Indigo Clothing

Loughborough University Work Experience Day

My name is Catherine and I am currently in my second year studying Printed Textiles at Loughborough University. When I initially decided to do a placement year after my second year I was a little sceptical as to whether it would be a good idea. However, after my day’s placement at Indigo Clothing I believe it is far more beneficial to have an insight into the working world.

Joining the Indigo team for the day has been a hugely enjoyable experience. Having the opportunity to design and print my own t shirt was an exciting experience, I planned to use a fashion drawing from one of my Fashion projects this year but ended up printing a phrase I love (as well as my nickname on the front!) instead as I really liked the red vintage cut tee and the gold vinyl lettering looked really effective.

Dealing with clients emails and generating quotes from numerous clients enabled me to have a deeper knowledge of the more mathematical side of printed clothing. The placement has given me a taste of the working world and I relished the experience.