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Newsletter 18th January 2017

Dear all,

18 jan berlin ethicalWith the 11th edition of the Ethical Fashion Show kicking off in Berlin yesterday the general consensus is that ethical and sustainable practices should be compulsory for all fashion designers working today. Transparency and clear understanding of the complete garment cycle is fundamental to being ethical at every level, particularly when it comes to garment production.

fashion enter open day groupWe operate an open door policy whereby anybody from students and press to buyers and start-ups can visit our factory and see how we work. Fashion is a tough industry but that does not mean it should be exploitative. If you want to see what we do, the courses we provide or even buy some fabric for your latest sewing project then please visit us tomorrow 19th January from 11am until 2pm at Unit 14, Crusader Industrial Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, N4 1LZ. If you would like to come along please confirm by e-mailing Rebekah@fashion-enter.com




Perfect Patterns – the Latest Cohort

The first Perfect Pattern course of the year began on Monday!  Along with two new teachers we welcomed a group of students all looking to learn new skills!  


Natasha Osaro





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To find out more and apply for the next Perfect Patterns course click here.





Our Tuition Rated by Ofsted

As any educational facility will testify – getting it right with Ofsted is absolutely critical to ensure all educational targets are met. The latest inspection report on our partners: Waltham Forest College & Jobcentre Plus refers to Fashion Enter’s educational links and we are pleased to say that the result is Good.

Quoted from the report:

‘Strong partnership arrangements ensure that learners on vocational courses make good progress in developing the skills and knowledge they will need to find long-term employment. For example, the Jobcentre Plus initiative with the garment industry provides work in a factory setting where learners work alongside professional pattern cutters.’

‘Teachers make frequent links between theory and how it applies within the workplace. This is particularly strong in hairdressing, fashion studies and electrical programmes. Teachers and trainers ensure that learners pay good attention to health and safety practices and work safely, for example when isolating electrical equipment or using industrial speed sewing machines.’





We Welcome Deborah Niven

FTA logo minus branding smallDeborah Niven, a commercial and IP lawyer, will be joining us at the Fashion Technology Academy in February to inform our students of all things law! Highly regarded as an experienced intellectual property and information technology lawyer, Deborah’s client’s benefit from commercially pragmatic advice surrounding their intellectual property and IT assets. We look forward to Deborah’s involvement and business expertise.





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We Also Welcome Ana

Ana (right) has just started with Fashion Enter as our Stitching Academy Technician. She brings 13-years of production experience to the table from pattern cutting to stitching and even events planning, along with her friendly, can-do manner.





Wanted UK Size 8-10 Model

We are looking for a female model, UK size 8-10 for our up and coming photoshoot. The successful applicant will be required for the day, unfortunately this is unpaid but expenses will be covered plus it provides an ideal opportunity to update your portfolio. Please e-mail your info / images to Rebekah Rebekah@fashion-enter.com

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Would You Like to Report Direct From LFW?

If you would like to try your hand at being a show reporter then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are giving one lucky budding journalist the chance to report live from the catwalk at London Fashion Week in February alongside our team! If you love talking fashion and can produce witty copy fast then this could be for you. Interested? Then click here to find out more.

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FCB Boutique is Back and Open!

The FCBBoutique is back and stocked with some new, Made in Britain and made right here in Fashion Enter’s factory, garments. Click here to view what’s in as well as link to the FCBBoutique’s social media pages.

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Websites, apps, e-Shops

Get Your Fashion Brand Online

18 jan foundry logoFashion Capital have recently joined forces with the wonderful Foundry Digital team.

They are a creative agency based in Fulham, London and specialise in branding, website design, web development, eCommerce websites, mobile apps and all things digital!

We love that they pour passion, experience and skills into producing awesomely creative work and believe they are a great contact for our fashionistas.

They have produced over 500 websites in their 5 years of running, working with clients from a range of industry and priding themselves on delivering high quality projects for affordable prices.

18 jan foundary teamSo if you’re in need of some branding work, or reckon it’s time you had a professional portfolio website, or perhaps you need to upgrade to an eCommerce store so you can sell online, get in touch with Foundry Digital to see how they can bring your vision to life.

To view their portfolio visit www.foundrydigital.co.uk

Alternatively for friendly advice contact Andres or Jodie on 02077367959 or email andres@foundrydigital.co.uk




Dates for Your Diary:

18th January (this evening) from 6.30pm – Fashion to Film – Confessions of a Costumier with Guest Speaker Maggie Cooke at The Royal College of Art next to the Royal Albert Hall. To book a place contact: billbohm@textileinstitute.org

19th January – From 11am – 2pm In-house Fabric Studio Sale and Open Day at Unit 14, Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, N4. Nearest tube Manor House.

18 jan how to do your own pr2nd February new short course on Fabric Appreciation click here for more information

2nd March – How to Do Your Own PR with Rosie Davies at The FTA, Unit 14, Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, N4. Nearest tube Manor House.

30th MarchFashionCapital Trunk Show Manchester – for more details click here.




18 jan fabric swatchFabric Swatch of the Week

A soft, two way stretch Slinky with an intricate, abstract, geometric digital print. This edge print assures you’ll stand out from the crowd. Composition: 92% Polyester 8% Elastane. Available at the FCFabricStudio at £5 a metre.





This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Now open to designers aged 40 and under who have produced and sold at least two women’s or men’s ready-to-wear collections – the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.

Tax expert and founder of www.fuseaccountants.co.uk Faye Watts, works with a number of fashion businesses advising them on everything from their tax returns to a full blown business plan here she reveals her top tips.

The international designer menswear collections continue read our latest reviews from Milan.

And trend guru Katie Farley takes a look at Spring/Summer 17 colour and the rise of Tonal Dressing.




Boutique Pick of the Week

Reclaimed Vintage is a limited-edition collection made from vintage fabrics and up-cycled original vintage pieces. The Reclaimed team trawl markets and warehouses to uncover one-off pieces, then keep it local by giving them a new lease of life in Hackney and Dalston’s East London factories. You can buy this oversized padded jacket via ASOS.com, the Reclaimed Vintage brand is listed in their Eco Edit, and retails at £70-

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Reclaimed Oversized Padded Jacket in Maroon from ASOS.com

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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