About the Host Organisation
This ethical fashion brand is one of the few organisations of its kind in the world that is Fair Trade USA and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, as well as being the only PETA approved menswear brand in the world. Based out of Kolkata and New York, this fashion brand takes pride in the Make in India movement and sustainable fashion. Now venturing into the production and distribution of ethical womenswear, bags and other creative fields, such as homeware, the organisation is looking to expand its target market and it’s reach throughout the world.
The organisation’s ethos is centred on creativity and free movement and therefore seek talented individuals who want to explore creative work in a broad sense.
About the Internship
As the Fashion Design intern, you would be expected to brainstorm ideas on designs and collections which would include developing new products and following their cycle from inception to distribution. You will be an integral part of the development stages of the products with prospective involvement in factory visits, sampling and vendor visits to assess and maintain product quality.
What We Are Looking For
For this internship, we are looking for penultimate or final year students and graduates who must meet the following requirements:
- Currently studying for/ have completed a design related degree
- Experience in or understanding of the requirements of product development
- A keen interest in fashion
- Good attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Self-motivated and proactive worker
What You Will Gain
During your internship, you will gain a thorough insight into the many facets of working in a fashion brand. In addition to being positively challenged in an Eastern work culture environment, you will gain valuable, hands-on work experience; developing products from the idea to distribution stage, monitoring production, sampling and experiencing vendor negotiation. You will learn from experienced, passionate, inspirational people from a diverse set of backgrounds. Above all, you will be a part of an experienced, motivated team who are more than happy to support you in all aspects during your time living and interning in Kolkata.
Your Internship Location
Kolkata (Calcutta) is India’s second biggest city and locally known as India’s intellectual and cultural capital. It boasts dynamic new-town suburbs with grand shopping malls whilst retaining the traditional colonial-era architecture, horse racetracks and some of India’s finest golf courses. The former capital of British India is regarded as the friendlier of the metropolises and is the ideal place to experience the mild, fruity tang of Bengali cuisine.
Interning with Pave allows you to participate in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the world, India! India is the second most populous country, the world’s largest democracy and a rapidly emerging economy primed for even further growth. Immense opportunity for professional development awaits you as companies seek to expand into new markets, strengthen their communications strategies and scale their businesses.