Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / UK company Pentland Brands helping young designers in career building

UK company Pentland Brands helping young designers in career building

17
Apr '21
Pic: Pentland Brands
Pic: Pentland Brands
Pentland Brands has joined hands with academic institutions across the UK to help up-and-coming designers kickstart their careers in these challenging times. The company is engaged in promoting designers through mentoring, teaching employability skills and providing opportunities to develop their portfolios. It is helping them test and refine their skills.

The company has become part of the UK Government Kickstart scheme, which offers funding for young people, aged 16-24, receiving Universal Credit. “We’re currently recruiting two new positions via the scheme – a Junior Motion Graphics Designer and a Junior Social Content Designer. Both will work in our Creative Talent team and, with the guidance of our creative talent manager Laura Bromley, work on live briefs from across our portfolio of sports, outdoor and lifestyle brands,” the company said.

Bromley also works closely with design students across the UK to help them get the best out of their CVs, interviews and portfolios. “We’ve recently partnered with the University of South Wales to provide fashion communication students with personalised interview, CV and portfolio feedback,” Pentland Brands said.

This year the company is hosting several creative careers talks, including lectures at the universities of East London, Lincoln and Coventry, as well as the Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Futures programme and Manchester Fashion Institute’s employability week.

“We join forces with universities across the UK to support design students with live briefs. We’re currently working with students at Ravensbourne University, who have taken part in a live brief to design a miniature collection of outdoor accessories for Berghaus. These briefs help young creatives showcase their work and gain advice from our in-house designers,” it said.

Pentland Brands has also donated fabric and outerwear to support a project run by Nottingham Trent University’s Fashion Design Course. The university has collaborated with homelessness charity Emmanuel House Support Centre, with a brief to make clothing for rough sleepers using second-hand garments. The final products will be available to those who need them and used to raise funds to support homeless people in Nottingham.

Bromley said: “At Pentland Brands, we’re so passionate about supporting the next generation of creative talent. We believe in them and the great impact they will bring to our business. It’s vital for students to feel supported and inspired and to never give up on their dreams as they are the future!”

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 15th Oct 2021

UK, Italy announce new dialogue to boost exports, investment

UK international trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 15th Oct 2021

Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks Russian investment in jute sector

Stressing on expanding Bangladesh-Russia cooperation, Prime Minister...

Pic: Ungureanu Catalina Oana / Shutterstock.com

Textiles | On 14th Oct 2021

Los Angeles, Long Beach ports to open 24X7 to tackle shipping backlog

As container ships wait to dock in a traffic snarl, creating a strong ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consistency is the first rule of social media

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Biggest learning was adaptability

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

J Vargas,

J Vargas

With a vision to be the world's top tier textile manufacturer, Badjatex...

Barry Goodwin,

Barry Goodwin

UK based Amba Projex Ltd designs, manufactures, and installs industrial...

Bharat Ahuja,

Bharat Ahuja

A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...

Kevin Young & Tom Lucas, Web Industries

Kevin Young & Tom Lucas
Web Industries

Web Industries is a precision formatter of nonwoven materials used in baby ...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah &amp; Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Suman Nathwani, Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani
Suman Nathwani

Designer <b>Suman Nathwani</b> talks about her journey of opening a...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search