Two Blind Brothers is a cause-driven casual wear brand made in New York City. The brand is immediately distinguished for its fabrics and the "feel" of its apparel. Founders Bradford and Bryan Manning are both affected by macular degeneration and pledge 100% of proceeds to medical research to cure blindness.
Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed at a young age with Stargardt's disease, which causes blindness over time. This condition has inspired a special vigilance for details, a passion that carries over into the construction of their clothing line. The brothers are involved in every step of the creative process, from choosing fabrics to developing the design aesthetic. their focus is on ensuring the high quality and expert craftsmanship of clothes that feel great to wear. The production is located in the heart of the fashion district in New York City.
The research is guided by a team at the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Among other incredible medical achievements, this team has helped develop a successful gene therapy for Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA). Other cures are close behind including one for Stargardt's disease. With every shirt sold we are one step closer to a cure for blindness.
Two Blind Brothers is a start-up fashion company looking to hire interns across a variety of disciplines. Interns must be interested in one, a few, or all of the areas listed.
Fashion Production: assist with the design and production of the merchandise.
Marketing and PR: assist with event planning and marketing of the product through social media, Mailchimp newsletters, and press releases .
Business Management: assist with company analytics, distribution, and shipping logistics. A proficiency in Excel is recommended.
Sales consulting: assist with customer service and selling products to consumers and buyers.
- Philanthropic: coordinate with the Foundation Fighting Blindness and help in philanthropic marketing campaigns.
They must meet the following criteria:
Current college student (at least a sophomore) or recent graduate
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Can work independently
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Shipping and logistics
Social media marketing
- Philanthropic work
- Weekly seminars with industry professionals
Meetings with our production in NYC Garment District
Attend photo-shoots, popup stores, and fashion events
Sales coaching for selling to buyers and boutiques
Potential future employment
Work in the heart of NYC in Soho
Start: Summer 2017
Part time and Full time
If interested in this internship, please send your resume to Janice Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 646.926.0161. Deadline for resumes is March 3rd.