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Newsletter 22nd December 2021 

What a year it has been!

An end of year message from Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway:

“When we reflect on 2021 it’s been a difficult year for so many but sometimes we need to highlight the positives. For Fashion-Enter Ltd we have helped literally 100s and 100s of people with their fashion businesses, qualifications and their mental health and wellbeing. That is our greatest achievement. 

“We have also been busy opening the Welsh Factory in Newtown Powys, FC Designer Workspace, the FC Designer Collective shop and now the FCFTA (Leicester). 

“We have forged amazing relationships with partnerships – ASOS goes from strength to strength, Kornit, Zund, ISIF, Alvanon, Triumph Needle, Haringey Council, Islington Council and new relationships with N Brown Group have got off to a great start. 

“This is also made possible because we really do have the Dream Team – the best team I have ever worked with so a huge thank-you from me. We wish you health and happiness in 2022 and we hope all of you stay safe and well. Enjoy this festive period and see you January 4th 2022!”  

Finishing on a High!

Just in this morning, 22nd December, the team received the news that Fashion-Enter Ltd has been awarded a CO 2022 Leadership award!

The CO Leadership Awards, run by Common Objective (CO), reward excellence in sustainable fashion business and Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) stood out amongst hundreds of award applicants for its commitment across six criteria

As a Leadership award winner, FEL gains status as a leader in sustainability and ethical best practice and will benefit from an award icon on the company’s CO profile, inclusion in CO’s awards campaign, and a boost in search rankings on the CO site.

You heard it here first, as the award winners will be publicly announced in the New Year and invited to join a CO webinar introducing all CO Leadership Award winners.


Enrolment Day Wales 

Join the Level 1 Stitching Academy course in Powys, Wales in 2022.

We are hosting an open day at the Wales factory on 10th January from 10am – 4pm to enrol onto the 6-week accredited course starting a week later on 17th January. Working in collaboration with Grŵp Colegau NPTC Group of Colleges the Level 1 course will teach you how to operate industrial sewing machines with basic sewing techniques.

Why join the Level 1 Stitching course? 

– It is completely FREE if you are unemployed or on a low income (below £21,157)

– It is ideal if you are looking to learn a new skill in 2022

– This is a fantastic opportunity which can progress onto employment or an apprenticeship 

The Factory is based in Newtown, Powys and easily accessible from Welshpool and Shrewsbury. 

Come and meet us at the enrolment day to find out if this is the right course for you! To enrol you need to bring your passport, NI number and three months proof of benefits or low income. 

To register your interest or ask any questions email education@fashion-enter.com

Minycled Are Hiring

FashionCapital member Minycled is currently looking for:

All via the Kickstart scheme.

Minycled is an independent, sustainable fashion brand, handmade in-house. Minycled is a slow fashion brand all the designs are handmade using deadstock, preloved, sustainable fabrics which are ethically and sustainably sourced in the UK.

Interested in applying, scan the QR code and link to DWP’s website.

Cocktails & Christmas with Diva Choice

Last Saturday, 18th December, Tricia Blake founder of Diva Choice held her second in-store event at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road. Guests were treated to cupcakes, cocktails and live music as they browsed and shopped Diva Choice accessories alongside the other local designers on offer at the Collective. Once again Tricia created a lively event that was full of fun and smiling faces, rounding off the year perfectly.

Courses and Masterclasses 2022

On-going short courses in Stitching and Pattern Cutting available, the next start date will be Monday 10th January 2022 – to find out more visit our FCFTA website or contact education@fashion-enter.com

Free Sewing Masterclasses (Weekly for Islington Residents starting 12 January)

Optitex 3-day Course (18 – 20 January)

Brand Building Through Social Media for Boutique Apparel & Accessories Brands (27 January – free)

Gerber 3-day Course (26 – 28 January)

Sustainable Fabric Sourcing (23 February)

More courses and masterclasses are being added for 2022 check back here for the latest additions.

This week on FashionCapital.co.uk

We take a look at 2022 with five key trends that will be forging forward, as predicted by trend forecasters, WGSN: 5 Key Trends for 2022 and Beyond.

And Finally…

Our closing dates are 24th December – 4th January.

From the FashionCapital / Fashion-Enter team we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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