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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Fashion Brand Bootcamp


On Saturday 21st September FashionCapital is hosting a one-day intensive masterclass with 6 industry experts that have been through the real highs and lows of running a brand. They are going to share essential information and tips on how to succeed, how to avoid mistakes and provide guidelines that will help your business thrive.

Here’s 5 reasons why any start-up or new fashion brand should attend:

  1. The bootcamp will cover each key area of business including; developing your collection and your brands signature, supply chain and logistics, sampling and production, sales and promotion, understanding costs and keeping on budget, along with how to keep yourself motivated and positive.
  2. Each of the 6 speakers have worked in their field of expertise for over 20-years.
  3. The bootcamp is held on site at FashionCapital HQ & Factory ensuring each part of the production process can be explained and demonstrated in full.
  4. You get to hear from 6 experts for the price of 4 (masterclasses with 1 expert usually costs £50-).
  5. You can pre-book one-to-one 20-minute sessions with one of the industry professionals at the end of the session.

Fashion Brand Bootcamp will take place at FashionCapital’s HQ in Haringey, North London from 10am – 4pm. This will be an inspiring and interactive day for all brands that want to succeed in today’s dynamic and challenging market. 

The agenda will include:

9.30am arrival for 10:00am start – finish at 4pm  

Introduction and welcome from Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway

Eric Gilston – Life and Business Coach – If It’s Going To Be It’s Up To Me 

This is a burst of positive encouragement and tips on how to keep yourself motivated when working on your brand. Being a designer/brand owner can be such a lonely place and you need to realise that you can, and you will succeed. Eric is going to provide you with a toolkit to support you every step of the way.

Caroline Ash – Fashion Enter Production Director – Factory Tour

Let us show you the key manufacturing machines and how to estimate costings. We can reveal quick and easy ways to help you cost, read layplans and define what makes a factory ethical. This is an absolute must to attend when the media is constantly reviewing the ethics and sustainability of clothing brands.

Caren Downie – Brand Director, Founder and Consultant – Define Your Brand Signature 

Are there trends any more? Do we have Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter or do brands now develop rolling ranges?  What exactly is your collection’s signature style / story, who is your customer and how are you going to find them?  Listen to Caren; she has started three brands from conception one of which reached £5m sales in just one year.

Shaun Southcombe – Senior Retail Consultant – Get Your Supply Chain & Logistics Right from the Start

Shaun has over 20-years of industry experience and has headed up merchandising departments for leading online fashion brands. Shaun will inform you all about stock management, supply chains and logistics and how to get these right from the very beginning.

Nigel Rust – Cash Flow is Reality!

Most creatives are not numerative. It’s a different functionality of the brain and figures can be regarded as a painful! Nigel has run financial workshops for many years and shows you how to use basic systems that work, are easy to control and use and will keep you on the straight and narrow.  We meet many creatives that work long hours for months trying to establish their brand and when that all-important order book starts to fill they realise they have cost incorrectly and end up losing money. Don’t let this happen to you.

Jenny Holloway – CEO of Fashion Enter – Save Money on Sampling and Production

So the range is ready, the shoot is completed and now your orders are beginning to roll in. How do you deliver on time at the right quality and the right price?  Learn these tricks of the trade and make sure you are not a victim of cabbage.

Q&A and One-to-Ones

There will be time for you to have open dialogue but if you want to have a dedicated 20-minute session with an expert then you can book in advance and send in questions ready to answer.

A lunch is provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Fashion Brand Bootcamp costs £199 + VAT to book your place click here.

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