NEWSLETTER 12th August 2015
As students across the land wait with bated breath for their A-level results this week it is always good to know that Uni isn’t the only option when forging a career in fashion. Take our latest apprenticeship positions for example, earn while you learn and build on some hands-on industry experience…
Apprenticeship Roles on Offer:
Debenhams is looking for their first Apprentice Sample Machinist. This is very exciting as it’s a real first and perfect for anyone that has completed our Level 1 or Level 2 Stitching Academy course.
Over the last few weeks ASOS.com have been reviewing CV’s for their garment technologist apprenticeship. Interviews have been taking place this week. We are
Still however accepting CV’s for the Buying Administrator Apprentice and Merchandiser Administrator Apprentice roles, both are on the Level 4 programme.
You can read job descriptions and how to apply here.
Uni’s Not For Me
Uni’s Not For Me (UNFM) provides guidance, inspiration and practical support for ambitious young people exploring alternatives to university. This is a resource developed by young people for young people. The UNFM mission is to help grow a community of young people and enable them to discover their own mission in life. UNFM are really excited and pleased to begin a collaborative project with FashionCapital and have some exciting opportunities in the pipeline – watch this space!
As Seen In…
Our in-house label Belles of London (designs featured in this week’s header) and FCBoutique have been mentioned in Drapers this week while our much welcome return to the World-Web-Web was announced in Diary Daily.
Free Webinar “The Shoebox Start-up”
Everyone needs support but who can you trust to give the right quality advice? With a combined experience that spans 86 years three fashion experts are here to help you with specific advice from the way you work with other people to finance, outsourcing and production.
However advice can be expensive and that’s why the three fashion experts have collaborated to create a free webinar session on 17th September at 7pm entitled “The Shoebox Start-up”. Hosted by Annabel Kaye (Director of Irenicon Ltd) and Jenny Tolmie, (Partner of Griffin Stone Moscrop & Co.) with Jenny Holloway CEO Fashion Enter they will be talking about simple but highly effective ways to get yourself on track with sound financial advice and employment law that is mandatory!
The shoebox start-up – 17th September @ 7pm
To register follow the link below –
http://koffeeklatch.co.uk/events/fashion_capital/ and then click on the registration button. This is the first of three free events for fashion entrepreneurs – registering for one gives access to all three events.
Following the huge success of previous Perfect Pattern Cutting 6-week courses, FashionCapital will again be joining forces with expert pattern-making methodology Telestia, to teach you how to construct and create both basic and advanced garments.
Anna at ‘Rag and Beau’ recently took a three-day pattern cutting course with our expert tutor Alice (pictured right) commented:
“Anyone who needs to brush up or learn from scratch pattern cutting should go to Fashion Enter’s one to one course with Alice! Highly recommended it. She is amazing and managed to teach me how to make a block and pattern in 3 days!!! Unbelievable! Very big thank you to Jenny for organising it and Alice for having the patience with me.”
To find out more and apply please click here.
Factory Open Day for Designers
If you are a designer in need of production we are holding an open day at our Fashion Studio and Factory so you can see exactly what we do and you are welcome to ask as many questions as you like!
Factory Open Day: 24th September 10am – 12pm
Fashion Capital, Unit 14, Crusader Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, London, N4 1LZ
Did You See Us On Sky News?
The Factory featured in the Sky News story on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee split on whether to leave borrowing costs on hold. Our CEO Jenny Holloway personally commented on how increases would affect her manufacturing business here in the UK.
If you missed it here is a link to the footage.
CPPD Workshop Success
Following the highly successful CPPD workshops for New Look we are now offering the same workshop to teachers seeking to develop their knowledge of the garment life cycle.
CPPD is an on-going and continual process of both personal and professional growth that improves the capability of an individual to realise their full potential. Fashion Enter delivers CPPD training for industry professionals seeking further development and training in a live factory environment to ensure understanding of the complete garment life cycle is achieved. Workshops include Garment Technology, Buying and Merchandising as well as bespoke tailor made courses to suit your company’s specific needs.
If you are an educational establishment and would be interested in a tailor made CPPD workshop for your staff please email email@example.com
Cheap Like A Budgie
New on our style radar is this latest blog:
Set up by two, in-the-know, New Look buyers that aim to give the lowdown on the best high street steals to get your budget fashion fix. Definitely worth a look.
On FashionCapital.co.uk This Week
Paul Markevicius has been extremely busy doing the trade show rounds including No Jacket Required and Pure London, his insightful interviews and observations can be found in ‘Industry’ ‘News.’ Meanwhile Katie Farley soaked up the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery: Audrey Hepburn – Portraits of an Icon. Plus a new ‘Fashion Week’ has hit the busy industry schedule in the shape and form of ‘Fashion Recycling Week’ and judging by the interest generated around this event we are more than ready to say no to textiles ending up in landfill.
Boutique Pick of the Week
We are in lust with the latest collection from Finery London, many of the designs have been produced right here in our North London factory so we can honestly say that we know the amount of time and skill invested in each and every piece. This week we have picked out this Croston crop top in oversized chartreuse lace with square cut sleeves and boxy fit to add that modern edge.
Croston Organza Floral Lace Top, yellow on black, £55-
Caren Downey, Brand Director at Finery London told us:
“Finery is all about design and we believe that great design should be available to everyone no matter what their budget. To that end Finery is a curated collection of beautifully designed and edited pieces that women will want to keep in their wardrobe for a long time.”
To read more about Finery and Caren please go to our ‘Industry’ ‘News’ section.