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Darner

Aliases: Cloth Mender, Cloth Repairer

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Darner is expected to perform include:  

  • Repairing defective or damaged portion of cloth or garment by hand using matching thread and needle
  • Checking cloth thoroughly to locate defects and damages   
  • Dyeing thread to match colour and shade of cloth to be darned
  • Removing miswoven​ threads or knots by nipper   
  • Trimming ends with scissors to make mended portion look uniform with pattern of cloth
  • Pressing darned cloth or garment with electric or ordinary iron
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of the job role 
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, higher secondary

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of different cloths and garments
  • Proficiency in locating defects and damages
  • Well-versed with dyeing techniques
  • Competent with cutting, sewing and using needle and thread
  • Proficient in ironing clothes
  • Knowledge of pressing darned cloth or garment with electric or ordinary iron
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Artistic
  • Creative thinking
  • Eye for aesthetics
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

 Helper → Darner → Tailor/Designer

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 6,500 to Rs 8,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 1 year of work experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Textile and garment companies 
  • Self-employed
  • Local garment shops
KEYWORDS 
  • Cloth Mender
  • Cloth Repairer
  • Cloth Patcher
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157533.0600Darner
ISCO 20087533Sewers, Embroiderers and Related Workers
NIC 200895240; 95292Repair of furniture and home furnishings; Repair and alteration of clothing
QP ReferenceNot applicableNot applicable
NSQFNot applicableNot applicable
REFERENCES 
1

National Classification of Occupations Division 7

2

http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew

3http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/garment-finisher-jobs-in-ahmedabad-for-muhal-fashion-company-pvt-ltd-315221.htm
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