CPPD with New Look Employees
Arriving bright and early on Thursday morning, seven New Look employees completed a CPPD course with Fashion Enter. Led by Production Manager Caroline and CEO Jenny Holloway, the pair led the course which enabled the group to see a live working factory and become educated in the health and safety requirements, crucial elements of running a successful business and the garment manufacturing process.
Following a general introduction of the company which highlighted each sister business and the part it plays, Caroline led the group on a tour of the factory. Ensuring they were able to physically see the whole production process, Caroline started with the pattern cutting process, before moving on to to introduce the employees to some of our skilled seamstresses. From here she explained the importance of the quality control area and showed our guests how checks are carried out.
Jenny Holloway then continued to lead the group around the rest of the factory introducing them to a range of different people all who have different roles and parts to play within the company. From Rosie and Kasia in the Fashion Studio, to Eve and Beth in the Patterns room, followed by the Stitching Academy and Fashion Technology Academy the team were able to see exactly what we do.
Upon their visit the employees commented;
“The CPPD presented an amazing opportunity and Jenny Holloway is a really inspiring person.” – Ellie
“I have learnt so much this morning – I would recommend the CPPD and factory visit to anyone!” – Olivia
“The tour and workshop was very insightful.” – Laura
“This morning has given me loads of information about factories, suppliers, pricing, what to look out for, how to be a good ethical company and how suppliers and customers work together.” – Megan
“The seminar has taught me so much! The training surrounding production is key for anyone going into the fashion industry. I have met buyers who have never been in a factory before so this morning was amazing.”– Katherine
“I have learnt from the seminar this morning that the galaxia system was invented and used here – it is such an amazing opportunity for new designers.” – Amy
“I now know what goes on in a factory for example compliance, what buyers do and production – I feel this has really motivated me and given me the boost I needed to continue building my brand.” – Claire