Circular Program

Land :
Nederland
Provincie :
Noord-Holland
Departement :
Amsterdam
Stad :
AMSTERDAM
Categorie :
Productie - Kwaliteit
Contracttype :
Stage
Type van beroep :
Voltijds
Ervaring :
Student
Taal :
Engels(Vloeiend)

Company description

It all began in 2014, from an idea: to simplify the process of sustainable and ethical fabric sourcing for clothing brands and individuals, by offering a large assortment of organic, sustainable and socially positive textiles.

For us transparency and traceability are key elements in our supply chain. That is why all our suppliers are well known to us, to guarantee their work ethics together with their internationals certifications (GOTS, FAIRTRADE, OEKO-TEX®)

Our fabrics are made with great craftsmanship that has been carried for generations, following environmentally conscious processes of growing raw materials, besides providing farmers & workers with a minimum wage and supporting small local economies.

We specialize in organic + Fairtrade cotton, Ahimsa silk, hand-spun and hand-woven cotton, Khadi cotton, bamboo, Lyocell, hemp, organic silk and organic denim. Our fabrics are either naturally dyed, hand printed, dyed or printed with GOTS dyes or inks. All the fabrics are made with 100% non-toxic products.

Jobomschrijving

Truecolours Textiles –Circularity Intern
We are Truecolours Textiles, a sustainable fabric supplier founded in Amsterdam, striving to introduce eco-friendly, socially responsible and fair-trade textiles to the European market. This is our way to contribute to a better and more just world. If you would like to learn more about our philosophy, please visit our website: www.truecolourstextiles.com. At our office, we work together with Ethical Nomads, a private label studio with the mission to empower people and planet through producing the most environmental friendly garments without using unnecessary material resources. Similarly, more information could be found on their website: www.ethical-nomads.com.


Are you an independent, self-starting master’s student with a passion for sustainability and textiles? Would you like to use your expertise to help brands transition to a more circular economy? Then this is the perfect learning environment to broaden your expertise in the application of a circular economy within apparel and textiles. The objective of this internship is to support the Truecolours Textiles and Ethical Nomads team in the development, and research of our circular program. Our team runs projects that identify opportunities to foster a circular economy and aids the creation of practical and scalable solutions to implement circular systems throughout the city. To this end, we carry out scans to map different related programs and plan of actions, formulating a strategic partnership and implementing strategies to achieve circularity.


We are currently on the lookout for an enthusiastic intern to join our growing team for a period of six months. We are offering a flexible schedule and an opportunity to gain experience in the textile market. Unfortunately, at this moment we can only cover your travel costs. However, there may be an option to continue to work for us after the internship has finished.


These are examples of the responsibilities and duties you will have:
Collecting the best practices of innovative circular strategies
Organise meetings for running projects within team and partners
Assist in the development of pilot project
Setting up interviews with local (and international) stakeholders
Assisting in project manager

Profiel

The ideal intern will have these qualifications and skills:
  • A masters student enrolled in a program related to Sustainable Development, Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles, Sustainable Business and Innovation, or Circular Economy.
  • A keen interest in sustainability and the circular economy
  • Strong analytic skills and being able to tackle complex problems
  • A creative self-starter, independent and pro-active
  • Able to work towards strict deadlines
  • Detail oriented and thrive in executing complex relationships and tasks
  • Interested in innovations, new technologies, and new business models
     

Contact

Carla Chidichimo