required. You double check your work and ask questions if something is not clear. You treat everyone with kindness and respect.