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New year, new course, new career, new season…

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4 jan menswearNewsletter 4th January 2017

Dear all,

Fashion never stays still for long and now just a few days into the New Year we are preparing for the latest batch of trade shows to commence. First up: London for the Menswear collections, now renamed London Fashion Week Men’s, although technically it won’t just be menswear on show with the likes of Barbour, Nigel Cabourn, YMC, Casely-Hayford, Astrid Anderson, Agi & Sam x The Woolmark Company, Maharishi, KTZ, Christopher Raeburn, Sibling, Blood Brother, Qasimia and Vivienne Westwood integrating their womenswear collections. Begs the question ‘do we need to separate the sexes for Fashion Week at all?’

Stay up to date with all the latest presentations, shows, events and news direct from the FC team at LFW Men’s via Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.


Apprenticeships of the Week

We currently have the following roles available and employers are looking for an apprentice to join straight away:

Fashion Enter – Production Assistant

Fashion Enter – Design Apprentice

M&Co – Technical Trainee

Ankara House – Design and Production Apprentice

Playful Promises – Design and Production Assistant

Merchant Archive – Production Assistant

Lipstick Boutique – Production Assistant

To find out more about these apprenticeship roles click here

All of the above roles are available on the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship – Diploma in Apparel, Footwear or Leather Production / Certificate in Apparel Manufacturing Technology.

To apply please submit your CV to apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com



Want To Gain Industry Experience with People Tree?

4 jan people tree foundationA unique Quality Control volunteer position has opened up with ethical fashion label People Tree. The QC Volunteer will assist in checking and preparing feedback to producers who often make fabrics and products entirely by hand. This feedback is vital and valuable to help artisans improve quality of their products and promote livelihoods and fair wages. The position will commence from the beginning of January until March and is ideal for students with a fashion, textile or tailoring background.

To find out more click here.

To apply please email Amy.Walczak-Hobbs@peopletree.co.uk or Verena.Brom@peopletree.co.uk



4 jan patternsUp Skill Your Fashion CV

We are still taking on new learners for our next Perfect Pattern Cutting Course, which commences on the 16th January.

“The perfect pattern course has been a brilliant experience for me. I’ve worked within the industry for 3 years and wanted a basic yet thorough understanding of patterns – how to make and alter them and I have gained just that! The Telestia method has also been great to learn. I would definitely recommend it to both beginners and advanced alike!” Joanna Rose-Hazel, Student



Stitching Academy Places

4 jan machiningOur popular Stitching Academy 6-week course is available on a roll on roll off basis so applications are welcome at any time of the year. Marquel joined the Level 1 Stitching Academy at the beginning of 2016; he then progressed onto the Level 2 course, which led to Marquel being offered a full time apprenticeship position as a Costume Machinist at DSI Clothing, the company who produce the costumes for Strictly Come Dancing. Read his story here. This could be you!

To join one of the courses available at the FTA in 2017 contact us on eduaction@fashion-enter.com / 0208 809 3311

Please note our practical courses in Stitching and Pattern Cutting are available and for a limited time only FREE for London residents!



4 jan fabricIn-House Fabric Sale

Our next in-house fabric sale and open day will take place on Thursday 19th January at our head office and factory: Unit 14, Crusader Industrial estate, 167, Hermitage Road, N4 1LZ.

If you are interested in coming along, or wish to find out more, please contact Rebekah@fashion-enter.com




4 jan fabric swatchFabric Swatch of the Week

Thinking ahead to warmer days we’ve picked out this Pink Check Scuba, the blush pink hue and bold check tick two key trend boxes for the season. Plus we have some new fabrics just added to our online FCFabric Studio outlet.

Please note our new shipping charges as below.

Pink Check Scuba available from FCFabricStudio.com for £6.00 per metre.


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Dates for Your Diary

6th – 9th JanuaryLondon Fashion Week Men’s – 180 Strand, London

18th January from 6.30pm – Fashion to Film – Confessions of a Costumier with Guest Speaker Maggie Cooke at The Royal College of Art next to the Royal Albert Hall. To book a place contact: billbohm@textileinstitute.org

19th January – From 10am – 1pm In-house Fabric & Sample Sale at Unit 14, Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, N4. Nearest tube Manor House.

2nd February new short course on Fabric Appreciation click here for more information

Further dates to be confirmed for the next Factory Open Day and a series of informative Webinars during February.

30th MarchFashionCapital Trunk Show Manchester – for more details click here.



Jenny Goes Down Under

4 jan carol australiaOur CEO Jenny Holloway is currently down under to discuss potential projects withCarol Hanlon, the founder/manager of the Textile Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre at WA Inc (TCF Australia).

“I’m really looking forward to meeting Carol again in Australia. It’s been a long time since our trip to Korea and it’s about time we had a good “catch-up” about working with designers in both Australia and the UK.  Let’s hope we can find a way forward to work together in 2017 that benefits the design economy in both countries.”

 To find out more about Carol click here




fearne on fashion press

What’s On FashionCapital This Week…

Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing industry comes under fire once again for the mass sacking of protesting workers.

Among the 1,197 people that were named on the Queen’s New Year’s honours list many were leading figures from the fashion industry, we take a look at who made the grade.

TV and Radio Presenter Fearne Cotton (right) is the host behind a new 10-part series Fearne On Fashion, on Monday 9th January she will be interviewed by BUILD in London on the digital programme. @BUILDSeriesLDN



Boutique Pick of the Week

4 jan boutique pick earrings


We love the ethical story behind ‘MADE’, born from a desire to create beautiful accessories using traditional, time-honoured skills and fashion led design. The MADE team believe in transparency and integrity throughout every step and by working in synergy with the people and communities involved with MADE products the aim is to create positive change within the fashion and jewellery industry. Here we have picked out these geometric drop earring featuring cylinder horn detail and brass fringing. Available in brass and silver-plated brass. Handmade at the MADE workshop in Kenya.

MADE Mod Fringe Earrings £30-


Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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