Meet Fashion – Enter Ltd’s New Directors
After a hectic year of manufacturing, teaching, partnerships and unique programmes Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway is thrilled to announce four new board members as we head into 2024…
Beth Davy-Day, Claire Solley, TJ Hussein and Jackie Bertram.
Beth commented: “After a rewarding 12-year journey at Fashion-Enter, I am thrilled and honoured to step into the role of Creative and Operations Director. My path at FEL started as a pattern cutter, evolving into a full-time design position and eventually leading to the prestigious role of Head of Creative. Along this transformative journey, I’ve collaborated with industry giants like Net-a-Porter, ASOS, TikTok, The Very Group, Community Clothing, Style3D, United Repair Centre and numerous start-ups.
“My commitment extends beyond business, I have lead and participated in community and circularity projects with local councils in London, including Islington and Haringey. This experience has deepened my appreciation for the positive impact we can make on both a local and global scale.
“Embarking on my role as Creative and Operations Director at Fashion-Enter, I am excited about the shared journey with our fellow directors. Together, we aim to pioneer an ethical and sustainable future, not just for FEL, but for the entire fashion industry. Leveraging our collective expertise, fostering innovation, and setting new benchmarks for responsible practices are our goals. Our united commitment to positive change is the driving force behind our mission, and I am confident that, as a team, we will lead the way towards a more sustainable and conscientious fashion landscape.”
Claire said: “I am honoured to be embarking on the next chapter of my career at Fashion-Enter as Technical and Production Director.
“Having started at FEL in August 2018 as Head of Patterns, my role has evolved over the years to include digital garment creation with Optitex 3D and Style3D as well as teaching courses, leading projects with Net-a-Porter’s Modern Artisan and managing the Fashion Studio. Last year I got the opportunity to continue my development at FEL becoming Head of Technical Development leading to this new and exciting role of Director.
“I look forward to being a part of the future of FEL, working with the other directors to continue the good work the company has done so far and moving with the industry into an even more sustainable era, alongside the new digital opportunities that are arising. We are committed to making a positive change in the industry.”
TJ commented: “Having worked at Fashion-Enter for almost ten years, I find it to be a true honour to have been selected to now sit as a Director on the company board.
“As Head of HR & Compliance, I will continue to ensure that the company retains its high standards both ethically and technically, and aim to support our board in our company’s future goals, and achieving further success.
“I am so proud of all that Fashion-Enter Ltd and our great team have been able to accomplish over the last decade, and now look forward to what I believe to be a bright future.”
Jackie added: “I am incredibly proud to be given the opportunity to be part of the leadership team at FEL. Since joining the business in 2022, I am amazed every day at the impact we have on people’s lives through our academies and also by making new and pioneering technologies available to all.
“Credit to Jenny Holloway for her vision and tenacity! It’s not been an easy time as a UK garment maker but with great partnerships there is a world of opportunity ahead.”
On the announcement Jenny said: “I’m overjoyed to recognise each new Director. I’ve worked closely with each person and I admire them tremendously and I’m honoured to be working with them. We are one awesome team combined. Here’s to the future.“