Natasha Nickson Fashion Buying and Brand Management alumni

Natasha Nickson

Biography

It was Natasha's passion for sustainability, alongside the skills and experience she gained while at Ravensbourne, which led to her securing the position of Sustainability Coordinator at ethical clothing brand, Lucy and Yak.

During her course, she dedicated time to researching sustainable fabrics and practices. This impressed her employer and stood her apart from other graduates.

Her role involves a lot of travel as she coordinates pop-up events across the country, speaks at climate strikes on behalf of the brand. She also frequently travels to India to visit the factories where the clothes are produced.

Natasha was originally drawn to Ravensbourne because of its modern approach to teaching and its strong industry focus. As part of her course, she visited Sri Lanka to see first-hand how a factory works, which helped to put her projects into context.

She also learnt to use industry-standard software such as Abode InDesign and Google Draw, which she regularly uses in her current role. Talks from guest lecturers within the industry provided her with valuable insight into the different jobs she could pursue after graduation.

Natasha’s advice to new students is to take the time to discover what you are passionate about while at University. Commenting on this she said, ‘The best way to explore what you love is to do internships in different roles and gain as much experience as you can. Don’t get too focused on a goal and be open to new experiences.’

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Design
Year of graduation: 2019