Newsletter 26th July 2017
We pride ourselves on providing real, hands-on experience to upskill those that want to learn and get ahead in the fashion industry. Our Fashion Advanced Apprenticeships gives the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary whilst gaining valuable workplace skills, experience and ultimately an accredited qualification.Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice in the Fashion Industry.
On 7th August at 2pm we are hosting a screening day for candidates looking for an apprenticeship. We have over 15 jobs available including Topshop and ASOS.com so we will be interviewing candidates to put them forward for the roles.
If you are interested please submit your CV to Jenni Sutton: [email protected] and she will contact you with further details.
Transparent From First Sample to Delivery
Here at Fashion Enter we cannot praise the Galaxius system enough for revolutionising the Factory. Galaxius is an online system that documents the whole journey of the garment – all the way from sampling to delivery, and last week we held a unique Open Day to demonstrate how the system works. Our in-house Digital Marketing Assistant Yasmin Pigeon was on hand capturing the proceedings on film, click here to view the short video.
FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct) Group Visit
A group of young people currently supported by the FAD initiative are visiting the Factory and Fashion Technology Academy today (26th July). The group will tour the factory and learning facility here in North London as well as hear about apprenticeships and courses to forward their fashion careers.
Shaping the Borough of Haringey
New London Architecture (NLA) is hosting Haringey: The Next Chapter half-day conference with input from stakeholders and businesses in the area, including our very own CEO here at FashionCapital & Fashion Enter HQ, Jenny Holloway. To find out more click here.
From Fashion Studio to St Tropez
Former Made In Chelsea star and current Fashion Studio client Kimberly Garner has been working closely with our Junior Pattern Cutter Razina Bapu to produce and develop her upcoming swimwear collection, which she was spotted proudly showing off whilst on holiday in St. Tropez. Having recently completed her apprenticeship with Fashion Enter and The Fashion Technology Academy, Razina was offered the role of Junior Pattern Cutter in the Fashion Studio and has continued to excel in her field! To read her personal account click here.
(Image from the Daily Mail Online)
Meet Aimee Joyce
Current Level 2 Perfect Patterns learner Aimee Joyce tells us how she managed to design and make a show-stopping party dress for a high-profile socialite. Click here to hear her story.
Fashion Studio News
It’s always exciting to see the clothes cut and produced in the Fashion Studio featured in glossy magazines or worn by the odd celebrity. So you can imagine the buzz when we received a call that a Bow Savile garment needed to be sent to photoshoot where Annie Leibovitz is shooting the Duchess of Westminster! Fingers crossed Bow Savile make the final edit.
Fabric Swatch of the Week
This week we’ve picked out this subtle bird print, take a closer look and you’ll see them, in inky blue and smudged yellow on white. 100% woven viscose available now at £6- a metre at the FCFabricStudio.com
Dates for Your Diary
The third FashionCapital Trunk show will take place in Scotland this September – more on this soon!
Essential Workshops for your fashion business:
Thursday 21st September: Ten steps to starting your own business. Tracey Parks-Taylor
Tuesday 3rd October: The design process and product development. Gabby Shiner-Hill
Thursday 26th October: Fabric appreciation. Deborah Shulton
Thursday November 9th: The importance of branding and how to sell online. Aaron & Harriet Rudman-Hawkins.
Thursday November 23rd: Public relations, influencers and social media. Rosie Davies.
Please contact Jenni Sutton [email protected] for further details and to confirm your attendance.
Members get priority access to all seminars and workshops including 20% discount to find out more click here.
Fashion Meet Up #1
Commencing this September we have decided to hold a Quarterly Fashion Meet Up – an informal networking event with a guest speaker, some drinks and entertainment. The first one will take place on Thursday 28th September at The Factory, former Buying Director of Topshop, followed by Brand Director at ASOS.com and most recently Brand Director at Finery, Caren Downie, will be discussing what makes a successful brand! This is event free to all members, to attend please email [email protected] / 0208 809 3311
New Staff Welcome
A warm welcome to Sophie Crago to the Fashion Studio who has joined us as a Senior Administrator.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston discusses the importance of ”˜Feedback’ in Personal Development.
Katie Farley explores 3 Must Have Trends for the up and coming Autumn/Winter 17/18 season.
And we reveal as a company how we implement a low to no waste strategy to ensure every scrap of material is put to good use.
Boutique Pick of the Week
The Sundried Les Rouies Women’s Training Vest is made from 100% recycled materials and features sweat-wicking technology and superior comfort. You’ve probably heard of fabric being made from recycled water bottles, but coffee is the latest development in responsible sourcing. First developed by a Taiwanese company in 2008, the use of coffee grounds to make clothes has been on the rise ever since. The fabric produced has a number of benefits, especially for activewear and gym clothing. It is fast-drying, sweat-wicking, and de-odorising. Sundried Les Rouies Women’s Training Vest £35-
The FashionCapital / Fashion Enter staff are about to get all-competitive with our in-house rounders match taking place this Friday. Check out next week’s newsletter for the results!