Careers

Bonham Strand is a family

Bonham Strand team hopes to take everything that is great about Hong Kong’s culture of bespoke menswear – its intimacy, camaraderie, and quality, and bring it to the United States.
You will not only be part of a close-knit team of tailors, seamstresses, and other consultants, you will also be interacting with customers on a deeply personal level.
Furthermore, you will be part of a larger social enterprise that empowers disenfranchised populations through apprenticeships and subsequent employment at middle income standards.
Bonham Strand believes massively in giving back to the community. Once fully established, nothing about our bespoke process is outsourced and the labor and money will stay in local community, indefinitely.

Bespoke Tailor

Bonham Strand USA
Philadelphia, PA

Posted: Feb 1, 2017

 

Description
Bonham Strand is looking for men and women with experience in the tailoring industry to work alongside fellow tailors, apprentices and sales consultants in Philadelphia. In this role you will craft bespoke menswear garments such as jackets and pants by listening to the customer’s vision for their garment and advising them on the best style and fit for it. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Take into account all of the customer’s input and offering your own expertise and opinions so as to create the best garment for them.
  • Fully craft and tailor high quality suits, sport coats, dress shirts and trousers.
  • Work diligently so as to complete garments in a timely fashion.
  • Follow quality control guidelines and rigorous garment inspection procedures.
  • Communicate clearly with customers and other members of the team.
  • Create a comfortable, welcoming store environment by cultivating relationships with customers and other store associates.
  • Maintain an accurate record of alterations completed, utilizing tools provided.
  • Educate customers and showroom personnel on proper fitting techniques
  • Ensure preventative maintenance of equipment and report any damage or broken equipment immediately.
  • Communicate supply needs to the head consultant to ensure all supplies are available at all times.
  • Maintain a positive, respectful, and professional work environment.

Compensation
Base salary & performance pay, commensurate with experience and sales conversion

 

Experience
Previous experience in bespoke suit making and tailoring required

 

Position
Full-time

 

Submit resumes and self-introductions to Billy Hanafee: billy.hanafee@bonhamstrand.org

Alterations Tailor

Bonham Strand USA
Philadelphia, PA

Posted: Feb 1, 2017

 

Description
Bonham Strand is looking for men and women with experience in sewing, mending and alterations tailoring to join the Bonham Strand Philadelphia team. In this role, you will help our Bespoke Tailors refine, improve upon and complete garments for men and women to the customers’ exact expectations. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide personalized service to each and every client, taking into account their needs and wants.
  • Deliver quality craftsmanship in tailoring suits, sport coats, dress shirts and trousers.
  • Work diligently so as to tailor and complete garments in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the garment creation process.
  • Cultivate a relationship with each customer so as to ensure a friendly store atmosphere and repeat business.
  • Communicate clearly with customers and other members of the team.
  • Be entrepreneurial in your approach to solving issues; take initiative and ask questions
  • Be novel in your approach to suggesting new marketing and sales initiatives.
  • Maintain a positive, respectful, and professional work environment.
  • Maintain a professional attitude with sincerity and enthusiasm.
  • Take into account everything the customer says and wants and offer your own expertise and opinions so as to create the best garment for them.

Compensation:

Base salary & performance pay, commensurate with experience and sales conversion

Experience
Previous experience in professional sewing, mending or tailoring required

Position
Full-time

 

Submit resumes and self-introductions to Billy Hanafee: billy.hanafee@bonhamstrand.org

Sales Consultant

Bonham Strand USA
Philadelphia, PA

Posted: Feb 1, 2017

 

Description
Bonham Strand is looking for fashion-conscious individuals to join our Philadelphia store as bespoke menswear consultants. In this role, you will be knowledgeable on current menswear fashion and assist our customers in choosing everything from the cut and style of their garment, to the season’s most popular fabrics available to them. In short, you will act as the connection between the customer and their vision for their garment and it becoming a reality. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide personalized service to each and every client, taking into account their needs and wants.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the garment creation process.
  • Maintain a professional, sincere and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Communicate clearly with customers and other members of the team.
  • Cultivate a relationship with each customer to ensure a friendly store atmosphere and repeat business.
  • Meet sales targets and record sales with the provided database tools
  • Provide feedback, ideas, and new initiatives to the store manager as to how Bonham Strand can be better improved.
  • Be entrepreneurial in your approach to solving issues; take initiative and ask questions
  • Be novel in your approach to suggesting new marketing and sales initiatives.
  • Maintain a positive, respectful, and professional work environment.

Compensation
Base salary & performance pay, commensurate with experience and sales conversion

Experience
Previous experience in fashion, fashion merchandising, retail, or styling required

Position
Full-time

 

Submit resumes and self-introductions to Billy Hanafee: billy.hanafee@bonhamstrand.org