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Sir Philip Green, BHS, FRA and the FTA. What do they all have in common?
A scathing report by a senior MP has been published on their investigation on the collapse of BHS, which has laid blame on Sir Philip Green and his poor leadership when he owned the 88 year old department store from 2000 – 2015.
With not only his reputation in tatters he may also be stripped of his knighthood as the press continues to brand him ‘The Unacceptable face of Capitalism’.
Yesterday, Piers Morgan, although possibly not the most reliable source, jumped to his defense and said how kind and charitable he is.
We have to remember he did set up the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) with founding retail partners and a charitable donation by the government to offer industry led courses supporting young people in finding employment in the fashion and retail sector.
Fashion Enter has been working closely with the FTA by providing regular site visits to The Factory and Fashion Technology Academy for their students on the Garment Technology and Fashion Buying courses. The visit allows each cohort to see inside a garment manufacturer and experience first-hand the processes of the garment life cycle enabling them to relate their course to the real industry. It’s an opportunity to show the next generation why production is coming back to the UK.
Students from FRA at The Factory
Here are just a few comments from past visits:
‘I have learnt from this seminar the manufacturing process, product lifestyle, quality control, government approved and fashion resources. Very helpful and enjoyable experience learnt a lot about manufacturing.’ Zunaira
‘I have learnt from this seminar how much effort gets put into making a garment both physically and from a business side. I have learnt the importance of understanding, how garment factory is run. I have learnt the true costing of a garment, how to keep cost low etc. Thank you for having me. I have truly enjoyed myself.’ Dee
‘Very interesting to visit a UK based manufacturer producing for well-known retailers in the current environment. Inspiring and endearing day with Jenny and her team who are all obviously very dedicated and enthusiastic about their work.’ Gaynor
So if you want to know how the real world of fashion and production works contact us and come and see us in North London Haringey N4 firstname.lastname@example.org
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