Newsletter 7th December 2016
It’s been a big week for fashion, while this year’s Fashion Awards (formerly The British Fashion Awards) upscaled operations to rival New York’s Met Gala, Fashion Enter received a national award of their own. Having won the regional Not For Profit and Social Enterprise Women In Business Award earlier in the year, last Thursday our CEO Jenny Holloway took to the podium once again to pick up the Forward Ladies national award that celebrates the achievements of women in business today.
Jenny comments: “This is a total team effort. Fashion Enter could not have achieved all we have done without each and every one of our fabulous team. I’m so proud of everyone and I have to say this was genuinely not expected!”
To read the official press release on this event please click here
Apprenticeship Role of the Week
Calling all potential fashion buyers out there this apprenticeship position with M&Co for a Sourcing Trainee is the perfect role to get you on the buying career ladder. If you are 18-years-old and looking to upskill your fashion CV then please click here to find out more and apply, interviews are due to be held on the 14th December.
See You at Skills London
For those still at school trying to fathom out which direction to take when it comes to the world of employment look no further than Skills London. Held at ExCel London the event houses over 185 exhibitors eager to talk about their career sector along with many interactive features and demonstrations to try your hand at. Sister company Fashion Enter will be thereat stand number 1040 offering information on the Stitching Academy Level 1 & 2 course, Perfect Pattern Level 1 & 2 course as well as the apprenticeships available. Click here to find out more
FREE Stitching Academy for Designers Course
We are pleased to extend the free Stitching Academy for Designers course across all boroughs in London for anyone over 16 years-old. Stitching Academy for Designers is a six-week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of using a variety of industrial sewing machines: how to set them up and use them safely, maintain the machines and identify the correct settings for the fabric. This is ideal if you want to start a career in fashion design and if you live London, then our Stitching Academy course is FREE. To find our more click here
There are limited spaces so anyone interested is advised to apply now!
Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors Membership
We are pleased to announce that our educational facility is now an official member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. Being part of this professional membership organization ensures standards are maintained and quality assurance for all of our teaching.
Introducing Pattern Cutter Marta
Marta has been at the factory for the past 2-weeks now as a creative pattern cutter, she comments:
“I have been working in the factory here at Fashion Enter for the past 2-weeks now and I am really enjoying it so far. I studied fashion design and pattern cutting in Italy, before moving back to London after spending a few months working in a high-end studio. What I like the most about working at Fashion Enter is the variety of the products that we create, every day is different and this keeps me on my toes and continuously motivated.”
The Fashion Debates Team Take a Tour of the Factory & FTA
Last Friday we welcomed Olivia Pinnock and The Fashion Debates team to take a look at our education and production facility. Olivia commented: “Thank you @fashioncapitaluk for showing us around your facilities this afternoon and showing us how a factory can be run compliantly and beneficially for trainees, employees and companies!”
FCFabricStudio – Countdown to Christmas
We want to see what customers are making with the fabrics they purchase from the Fabric Studio! To win an exclusive discount tag us in your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Fabric Swatch of the Week
Who says you can only do florals in summer – these colourful blooms look striking against black and will certainly brighten up any outfit. Composed of 96% Cotton 4% Elastane this jersey features a 4 way stretch which makes it adaptable for dresses and separates.
Available now at the FCFabricStudio
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
We announce all the Fashion Award 2016 winners, meanwhile JoJo Iles reports from the last edition of the Clothes Show in Birmingham before it heads off to Liverpool. We advise on the 5 Magic Questions that a new fashion start-up should always ask before launching their business. And we are pleased to announce that we are officially registered as a Disability Confident employer.
Boutique Pick of the Week
We are just weeks away from those Christmas holiday shenanigans so if you are looking for a great little fashion inspired present then how about this #OOTD: Fashion Flat Lay Colouring Book by Laura Hickman. Whether you’re a boho babe, a rock chick or a seventies sister, show off your #OOTD by colouring in these chic black-and-white fashion fashion flat lays – giving each outfit your own personal colour and style. Including real pieces by independent designers and many timeless fashion trends, this book is perfect for every fashionista and colouring enthusiast.
#OOTD: Fashion Flat Lay Colouring Book by Laura Hickman £9.95