Sport, exercise and rehabilitation science graduate Emily Carpenter (above) was on Cloud Nine when she landed her first full-time job after university – as manager of Crewroom’s new flagship store at the Putney Exchange.
Emily started her career with the retail and licensing department at IMG, where she found out what happened behind the sales and tennis scene at the Wimbledon Shop.
Before starting work at Crewroom this month, she treated herself to a holiday in the clouds – trekking up a 7,000-foot mountain in Indonesia.
Emily flew 4,000 miles to join 10 friends on the epic climbing trip – and she made sure she took her Crewroom Northwest Hoodie with her to keep warm on the summit.
“Mount Bromo is a volcano and one of the highest peaks in Indonesia, which is on the Equator, so temperatures were high into the 30s,” said Emily.
“We climbed at night to see the sunset which made it quite cold, so I had my Crewroom kit on. I wore my Northwest Hoodie and my No Fuss Leggings to climb up the active volcano.”
As Emily ascended Mount Bromo, on the region’s 10km-wide Tengger Massif, fertile rice-terraces gave way to a blanket of lava sands and the peak itself trailed a wisp of volcanic smoke. Wow!
Originally from Fulham, west London, Emily, who’s a keen tennis player, says Roger Federer is her all-time sports idol. “I think he’s got sportsmanship down to a tee,” she says. “He’s a graceful winner and also a graceful loser."
Emily is now busy running our Putney store, so do pop in and she’ll be pleased to show you around. Find us at Unit 28, in the Putney Exchange, on Putney High Street SW15 1TW, on the corner of Putney High Street and Lacy Road.
For the full range of Crewroom kit, check out our other two stores, at Crewroom HQ, The Embankment Studios on Putney Embankment, SW15 1LB, and in Clapham at 79 Northcote Road, SW11 6PJ.