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  • Packaging - Sustainability

    Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by Charlotte Hanna2 comments

    Sustainable practice in the packaging industry has long been one of the top priorities in ensuring that we are not adding to the already intense climate concerns. The pressure that packaging businesses are facing to embrace new and innovative concepts in driving products to have a positive environmental impact is clear. The idea of creating sustainable solutions to packaging isn’t a new concept, ...

  • Careers Advice - Common traits that are guaranteed to stall your career progression

    Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Whether you realise it or not, there are often common traits we all have that will be detrimental in the progression of your career path. It’s a huge misconception that it takes a big mistake to have damaged your career when in actuality it is often less dramatic than that. There are many obstacles throughout your career that can prevent you from reaching your goals you may be actually holding ...

  • Preparation for your interview – where to start?

    Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    Getting an interview is tough in today’s competitive job market. With more people applying for each job than ever before, it’s vital that you stand out from the crowd. Doing extensive research on the company you have been offered an interview for is essential to help make you the top candidate. Researching the company before you go for the interview will help you to: Talk more knowledgeably about ...

  • Want to know how to write a good CV?

    Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    CV advice Did you know, on average, recruiters spend just 75 seconds reading your CV? This means you have just over a minute to sell yourself and your strengths to the reader. This is easier said than done. Many CVs are rejected due to bad grammar, spelling or poor visual layout. So what makes a successful job application? Here are some tips: Length . Ensure your CV is no more than two pages ...

  • Brits could earn an average of £32,000 more a year by working abroad

    Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 by Charlotte HannaNo comments

    British workers could boost their salaries by over £32,000 by relocating overseas, new research by Good Move has revealed. All of the UK’s 14 most common occupations, from teachers to plumbers, are better paid in other parts of the world, with some workers even able to boost their salaries by over £100,000 by moving to a different country. The study, conducted by the regulated property buyer, ...

  • BBC Aricle - Business buzzwords: Decoded

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 by Charlotte Hanna1 comment

    A great article below from the BBC - Business buzzwords: Decoded Whether you are starting a new job or launching your own business, finding your way through the fog of corporate-talk in the office can leave you feeling dizzy and disorientated. There is really no need to speak in business-code, but your colleagues and collaborators might do it ...

  • Knitwear that blends seamlessly into the background

    Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 by Charlotte Hanna1 comment

    We love all things knitwear here at u&i, so just wanted to share this great feature from today's Guardian newspaper. It features Photographer Joseph Ford and knitting guru Nina Dodd and their collaboration about knitted camouflage. More examples of knitted camouflage can be viewed either by following this link to the Guardian or visiting the Joseph Ford website.

  • 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 design and ...