April Gourdie has been stamping her mark on Allbirds since she joined as an intern in 2017, when it was a growing business using merino wool to disrupt the footwear industry.
Placed by AUT’s global internship service AUT Internz, the Bachelor of Design graduate’s first project was to create a unique tread pattern for a new shoe sole made from environmentally friendly sugarcane. It became April’s first patent.
AUT’s alumni magazine Insight talks to April about her career so far and how she became known as the ‘knit person’ of Allbirds’ product team.
Read full story in Insight magazine