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The FTA Goes Global

07-05-2015   


Since developing the Level 1 Stitching award last year with ABC 540 people have successfully completed the six-week course, potentially providing them with a new stitching career. These learning opportunities are now expanding to the Fashion Technology Academy where Fashion Enter can offer courses on all aspects of production including patterns, fabric laying and cutting, Stitching Academy 2, Quality Control and lets not forget Machine Maintenance too!

The team’s continual dedication to provide training and employment opportunities in the fashion production sector has gained a positive reputation, which has been noticed by fashion Universities and Colleges both at home and overseas. The first international cohort to undertake a 2-week course is coming from the OSC College of Fashion in Nigeria.

The OSC College of Fashion is an internationally recognised school for design, fashion, art, communications and business founded by Sola Babatunde. Sola is committed to the empowerment of Nigerian youth, especially women, and along with the college she provides a vocational entrepreneurial development course she teaches at OSCCAT training institute and the personal mentoring program she runs for young women. As a result Sola has trained over 300 students who have gone on to establish their own business.

6 may 15 selection student work africaSola believes that the international training opportunity that the students will undertake with Fashion Enter will broaden their fashion production skills and open their eyes to the opportunities available in the fashion sector across the globe. She said, I was so glad when I found FashionCapital.co.uk on Abiola Oni’s, who lives and works in London, recommendation. I went through your website and felt like I had gone to heaven, it’s exactly what I hope to offer the fashion industry in Africa.

“It would be extremely beneficial for my students to visit for a 2-week programme. I want them to have a hands-on practical experience of production and a real behind the scenes fashion learning experience.” 

(Image left: examples of Sola’s students work) 

Wendy Coley, Head of Education at Fashion Enter added: “We look forward to welcoming the students, they will be doing a mixture of pattern cutting & industrial sewing, working to industry standards.”

Evioghene Yetunde Egbamuno, a fashion design student at OSC College of Fashion commented: “I derive so much joy from fashion illustration and enjoy the entire process of dressmaking but with special interest in dress embellishments. I have good knowledge of flat pattern drafting, sewing and embellishments, skills I acquired through various training and constant practice. (As shown left)

I aspire to create and build a brand that would be known for timeless pieces which are tailored to meet the needs of young adults. So far, I appreciate the series of training and mentorship I have received on pattern drafting, sewing, the business of fashion and so on, and I am gradually beginning see my designs come to life. I am always willing to broaden my knowledge of pattern drafting and improve on the art of designing as I believe these will help me grow and sustain a fashion brand in the international fashion industry.”

 

Fashion Technology Academy (FTA)

Unit 13, Crusader Estate
, 167 Hermitage Road, London 
N4 1LZ. 

FTA enquiries – education@fashioncapital.co.uk

To register your interest in the FTA, please download and complete this FTA Expression of Interest form




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