Product Development Graduate Trainee

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Wales Bonner is an Award-winning British label beloved by fashion insiders and consumers alike who clamor over the elegant tailoring and the cross-cultural narratives found in her designs.  Established as a menswear brand, Wales Bonner’s tailoring has also expanded to womenswear, the label embraces a multiplicity of perspectives and proposes a distinct notion of luxury.

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Wales Bonner is seeking a Product Development Graduate Trainee to join the team in their studio in London. This is an entry-level position supporting the design and development teams on the execution of all seasonal collections. Initially, it will be a full-time paid internship, with contract updated after 6 months.

Key Job Responsibilities

• Liaising with suppliers and external partners to ensure the timely delivery of samples from first proto through to SMS delivery.

• Shipping packages to and from overseas suppliers, ensuring packing lists and commercial invoices are accurate.

• Responsible for the lab-dip process, launching new colours and keeping clear records of approvals.

• Assisting in the development of trims and fabrics for the new collection.

• Organising studio space in preparation for fittings and review meetings.

• Keeping track of all samples in the office and at factories.

• Maintaining the collection overviews on Microsoft excel and google sheets, ensuring all information is up to date.

• Responsible for creating and maintaining the Bill of Materials (BOM) for all styles in development.

• Work closely with the Junior Garment Technician in the creation of tech packs for new season development.

• Liaising with freelance pattern cutters, print designers, knitwear designer and others to ensure the timely delivery of relevant materials in line with the critical path.

• Uploading styles and raw materials information to Zedonk prior to sales campaign.

The Candidate

Wales Bonner welcomes applications from exceptional individuals from both within and outside of the fashion industry. They are seeking those eager to further our mission: To elevate the location of blackness within culture, infusing European luxury with an Afro-Atlantic spirit. You would join their small, diverse and dynamic team, working in an environment that fosters ambition and innovation with a progressive, start-up feel.

Wales Bonner are most interested in hearing from those who harmonise with and embody our brand values: who approach everything they do with a dedication to careful research, curiosity and a passion for knowledge; who have a profound appreciation for timeless elegance and beauty; who are guided by integrity; and who are committed to personal and professional development in all of its forms.


• Strong organisational skills.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Good understanding of garment construction.

• Good understanding of textiles and raw materials.

• Experience using Microsoft Excel / Google sheets.

• Degree or equivalent in fashion design, production or similar.

• Knowledge of Adobe creative suite is beneficial but not essential.

• Experience using zedonk or other PLM software is beneficial but not essential.

• Italian speaking is beneficial but not essential.

The Benefits

• Flexible working policy

• Weekly free lunch

How To Apply

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to: contact@fashionminorityalliance.com