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Newsletter 17th May 2017

evening standard awards 2017 jennyDear all,

The list of nominees for the 2017 Evening Standard Business Awards has gone live, and guess what, our sister company Fashion Enter has made the grade! Our CEO Jenny Holloway and her team are in the running for SME of the Year, winners will be announced atBanqueting House, Whitehall, on June 29th, fingers crossed!

To view the full list of nominees click here



See You in Plymouth

caren downie smallOur next‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ UK Trunk Show in Plymouth at Ocean Studio, The Factory Cooperage with headline sponsors Millfield Trust and Plymouth College of Art, and continued support from leading national awarding body ABC Awards has been scheduled for 22nd June. Confirmed speakers include: Caren Downie (pictured left), Gabrielle Shiner-Hill, Deborah Shulton and Jenny Holloway.

Caren comments: “I have always been passionate about supporting the designer talent in the UK. I honestly believe we have some of the most inspiring and innovative designers in the world today. This is why I’m right to support the FashionCapital Trunk show to provide real advice and support for the next generation of designer talent.  I look forward to meeting the next generation of designers based in the South West.”

To find out more and book your place click here



2 New Apprenticeships Available

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Just in, we have two new apprenticeships positions available with Tottenham Textiles and CMT London Limited, please click on the links to find out more and apply.




Meet the Manufacturer & Fashion SVP

The Fashion Enter team will be at Meet the Manufacturer next week 24th and 25th May at The Old Truman Brewery, London followed by Fashion SVP the following month on June 27th & 28th at Olympia. At each event the team will be on hand to talk all things fashion – from courses, apprenticeships, sampling, production and more.

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Click here to find out more about Meet the Manufacturer and here regarding our ‘consultation corner’ at Fashion SVP.



Coming Soon: Leicester Fashion & Textile Hub

leicester textile hub generalThe Fashion Enter team are currently in talks with regards to an exciting Fashion Hub based in the Leicestershire area.

CEO Jenny Holloway comments:“Well, I’m a Midlands gal at heart and always will be! I’ve really enjoyed working with the talented team of LLEP and the resulting report on the ERDF Leicester Fashion and Textiles Hub. The proposed Hub is just what the industry needs now. A state of the art centre that can engage with all sectors of the industry and raise standards throughout the entire garment lifecycle.  It has been a pleasure working with everyone and we all sincerely wish you the very best of luck with the implementation stage.”

More on this soon!



Fashion Studio Client Sukishufu Talks Production

“I am a big supporter of UK manufacturing, all of my collections are made here so working with Fashion Enter is perfect as it keeps everything onshore which is important to me.

The team at Fashion Enter have been extremely accommodating, supportive and flexible in working with me especially when I have some crazy deadline request. I’m so happy to have found them. I am also seriously impressed with the amount they invest in their employees through ongoing education and training.” 

Click here to read the full interview

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Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve picked out a vibrant multi leopard print jersey in cool colours with eye-catching flashes of red running through the fabric. Made from spun polyester this fabric is available online at the FCFabricStudio now at £4.30 a metre.

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This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

A “Commitment to Change” and “Shifting to a circular system” were frequently repeated phrases at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Sabrina Shafi explores further.

The YKK Showroom, synonymous with quality fastening solutions and world renowned for their zips, has a new in-house exhibition and this time it’s the turn of eminent milliner to the stars J Smith Esquire.

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Power Napping is a skill that you should try and master. Why? Because it will reduce stress, and make you more productive and alert when you wake up, says life and business coach Eric Gilston.



Boutique of the Week

We’ve checked out the Sukishufu online shop and have discovered some unique pieces to make you stand out from the crowd at the gym, yoga studio, club or even lounging around at home! Here we’ve picked out the Tempura Crop Top in grey. Now in the sale for £35- Click here to view and buy.

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Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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