Who are we?

Smirodava SA Roman is a factory with 46 years of experience in flat knitted garments. 

Our main activity is the manufacturing of sweaters, waistcoats, jackets, dresses, twin sets and other similar items in different knit stitches. The production is made in our own space (area of 6000 sqm) using electronically controlled flat knitting machines. Smirodava's maximum capacity is 25,000 units/month, 90% being exported.

The products are made based on our own designs or based on designs supplied by our customers. Our professional sampling department permanently tries new raw materials and new structures of knitting. Following the shapes trending in international fashion, SMIRODAVA has a well-defined style and its own personality, our name being recognized on the knit-wear market.

We are using only high-quality yarns from Romania or from the EU (Italy, Spain, Germany). Yarn composition is wool, mohair, cotton, viscose, acrylic and blends (wool blended with silk, alpaca, linen, acrylic and the cotton blended with natural silk, linen, acrylic). We use only quality, on trend accessories (beads, staples, zip fasteners, buckles, buttons)

The factory has passed all social and technical audits carried out (BSCI by Intertek, SEDEX by SGS, SESEX by SGS) and we have implemented the Quality Management System the Quality ISO 9001:2001 since the year 2004. Smirodava ranks among the top 5000 most reliable companies from Romania according to Coface Intercredit experts.

In brief: Established in 1977

Export Markets: Canada (Aritzia), United States (Krimson Klover), United Kingdom (Finisterre, Baukjen, Hush)

Number of employees: 90

Turnover 2022: 1.5 million euro

Maximum capacity: 25,000 pcs/month

Export: 90% of the capacity

Gauges: 3gg, 5gg, 7gg, 14gg

New! Smirodava Sustainable Fashion Internship Opportunity

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and resourceful intern to work alongside the small engineering and management team during the summer of 2023 around May to June. Start and end dates are flexible, along with the part-time hours. This position will be in-person at the Smirodava factory in Roman, Romania. Compensation will be according to the local minimum wage. We are looking for an undergraduate student who is studying Sustainable Fashion, Sustainability, Business, or any related disciplines. The intern will work closely with the team to assist with routine reports, such as monthly reports pertaining to national and international environmental regulations. The student will also assist with other sustainability-related projects, such as monitoring internal waste collection and recording data. 

In addition, the intern will work with the team to identify and collect data pertaining to the factory’s sustainability-related metrics. These will then be summarized and shared on the company’s website on a page that will be designed by the intern. The target audience for this information is the company’s potential customers and potential business partners. This could include topics such as internal recycling data, waste collection, and other relevant metrics. 

This position will allow the student to gain professional experience by working with a small team that handles many aspects of the factory’s manufacturing and management. The intern will learn about  environmental regulations and requirements, data collection, and provide ad-hoc assistance to the team.

Your qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in Sustainable Fashion, Sustainability, Business, or any other related discipline.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research and organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Comfortable working collaboratively and asking questions as needed.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Suite and Google Office

The intern’s responsibilities may include:

  • Support projects related to the collection of internal sustainability data and metrics, such as:
  • Assisting in weighing internal material waste and recording the data.
  • Verifying incoming invoices of the raw material inputs.
  • Monitoring and collecting data on how waste is sorted (textile, plastic, cardboard waste).
  • Calculating the amount of tax payment due to Agenția Națională de Protectia Mediului (ANPM, Romania's National Environmental Protection Agency) for the purchase of plastic bags.
  • Assist the Lead Engineer with writing and preparing various reports/invoices:
  • The environmental declaration at the end of the month which is submitted to the ANPM. 
  • Completing delivery notices for the waste management company regarding monthly waste production.
  • The intern will meet regularly with Lead Engineer and General Manager for guidance, updates on the intern’s project, and participate in relevant meetings. The intern may also assist with ad hoc initiatives related to sustainability.

If you are interested in interning at the Smirodava factory in the summer of 2023, please submit your resume and/or cover letter describing your previous work experience and personal interest in the opportunity. You may also include any relevant coursework. Please send materials to office@smirodava.ro for review.