Internship Guide for the Fashion and Textile Industry

Mindful Fashion New Zealand has convened a group of industry, educators and students to co-created a valuable guide to Internships for the fashion and textile industry in New Zealand.

There is a huge array of career pathways, and businesses that make up New Zealand's dynamic fashion and textile industry, so it's vital that students and those seeking a career in the industry get to experience this range, and understand where their skills and interests might best fit.

The group had input from a wide range of industry stakeholders to understand what makes an effective internship, and an effective intern and collaborated on guides and case studies that aim to make internships more accessible and effective for businesses and learners.

Internship Stories for Industry and Interns

Internship Case Studies

Internship Case Study - Caitlin Crisp

Caitlin Crisp is a New Zealand boutique designer brand, that works with local fabric and trimming suppliers and manufacturers. Designer and Founder Caitlin shares insights and experiences about her most recent internship.

Internship Case Study - Tintex

Tintex are a full-service CMT (Cut, Make, Trim) manufacturer based in Auckland. Owner Bruce Ric Hansen has taken on many interns over the last 15 years, some of whom have gone on to be full-time employees. Here Bruce shares insights from his most recent internship.

Internship Case Study - Juliette Hogan

Juliette Hogan is a New Zealand boutique designer brand, with five stores and multiple stockists throughout NZ. Designer and Founder Juliette shares insights and experience about her most recent internship.

Internship Case Study - Hawes and Freer

Hawes and Freer supply wholesale trimmings and fabrics for the New Zealand fashion and textiles industry, students and keen home sewers. Company Director Trevor Hookway shares insights and experiences about his previous internship.

Internship Case Study - Avenue

Avenue is a boutique manufacturer which makes a range of garments for many New Zealand designers, brands and retailers. Steven Greer shares his experience and views on taking on interns for their work experience.

Read more about the project here.