There is plenty to be gained working at Fashionizer but best thing is the amazing team. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, I felt like a proper member from the start. This meant that I wasn’t afraid to ask for help and therefor learn more. I felt comfortable asking for new tasks and responsibilities when I felt ready and could shape my internship so I could get the most out of it.
Being a small company means that I’ve been able to witness and get involved in the full critical path, seeing garments starting out as an initial concept, developed into a fully functioning garment, and produced and sold to clients and customers.
This internship has also been really useful in terms of broadening my understanding of different types of design and garment construction, for example, I’d never had an opportunity to work on luxury tailoring before!
I’d recommend an internship at Fashionizer for anyone who wants a broad and in-depth experience at a small brand as the variety of work is huge and you can really make what you want of your time at Fashionizer.
After studying abroad in London over two years ago at the London College of Fashion, it had always been my dream to return to the bustling, fashion-forward city to pursue a career. After a lot of hard work and applications, I was beyond excited to accept an internship offer from Fashionizer just months after graduating from Lasell College, located in Boston, MA USA, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Production.
My favorite thing here is that I’m never doing the same thing (or just one thing for that matter). Whether it’s being the voice of our social media platforms, helping the design team cut patterns and sew toiles, creating and editing our new websites that just launched, putting together photoshoots, or editing flat boards on Illustrator – there’s never a dull moment for me in the office. I’m really progressing my skills in all aspects of the fashion industry, from design to marketing, to production.
Moving to London (again) was a big step for me, as this time I was living on my own, and the reality of being an adult really hit me. It took a while to adjust to everything here, as London is so similar yet so different compared to Boston. Not to mention getting adjusted to the metric system once again was a brain twister. As tough as it is to be a likeable American in the UK, I walked into Fashionizer with warm greetings and smiles.
My Fashionizer Family (that’s what I like to call them) has been nothing but supportive of me as they are a group of kind, smart, and genuine people, and they are a huge reason as to how I got so comfortable here so quickly
Being able to touch base with everyone in different departments really increased my knowledge of the overall fashion industry and how the production process works for a business like Fashionizer.
As a graduate wanting to gain experience in the clothing industry, Fashionizer was the obvious choice when it came to choosing my next fashion internship. I wanted an opportunity to challenge myself and as a company committed to achieving high standards it was clear to me upon arrival that I would be responsible for ensuring I got what I wanted out of my time here.
Fashionizer is a small organisation that can achieve close relationships with its customers and suppliers and as a result the Fashionizer team is no different. When it comes to learning how a business starts with a design concept and ends with a high quality garment, there is no better place to put yourself.
From day one I was treated as a member of the team and given the opportunity to tackle tasks in order to better my knowledge of the production process.
As a part of my role I’m charged with packing and sending goods to both our factories and clients whilst acting as a point of contact with our courier services. It was impressed upon me how much I was valued as a part of the team when I was given the opportunity to reorganise the distribution process. In my experience as an intern it is rare for a company to be so willing to give the reigns over to someone new but in the case of Fashionizer they welcome new ideas and processes that can help them achieve their goals. In my four months here the amount I have learnt about the design and production process has been invaluable.
The first month in the office was a constant learning process as I got to participate in tasks such as packing customer orders, sending production out to factories, helping in the sewing department, QC’ing garments and carrying out stock takes. My time here at Fashionizer has been fantastic in terms of learning and gaining experience that I can take on with me through my career and I would highly recommend my position to anyone else wanting an internship where they really get to participate and make a difference. Hannah studied BSc (Hons) Fashion Technology Graduate at Heriot-Watt University.
I started my internship at Fashionizer less than two months ago and I have already learned so much. Being a French student, it has been a challenge to work in a different environment using a different language but I have enjoyed it very much. Living in London, a multicultural city that never sleeps has been a huge blast and time has passed so quickly.
The team at Fashionizer have not hesitated to give me a lot of responsibilities since day 1 and I have had the opportunities to work on several different projects: newsletters, brochure, Google Adwords, SEO… I also attend every marketing and sales meeting which allows me to integrate in the company like a real employee. I learn a lot of things everyday on Photoshop, websites, and the fashion and spa industry – no day is alike.
I enjoy working at Fashionizer because the team is very friendly.
Everyone is available to answer my questions and I enjoy the convivial atmosphere. My internship gives me the chance to apply what I have learned at university but to be honest, I have already learnt much more about marketing working here than being at university for several years.
Majorie studied Master Grande Ecole at Rouen Business School
In terms of personal training and development completing a internship at Fashionizer compares to no other. Day 1 of my internship involved a company induction followed by a further 4 days on-the-job training plus opportunities to attend networking events and access to webinars; all invaluable assets to enhance your CV for future employment. The learning experience was incomparable to my peers and I decided to extend my internship instead of working at a new agency prior to returning to University.
I would recommend completing an internship at a small organisation like Fashionizer because it allows you to build better relationships with colleagues, feel like a crucial part of the team and also broadened your knowledge of not only marketing but all aspects of the organisation including sales, production and design.
You have a lot of responsibilities made clear by daily, weekly and month tasks. As the internship progressed I began working on campaigns on a project-by-project basis on top of my set tasks, the campaigns varied from producing a video about the bespoke design process to working with graphic designers and web coders implementing an overhaul of the websites.
Not only has the internship moulded me into a competitive candidate for future employment it has also been a year I have thoroughly enjoyed. With supportive managers and friendly colleagues anyone creative and keen to learn will enjoy the working environment.
Tamsin studied BA (Hons) Public Relations student at Bournemouth University
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