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“All is not lost for young designers looking to produce.”

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Newsletter 6th July 2016

Dear all,

6 july sewing beeSeason Four of The Great British Sewing Bee has just concluded, congratulations to this year’s winner, Scientific Editor, Charlotte. With the rise of courses, degrees, haberdasheries and fairs, interest in home sewing and textile crafts is on the up. For those wanting to try something new or to improve on their skills we may well have the perfect course for you at our Fashion Technology Academy in North London. Click here to find out about our taster courses and more.



How to Succeed in Fashion Today Seminar

general group shot learningWe now have limited places remaining for our popular How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminar on Tuesday 12th July. The full agenda has been listed click here to find out more.

To book your place please email jenni@fashion-enter.com now! This will be on a first come first served basis.



FTA logoSenior Lecturer in Fashion Production Needed

The Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) is expanding their training provision and would like to add another dynamic qualified teacher with industry experience to their marvellous team!

To find out more click here


CPPD With The Textiles Skills Academy

6 july textile tutors cppdLast Friday Fashion Enter delivered a full-day CPPD course in partnership with The Textiles Skills Academy. The Academy was founded in January 2015 by Dawn Foxall after many conversations with educationalists, D&T teachers and industry leaders who saw the desperate need to support the teaching of textiles in schools.

The day included an overview of Fashion Enter activities including all courses available at the Fashion Technology Academy, an introduction to the garment life cycle and the skills required in garment manufacturing, a tour of the Factory, Fashion Studio and FTA and finally a hands-on activity in the Stitching Academy with tutor Marilyn. 

“I have gained an insight into careers and apprenticeship routes for students, the design cycle and industry practice. Brilliant tour and information given from Jenny and Jenni. Thank you very much, very useful and great feedback to students.” – Michelle

“I have learnt so much! The sensory experience has been invaluable. Also expert / insider tips and knowledge and vocabulary. Would fully recommend to others. Very interested in future courses. Thank you!” – Tatiana


Texas Technology University Visit The Factory

6 july texas studentsThe following Tuesday 11 fashion undergraduates, 2 faculty leaders and a CEPA coordinator tutors from Texas Technology University visited FashionCapital and the Fashion Enter factory to meet Jenny Holloway and see first hand what a British manufacturing company does and how it works.

“I absolutely loved this visit, it made my week and trip worth while.  Thank you so very much.” – Sarah Lawrence

“All is not lost for young designers looking to produce – thank you.” – Alicia McDonald.


Community Involvement

6 july haringey eventWe were also pleased to be invited and involved with two community events: Haringey Means Business and the annual Tottenham Conference. Both events proved beneficial to the local area, making residents aware and up-to-date with news and opportunities within the community. We at FashionCapital & Fashion Enter were grateful to be part of both events and we enjoyed the great community spirit!



Dates for Your Diary:

Tuesday 12th July How to Succeed in Fashion Today seminar

(Details mentioned above.)


6 july textile fair13th – 14th July – The London Textiles Fair 

The UK’s premier platform for fashion fabrics and clothing accessories held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.


Thursday 21st July – Open Factory

Fashion Enter invites you into their factory for you to see what a large-scale factory looks like and to find out about their part-time and short courses in garment production.

Find out how you can gain a qualification in just 6-weeks and master the garment production cycle; pattern making, fabric inspection, laying and cutting, quality control, machine maintenance and stitching.

This event is for people:

  • looking to take their first step into fashion
  • wanting to start a fashion apprenticeship but lacking qualifications
  • who understand the business side of fashion but not the manufacturing process 

To find out more and get tickets click here


24th – 27th July – Pure London

Industry trade show with over 700 fashion and footwear brands under one roof held at Olympia, London.


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

cutting generalWant 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.


6 july fabric pickFabric Swatch of the Week

New in at the FC Fabric Studio this week – this striking printed silk in lemon, black and white.

Visit the FC Fabric Studio




versace couture aw 16This Week on FashionCapital…

Shivanee reviews the innovative Manus X Machina exhibition currently on at The MET museum in New York. Meanwhile, Eden Mullane looks to Paris and reports on the haute couture A/W collections currently underway and Margretta Sowah discusses the entrepreneurial spirit within the fashion industry in Business Advice.




6 july boutique pickBoutique Pick of the Week

The stunning Maena Boubou dress from Osei Duro is a flatteringly shaped sleeveless midi dress with an aqua blue batik print. Made from rayon, it is soft and cool for summer with pretty cap sleeves and an on trend slit at each side. Dress it up for summer events and weddings or down for more casual days. Handcrafted from an ethically run small-scale production team in Ghana.

Maena Boubou dress by Osei Duro available at www.gatherandsee.com



Hello and Welcome to the Team…

Debbie, Eve, Faith, Billy Jo and Esme.



And finally…

Here is FashionCapital / Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway and some of the Factory staff enjoying Baklava to celebrate Eid yesterday 5th July.

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Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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