Newsletter 12th July 2017
“I have immense respect for our team at Fashion Enter & FashionCapital.” Commented Jenny Holloway CEO of the company, who recently appointed two new Directors to head up the company.
“Credit to both Jenni Sutton and Caroline Ash (pictured right) who have risen constantly to the challenges our company has faced during the last few years. Their positivity and practical can-do approach has absolutely shone through and they so deserve this recognition.”
Caroline commented: “I am thrilled and privileged to become a Director of Fashion Enter. Jenny Holloway is an inspirational CEO, she has already had a huge impact on my career progression, encouraging me to take on many aspects of the business that I had no experience with and taking me way out of my comfort zone!”
While Jenni added: “I have been with Fashion Enter since Jenny established the company in 2006. Starting off as an intern I feel like I have been part of an incredible journey and have learnt so much along the way. It is an absolute honor to now be promoted to Director alongside Caroline.”
Beano Staff Seaside Outing
Last weekend staff from the Fashion Enter Factory were treated to a day at the seaside – Margate, complete with egg throwing competition and high-jinks! Here are some images from the day!
Fashion Enter Open Day Friday 14th July
Following the Fashion SVP event at Olympia the Fashion Enter team met numerous new and emerging designers in the process of sourcing the right manufacturer and looking for support with their businesses. Due to popular demand we will now open our doors from 10.00 – 12.00 on 14th July to showcase exactly what we can offer, from sampling to business mentoring to masterclasses with leading industry experts!
Designers will receive a 10% discount if they sign up to membership on the Open Day!
If you would like to come along to this free event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Fabric & Sample Sale This Saturday
Our next sale is just days away, Saturday 15th July – 10am – 1pm at our Haringey HQ. Don’t miss out!
The Secret To Our Success – The Galaxius System
Caroline Ash comments:
“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.”
To find out more about the Galaxius System and its invaluable benefits come along to our Open Day where there will be a live demonstration on how Galaxius works with live time data 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.
Job of the Week: Garment Technologist F+F at Tesco
A great opportunity has come in for a Garment Technologist to join the F&F team at Tesco. The successful candidate will deliver/support safe, legal, responsibly sourced, quality products for their designated area – always focusing on the brands core customers and demonstrating value-led behaviour. To find out more and apply click here.
New Apprenticeship Roles
Just in: we have apprenticeship positions for Technical Services at Topshop.
For a sample machinist at Jabel Sew Good
And a Graphic Design Apprentice at Fashion Enter
CFE Manufacturers Trade Show
Yesterday (11th July) Fashion Enter had a stand at the CFE Manufacturers Trade Show, an industry event that connects designer businesses with high-end fashion production units and services. Held in Bethnal Green, London, we were on-hand to talk production and about all the services we provide. Thanks to CFE London and we look forward to the next one!
Graduate Career Day
Last Thursday (6th July) we welcomed graduates from the London College of Fashion, London College of Communications, University of Westminster and Kingston University, and held a two-hour open day to provide advice and career insight for fashion graduates that want to either set up their own label or secure a job in the industry.
Feedback from the attendees included:
“This has been very helpful with the CV for the fashion industry and interview techniques. The 10-point business presentation/talk was very informative and helpful.” – Sandra
“I have gained many handy tips on interviews and more today.” – Silje
“Today has given some good points about job interviews and how to start your own business.” – Marta
Arcadia CPPD Course
On Tuesday 11th July employees from Arcadia brands including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Evans completed a CPPD course at Fashion Enter.
Feedback from the day included:
“I have learnt helpful facts for costing, general info on the industry and how a factory runs. It was really good training and I have learnt a lot! Can all be used in everyday issues at work.” – Emily, Topshop
“I have learnt everything about a clothing factory! It has been one of the best training sessions I have ever had!” – Jessica, Topshop
“I have learnt from this seminar: I have found this course really interesting and valid to my role. It has made me feel more confident to work and challenge suppliers.” – Andrea, Evans
To find out more about our bespoke CPPD courses click here.
Introducing Fashion Studio Client: LYME Terrace
“We value natural, social and economic capital equally. We want to make clothing with substance in harmony with nature. We started this to change the minds of the majority; that it’s possible to make great clothes that are good for the planet and the people that make them! We want to reconnect our customers to the process behind each garment and provide an alternative that will inspire change.
“The main struggle when starting this project was to find partners that shared our values; whether this be a fabric mill who only source certified organic materials or a production unit that pay their staff a fair living wage. Making clothing without sacrificing basic environmental and human welfare is important.
“The thing we like most about working with Fashion Enter is the local, personal service coupled with the years of experience and expertise from all areas of garment creation. Also the fact that the educational side of the organisation is promoting British manufacturing from the roots up means a lot.”
Fabric Swatch of the Week
Feeling in a bold statement kind of mood? We have in this striking abstract print loop back cotton that uses a selection of vibrant tones. 100% cotton this fabric is available from the online FCFabricStudio now at £4.50 a metre.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Katie Farley reports on an apparent division of trends within the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2017 collections. One being ethereal fantasy, synonymous with the events reputation and the other championing the notion of power dressing, pieces that reflected sharp tailoring with obligatory accents of glamour.
For Midlands based fashion talent the annual Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) 2017 is offering one final chance to apply at a Meet the Judges Open Day.
And tomorrow, 13th July, the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) will be hosting a Delivery Group Meeting with representatives from University of the Arts London Awarding Body (UAL) and the BMET to discuss Level 4 Fashion Diplomas.
Boutique Pick of the Week
Thomas Nox creates wallets and accessories made in north London without animal materials or derivatives. The wallets are equipped with RFID blocking technology, are scratch-resistant and are beautifully handcrafted. Here we have picked out the leatherette wallet in brown, to find out more about Thomas Nox and their crowdfunding campaign click here.
We couldn’t resist posting up this picture of our contributing journalist Katie Farley in full graduation garb! A very big well done to you Katie.