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FashionCapital Newsletter
7th February 2018

Dear all,

Anyone that’s been in the fashion business for long enough will tell you that ‘who you know’ and ‘who you work with’ can be just as important as ‘what you know’. Working as a team is an ethos we adhere to as a company as well as with the industry at large. This week we are excited to announce a collaboration with William Gee, a 111-year old business specialising in haberdashery supplies for the fashion manufacturing industry and domestic use. To find out more about this and William Gee click here.

Alvanon Generously Supports 3 FTA Students

Alvanon has a long-established history of supporting the technical side of the fashion industry by awarding students with bursaries and donating essential equipment.

CEO of Fashion Enter/ FTA Jenny Holloway comments: “Yet again Alvanon have shown their real commitment and dedication to real skills training by offering three bursaries for students to attend the Fashion Technology Academy. These bursaries work! Click here to view previous successful students who are all now in employment. Thank you Janice at Alvanon yet again for your wholehearted support and vision.”

Digitizing Service Now Available

In the Fashion Studio, we offer a digitizing service for both Vetigraph and Gerber. Digitizing is a great way of ensuring that the client always has a copy of their pattern and is easy to send to grade. To digitize a pattern is charged at an hourly rate. Contact the Fashion Studio for more details: thefashionstudio@fashioncapital.co.uk

UCL Conference Today

Today our CEO Jenny Holloway is in Leeds as a guest speaker at the UCL Institute of Education – Joint Conference. She is one of twelve speakers discussing the topic of ‘building a robust technical education system through regional and national employer-provider partnerships.’ Here she is with fellow speaker Neil Fletcher (right), Honorary Research Associate UCL, a northern powerhouse in education, employment and training today.

Don’t Miss The FC Fashion Meet Up #2 Next Week

Our free, informal meet-up is just around the corner, next Tuesday (13th February) evening to be exact. Come along and join the Big, Black Sofa Conversation with Shailina Parti, Buying & Merchandising Director at Jigsaw, network and meet the 10 emerging design talents all the way from Derry. Not forgetting to mention a welcoming glass of Prosecco! 5pm – 8pm at FashionCapital HQ in Haringey, North London.

Please register your interest by emailing: jenni@fashioncapital.co.uk

Jenny Holloway to Talk Ethical Production at LFW

London Fashion Week is about to commence 16th February and along with all the show reviews Jenny Holloway will be joining the stylish throng to give a talk on ‘what exactly is an ethical factory?’ Find out and ask questions at the Fashion Finest ‘Let’s Talk Fashion Business’ Saturday 17th February 2018, 4 – 5pm, at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn (Next to Fashion Scout) London WC2B 5DA.

This is a free event organised by Fashions Finest to register click here

New Course Dates Available

We have new course dates available for Gerber For BeginnersTR Pattern Cutting Taster Course, TR Pattern Cutting Master Course and Production Pattern Cutting with Maggie Stott – to find out more about these insightful short courses click here.

The Next FC Masterclasses Not to Miss…

‘How to Generate Sales’ with Susan O’Hare and David Attwood from O’Hare & Atwood will take place tomorrow 10.00 – 12.00 at FC HQ, North London, to find out more and book click here.

The next installment will be ‘Design Process and Product Development’ with Design Consultant, Gabby Shiner-Hill, who has over 15 years’ industry experience. Scheduled for Monday 26th February 10.00 – 12.00 FC masterclasses cost £40- (20% off for members). Click here to book your place.

In the News…

The Plight of the Quality Pattern Cutter – Maggie Stott shares her insight.

Deal or No Deal – UK Retailers Best and Worst Brexit Outcomes

Meet the 10 Derry Designers Heading Over to London Next Week

A Chinese couturier like no other, Guo Pei is Kate Farley’s ‘One to Watch’ this week.

Power Dressing Inspired

Well done to Sarah Hopkins who has gained a work experience placement with us here at FC HQ. Sarah displayed her passion for the fashion industry with her article on ‘Power Dressing Through the Decades’ and as a female owned business we constantly celebrate and encourage all women to achieve highly! 100 years since women won the right to vote and today #metoo continues to address gender equality, that glass ceiling is coming down!

And Finally…

Happy Birthday FTA technician May! She celebrated with the FTA tutors and students last week, who surprised her with a birthday luncheon and cake made by student – Coumba!

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Until next time, have a fantastic week.

The Team at FashionCapital.

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