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Fashion & the EU What Does It Mean to You?


How will ‘Remaining’ or ‘Leaving’ the EU affect the business that is so close to our hearts?

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Newsletter 22nd June 2016

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Well, after months of heated EU Referendum debate the time has come to post your vote and make history. Opinion polls reveal an even split so the outcome will be hard to call. Click here to read our latest article ‘To Vote Remain or Leave – That is the Question.



How to Succeed in Fashion Today Seminar Amendment

The popular How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminar will now take place on Tuesday 12th July not the 6th as previously planned.

Sharing their industry knowledge, we have an incredible line up of speakers confirmed including:

22 june shiner hill designJenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter. 

Nick Gould, Solicitor/Partner of Gunnercooke, London.

Mark Dodd, Fabric Technician and consultant for ASOS.com, Charlotte Tilbury and Oliver Spencer.

With additional guest speakers Gabrielle Shiner-Hill (pictured right) and Sofia Hinkley.

At previous How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminars, attendees have said:

“Exceeded my expectations… The day was fantastic and I have learnt so much.”

“The whole day was a huge eye opener…I am keen to become a member of Fashion Enter.”

If you are interested in attending the seminar on the 12th July from 1pm – 5pm please contact Jenni (jenni@fashion-enter.com) for further details.  This is an incredible opportunity for designers and is not one to be missed.

Members are eligible for a discount for this seminar. 


Introducing Gabrielle Shiner-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. To read her biography and her design led product development skills click here.


In the Press:

Our online FC Fabric Studio has been featured in the latest July issue of Sewing World.

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While we are on the topic of the FC Fabric Studio here is our fabric swatch of the week: Faux leather backed onto polyester elastane, for a comfortable feel when worn. To view and buy click here.




Dates for Your Diary:

Our CEO Jenny Holloway has just returned from the TCBL 2-day conference in Huddersfield where she spoke about new trends, consumer choices and customisation, the environment and new technologies alongside introducing her company and how she plans to take it forward in today’s fashion and manufacturing environment.


29th June – 2nd JulyNew Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington

The FashionCapital team will be reporting on this innovative showcase of 3,000 brilliant individuals, that provides an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries.


Starting 27th June – Wimbledon

We’ll be following the style both on and off court at the UK’s biggest tennis tournament.


8 june fashion svp28th – 29th June – Fashion SVP

Fashion SVP held at Olympia, London, on the 28th and 29th June is a trade event where visitors can see all that manufacturing has to offer, from full-service knitwear and jersey wear production to high quality sewing services, design and pattern cutting services, materials testing and technical services. Jenny Holloway has also been invited as a guest speaker at the events popular seminar sessions.

To register online as a visitor at www.fashionsvp.com


2nd July Tottenham Conference 2016

This year’s exhibition will bring together community groups and businesses working in Tottenham. Visitors will be able to find out about everything from volunteering, to job opportunities and developments underway. Fashion Enter will be there so please do come and visit our stand.


12th July How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminar 

(Details mentioned above.)


4th August and 25th August – Perfect Patterns Open Days

Want to learn more about our highly successful Perfect Patterns course? Then come along to our open day. The Fashion Technology Academy will be holding 2 drop-in open days for potential learners to meet with Perfect Patterns tutor Alice Prier and learn more about the course. 

There will be hands-on activities, which attendees can engage in to help them learn more about patterns and what the course can offer them.

The first will be Thursday 4 August from 10-2. 

The second will be Thursday 25 August from 10-2.

To find out more about the Perfect Patterns Level 1 and Level 2 courses click here

Contact 020 8809 3311 or email education@fashion-enter.com to confirm your attendance at one of the open days or to enrol.


Filming at the FTA

We are currently in the process of creating short web videos of our students and clients talking about what they do and making their mark on the fashion industry…watch this space.


Pinterest & Linked In

Our Pinterest and Linked In pages are now up and running please pay us a visit. We are also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so you can always get in-the-moment updates and get involved. Watch out for our Twitter Q&A – we want to know about the issues you would like covered on FashionCapital.

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This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

ftct lord blackheathAlong with discussing the EU referendum we have been supporting and celebrating 160 years of the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust. As an aside the charity wishes to hear from employers and employees who can help refer families within the industry, who are experiencing financial difficulties. In particular those affected by the changes at BHS and Austin Reed, who may need help during this difficult time. FashionCapital’s editor, journalist and social media marketing assistant all sat for the talented fashion illustrator Michalis Christodoulou. And Dr Lisa Orban advises on creating a personal brand to ensure your business stands out.



22 june boutique pickBoutique Pick of the Week

Crystal & Rox is about balance from within, harmony and wellbeing. The brand uses wellbeing crystals combined with elegant yoga wear to help achieve this goal. We’ve picked out The Shiva vest, a workout staple made from bamboo with added spandex, which also features the Crystal & Rox signature crystal pocket housing one of 4 tumbled crystals next to the heart chakra. These healing and empowering crystals enhance your mood and increase feelings of well-being during and post workout. Crystal & Rox is also up for The Janey Loves 2016 Platinum Awards, to find out more click here.

Crystal & Rox – The Shiva Vest in grey £22.50


And finally a big thanks to Beth Davy-Day for the new homepage designs – we hope you like them as much as we do.

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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