Carolina just graduated with a Masters in Oceanography from Southampton University. She interned in a sustainable fashion company on her Start Me Up Internship in Bali.
Why did you decide to do a Start Me Up internship?
“I thought I wanted to do something different when I graduated, I didn’t want to go straight into a job. So, Start Me Up provided a great opportunity of traveling and learning something new.”
What project have you been working on?
“I’ve been working with a sustainable fashion company, and we are looking for a new recycled fabric to make these clothes. It’s cool because all the collections have themes, such as coral or phytoplankton, and they’re made of a fabric that is 78% micro-plastics from landfills and the ocean.
So not only is the clothing recyclable, but they’re made of recycled materials too.”
What do you think of remote working and co-working spaces?
“I had no real idea of what remote working and co-working spaces were like before I came here. So, coming here was a bit of a shock because I didn’t think you could work somewhere that was so friendly and relaxed.
I’ve loved being able to network with different people and make some new friends.”
Did you meet anyone interesting?
“Yes, when I went to a sustainability and innovation workshop I met lots of cool people working on similar sustainable fashion ideas. It was nice to get some different perspectives on the industry and input.”
Do you have any advice for future interns?
“This is something you can’t miss. I would recommend this to someone who’s looking for something different, learning new skills and making a change.”