Cult Gaia is Hiring Freelance Knitwear Designer (Los Angeles)

Created in 2012 by Jasmin Larian, Cult Gaia designs beautiful heirloom pieces that will live in your closet forever. The cornerstone of Cult Gaia's DNA has been forged with the ideal of creating Objets d' Art that make you look twice. Since its inception, the company has grown from accessories into a full-fledged lifestyle brand, selling everything from ready-to-wear to shoes, a world of Gaia.

The Knitwear Designer manages and executes the design and development of each collection from conception to final prototype for assigned product(s). Is fully responsible for entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, specing, proto fittings and production comments through to bulk.


  • 3-5 years Cut and Sew experience required

  • Must have existing relationships with factories

  • Technical and conceptual Knitwear experience

  • Overseas development experience

  • Strong sketching ability to sell ideas

  • Contemporary taste level and strong eye for color

  • Excellent presentation, written and organization skills

  • Ability to adhere to key calendar dates

  • Detail oriented, proactive and organized

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a close team


  • Responsible for managing entire Sweater/Cut and Sew product line including market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, spec'ing and fit in collaboration with Head of Design

  • Understand the Cult Gaia aesthetic and translate it into brand appropriate product

  • Lead the seasonal development of conceptual stitches, in addition to identifying and sourcing new brand appropriate yarns and key silhouettes

  • Proactively execute and drive the sampling process to meet calendar deadlines

  • Communicate daily with overseas factories to develop swatches, provide fit comments and track seasonal development

  • Lead seasonal presentations through design boards, CAD artwork, swatches and garment samples

  • Work with Production team to spec and fit garments providing final specs that maintain original design aesthetic