Textile and Apparel designing is one of the fields within the field of fashion designing. One needs to use their creativity and imagination to design unique apparels while keeping in mind the current fashion trends. An apparel designer needs to be up- to-date with the ongoing developments in the fashion industry as well as keep a close eye on the market and wants of the consumer. Another important skill that designers must possess is the ability to design different types of clothes and dresses using both paper- pencil as well as computer- aided designing (CAD). Textile and apparel designers may work with export houses, fabric manufacturing units, and related businesses.