A Fantastic Turn Out at Make It British Live!
On the 29th & 30th May the FashionCapital / Fashion Enter team were back at the annual trade event ‘Make it British Live!’ held at The Business Design Centre in North London. A showcase of the best of British manufacturers and producers of textiles, clothing and homeware. The two-day event had a great atmosphere and was full of budding, new start-up fashion brands wanting to source UK production and fabrics.
On the Fashion Enter stand Chantelle, Development Manager, David and Mandy King from the Tailoring division, Georgia Fletcher, Garment Tec Apprentice and Production Director, Caroline Ash offered advice on courses, the Fashion Studio and talked about the services at our ethically audited factory along with the tours that we offer. The Fashion Studio, for sampling and small runs, had a flurry of requests for pattern cutting and sample making, services that clients were finding hard to locate in this area of the UK. Many were amazed at the wide range of courses that we have to offer from masterclasses to full time training and apprenticeships.
Caroline Ash also spoke at one of the Make It British Live! seminars as a part of a Q&A panel discussing ‘Fast or Slow Fashion: Which does the UK do best?’ Caroline alongside the head of buying from M&Co, Julia Redman and designer, Phoebe English talked about how fast fashion has been stigmatized when it can in fact, as it does for Fashion Enter, relate to being nimble and responsive to customer demand. She also discussed the benefits of producing in the UK, plus the career options that are available based on working in a factory.
The Q&A was flooded with questions from the audience regarding ethics and pricing and the feedback at the Fashion Enter stand was fantastic after with people wanting to book factory tours and look at the courses on offer. The success of the event was so great we are now holding an Open Day on the 20th of June to invite new clients to visit the factory and Fashion studio.
Additionally it was wonderful to see Make It British founder Kate Hills (pictured below) wearing a Belles of London teal wrap dress from Esme’s collection on Day 1 of the event! Go Make it British!