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  • Why is it so hard for women to become CEOs in fashion companies?

    Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Charlotte Hanna1 comment

    Almost 80 percent of students at the world’s leading fashion schools are women. At apparel stores, nearly 75 percent of the workforce is female and they’re usually serving female customers, as women make about 80 percent of fashion-related purchasing decisions.Yet, only 12.5 percent of the apparel companies on the Fortune 1000 list are led by women. Fashion surprisingly performs worse than ...

  • 4 brands leading the sustainable fashion movement

    Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    The world’s first museum for sustainable fashion opened in Amsterdam this month shedding light on the fashion industry’s role in closing the loop. Although there has been a growing awareness among consumers regarding sustainable fashion brands, it’s still not the dominant market share. Recently, a panel discussion was held in New York City by Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and NPD to ...

  • Top 5 Careers in the Fashion Industry

    Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Charlotte Hanna1 comment

    Naturally a career in fashion is a glamorous idea. The industry is diverse with many different roles – a fashion job can be anything from running exotic photo shoots in far-flung corners of the world, to managing a trend-spotting blog in the fashion media. Here’s a rundown of our 5 top fashion industry jobs: Garment Technologist Garment technologist is an innovative job, working on the ...

  • 6 ways to get into the fashion industry

    Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    The fashion industry is notoriously difficult to get into. Although it is an attractive industry with great options, finding your big break into it is becoming increasingly difficult. Based on our experience working in the industry and asking some of our key contacts, we have put together 6 tips to give you the best opportunity of getting a job in fashion. 1 Get as much as experience as ...

  • What to wear to your job there is no dress code!

    Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Congratulations on your new role! Starting a new job can come with a lot of questions, and nowadays, the question of what to wear to work is more prominent than ever. As there is less formality and hierarchy at work than there was a few years ago casual offices are increasingly common. With that comes a plethora of new questions. What do I wear? How casual is too casual? Is it okay to wear ...

  • 10 Steps to effectively onboard a new team member

    Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    1. Plan your new hire’s first few days or weeks with the company This is especially the case with people starting positions that are new to them but also applies to people who are moving from similar jobs within the industry. Planning your new hire’s initial tasks allows you to focus on training them when necessary but also getting on with your own work. But also prepare to adapt to what comes ...

  • What will the fashion industry look like in 10 years?

    Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    The fashion industry is at a crossroads. Product turnaround and time to market is lightning pace, you can buy a new outfit before you even get up to start your day and get it delivered in record time. You can even return it and have it redelivered in a better size that better fits before whatever function it is that you want the outfit for. We’re seeing a rise in wearable technologies and ...

  • Tips for a brilliant CV!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    We all know how important it is to make your CV stand out from the crowd and tell potential employers what you’re all about. But how do you do it? Don’t panic because the lovely ladies at u&i Recruitment have put together the following tips to help you! Make it relevant. One size definitely doesn’t fit all. Tailor your CV towards the job or industry you’re applying for, it’s a really easy way ...

  • INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

    Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    INTERVIEW QUESTIONS  These are some of the standard interview questions that you should expect and be prepared for. Think through your answers before attending the interview, rather than being caught off guard during: Tell me about yourself? What would you like to be doing five years from now? Can you work under pressure? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why do ...

  • Season's Greetings

    Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Charlotte HannaNo comments