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Newsletter 5th October 2016

Dear all,

5 oct june sarpong bobThe team are back from a highly successful three-days at Best of Britannia London, FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “Best of Britannia was a great networking event for us and we definitely had quality traction with the attendees there. We have live interventions now with various small brands and there are lots of individuals who are interested in our Stitching Academy and Perfect Pattern courses. In addition, we met Greg Tufnell from Prime Advantage Advisory. We all thoroughly enjoyed meeting other exhibitors including our client Parasol Rose who exhibited her beautiful silk lingerie. Thank you Joe – a super event which was made even more special by the launch of June Sarpong’s collection Ldny.”

Well done to June and her well received Ldny launch collection, and to the Fashion Enter production team and apprentices that worked extremely hard preparing for this event.

Read about the event here.



london advice

Starting Your Own Business in the Capital

London is the number one place to set up a business according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). And we have been fortunate enough to assist in that initial journey with many fashion businesses.

To find out how we can help you and your fashion business click here





5 oct pr seminarHow To Do Your Own PR

We are pleased to announce a new and informative collaboration with the London Fashion Agency and its brand new spin-off Fashion PR resources. 

On 23rd November we will host an exclusive seminar at the Factory with the London Fashion Agency Director Rosie Davies. Rosie will guide you through the business of public relations and how to do your own PR. Unlike most PR agency’s this will not cost you £££ and you will walk away with an insight into how to get your brand noticed. After all, you know your product better than anyone else! Topics covered will include how to work with bloggers, how to get the best out of social media and how to achieve magazine coverage. 

This seminar will be popular so spaces are available on a first come first served basis. 

Email: jenni@fashion-enter.com for further details and costs.



YouTube Tutorials Coming Your Way

We are very excited about our latest series of YouTube tutorials. The first one will be released the Friday on our Youtube page! It will cover the basics of the sewing machine and will be followed by another demonstrating how to hem a dress.  

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Click here to visit out YouTube page

And here to view our range of fabrics courtesy of Instagram



Working With (Job, Enterprise & Training) JET

Yesterday we were visited by Ben Onajide (far right with Jenny), employer adviser, from Dalston Jobcentreplus and Graham Smithers (second left), Head of Services at JET (Job, Enterprise & Training). We are now proud to be working with JET, to give those less-abled the chance to learn and develop skills. To read the full story click here.

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In the News

Read Jenny Holloway’s latest interview with ForwardLadies.com click here to view.




Two New Learners

We welcome Shana and John on their respective courses. Shana is on the Perfect Patterns Level 1 & Stitching Academy Level 1 courses, and John is currently undertaking the Stitching Academy Level 1 course. Click here to find out about how they are getting on and their future plans in the industry.

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Welcome to New FTA Teacher Dawn Foxall

5 oct dawnDawn comments: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the FTA teaching team and hope that I can contribute in a positive way with as much enthusiasm as the team members I have already met! The fashion and textiles industry globally is in an era of extraordinary change with new challenges and technologies to be managed and developed and the requirement for a highly skilled workforce. The Fashion Technology Academy has never been more needed by the industry and I am excited to be joining.”     

Joy McCann, Head of Learning and Development FTA commented: “We are all so pleased that Dawn has joined us and the expanding Perfect Pattern course.  We already have people signed up for the Level 1 and 2 course for January and I am sure they will be impressed with Dawn’s technical and industrial experience. A big welcome Dawn. Look forward to working with you during 2017.”

Jenny adds:  “I am delighted to announce that Dawn is coming to join the teaching team for the FTA in January next year. Dawn has superb industry experience combined with years of hands-on teaching expertise too – perfect for the FTA. Dawn will be joining our expanding Perfect Patterns courses so anyone who wants to really learn how to create patterns that work for industry should be signing up now. Big warm welcome Dawn and let the good times roll!”

The next Perfect Patterns Level 1 course is due to start Monday 9th January and Level 2 from the 15th January 2017.

To find out more about out Perfect Patterns course click here. 

And to follow what is happening at the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) and all the courses we run there please visit the @FTALondon on Twitter.



5 oct studio hireFC Photo & Media Studio for Hire

As well as running bespoke fashion photography and videography courses this autumn our photographic space is available to hire. The digital FC Studio space provides studio space and digital equipment to photograph and film products/designs. An experienced technician will be on hand with the day-to-day hire to provide guidance and tips if required. 

For further information, course content and costs please email jenni@fashion-enter.com  




Dates for Your Diary:

Friday 7th October – Midlands Fashion Awards, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Centre, Birmingham www.midlandsfashionawards.co.uk

Tuesday 11th October from 10am ‘Fashion Fit For The Future – Better, Faster, Smarter’ conference to be held at Queens Hotel in Leeds, the event is sponsored by Alvanon and Lectra. To find out more and book your place click here.

Wednesday 12th – Thursday 13th OctoberTextile Forum, The Fashion Fabric Show at One Marylebone by Regent’s Park, London. www.textileforum.co.uk

Tuesday 1st November Fashion Enter has been invited to ‘The Manufacturer Top 100’ drinks and awards ceremony in Birmingham on the 1st November. Fingers crossed for the Fashion Enter team!

Wednesday 16th November – Routes to Work – A careers fair aimed at Haringey students in Years 10 – 12 held at Alexandra Palace from 4pm – 7.30pm.

Friday 9th – Saturday 10th December Skills London the biggest jobs and careers event for young people and takes place at ExCeL. Fashion Enter will also be exhibiting at Skills London with a stand that will demonstrate the garment life cycle and give students the chance to create their own design. http://www.skillslondon2016.co.uk



5 oct fabric swatch

Fabric Swatch of the Week

As we’ve seen at the recent collections from New York to Paris, designers can’t get enough of chiffon, perfect for all those light-as-a-feather ruffles and layers that made their way down the catwalk. Here we’ve picked out satin crinkle in soft grey.

Available now at the FCFabricStudio




 crowdfunding smallThis Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

In Trends we look at some of the key collections on show at Paris Fashion Week and Katie Farley picks out her top three. In Business Advice we hear about crowd funding and how fashion brands can give back. While in News Jigsaw reveal their Lived Not Modelled campaign and India Hunnikin keeps us in the know with What’s Trending This Week.




5 oct boutique pieceBoutique Pick of the Week

Grab yourself a bargain from our North London factory! We are now adding a selection of low priced garments to Depop.com Click here to find our page. All items are under £22 and here we have featured the Oh So Sweet Pleated Midi dress with racer back, lace bodice and voluminous skater skirt.

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Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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