St Peters School visit The Factory

On 13th December we welcomed 20 Year 11 students from St Peters school in Surrey

The students all studying Design and Technology visited the Factory to gain an insight into how clothes are really made and the processes a designer must go through in order to create a collection.

The tour commenced with an introduction and overview of the company by Development Director Jenni Sutton, who also spoke to the students about the Fashion & Textiles apprenticeship programme and the routes they could potentially take after their A levels.

Following this Production Director Caroline Ash took the group on a tour of The Factory and Fashion Studio to show the student’s first-hand the complete production life cycle and the skills required to manufacture one garment. They were taught the health and safety within the factory and the importance of being fully compliant.

It was a pleasure to show the students around, they were engaging and asked fantastic questions. A few feedback comments included:

‘I have learnt how the production of garments is organised and the different stages and processes that goes into it. The tour was really cohesive and interesting. I learnt a lot about the industry as well’ Marysia

‘Thank you so much for all of the information and the tour, it was very interested and will be very helpful towards my coursework’ Lottie

‘I learnt there are a lot of aspects to look out for when running a factory, such as cabbage and slave labour. I have also learnt that cost and profit is key! Great working conditions!’ Ines