Newsletter 5th July 2017
What a difference a week makes! Our sister company Fashion Enter has been named as ‘SME of the Year’ at the second annual London Evening Standard Business Awards!
Speaking at the award ceremony, Jenny Holloway, CEO, Fashion Enter, said:
“We were sitting at the back of the stage so we thought position alone we had no chance of winning! We also had Hotel Chocolat as a short listed category and I’ve met the owner and he is a real entrepreneur with a wow factor! I actually didn’t believe that our name was called out until Jenni said that it was us! So to every single person at Fashion Enter thank you – the best team I’ve ever worked with. To all of our aspiring learners reach for the stars – dreams do come true. Asos.com, thank the Good Lord you believed in us 8 years ago, HSBC you didn’t give up on us when we have had our sticky moments and our fabulous suppliers – you are awesome.”
Click here to read the full story.
Galaxius Open Day – Wednesday 19th July 2017
“Galaxius has revolutionised the production process and has been directly responsible for improving efficiencies at Fashion Enter. It goes further in terms of reporting than any other system and is also straightforward and easier to use. It has enabled us to build up a history of previous production styles which has proved invaluable in costing accurately for future orders.” Comments Caroline Ash, Production Manager at Fashion Enter.
Witness how the Galaxius System works to ensure efficient and transparent production practices from start to finish at our Galaxius Open Day on Wednesday 19th July 11am – 1pm at Fashion Enter, Unit 14, Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, Haringey, London N41LZ.
Please contact Jenni Sutton email@example.com or call 07753 637908 if you would like to attend.
Graduate Career Open Day – Tomorrow 6th July
On Thursday 6th July from 10am – 12pm we are hosting an advice and career session for fashion graduates who want to either set up their own label or secure a job in the industry.
Gabby Fleming, Founder & Director of a talent and career specialist business that works with organisations and individuals to accelerate talent, will be on hand offering advice on CV’s, interview techniques, career strategy and much more!
In addition Marketing Consultant Tracey Parks-Taylor will be discussing the basics on setting up your own fashion label.
We are also recruiting for a Sourcing Admin Assistant with M&Co!
This is a completely free event that will take place at The Factory on 6th July from 10am – 12pm.
To attend please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Soon…Workshops to Develop Your Fashion Business
Marketing Consultant Tracey Parks-Taylor has been busy devising a series of essential workshops to equip start-ups with all they need to know to begin and develop their fashion brand.
The topics will include:
1. 10 Steps to starting your own label
2. The Design Process and Product Development
3. Fabric Appreciation
4. The importance of Branding and how to Sell Online
5. Public Relations, Bloggers and Social Media
A further workshop will include ‘how to build a campaign with visuals,’ each will be around 2-hours long with guest industry speakers and will take place during the autumn this year. The workshops are open to all, however, priority and discounts will be provided to FashionCapital Members, to find out more about our memberships click here.
Back in April 2016, Fashion Enter proudly announced its partnership with Creative Skillset and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to continue its skills development training for the fashion and textiles industry at the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA). Read the case study now up and live on the CAPITB website.
A spokesperson at CapitB commented:
“We have just finished a programme Tomorrow’s Designers one month early with Fashion Enter Ltd. This was an innovative programme that was with partnered with Creative Skillset and also JP Morgan Bank. Initially the programme was a slow start however the 100 outcomes requested were attained by 31st May compared to an initial project date of 30th June. The programme was also highly successful for positive career progression for the learners too. CapitB Trust is an independent charity that exists to enhance the skill base of the British fashion industry. This is achieved by helping to fund training in the industry, either through individual applications or applications from businesses of all sizes looking to improve employee capabilities and knowledge.”
Summer Sample and Fabric Sale
Our next sale is coming up, save the date Saturday 15th July – 10am – 1pm at our Haringey HQ. Don’t miss out!
FCFabricStudio Customer of the Month
“@thesecretseamstress (pictured below) is our FCFabricStudio customer of the month. She has ordered 5 times this month, so to say thank-you for her continued loyalty we have provided her with a lil gift. Make sure you tag us so we can see what you all make and say thanks.” – Jenny Beth Golding, Brand Manager.
Sewing Social Make & Meet
FCFabricStudio is all about our lovely customers and getting to know them on a personal basis, so much so we’re setting up a regular sewing meet up! This will be just a fun gathering of like-minded people swapping tips, fabric and advice here at our live factory in North London. Don’t miss the first one on Thursday 28th September at 6pm.
Fabric Swatch of the Week
Just in, this ‘on-trend’ summer classic, red gingham in lightweight cotton.
Available now at £4.50 a metre from the FCFabricStudio.
Fashion Technology Academy – Senior Lecturer Required
The FTA are looking for an experienced lecturer that will fully support students throughout their learning journey and provide them with a high quality learning experience.
To find out more click here.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Our trend guru Katie Farley takes a look at Miuccia Prada’s inspiration for the Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2018 Resort collection.
She also handpicks ‘One to Watch’ from the recent graduate collections – Kate Clark (pictured right) from Kingston University.
While Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston questions the benefits of ‘Being Focused,’ in Personal Development.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Sale time, and we are in the mood for checks with these bold check trousers with crossover front. Wide cut and easy-to-wear in hand-woven cotton these have gone down from £90 to £59- and are available in most sizes via People Tree.co.uk