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Product Development Work Placement

Listing ID: 838787

Product Development Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Preen
Location: North West London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3-6 Months
Hours: Full Time or Part Time
Specified Hours: 10:30am-6pm
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Travel expenses
Reporting To: Product Development
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 14 hours
About: Preen was founded in 1996 by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, with a joint love of all things Victoriana, a passion for recycling, and with that masculine and feminine, hard/soft mix the couple bring to their designs. Their debut collection at London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2001 composed of punkish elements; vintage lace and hand crafted effects, this collection received rave reviews, described as a sartorial traditional clash, with a very British sense of tongue-in-cheek chic. Liberty Ross wore their ‘rosary bead’ blouse to the British fashion awards straight from the runway, putting Preen firmly on the fashion map.

The Product Development department at PREEN is currently offering an exciting Student Work Placement opportunity for two enthusiastic and hard-working students undertaking their industry placment to Intern at PREEN.  Students will have the opportunity to gain industry experience in the developing of Runway and Pre-collections, working closely with the design team, studio and top European and Far East suppliers.  

Preen is a friendly team and welcome students from different backgrounds, from Fashion Design, Textiles, Development, Business, Production etc. This is an opportunity that will help find and develop skills that may not have been realized and enhance existing skillsets.  The above lists of tasks are a broad spectrum of what the department invites to experience.


  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skill
  • Professional attitude
  • Positive attitude

Some previous experience on the below would be ideal, but not a requirement:

  • An understanding of the design and sourcing process
  • Understanding of patterns, garment construction, lay plans & grading
  • Familiar with Mac iOS, Excel and Word software

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • You will be taught how to create efficient layplans for yield assessments. This will aid in learning about garment construction, patterns, fabrications and its effects on the pricing of a garment.  
  • You will learn spec development and show how to carry out amendments of launched tech packs including graded specifications, sample evaluations, sewing/construction details, and fabric/trim allocation.  This will help you in understanding the technical construction of a garment .
  • You will learn about product developmnt regarding what it takes to plan and develop a luxury fashion line; trim and fabric development; assisting in any pattern duplicates needed  
  • We will show you how to liaise with the design team and studio manager for fabrics / trims information and pattern updates.
  • You will be shown by the Product Development team how to carry out costing updates in Zedonk as well as chase suppliers for fabric and trim sourcing updates.  This is beneficial in learning an industry based PLM system.
  • You will be taken on sourcing trips to fabric & trim shops within central London and shown how to source.


Please apply with a CV and cover letter via the application form.

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