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FashionCapital Trunk Show Heads to Newcastle!
Taking place at Sage Gateshead and sponsored by Sage the seminar will mark the launch of a start-up package for new designer businesses to manage their accounts and finances effectively and simply in one easy to use app.
In addition Jenni Sutton from Fashion Enter will discuss what brands need to be aware of when visiting factories, how to communicate with a manufacturer and advice on running a label successfully.
Former Head of Technical (ASOS.com, Finery, Topshop) Sophie Glover will discuss what quality really means within sample and garment production for brands, Deborah Shulton former Fabric Technologist for M&S returns to talk about sourcing of fabrics and ensuring the fabric is right for your collection and Rosie Davies Director of PR Dispatch will join the line-up to reveal how designers can manage their own PR, work effectively with influencers and bloggers and secure that all important media coverage.
This four hour seminar is not to be missed!
“The golden nuggets of information provided in these Trunk shows are invaluable! You cannot read about the information we provide because it’s all based on years of experience from industry experts. We all want to help you succeed and following our Top Tips you will!”
The agenda is as follows:
12.00 – Arrival
12.15 – Introduction and Welcome by Sophie Glover
12.30 – Fashion Enter and how to find an Ethical Manufacturer – Jenni Sutton, Fashion Enter
Cabbage – what it is and how to prevent it! Make sure you know how to identify bad practices in a factory.
13.00 – Fabric Appreciation – Deborah Shulton
Many graduates and new business start-ups understand fabrics and their properties but what affect does this have on your manufacturing and cost implications – you need to know the facts!
13.30 – What does Quality really mean? – Sophie Glover
Garment Technologist consultant and ex Head of Garment Tech for Topshop, ASOS and Finery Sophie will discuss what the does the meaning of quality really mean in sample and garment production for brands.
14.00 – Break and networking
14.30 – ABC Awards – Bernadette Done
An overview from the leading national awarding organisation ABC Awards
14.45 – How to manage your finances with Sage – Alex Coburn, Sage
15.00 – How to do your own PR – Rosie Davies – PR Dispatch
Director of the London Fashion Agency and PR Dispatch will reveal how designers can do their own PR, work with bloggers, manage their social media and secure media coverage!
15.30 – Questions and Answers
An opportunity to ask the panel any questions
16.00 – End
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