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Fashion Capital Newswire – 23 April 2014


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Newsletter 23rd April 2014

Dear all,

Tomorrow is our Factory Open Day in support of the Fashion Revolution campaign, please come along to see our compliant factory in operation on Thursday 24th April 8am – 5pm. Whether you are a budding designer, fashion journalist, brand developer or just plain interested – all are welcome.


You can turn up on the day but to avoid disappointment please email jenni@fashion-enter.com or call to book your space on 020 8 809 3311.

The Factory
Unit 14, Crusader Estate
167 Hermitage Road
N4 1LZ

Nearest tube: Manor House

Hobbs Junior Garment Technologist Apprenticeship


This appointment supports the Senior Garment Technologist in the delivery of the technical excellence and premium product quality.

In order to deliver a challenging business plan, there is a need to ensure sound succession planning of the Quality Assurance team, the Junior Garment Technologist assists senior members to constantly challenge and improve product quality, whilst learning about innovation in product engineering and manufacturing to deliver efficiencies and solutions directly at source with Supplier/Manufacturers.

Main Purpose of the Job:
To support and assist the Senior Garment Technologist working closely with the Buying team and Supplier/Manufacturers.  The Junior Garment Technologist works to support consistent premium product quality is developed directly at source with Supplier/Manufactures which is fully aligned with the business and department objectives having a well developed understanding of the target customer.  

The Junior Garment Technologist assists in the creation of technical garment specifications released to suppliers for an individual collection, working closely with a Senior Garment Technologist in finding solutions and efficiencies supporting the Buying team.

The Junior Garment Technologist supports peer development within the QA team building positive relationships, cultivating partnership at all times with Suppliers. Demonstrating an understanding and implementing the Hobbs brand values at all times.

To view this post and apply please go to the Apprenticeship section on FashionCapital

ASOS First Stage Assessment Day


The ASOS first stage assessments are taking place at The Factory tomorrow (Thursday 24th April). 25 selected candidates have been invited in for a first stage assessment day for the ASOS Garment Tech Apprenticeship.

Candidates will be given an insight into a career in garment technology and an introduction to the garment tech place here at The Factory along with full information on the apprenticeship programme to decide whether it is right for them.

Now is you last chance to get in your applications for the ASOS role, check it out here and get applying.

From Stitching Academy to ASOS

Timi Newton a former Stitching Academy student has landed work experience at the asos.com design studio. Timi said: “This is a dream come true. I am so excited I am shaking!  Thank you to ASOS. If it wasn’t for the Stitching Academy and meeting Jenny and Leyla this would never have happened!”

Timi will be shadowing designers at ASOS for the next week at their head office.


Timi with Mark Fisher designer for ASOS Petites. Maternity. Curve.

Private View – The Garment Project

Please come along and support our Wandsworth Youth Fashion designers alongside established industry names.


The Garment Project a Fashion Exhibition
26 April – 25 May

Friday 25 April
6:30 – 8:30 pm
RSVP info@pumphousegallery.org.uk
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Curated by Orsola de Castro, The Garment Project celebrates the creative processes involved in the conception and realisation of making clothes for the fashion industry. Including work by young people who have been collaborating with Fashion Enter Ltd (part of FashionCapital.co.uk), professional designers, pattern cutters and makers, this inspiring exhibition showcases the range of skills and imagination behind the finished garment.

On FashionCapital This Week…

It’s all about the Revolution! Katie Farley supports the cause and so can you by wearing your garment inside out and revealing who makes your clothes! We talk to celebrity stylist Courtney Smith about her fashion journey and her top tips for breaking into a notoriously tough industry. Elsewhere the capital is gearing up for the men’s shows with the next installment of London Collections: Men S/S 15 to view the provisional schedule click here.


Editor JoJo wears her top inside-

out in support of Fashion Revolution 

Day 24th April! Let’s see what you

are wearing?

Fiona Bruce Loves Michaela Jedinak Dresses!

Once again Fiona Bruce has been spotted reading the BBC news in a Michaela Jedinak dress. This time she wears an Alba shape in electric blue. All of Michaela’s dresses are made from Italian fabrics and produced at Fashion Enter’s Fashion Studio. All feature flattering, timeless cuts and a top-notch finish.


The Fashion Studio https://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/Services/fashionstudio.html

Ben Moore Photography

Thanks to Ben Moore for the header image, Ben has shot some fantastic shots of our factory, the staff and apprentices hard at work.


To view more of Ben’s work visit:


Boutique Pick of the Week23_boutique_pick_fair_true

On-trend bold lace print T shirt, an extremely versatile transitional wardrobe staple. This top features two lace fabrics – each complementing the other. The back has a sweet button detail on the neckline. This top is perfect for dressing up and down, as it can be worn with heels for evening or with trainers for a more casual day look. And of course it’s from the ethicall label: Fair+True Unique.

£70- To view and buy click here

Until next time, have a great week,

All the team at Fashion Capital x


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