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Are you asking #whomademyclothes this week?


“Quality London based production is happening here and now!”

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Newsletter 20th April 2016

Dear all,

With the Fashion Revolution #whomademyclothes 2016 campaign well underway this week the answer could well be that ‘we made your clothes’! If you are wearing garments from M&S Best of British or ASOS.com then you may well be wearing a design that has been produced in our North London factory. The machines have been going non-stop as we are in the midst of a strong period in production.

Jenny Holloway CEO comments: “Look how busy the Factory is! All our efficiency KPIs are up as we’re currently working on M&S Best of British and ASOS.com. Lead times with ASOS.com are currently just three weeks from concept to delivery. Please don’t tell me that making in the UK is just about niche production! Quality London based production is happening here and now and it’s here to stay!”

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Fashion Enter’s Factory / Fashion Studio production workers support the Fashion Revolution campaign

Designer Michaela Jedinak Tweeted:

These ladies (pictured above) are the secret weapon behind my fashion label ‪@MichaelaJedinak – proud of ‪#madeinbritain ‪@Fash_Rev



Partnership Support for the Stitching Academy for Designers

20 april sew you learnFashion Enter is thrilled to announce it is set to work in partnership with Creative Skillset and CAPITB to continue its skills development training for the fashion and textiles industry.

Creative Skillset is being supported by J.P. Morgan through the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and with match funding from CAPITB, an independent charity providing support and funding for “people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry” it means Fashion Enter can open its doors and training opportunities to an extended cohort of learners across the next 9 months.

Click here to read the full story




Fashion Revolution’s Question Time at the Houses of Parliament

20 april fashion question timeKicking off the #whomadeyourclothes campaign FashionCapital joined Mary Creagh MP, Livia Firth and the Fashion Revolution team for a unique Fashion Question Time held at the Houses of Parliament. It was encouraging to hear that since the tragic Rana Plaza disaster three yeasr ago compensation funding has been fulfilled, 2,200 factories have since been inspected and partnerships and alliances have been set up, yet of course, there is still plenty more to do.

Read the full article here




Sew We Learn

20 april sew you learn 2Would you like to learn how to make clothes and use industrial sewing machines? Are you looking for employment in the fashion manufacture industry? Gain an accredited Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles (Sewing and Textiles) and a Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.

This free course will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:30am – 4:30pm over a 10 week block.

To apply and find out more email education@fashion-enter.com  Quote SEW1 or call 0208 8093311 and ask for Dan.



20 april wild geeseFashion Studio News: Going Wild for Wild Geese!

For the past few months we have been working with Lauren Yates to develop her beautiful loungewear collection Wild Geese. All the team in the Fashion Studio have fallen in love with the vibrant Santorini print and just know the range is going to be a huge success! 

“We proudly design and manufacture all of our garments in Great Britain – this means that we can have greater control over the creative process; we can support the revival of the manufacturing industry in Great Britain; and we can be assured that our carbon footprint is as light as possible.” 

Services at the Fashion Studio



Industry at Large

CEO Jenny Holloway has had a busy week sharing her knowledge and views at the Westminster Media Forum keynote seminar ‘The UK fashion industry – digital strategies, IP, international competitiveness and policy priorities’ followed by a panel discussion promoting UK based manufacturing at the Drapers Next Generation annual event (pictured below).

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At the Factory

We are currently in the midst of our Factory Open Day as we type! Thanks to all those that came along we hope you found the experience informative, any further questions about the services / membership we offer please contact Jenni jenni@fashion-enter.com

Earlier in the week we held our second day with students from the International College of Fashion, New Delhi and next Monday we welcome students from Fashion Retail Academy.

For enquiries about the seminars or visits we run in our live factory environment please contact education@fashion-enter.com or telephone 0208 809 3311



In the Press

Watch out for us in the May issue of Sew Magazine, plus CEO Jenny Holloway had her viewpoint printed in the Financial Times last Monday page 2 ‘Businesses dogged by referendum uncertainty’.


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Congratulations to Dominique

Well done to Dominique Aggrey she has now completed her Level 3 apprenticeship with Fashion Enter. Hard working and determined Dominique was awarded with ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in 2014 and has since continued to build on her industry knowledge and skills.





This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

We join the Fashion Revolution and reveal the Fashion Transparency Index. From Parliament to Bath in Fashion, JoJo Iles has been busy attending various events this week including ‘In Conversations’ with Erdem (pictured with Tim Blanks below) and David Downton and is looking forward to a hands-on silk painting workshop with Carole Waller. And well done to Kathryn Sargent on becoming the first female master tailor to open her own store on historic Savile Row. 

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Boutique Pick of the Week

20 april boutique pick topAt the recent Fashion Revolution Question Time we met with Kate Richards founder of the independent boutique The Keep. Located in Brixton Kate sources sustainable fashion and homeware, some of which can be bought online. With the sun shining and festivals on the not so distant agenda we picked out this organic cotton summer tank covered in a Japanese paisley voile. Available now in UK sizes XS to Large, £39-  

The Keep – Asteeri Top



And finally…we have a big Birthday coming up soon…15 years for FashionCapital and 10 years for sister company Fashion Enter, of course we plan to celebrate, more on our Birthday plans soon!

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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