CEO of FashionCapital and Fashion Enter Ltd
February 22, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Jenny Holloway has been working in the fashion industry for over thirty-years mostly in the private sector. Initially she was a buyer for Littlewoods, M&S and Principles for Women before opening her own label ‘Retro’. For almost ten years Jenny was Director of her successful business Retro UK Ltd which included retail boutiques, party plan, wholesaling to major retailers such as John Lewis, Principles and independents. Retro UK also had an excellent export business with key accounts in the Middle East and Europe.
In 2000 Jenny commenced a fashion consultancy business and was approached to be an Industry Advisor on Government funded business initiatives. www.fashioncapital.co.uk began in 2002 and in March 2006 Jenny incorporated Fashion Enter Ltd with the aim to provide a quality based unique network that REALLY impacts on the fashion industry at many levels. Created as a social enterprise the company works within industry to generate self-sustaining funds for skills development and production.
Fashion Enter Ltd now includes www.fashioncapital.co.uk, The Factory, Fashion Studio, FC Fabric Studio, the Fashion Technology Academy, Belles of London brand, and due to open in 2019 – the Tailoring Academy.
Jenny comments: “Fashion is a fun and vibrant business, however, that’s exactly what it is – a business. Designers, in particular, must ensure that they fully understand all areas of their product and business and working in fashion can be a minefield. It can also be a lonely place too. Designers today have to be the master of all trades and sometimes they need someone experienced to talk to who can offer quality advice. That is exactly why we set up FashionCapital and Fashion Enter Ltd. We also work with a wide cross section of other sectors of the industry too, particularly manufacturing and logistics, therefore we can provide excellent networking opportunities to all levels of businesses throughout Clothing and Textiles.”
Jenny is a regular speaker at leading industry events such as ‘Meet the Manufacturer’ now known as ‘Make it British Live’, Fashion SVP and the EEF National Manufacturing Conference. As a mentor she provides one-to-one business advice as well as leading CPPD sessions and educational workshops.
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Jenny also offers one session of one-to-one mentoring for members only please contact Jenni Sutton for further information and to book: firstname.lastname@example.org