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Dear all,

jenny factory 3 smallThe big news this week is that China is feeling the pinch with a drop in orders and exports. In stark contrast, in what is traditionally a slow month, here at our North London factory we’ve never been busier. Could this mark the beginning of fast-track production returning to home soil?

“The demand for trending fast-track quality fashion has never been higher. In a traditionally slow month for garment manufacturing we (Fashion Enter) are virtually at full capacity because the days of ‘pile ’em high and stack ’em cheap’ have gone.  It’s niche marketing for a fashion conscious customer who knows what’s she/he likes at affordable prices. Made it Britain is viable and it cuts down on that carbon footprint too.” – Jenny Holloway (pictured right)


Patrick Grant Pops By

As you know we operate an open door policy here at Fashion Enter and we are happy to show our production unit and learning facility to press and industry. This week Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant popped by and as you can see Jenny couldn’t be happier!

10 aug patrick grant


Last Chance To Apply

4 nov june sarpong pressOur screening day for our fantastic apprenticeship opportunity working with June Sarpong’s (pictured left) fashion brand Ldny will take place next Monday 15th August at the Fashion Technology Academy. The project is already generating lots of interest and interviews will be filmed by AOL. If you are interested in this unique position then now is your last chance to apply.

To find out more and apply click here.

If successful you will be invited to attend the screening day and meet June. 

We also have other apprenticeships currently available with Moseley Road and ethical label People Tree.



New Vetigraph Course

Following the success of our previous Vetigraph course last May we are offering another 5-Day Vetigraph course to be held from 3rd – 7th October. To find out more about the course click here.

10 aug vetigraph course

Please note that places are limited please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com to avoid disappointment.


A New Head for the Fashion Technology Academy

We are pleased to welcome Joy McCann to head up the Fashion Technology Academy from the 1st September.

Joy comments: “I believe that the only real barrier to an individual’s success is their desire to progress and their belief in themselves. If a learner has the desire to advance, we can help but they need to build their self-esteem and further education can support that. I am delighted and proud to be working with Fashion Enter because this organisation is committed to learner development within a vibrant creative industry that has limitless opportunities. To be able to facilitate a successful and productive learner journey is amazingly fulfilling and I look forward to supporting their road map.”

CEO Jenny Holloway adds: “I have worked previously with Joy at Waltham Forest College; she was my mentor whilst I was studying for my teaching qualifications.  She has the patience of a saint and is so darn professional! I’m overjoyed Joy is now going to head up our vastly expanding educational offer! Can’t wait for September to arrive!”


Plus a New Technical Manager

10 aug ian wyattWe also welcome Ian Wyatt (pictured right) who will be our Technical Manager working on Moodle and E-portfolios.

Ian comments: “I started my career as an Apprentice within a global motor vehicle manufacturing company as an engineer. I progressed to the Ford Training Centre to become the Senior Instructor responsible for 300 Apprentices a year. I have always strongly valued vocational education as a preferential path to a professional career. Having worked in both private and public sectors, I am excited to now utilise my skills, knowledge and experience to support Fashion Enter to build an ever increasing successful educational presence within the fashion industry in the U.K.”


Garment Technology The Number 1 Career in Fashion Today

Due to overwhelming demand for the Level 3 Garment Technology apprenticeship Fashion Enter is delighted to confirm that we are now running: 

Level 3 – Diploma in Apparel, Footwear, Leather or Production and Certificate in Apparel Manufacturing Technology

Level 4 – Fashion Garment Technology Diploma

You do not have to be an apprentice to apply for these courses. For further details and to visit our exclusive training provision within the realms of a live factory please contact: jenni@fashion-enter.com


Child Free Labor Collaboration

10 aug child labor free

Following Child Labor Free’s launch into the UK market in June of this year, Fashion Enter is officially joining the journey. 

“What an innovative team they are at Child Free Labor. New dynamic aspects and with a real social conscience. We can’t wait to be working directly with the guys from New Zealand collaborating together for child free labor in garment making,” said Jenny Holloway CEO of FashionCapital & Fashion Enter.

Child Labor Free CEO, Nik Webb-Shephard said of the collaboration, “we are looking forward to providing companies and consumers the opportunity to positively impact the issue directly, by choosing the Child Labor Free mark.  This can be achieved by collaborating with companies that genuinely want to meet their responsibilities and work to ensuring they are not supporting child labor.”

Child Labor free is collaborating with brands, factories, NGOs and communities, to work towards a world where children are free to be just that – children. Join us on our journey and change the story of children everywhere.

More information is available at www.childlaborfree.com


Perfect Patterns Open Day

generic apprentice small 2Want to learn more about our highly successful Perfect Patterns course? Then come along to our open day with Perfect Patterns tutor Alice Prier and learn more about the course. 

There will be hands-on activities, which attendees can engage in to help them learn more about patterns and what the course can offer them.

When: Thursday 25 August from 10-2.

To find out more about the Perfect Patterns Level 1 and Level 2 courses click here

Contact 020 8809 3311 or email: education@fashion-enter.com to confirm your attendance to the open day or to enrol.



Coming soon – Industry Based Fashion Design Courses

designingFashion can be a fickle world with creative egos and flash-in-the-pan fads, however there is no escaping the fact it is big business, estimated to be worth £26bn to the UK economy. The design side of the industry has always been a huge draw (no pun intended!) and due to demand we will be offering industry based fashion courses with Julie Cooper.

Julie is an experienced design professional working for key UK retailers. She began her career as a designer specialising in womenswear before becoming a Head of Design at Arcadia, Next, John Lewis and M&S.

Budding designers watch this space!

10 aug fabric swatch


Fabric Swatch of the Week

We’ve gone for a classic that will never go out of style; a simple striped jersey, ideal for any basic garment along with being a touch nautical!

To view and buy visit the FC Fabric Studio




This Week on FashionCapital…

Siobhan, from new label Claravalla (pictured below), reveals her favourite fabric shops along with her top buying tips. With China beginning to feel the squeeze we ask if cheap fast-fashion has had its day? It’s not only the world’s top athletes going head-to-head at the 2016 Olympics but sportswear’s biggest brands are vying for the top spot we discover. And Shivanee Tailor takes to trends with the current denim patch craze, along with a visual merchandising insight courtesy of central London shops and department stores.

fabric blog checking out patterns



Boutique Pick of the Week

10 aug boutique pickIt’s that time of year when just as you feel you are getting into the full swing of summer the new autumn stock starts to arrive. Just in at People Tree (by the way, this ethical brand is currently recruiting for a Garment Tech and Quality Control Apprentice) is this Joanna flared dress made from organic cotton featuring an abstract floral print. We thought it makes for a great transitional piece that can be layered up or pared back if need be.

Joanna flared dress by People Tree £89-

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at www.fashioncapital.co.uk


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