Fashion Enter Workshops at Fashion SVP This June
Fashion Enter, sister company to FashionCapital is a not for profit, social enterprise, which strives to be a centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry. With both a factory for large scale production and a studio for grading, sampling and small productions runs, both Sedex approved, they produce for leading retailers, e-tailers, designers and new business start-ups.
In addition to the commercial enterprise, Jenny Holloway, CEO, is also an advocate of practical fashion education and runs the Fashion Technology Academy in collaboration with Haringey Council, DWP and global e-tailer ASOS.com. The Academy provides a wide range of high-quality industry learning, seminars and practical courses for technical skills and brand management and is a recognised ESFA approved Training Provider for apprenticeships.
This June Fashion Enter will once again be at SVP to provide ‘drop-in’ practical workshops and an interactive area that all visitors, whatever level of experience or expertise, can engage with. With such a major return to the UK with garment manufacturing at the moment this interactive area will reflect some of the skills that are required to make quality garments.
For established brands and retailers the Fashion Enter Interactive Workshop has a two tier offering:
1) Practical demonstrations and advice for more junior staff members of the entire end to end manufacturing process, from design to sampling to fabric and trim selection, to QC, final product and then on into production, delivery, logistics and stock management. Fashion Enter have a vast experience of the entire production process and will be able to impart valuable information and guidance to staff of all experience levels and across all sourcing and production departments.
2) Advice about the apprenticeship levy, which it has been reported that currently 80% of employers are not using. This could be a great opportunity for brands and retailers to talk to someone face to face to fully understand how to utilise this tax break so that the available ‘pot’ of money is not wasted. Fashion Enter is also offering a consultation corner where you will be able to discuss the training available at the Fashion Technology Academy, the apprenticeship programme, ‘The Factory Uncovered’ workshops for existing staff and the Tailoring Academy – all designed to help established brands and retailers continue the professional development of their own teams to achieve increased overall success!
For new and emerging brands, start-up’s and designers, Fashion Enter will be demonstrating pattern cutting and sewing on industrial machines and so much more! You can bring in a sketch and get advice on how this sketch could be translated into a commercial garment, can talk about costings, where to source fabric, trims and labels etc, how to find an ethical manufacturer, discuss courses, business support and the Fashion Studio for sampling so anyone visiting our this workshop area will gain a huge amount of information to help them grow their business.
Make sure you do not miss this opportunity to meet Jenny and the professional and experienced Fashion Enter team. Fashion SVP, Europe’s leading sourcing show, takes place at Olympia London on the 25th and 26th June 2019. Click here to register.