Coming Soon…The FC Designer Collective Affordable Workspace
Here at FashionCapital we are working hard behind the scenes in preparation for the next phase of our business support services for entrepreneurs and creative brands.
We are delighted to be working with Islington Council to bring a unique Affordable Workspace to the borough, which will operate alongside the existing FC Designer Collective shop based on Fonthill Road, London N4.
The FC Designer Collective Affordable Workspace (AW) will play a significant role in business and skills development through providing inexpensive space to rent alongside integrated services such as mentoring, masterclasses, networking events, exhibitions and the retail space to generate sales.
The aim is to bring a circular economy to the borough of Islington allowing local entrepreneurs to maximize their full potential and to grow further by having space to sell their product.
The benefits of both the AW space and the retail unit however go broader than this and will also provide opportunities for local unemployed residents by creating sustained jobs as well as apprenticeship opportunities. Accredited Level 1 courses in stitching and pattern cutting will also be available with genuine progression into either further training, employment or running a business. In addition, we will also engage with local schools and colleges by offering career talks and practical workshops.
It is a true visionary initiative by the council, and we are delighted to be working in partnership to make this concept a reality.
Currently the FC Designer Collective shop is closed due to COVID, but this will reopen on 12th April when non-essential shops can open. The plans for the AW are well underway with a launch date for September 2021. Every fortnight the FC team meets with Islington Council and the architects for an update on building works, as this progresses we will continue to keep you informed. Watch this space!