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We’re Back – FC Newsletter 5th August 2015


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Dear all,

We’re back! After one month of total despair and forensic investigation into why the FashionCapital.co.uk website went down, we are now delighted to announce the site has been fully recovered and business has resumed as normal!

We have received fantastic support from our registered users, members and clients. Here are just a few of the messages received – 

I have just watched and listened to your video and cannot believe what has happened to your business. I have followed the progress of your business ever since I was fortunate enough to have the privilege to work with you back in 2008.  What I do know is that you Jenny are a winner and you will overcome this, build the business again and be a stronger person for it.‘ Eric  

You never know what you’ve got until you haven’t got it. I use this site so much and I am ecstatic its back now.‘ Andrea 

Congratulations on restarting FashionCapital.co.uk – a real asset for the fashion industry. Keep those issues coming!‘ Martin

I am an independent designer and member of Fashion Enter. I have been working with the Fashion Studio since April. They have sampled and manufactured all my collection beautifully. I am delighted to hear that FashionCapital.co.uk is up and running again’ Siobhan

Once again thank you to everyone for bearing with us!

Belles of London launches on QVC

The last month has seen FashionCapital’s in house label Belles of London launch on global shopping channel QVC alongside the Belles of London etail boutique

Shop the collection here



The Factory passes Tesco Audit 

The Factory passed its audit with Tesco with flying colours! 

The rust silk satin blouse below was produced in the Fashion Studio. 



Continual Professional and Personal Development Workshops continue  

We held our second successful CPPD workshop with a group of Buyer Admins and Design Assistants from New Look. The four hour workshops provide an in depth review of the garment life cycle and explains what is an open costing, choosing the correct components for the garment and why are deliveries late.

Review the feedback here



Sky News film at the Factory 

Today Sky News has filmed The Factory in action with CEO Jenny Holloway discussing the impact of interest rates on the business. See the clip in tomorrow evening’s (6th August) broadcast on Sky news.



Working with Harrods

We have worked with Pippa when she was previously working for a LFW brand and we are all delighted that she is now at Harrods!  Best of luck Pippa

It’s great working with Pippa from Harrods on these new exciting developments‘ Dymphna, Pattern Cutter


(Dymphna, pattern cutter left and Pippa right)


Apprenticeships – who has been hired and who is hiring!

In the world of Apprenticeships we are pleased to see Jasmine de Baeza secure the Design Assistant role with Darling Clothes! Jasmine joined Fashion Enter on a fashion traineeship and has now landed her dream job on the Level 3 apprenticeship programme. 


(Jasmine on her traineeship at The Factory)

Hayley Gould has joined Fashion Enter on the Level 3 apprenticeship programme as a production assistant in the factory office. Welcome Hayley! 


(Hayley in her new role)

ASOS is recruiting now! Over the last few weeks ASOS has been reviewing CV’s for the garment technologist apprenticeship. Interviews are 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


Just announced – Debenhams is searching for its first Apprentice Sample Machinist. This is very exciting as it’s a real first and perfect for anyone that has taken our Level 1 or Level 2 Stitching Academy.

Read the job description here and how to apply


We would also like to say a welcome to Rosie Holden who successfully completed our Level 2 Stitching Academy programme and was instantly snapped up as our Fashion Studio Assistant! We are delighted to have Rosie on board.

You can read Rosie’s story here


(Rosie on the Level 2 Stitching Academy, before she joined Fashion Enter)

Webinars for Fashion Start Ups 

For new business fashion start-ups we will be collaborating with Annabel Kaye Director of Irenicon Ltd and the central London based accountancy practice Griffin Stone Moscrop & Co (GSM) to deliver informative webinars and mentoring to provide essential advice to successfully develop your business.

Review the webinars here

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Introducing Siobhan Molloy

Siobhan Molloy has launched her first womenswear collection. Manufactured here in the Fashion Studio it’s wonderful to see the collection go live – 

I am passionate about design, quality and bringing clothing manufacturing back to the UK. As a small start-up business, I had difficulty finding a manufacturer in the UK that offered no minimum order quantities and had the required level of skilled garment technicians. The Fashion Studio were able to meet all of my needs. A fantastically skilled team, they have manufactured my collection beautifully. I am so pleased with my product, it looks amazing!”

Take a look at Siobhan’s profile here and shop the collection!


If you are an emerging fashion designer and need help why not get in touch! We have leading industry experts offering one to one business advice, a Fashion Studio for no minimum order and small production runs, regular workshops and seminars and leading portal for the industry FashionCapital.co.uk to network you, promote you and offer you invaluable advice. Get in touch now info@fashioncapital.co.uk


Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk



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