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Leading the Way in Transparency and Compliance


Read on to find out all about the latest industry seminars, courses, job offers and news heading your way…

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Newsletter 15th March 2017

Dear all,

factory 2In a committed bid to become supply chain transparent ASOS.com is about to publish its factory list on its corporate website and we are proud to say that our Factory based in Haringey, North London is on that list and has achieved a Green 4 leading status!

Jenny Holloway CEO of FashionCapital & Fashion Enter comments:

“It’s a real privilege for the team to achieve the highest ranking of compliance on the Fast Forward audit. Many, many, man-hours have been spent but the truth is it’s a discipline throughout the company. Compliance has to be inherent throughout the process of the company and then endorsed by the team. So a huge thank-you to the team! We did it!”

To read the full story click here



Manchester Trunk Show – Free Confidentiality Agreement

Our first FashionCapital Trunk Show, sponsored by Freeths solicitors, is making its first stop in Manchester on Thursday 30th March, just two weeks away.

The ‘How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ seminar has been firmly established as an essential guide to lift the lid on the industry – from design, fabrics, legal advice and business planning to samples, costs, production and press & PR. For the launch of our first trunk show we are offering a free Confidentiality Agreement to help protect designs worth £750.

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To find out more and register contact info@fashioncapital.co.uk / 0208 809 3311. The two three-hour seminars taking place on 30th March at the Manchester Art Gallery. Tickets cost £50 and £35 for students. 




See You in Gateshead – This Friday 17th March

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Final Chance to Book Your Place…Jenny Holloway will be speaking at the Northern Clothing & Textile Network on Friday 17th March alongside Mark Harrop, fashion technology figurehead and CEO of WhichPLM, WhichERP and WhichPLM Academy and Louisa Rogers a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion and founder of TrendListr.com.

This event is free to attend click here to register, please note that registration will close soon.



Apprentice Levy Ready

apprenticeship we can do it videoWe are pleased to announce that we have been fully approved by Skills Funding Agency, responsible for the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, to develop training programmes when the apprenticeship levy comes into force in April.

Joy comments: “As a quality training provider for levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 I was confident we would pass the Due Diligence for ROATA. Our team is highly skilled and experienced and what we must all remember is the learners journey – quality teaching all times that’s right for each and every learner.”



Green Light for a New Apprenticeship Standard

We are delighted to announce that the recently submitted new standard for sewn products developed by a hard team of 17 key employers has been given the green light by BIS. There is still work to be undertaken (of course) but a big shout to Celia and Pamela who have been utterly amazing! Also to Helen from M and C for her marvellous support.



Radford University, Virginia Collaboration

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Jenny Holloway has been busy networking stateside this past week with Radford University in Virginia. Future collaborations with the University from student exchange programmes (Study Abroad Programme) and internships to guest speaker exchanges for lecturers were discussed.

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Image from Ieft to right: Tammy Robinson Associate Professor, Farrell Ross Professor, Jenny Holloway and Kathy Mitchell professor

Jenny commented: “It was a real pleasure to meet such esteemed fashion professors at Radford University. The department was bursting with energy as they have their fashion show this Saturday. We look forward to future collaborations.”



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Cambridge Digital & The New FC FTA Website

A big thank you Cambridge Digital for their work on the new www.fcfta.com website. We have received some excellent feedback already and some market research was performed at Radford University in Virginia Zip Code 24141! Thank you Sam Taylor and pals!  




Key In-House Seminars for Your Diary…

8 feb fabric seminarThe second Fabric Appreciation short course with Deborah Shulton will be held on Wednesday 26th April. Offering insightful, in-depth and hands on knowledge for both beginners and those already with some experience within textiles and the industry, Deborah Shulton will offer her expertise in fabrics, fires, dyeing, finishing and colour.

To find out more and book your place click here.




David Reay, fashion industry leader, will present a workshop for owners of high-growth fashion brands with ambition: “From the Needle-point to the Board-room”on Thursday 27th April 2017.

In this workshop David will present his valuable insights, facilitate discussions and answer your questions on: 

* Features that will distinguish the successful fashion brands of the future 

* Coupling your creativity with commercial power to grow a profitable and sustainable brand 

* identifying the true cost of manufacture, the hidden costs in your business that erode profit 

* Challenging the manufacturing journey from sourcing and supply to production and fulfillment

David has over 35 years’ experience in the clothing and textile industry and has held senior posts with J Barbour & Sons, Jockey International, M&S, Warnaco and other well-known international brands.

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Hosted by FashionCapital on Thursday 27th April 2017, 10am – 12pm the workshop will be held at The Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ. (Nearest tube: Manor House)

To book please email: info@fashioncapital.co.uk




15 march IP and Employment SeminarOn Thursday 25th May Deborah Niven will return to Fashion Enter to deliver a second Intellectual Property and Employment seminar alongside Melloney Guiver, both from law firm – gunnercooke. The pair will discuss those all-important topics for any designer, business owner and self-employed personnel including employment law and freelance contracts highlighting the crucial facts and rights that those who are self-employed have, IP and copyright infringement, basics of contract law and what constitutes negligence and how designers are scared of being sued.

Taking place from 10am – 12pm, the seminar is on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in attending please contact Jenni@fashion-enter.com for more information. To find out more about the seminar click here.



Job & Apprenticeship of the Week

veti smallExperienced Womenswear Vetigraph Production Pattern Cutter

Growing womenswear supplier to leading high street retailers requires experienced Vetigraph pattern cutter to join in-house technical team. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team to develop high quality fashion garments from first fit through sealing process to final production.

To find out more and apply click here



Apprentice Development Manager’s Assistant

fc logo smallFashionCapital and Fashion Enter are looking for an apprentice to assist the Development Manager. Tasks will include interviews and case studies of students, internal and external events, keeping the press books updated, assisting with marketing and promotion, assisting with visual merchandising and other admin duties.

To find out more and apply click here




FCB Boutique News

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FCB boutique Spring/Summer collection is now available to buy online – whether your attending the upcoming horse trial races, a wedding or have an all important meeting coming up we have something for every occasion.

Click here to view the online boutique




15 march fabric swatchFCFabricStudio Swatch of the Week

Our selected Fabric Swatch of the Week is our Lilac crinkle chiffon, ‘a delicate chiffon with a fine crinkle texture, ideal to layer with a woven lining to create the perfect summer outfit to stay cool and look the part.’

Available online now at £3.50 a metre.






This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

On Thursday 9th March first year Fashion Marketing and Management students from the University for the Creative Arts attended the Factory for an educational site visit to read all about it click here.

Fashion Enter apprentice Irza Shafique talks to the leading national awarding organization, the ABC Awards, about the benefits of learning via an industry led apprenticeship.

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H&M is named, once again, as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere in their 2017 list.

And in design wearable art designer Carole Waller launches her spring collection inspired by the textures and architecture that immediately surrounds her.



15 march boutique pickBoutique Pick of the Week

Designed and made in Britain this Cece dress by Nancy Dee is a truly versatile piece. The elbow length sleeves and high round neck make this a great style for everyday wear, while the length can be adjusted by belting at the waist. Paint printed in pale blue and faded peach the loose cut makes for a comfortable and flattering fit in British made super soft modal/silk jersey.

Cece dress by Nancy Dee – £68.00



Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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