Do you want to learn how to develop products for fashion companies in a sustainable and responsible way? Do you like developing products, sustainability and fashion? Then we are looking for you!
As Sustainable Product Development & Styling Intern, you will support The Sustainability Club in developing sustainable products for fashion, accessory and lifestyle brands.
The Sustainability Club is a Sustainable Fashion Consulting Agency. We help fashion brands to become future-proof, responsible and sustainable. With our team of international experts develop sustainable products and sustainability strategies for fashion and lifestyle brands.
For this internship we are looking for someone who can work independently, shows initiative, is flexible and loves results. We are a small, young and growing company and are open to your opinions, ideas and input. Besides being involved in product development and sourcing, you will contribute to the other work that The Sustainability Club performs in the field of sustainability in fashion.
You have an affinity with fashion; study HBO fashion or fashion & management, or want to gain additional experience (after your studies) at a company that specializes in sustainable fashion;
You are enthusiastic and pro-active;
You have good communication skills, time-management skills and you are good at organizing, planning and following up;
You work independently;
Are flexible and open to different tasks;
Good with creative programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator;
Work well with Excel;
You are in possession of a laptop in good working order;
Excellent command of the English language (speaking and writing)
This is an all-round internship, with a focus on product development, sourcing and sampling. You will support in the creation of technical drawings and spec-sheets, sourcing of new materials, evaluation of samples, quality monitoring and communication with workshops and suppliers. You also support in the design process; product meetings, mood boards, research and sustainable design methods.
You are in contact with producers;
Support the development of tech-packs for designs - working out technical details, bill of material, size specifications;
Attend design meetings, create mood boards for inspiration, work out different design options, work out sustainable design methods and provide input for the design process;
Attend product & sample meetings, map out adjustments visually and communicate feedback to production partners and ateliers;
You will be part of the entire product development process, from design to production - contributing in the areas of product (design and technical), planning and organization;
Responsible for quality control;
Responsible for maintaining and expanding the Sustainable Materials Library.
During this internship, you learn a lot about sustainability in fashion and you contribute to the development of products that meet sustainability standards. You will be part of a young, ambitious and inspiring company that makes a positive impact on the fashion industry. You will also experience how a Sustainable Fashion Agency operates and grows.
Furthermore, we offer:
An in-dept internship with a diverse range of tasks, lots of freedom and responsibility;
The opportunity to gain work experience and deepen your knowledge in the process of sustainable product development;
Broaden your knowledge about sustainability in fashion, sustainable design methods and responsible sourcing;
An internship of 3 to 6 months;
32 hours per week (4 days);
Inspiring work environment in the center of Amsterdam in the iconic building Het Sieraad;
Flexible workplace: office and home;
Great environment to work with good coffee, tea etc. and fast internet.