Today I handed my Indigo project to be marked. It was a great relieve. I enjoyed the project very much and learnt to manage my time a little better. Even though my fabrics did not come out the colour I wanted them to, I was still very happy with the outcome of the collection. I worked hard to pull it all together and I look forward to my results.
My ambition for my final project is to design a collection of bridal wear. When I leave university I want to set up my own business as a bridal wear designer making one off pieces for customers. At first I will design for a range of people, but the more successful I become, I want to solely make ethical and sustainable bridal wear. I want to design dresses from sustainable and ethical resources as I have respect for the environment and strongly believe that others should have that same respect. At the end of the day we are all native to this world. Sustainability relates to my work and the way I live. It is politically and has financial importance to all industries. Both these reasons have great importance especially with the recent recession. Sustainability and ethical fashion also means a lot to me because of humanitarian reasons.
I am very happy to announce that I have been offered a interview in April in London for a workplace in August! I am over the moon and very happy with myself. I received my invitation for an interview a few hours after sending my email.
Dear Sophie Gabbett
My name is Katrina O’Brien and I am currently in my final year of my Fashion and Textile design degree, at Colchester School of Art and Design. I was very interested to read your advertisement for your Sales Intern work placement that I saw advertised on the University of the Arts London website. I am very keen to work for Foundation due to your reputation of being such an ethical fashion company. For the last four years I have been working towards a career in ethical and sustainable fashion.
I am currently writing my dissertation on sustainability and my chosen question is “Can the fashion and textile industry be more sustainable using modern technology?” My previous essays for my degree were also along this topic. Katherine Hamnett has been a leading inspiration to my work and thanks to her I have a greater understanding on how the industry works. I have briefly looked at supply chains when researching material for my written work. I have an understanding on processes used on garments and how most fabrics are made. I am always looking to further my understanding of the industry.
I have many strengths as a person and one is the ability to stand on my own two feet. At the age of 19 I moved to the UK by myself while my family was in Ireland. I financially support myself while many of my university peers rely on help from their parents. I am committed to success and I am determined to achieve all my goals. I have a love for knowledge and am always keen to learn.
I have enclosed my CV for consideration of the Sales Intern work placement post. I am available first week of September to start the
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