Fashion recruitment with a fresh frame of mind

Rachel Smart from Frame Retail

Rachel Smart, Director of Frame Retail. Image supplied.

Frame Retail is the recruitment agency with an eye for fashion. In New Zealand, there are very few recruitment agencies with a primary focus on the fashion industry. Given that our country is a hot bed for incredible talent including Georgia Alice, Karen Walker and Juliette Hogan, Frame Retail is excited and proud to step forward as one of New Zealand’s only fashion orientated recruitment services.

Since 2016, Frame Retail has been pairing the perfect talent with their perfect brands. Based in Christchurch with a part-time office in Auckland, Frame Retail effectively recruits nationwide. In a world full of hospitality and trade recruiters, Frame Retail is a breath of fresh air for New Zealand’s growing fashion sector.

Rachel Smart, the woman behind Frame Retail, is just as well qualified as the candidates she seeks out for job vacancies. With many years of both state and regional management and executive retail recruitment under her belt, Rachel is the right person for this job. Media has also been a large part of Rachel’s career. As the active co-founder of The Social Project, a social media and influencer marketing agency, Rachel has her finger on the pulse of this ever-evolving industry. Having met a great number of marketing managers, graphic designers, photographers, stylists and brand managers as a result of both of her business ventures, Rachel is extremely well connected, and never short of a candidate recommendation.

Given her experience, Rachel decided to shake things up where traditional recruitment was concerned. She’s turned to social media to advertise vacancies, along with online newsletters, bulk recruitment sessions for graduates and utilising fashion blogs. In addition, Frame Retail publish regular blog posts that aim to educate both employers and job-seekers alike. Covering relevant, current themes including ‘How to prepare for an interview’ and ‘How to write an unbeatable cover letter’, Frame Recruitment is an agency with people’s success at heart.

Doing things the Frame way has proved fruitful, and in January 2019 Rachel further expanded her team with a new Executive Consultant, Bailey Mark. Bailey boasts many years in senior fashion marketing, buying and wholesale roles, both in New Zealand and the UK. With an eye for talent and a thorough understanding that a strong team can elevate a business to new levels, Bailey is an asset both to Frame and their clients.

“We love what we do and are genuinely excited to support people with their next career move or to help brands find their next superstar. Honesty and transparency are very important to us, and we strive to always work with the utmost professionalism. Building long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike is a priority for us,” Rachel Smart, founder and managing director.

With Frame Retail going from strength to strength, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a job seeker or employer in New Zealand’s fashion industry. If you’re interested in a job in fashion or looking to recruit you check out Frame Retail’s website, drop the team an email or check out their Instagram.

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Bailey Mark (left) and Rachel Smart (right) from Frame Retail. Image supplied.

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