Newsletter 1st June 2016
Read all about it, news has gone out that our sister company, Fashion Enter, is not only celebrating its 10th Birthday but a 100% training success rate, with learners completing their accredited qualification at level one and two and then securing employment for all apprentices at level 3 and 4. Supported with a working overdraft and a rolling commercial card from HSBC, Fashion Enter is leading the way in reinventing the garment manufacturing industry, helping more young people than ever before achieve their business ambitions. And there is no better 10th Birthday present than that!
Happy 10th Birthday Fashion Enter
As just mentioned our sister company Fashion Enter is celebrating its 10th year as FashionCapital enters it’s 15th! How time flies! There have been so many achievements along the way from staging a catwalk show in New York, mentoring successful emerging brands to meeting the Queen! However, it’s our growing team that we are incredibly proud of and here are a few of them enjoying the summer Birthday barbecue held at the end of last week.
Marquel Stitching Academy Level 2 student: “This is one wicked BBQ!”
Melissa: “I can’t believe I used to be a machinist now I train everyone at the Stitching Academy. I love my job.”
Leyla: “I’ve been with the company 7 years now. I love it. I can’t believe how much it has grown.”
Meet the Manufacturer
Yet again the latest installment of Meet the Manufacturer proved to be a great success. The Fashion Enter stand was constantly busy and CEO Jenny Holloway delivered an insightful talk for aspiring designers.
Apprenticeship Post of the Week
N16 Vintage, based in North London, is looking to take on a number of apprentices in three different roles – Design, Buying and Merchandising and Garment Tech. The team is looking for under 19’s that can start ASAP.
To find out more and apply click here
Dates For Your Diary…
World Day Against Child Labor – Sunday 12 June
In the bid to raise awareness of the plight of over 150 million children trapped in child labor around the world, Child Labor Free is bringing its revolutionary movement to the UK.
With the support of acclaimed street artists Victoria Villasana and Zabou, we’re raising awareness through a bold street art installation in Shoreditch, London. The street art can be seen on Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch from Tuesday 7th until Monday 19th of June 2016.
EEF Conference: Made in Britain. Loved by the World – Tuesday June 14th 2016
Jenny Holloway is a confirmed panelist at the forthcoming EEF Conference at IFB2016 – Made in Britain. Loved by the World – which will take place on Tuesday June 14th 2016 at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.
To register visit: http://ifb2016.com/en/ifb-business-club
The EU & The Fashion Industry Wednesday 15th June
Another hot topic that’s hard to ignore right now is the EU referendum. Rise, UKFT & Drapers will host a panel debate on how the EU decision will affect the fashion industry. Held at the RBS Auditorium at 280 Bishopsgate from 6.30pm Wednesday 15th June.
Rise is kindly offering FashionCapital users a 25% discount – link to: https://eufashiondebate.eventbrite.co.uk/?discount=FashCapEU25
TCBL 2-Day Industry Event Huddersfield Tuesday 21st June
The first TCBL Event invites you to find out how the textiles and clothing sector is responding to major change. The morning session – TCBL Talk – will look at new trends, consumer choices and customisation, the environment and new technologies and provide a range of provocative speakers, including our very own CEO Jenny Holloway, offering new perspectives on these issues; the afternoon – TCBL Jam – will showcase ideas from all over Europe on how this might work in practice, developing new business models and collaborative ventures along the way.
To find out more and book your place click here
How To Succeed in Fashion Today’ Seminar Wednesday 6th July
On the 6th July we will be hosting a seminar from 10am – 2pm at the Fashion Enter Factory.
Sharing their industry knowledge, we have an incredible line up of speakers confirmed including;
Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter.
Nick Gould, Solicitor/Partner of Gunnercooke, London.
Mark Dodd, Fabric Technician and consultant for ASOS, Charlotte Tilbury and Oliver Spencer.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Jenni email@example.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.
Welcome Rebekah and Shivanee
Rebekah Louise Litherland has now officially joined the FashionCapital team as aMarketing Assistant. She will be working her magic on our social media pages and campaigns plus the website in general.
Also, just starting a 3-month work placement Shivanee Tailor will be building on her industry experience compiling articles, reports and general assisting duties.
Welcome to FashionCapital ladies.
Fabric Swatch of the Week
A very unique toned floral printed silk, with a smooth satin finish. This print could used in any season because of the contrast of light and dark colours combined, creating a versatile look.
Composition: 100% Silk
Visit the FC Fabric Studio
On FashionCapital This Week…
Graduate season is in full swing and we have been capturing all the show and exhibition action. Visit Trends for the latest reviews more of which will come this weekend as GFW gets underway. This month Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston discusses ‘Mindset’ and how positive thinking can help you get ahead in your life and career. Jenny Holloway comments on the negative press reports regarding M&S’ finances, CEO and future plans. While Shivanee Tailor submits her first news story on John Lewis and their announced partnership with Jim Chapman.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Frame Chain, the eyewear accessories brand, is set on changing perceptions on the ever-so useful eyewear necklace accessory that often appeals to glasses wearers of a certain age. Their latest vibrant campaign features models of all ages and we have to admit they look rather good as glasses chains or necklaces. We’ve picked out this 18-carat yellow and white gold flat curb chain.
Yours for £50 at www.framechain.co.uk