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How to Succeed in Fashion Today


Taking place on 12th July from 12.00pm – 17.00pm at The Factory in North London a series of industry experts will discuss a range of topics including finding the right manufacturer, important documentation, the design process, fabric sourcing and the legal side of running your own label.

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Aimed at new and established brands this seminar is invaluable to ensuring you succeed in fashion today!


12.00 – Introduction and Welcome

CEO Jenny Holloway will provide an overview of the current state of the fashion industry and tips on how to succeed with your label

12.15 – 12.45 – Know your Factory and Important Documentation – Jenny Holloway

Do you know what to look for, both good and bad when youre working with your manufacturer? What are the questions you need to ask? If you are new to the world of garment manufacturing or are in the process of sourcing the right manufacturer for your collection then this talk will prove invaluable to you and your business

12.45 – 13.30 – Tour of the Factory, Fashion Studio and Fashion Technology Academy

13.30 – 14.00 – Product Development and the Design Process with Gabby Shinier Hill

Gabrielle Shiner-Hill is a highly skilled textile and fashion designer and product developer who has worked in the manufacturing industry for over fifteen years. Review Gabby’s experience and areas of expertise here

14.00- 14.30 – Fabric Sourcing with Mark Doddsfabrics2

Understanding fabric composition and knowing where to source your fabrics is an important part of the design and manufacturing process. Mark Dodds graduated with an honours degree in Textile Management in 2001 and has over 15 years experience in the fashion industry in various technical, sourcing and commercial roles. Mark has travelled to most textile producing countries during his career for raw materials and garment sourcing. He is therefore able to draw upon his wide supply of international industry contacts to secure reliable, cost effective raw materials and production units across all product types.

14.30 – 14.45 – BREAK

14.45 – 15.15 – Funding and business support for new business startups – Richard Salmon, Chief Executive Enterprise for London

Richard Salmon is chief executive of the capital’s leading enterprise agency, Enterprise for London, which provides financial support to new and existing businesses to help them grow.

Review Richard’s profile and Enterprise for London here

15.15 – 15.45 – IP and Copyright with Sofia Hinkley

Sofia is a partner in gunnercooke’s corporate department, with experience of intellectual property aspects in the corporate transactions and commercial agreements she manages for clients. Sofia will be identifying what the intellectual property rights are that secure designs and branding,how they can be protected, why it’s important and whether recent developments will affect protection of intellectual property.


15.45 – 16.15 – The common-sense lawyer with mismatched shoes – Nick Gould

A Partner at the law firm of Gunnercooke in London Nick advises companies from local start-ups to multinational trading groups on a wide range of business law issues. Nick will be discussing (i) the importance of having a written contract and (ii) key terms to be included in a simple employment contract.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers after each presentation

To book your place please email jenni@fashion-enter.com now! This is on a first come first served basis.



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