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2023 Was The Year That…


Another year has flown by and as per usual Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) has been proactive across its varied departments; teaching, sharing, designing, printing, making and more. Here, we take a look back at what FEL has achieved…

Development of the Micro Factory

Rethinking the traditional business model Fashion-Enter’s micro factory can make-to-demand all under one roof; from design, print, cut, stitch and despatch. This is a truly sustainable way forward thanks to the latest cutting-edge technology from Kornit Digital, Zund Digital Cutting System and now Style3D.

A voice for Made in the UK manufacturing

From the Fashion Roundtable in parliament to trade show events such as Source Fashion at Olympia, FEL openly discusses and promotes Made in the UK and the many positives of keeping production close to home.

Teaching Level 1 and Level 2 stitching and pattern cutting skills

FEL’s educational division, Fashion Technology Academy, has supported hundreds of students on stitching and pattern cutting courses, along with tailoring tuition and short courses in Gerber, Style3D and Optitex. New to the curriculum this year is the Level 3 Fashion & Business course aimed at school leavers which has gained excellent feedback.

Creating local repair and upcycling opportunities

At FEL’s Fashion Designer Workspace and neighbouring shop; FC Designer Collective, is the opportunity for the general public to attend repair and upcycling workshops, giving access to industrial equipment and support from our friendly and knowledgable staff. The monthly sessions at the shop are provided for free thanks to support from Islington Council.

Providing factory seminars and tours 

FEL Director, Caroline Ash, has provided behind-the-scenes, insightful seminars and tours to students at schools, colleges and universities as well as CPPD’s for a variety of companies. Since opening the Academy thousands of individuals have attended and learnt all about fashion manufacturing, the ethics and details involved, and how it’s evolving. 

Small Run Production

The clothing manufacturing sector has changed, from being one that mass produces thousands of garments to small run orders that reflect what consumers want. A big thank-you to our manufacturing clients such as Community Clothing, Very Group, N Brown, Vivien of Holloway and more.

Launch of Style3D Styleverse Innovation Centre

On the 28th September FEL announced its partnership with Style3D and officially opened the doors of the London based Styleverse Innovation Center. Style3D Founder and CEO, Eric Liu, attended the launch and demonstrated what the impressive and innovative Style3D software can do.

Partnering with the United Repair Centre

On 1st November a new partnership between social impact companies United Repair Centre and FEL with Patagonia saw the launch of the United Repair Centre London, located at FEL’s HQ in Haringey. The Centre provides high quality clothing repairs for brands to promote consumer loyalty and product longevity.

Projects that Care

Also in 2023 we worked with the Fashion Impact Fund to provide courses in stitching and pattern cutting for a selected group of women, and FEL launched the first of its kind, Hope-FX project, that supports and works with young people who are recovering from mental health conditions. 

And that’s not all…FEL’s CEO was featured on billboards in New York as part of the Fashion Impact Fund’s ‘Conscious Fashion Campaign’ and FEL was listed on the UN’s Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network!

What a busy year indeed!

To all staff, students, visitors, clients, partners and beyond, the FEL team wish you a Happy Christmas and the very best for 2024!

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