Hi, my name is Jade Miles, I’m 22 years old and I live in Port Talbot.
A small note (pardon the pun); I'm 4ft 9 but as William Shakespeare said: "though she be but little, she is fierce”.
Ask anyone and they will tell you I am the responsible one, any issues arise and they’ll come to me because I am a problem solver, want something done; Jade can do that. Being a team leader in most activities when growing up allowed me to take leadership and mature into a responsible adult I am now. My interest in fashion marketing and retail design sparked from my creative background. I just can’t live a life without a bit of creativity.
Through my studies at the University of South Wales, I have developed my knowledge enormously. I have come to understand that my work is my way of expressing my development through life. I have worked on key modules such as fashion buying and merchandising where I created an assortment and range plan -this gave me the knowledge I can take on to become an assistant buyer
Being a fashion buyer has always been my main goal from when I began university. It caters to both sectors I’m very passionate about, my creative side which is useful from picking key colours, materials, and patterns for each session. Fashion buying also allows me to showcase the professional business side I have developed on over the years, negotiation and taking lead of a team to create an end goal which is creating new innovative fashion. Being the best in the trade is what I strive for. I would describe myself as extremely organised with my work you could even say it’s a talent.
From my work experience at peacocks, I learned so much by simply shadowing the buyers. I got to learn about the everyday routine from supply meetings, sorting pp items, replying to emails as well as updating the critical path. through my experience at peacocks it became very apparent to me that this is what I was meant to do with my life.