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A Rebirth for Made in the UK


Newsletter 22nd May 2019

Dear all,

Make It British Live!

It’s that time of year again – Make It British Live! (formerly known as Meet the Manufacturer) is back next week, Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th May, and as regular attendees and supporters of this event we will of course be there.

Make it British Live! is a business to business show, with over 200 exhibitors. Exhibitors range from garment manufacturers to sample makers, textile mills to trimmings, fabric printers to machinery providers. If you’re looking to manufacture in the UK you’ll find all of the suppliers here that you need.

Visit the Fashion Enter stand to find out all about the production services, educational courses and industry opportunities that we provide. Also on show will be our in-house, all British label: Belles of London.

The two-day trade event located at the Business Design Centre, Islington, also hosts seminars from leading experts in the industry, including our very own CEO Jenny Holloway. She will be speaking alongside the likes of designer Pheobe English, Hareesh Kallambella Senior Production Manager at Burberry, Tom Glover Managing Director at Peregrine Clothing and many others.

To find out more and to register for your free ticket visit: MakeItBritishLive

Did You See Us in The Manufacturer?

Journalist Maddy White from ‘The Manufacturer’ met with CEO Jenny Holloway, to discuss how fast fashion can be successfully and ethically made in the UK. Click here to read the full article.

Fashioning the Future

Last Monday evening (20th May) Jenny Holloway joined Edwina Ehrman (Senior Curator at the V&A), Mary Creagh MP (Chair of Environmental Audit Committee), Tamara Cincik (CEO and Founder of Fashion Roundtable) and Banita Vadlani (Founder of vegan fashion house Labante) for an insightful debate on transitioning the fashion industry towards more sustainable practices. Hosted by the Young Fabians the panel debate opened to the floor and attracted some astute questions.

Jenny commented: “Thank you to the Young Fabians for the great debate regarding Fast Fashion on Monday night. I totally believe Fast Fashion works – we are proof that reduced quantities sell out at full prices! Less carbon missions delivering locally – it’s a rebirth for Made in the UK.” – Jenny Holloway

Join Us at The Telegraph Responsible Fashion Forum

The Telegraph Responsible Fashion Forum is a unique opportunity to connect with the entire supply chain – brands, retailers, senior policy makers, suppliers, manufacturers – and explore best-practice, address the lack of benchmarking and how educating a new generation of designers can ensure a more ethical and sustainable future for the fashion industry. Jenny Holloway will be joining the full-day agenda Tuesday 18th June in London to find out more and register click here.

Marketing to China Conference 2-Day Event Discount Offer

Organisers of the marketing to China (m2C) conference have generously offered FashionCapital users an exclusive discount on tickets to the 2-day event. The conference is specifically aimed at businesses, new or existing, wanting to engage with the vast Chinese market, the event features speakers from China, North America and Europe. Click here for more information and tickets and use the promocode FASHIONC to apply the discount. The event will take place at The Rooms at Regents Park, 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4SP on the 5th & 6th June.

Fashion Books for FashionCapital Subscribers

FashionCapital newsletter subscribers can take advantage of the exclusive Bloomsbury / FashionCapital Members Only area which features the latest fashion books and guides plus 35% Members Only savings. To gain the 35% discount subscribe to the FashionCapital newsletter and apply the discount code at the checkout area. Happy book shopping!

Belles Ethical Brand Directory Review Coming Soon

Founder of ‘Ethical Brand Directory’ Roberta StyleLee regularly reviews responsible, ethical and sustainable fashion brands. Roberta mentioned in her blog recently she is about to review the Belles of London collections and has her heart set on Jenny Holloway’s tailored jacket. Coming soon – Roberta’s special feature on our in-house brand.

New Apprenticeship Post Available

A Fashion, Marketing and Business Development Apprentice position has opened with the Fashion Technology Academy and the new Tailoring Academy. The ideal candidate will drive creatively, technically and administratively the marketing, communication, business development and compliance activities relating to the Tailoring Academy, The Fashion Technology Academy and the FC Fabric Studio. To find out more about this opportunity along with other positions with Ralph & Russo and Erdem please visit the FTA Apprenticeships Job page.

Masterclasses Not To Miss

Advanced 2-Day Gerber Course 1st and 8th June
Take on as much or as little as you like with our new Follow-On Advanced Gerber 2-day course. Get into the nitty-gritty depths of the Pattern Design and Explorer and/or continue with your own journey of drafting and amending patterns. Saturday 1st and the following Saturday 8th June.

TR PatternCutting Taster 29th June

Claudette Joseph has been using and teaching TR pattern cutting for seven years, she is a five times TR Master and a three times TR Super Master, she holds regular classes and workshops in this highly creative form of pattern cutting. Claudette regularly teaches this popular taster course at the Fashion Technology Academy, the next three-hour taster session will take place on Saturday 29th June from 10am – 1pm.

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making Course for Beginners 7th, 14th and 21st September

The Gerber AccuMark For Beginners is a 15-hour course that will provide you with the skills required for the workplace and within the industry. Led by two leading industry experts who have more than 30-years Gerber experience between them. It is a three-day course, which takes place on Saturday’s from 10am – 3pm. To find out more and book e-mail: education@fashion-enter.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

As it’s The Chelsea Flower Show (did you see the Duchess of Cambridge in her floral Erdem dress?) we’ve picked out this multi rose printed chiffon – florals never go out of style. Available now at £4.50 a meter from the FCFabricStudio.com

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

This June Fashion Enter will once again be at Fashion SVP to provide ‘drop-in’ practical workshops and an interactive area that all visitors, whatever level of experience or expertise, can engage with to find out more click here.

Want advice on how to gain coverage on a shoestring? Then check out Vanessa Pine’s top tips ways to actively promote your business.

From Christian Dior’s adventures in Marrakesh to Prada in New York City, and Chanel’s train station, Katie Farley reviews a handful of the best looks from the latest designer resort shows.

And Finally…

Yesterday, 21st May, was Development Director Jenni Sutton’s last day in the office as she begins her maternity leave. From all of us at FashionCapital and Fashion Enter we wish you the very best Jenni with the birth and becoming a mum and we can’t wait to meet your baby!

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