Design & Merchandising Intern



Design, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

What you’ll do: (Responsibilities)

As an intern, you’ll work as a part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business problems.

Product Support

  • Researching, tracking, assigning and entering style names
  • Photographing final proto samples for Assortment Review
  • Creating and maintaining physical and digital design boards and merch toolkit (on order docs, visual equipment library)
  • Assisting design & merchandising in setting up monthly assortment decks (SMS material selection & assortment review)

Sketching & CADs

  • Setting up the Photoshop files to help facilitate CADS
  • Creating color CADs as directed by Design & Merch teams
  • Assisting with the setup and maintenance of SMS BOMs
  • Assisting in the research runway, influencer trends, materials and colors
  • Assist in sketching with direction from Merchandising and Design

Office Organization & Admin

  • Setting up the office for assortment reviews & wholesale market meetings
  • Attending fit sessions and assist in setup/cleanup
  • Managing receipt of samples - Sending, receive and tracking shoe shipments to ensure on-time delivery
  • Sample management of design references and development samples
  • Data entry & PIM updates as needed (style creation, retail updates, attribute updates)

What you’ll need: (Requirements)

  • Currently enrolled in a 4-year Fashion design degree-seeking program as a third or fourth-year student
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organization skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Understand the basics of Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Proficient at CADing & digital sketching
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Benefits & Perks

  • Intern orientation and experience supported by the People team
  • Dedicated mentors throughout the intern project
  • At least 2x/month intern engagement opportunities (e.g. Executive speakers, networking sessions, trainings)
  • Clothing discounts, dog-friendly office, company events and much more
  • Mission-based company and a casual and entrepreneurial work environment

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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