|Newsletter 11th October 2017
The time is now to celebrate the UK’s creative industries, which impressively contributes a staggering collective £87 billion into the UK economy. The craftsmanship and quality synonymous with ”˜Made in Britain’ merchandise is on the rise and this week we will be at Best of Britannia showcasing Made in Britain garment manufacturing. Come and see us on stands 58 – 60 for an insight into London based, ethical garment factory and learning facility.
To register for a free ticket to the Best of Britannia at the Truman Brewery in East London on the 12 & 13 October click here.
The FashionCapital Trunk Show #3 Newcastle
Taking place next Thursday 19th October our highly informative ”˜How to Succeed in Fashion Today’ seminar heads to Newcastle with headline sponsors Sage. This event is now fully booked! Watch this space for information and a new location for trunk show #4.
How to Manage Your Finances Workshop
Finances in fashion can be easily overlooked, however for a fashion brand to succeed it is crucial to get this element of the business right from the very beginning. On Tuesday 17th October from 10am – 12pm Business Coach Nigel Rust will be on hand at FashionCapital HQ in North London to advise how to manage your money properly, control your cash flow, work out your profit and be independent!
For availability and costs please email: [email protected]
FTA Open Day
Yesterday, 10th October, the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) opened its doors for potential new learners to meet the tutors and see what opportunities were available including the next Level 1 Pattern Cutting courses starting again next Monday.
To find out more about the courses the FTA provides and to register your interest email: [email protected]
In The Press: FashionCapital’s Saturday Stitching Surgery
Did you know that every last Saturday in the month we hold an open Stitching Surgery? If you’ve got a favourite item of clothing in need of repair, bring it along and learn how to fix it! It’s also a great opportunity to make your own samples, learn new skills and meet new people who share the same creative interests as you. Our friendly and experienced mentors are on hand to give you one of a kind expertise. Read all about our Saturday Stitching Surgery via this latest press coverage courtesy of Islington Life Magazine.
The next stitching surgery is Saturday 28 October 2017 at our Haringey HQ.
M&S CPPD Today
Today we have a group of buying Admin Assistants from M&S for a CPPD workshop with Caroline and Lauren. The group will gain an invaluable insight into how a UK ethical manufacturer really operates.
Click here to view a short You Tube video featuring the comments we received on a previous CPPD with M&S that took place back in July.
Three New Sewn Product Apprenticeship Standards
A recent survey covering new apprenticeships for the fashion production sector has evolved into three new standards. The amazing team behind the consultation included Celia Thornley, John West and David Neiper, along with our very own Jenny Holloway. The employer survey was very well received with encouraging results and clear support. Over 80 meaningful responses from across the sector and various regions were received.
The new Sewn Product Apprenticeship Standards now includes:
Jenny Holloway, CEO of FashionCapital & Fashion Enter Ltd comments: “Congratulations to the team of 17 companies that have been involved in the three new standards especially Celia and Sheila. These standards are exactly what industry requires today especially with the on-shoring of garment production back to the UK. The End Point Assessment now needs to be completed and good to hear that we have the expertise of John West here too! Think we deserve that glass of wine now ladies don’t you!”
Fabric Swatch of the Week
We are already fast-forward thinking into next spring and this gorgeous printed Crepe de Chine fabric in deep inky colours could be worked into a stunning top or dress. Available from the FCFabricStudio now at £6- a metre.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Our CEO, Jenny Holloway drops in on three Fashion Enter and June Sarpong LDNY apprentices that are undertaking their Level 3 training at Huntsman, bespoke tailors, AKA HQ of the Kingsman movies, on Savile Row.
Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, is pleased to announce a partnership with Fashion Enter/FashionCapital, by supporting both their commercial factory and training academy.
And fashion reporter Katie Farley discusses two big trends to watch come Spring/Summer 18 inspired by the designer collections.
Boutique Pick of the Week
In the spirit of Best of Britannia this week we have picked out this stunning oxblood red & black ”˜Alfie’ satchel crafted in the UK by Hill & Ellis. The Alfie can attach seamlessly to your bike with hidden universal pannier clips, and is also good to go when worn across the body. The Alfie by Hill and Ellis retails at £195- and can be bought via the Best of Britannia online shop.