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Profession / role:
Execuitve Assisstant
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Greater experiance in the arena of ethical fashion, with a particular focus on strategy and international development.
About me / About business or organisation:
I am a Geography, Business and Environment graduate from the University of Nottingham and have spent the last 9 months volunteering and travelling across South America, India and Nepal. I am extremely passionate about ethical fashion and trade, hence my aspiration is to attain a career within this field. I am currently working for EFF.
Career history / Company history:
Nov– Jan 2010 (Ongoing) Product and Project Development Volunteer Oxfam
· Developing a project to re-make second hand clothes
into customised garments and increase profitability.
· Strategic development and generation of action plan
with management.
· Knowledge of increased sustainability through
extending the life-cycle of garments and materials.
· Marketing the group, communicating with a range of
stakeholders analysing, assessing and matching
differing volunteer capabilities towards suitable roles.

March – June 09 Product Development / Marketing Volunteer
Awamaki (Peru)
· Understanding the history and culture of Peruvian
textiles and the important relationship between the site
of production and culture of the indigenous women.
· Market research/ assessment and product
development calculated to tap into the tourist market,
communicating this to the women via direct involvement
· Design and delivery of a programme/ course to
increase skill and product base of workers, and
increase knowledge of quality control, natural dyes etc.
· Clear, concise communication of the course effectively
in Spanish with Quechuan translation. Extensive use of
communication skills with a large volunteers team and
people from different cultures and origins.

Sept – March 09 Buyer - Corporate Procurement, Durham County Council

· Assisting the process of change management
· Implementation of a new corporate procurement system
· Supervising the buying of non-contract items
· Setting up new contracts and creating networks of
potential suppliers
· Ensuring corporate procedures and regulations were
followed effectively
· Working within a team and individually depending on
areas of expertise to analyse information and develop
new, more advantageous strategies

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At 11:18 on February 16, 2010, Lavanya said…
Hi,I am conducting a survey for my MA project at London College of Fashion to understand the consumer behaviour towards eco-fashion clothing in the premium and luxury segment with a primary focus on eco-luxuryT-shirts. Please go to this link and fill up the survey questionnaire.

Please forward this all your friends as well. Your opinions and viewpoints matter alot and it would be of great help to me if you couldcomplete the survey. Thank you once again.

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