Jo studied Fashion, Textiles & Business at the University of Portsmouth which was the beginning of her career in the industry. On completion of her course she worked for Primark as a Trainee Buyer, before moving to Marks and Spencer. Throughout the 9 years at M&S she worked in many departments, ranging from Jersey to tailoring, sourcing from regions across the world through varied supply chains, including time spent working in the international business. Throughout her time as a buyer, she became increasingly aware of where raw materials and products were sourced from and the impact of this both environmentally and socially. Sustainability has always been important to Jo and she endeavoured to source products as sustainably as possible. In 2015 she became part of the Plan A team and worked on projects involving transparency, reporting and external communications, amongst other topics.
In August 2016 she joined the MADE-BY team and is pleased to be part of such an exciting organisation. She believes that we can drive an industry change where sourcing sustainably becomes the ‘norm’.
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