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Newsletter 30th November 2016

Dear all,

30 nov haringeyBeing part of the local Haringey community is at the core of our business here at FashionCapital and Fashion Enter. Being based here not only provides training and employment to residents in the area but also ripples out to other local businesses; from our factory neighbours in need of apprentices – to the local sandwich run guy. Last night our CEO Jenny Holloway attended the ‘Building a Stronger Haringey Together’ networking event. Over the last decade we have seen so much positive change in the borough and more is planned for the year ahead.

Jenny comments: “I am extremely proud to be part of Haringey’s regeneration! Providing opportunities is exactly what Fashion Enter is all about. Upskilling people to use industrial machines, cutting fabric, pressing…all the skills needed to either get a job immediately or start your own label.  There’s a whole world out there so make sure you grab it!”


From Stitching Academy to Apprenticeship

We love success stories here at FashionCapital, so it was great to hear that since completing his Level 1 Stitching Academy course John Bastos has been offered an apprenticeship as Pattern Cutting Apprentice with One By Me. Well-done John.

To read more about John click here.


Apprenticeship & Job of the Week

One By Me is currently looking for a second apprentice to join the team. To find out more and to apply click here.


Social Media Coordinator & Copywriter Required

A leading Accessories company is currently looking for a full time Social Media Coordinator & Copywriter click here to find out more.



Princes Trust Big Opportunity Day!

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Today we will be at the Princes Trust Big Opportunity Day aimed at young people looking for training and progression. We will be promoting our apprenticeship roles, Stitching Academy and Pattern Cutting courses. The one-day event brings together young people who have recently completed a Princes Trust programmes with real provider opportunities. Fashion Enter will have the chance to meet and interview young people who have demonstrated a genuine desire and commitment to taking their next step in their chosen career.


30 nov pr-seminarPR Seminar a Great Success

Last week FashionCapital teamed up with Rosie Davies from the London Fashion Agency to show new designers and fashion entrepreneurs how they can do their very own PR. Rosie is a multi-award winning PR expert who is aiming to lift the lid on the industry and give fledgling businesses the tools they need to succeed. Here’s what some of the attendees had to say:

“Rosie provided excellent information – I have learnt so much!” – Theodora

“The seminar was very information and very inspiring – I will be using many aspects of the service.” – Michelle

 “The information provided was great for someone just starting out with their own brand and wanting to do their own PR!” – Nia

“I have learnt really useful information to help with brand awareness and social media!  Really informative seminar with plenty of information to help any brand/company grow.  Rosie was really interesting and engaging.” – Emma



Welcome Marta

This week we welcome creative pattern cutter Marta Nicchiotti to the Pattern Room.



Christmas Craft Tutorials

The FCFabricStudio is set to release its first Christmas tutorial this Friday 2nd December. In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to make a garland by hand!

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Click here to visit our YouTube channel

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Fabric Swatch of the Week

Firstly, a massive thank-you to everyone who came to our in-house fabric & garment sale last weekend. We hope to host another soon, check the newsletters for the next date.

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For this week’s Fabric Swatch we have selected a sumptuous pink velvet. Soft and luxurious velvet was big news on the SS17 catwalks – as a Ms. V. Beckham can testify.

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To view and buy click here



Dates for Your Diary:

Friday 2nd  – Tuesday 6th December – Clothes Show Live aone stop destination for all things fashion and beauty, where the line-up of brands, boutiques, fashion experts, catwalks and live performances held at the NEC Birmingham. www.clothesshow.com

Sunday 4th DecemberThe UltraKids Winter Fair an event at Here East aims to support

young entrepreneurs and will give up to 40 young businesses the ability to share and showcase their ideas and businesses with industry professionals and guests. Here East Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3BS. To find out more click here.

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. www.skillslondon2016.co.uk



This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

30 nov depop dressesWe take a look at Open Britain and their campaign for Britain to be inclusive and open for business with Europe as well as the rest of the world.

While reports of Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales success keep pouring in others have taken an alternative stance by refusing to buy anything, Greenpeace explains.

According to a new report by Albion Ventures, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK, the skills shortage tops the list of challenges business owners face today.

Need some ideas for what to wear to the work Christmas party? Then look here for our top 5, easy-to-wear yet affordable ‘Made in Britain’ dresses.



Boutique Pick of the Week

30 nov boutique pickWe are thinking party time here at FashionCapital (our staff party is this Friday!) and for those that want a hands-free dance experience the bumbag, or fanny pack – as they like to say over the pond, is the way to go! It’s fair to say bumbags have received a bad rap over the years, however, with the 90s firmly on the fashion radar they have seen a resurgence of late. This one not only says ‘party’ with all that sparkle but is made from eco / recycled leather (scraps of leather that were destined for landfill, they have been re-processed into a flat metre of fabric for re-sale and contains no PVC.) Fun and practicality with an eco-conscience – can’t get fairer than that.

Gold & Black Sequin Bumbag ‘ Boudicca by Beksie’s Boutique £35


Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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