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Newsletter 6th November 2019

Dear all,

New Academy New Courses

We are just one week away from the official opening of our new Tailoring Academy and with it we will be offering a new selection of courses from bespoke tailoring to EFI Optitex, Retail & Management, plus many more. The rolling programme will include courses at all levels of ability and you’ll be able to browse and book via our Fashion Technology Academy website: https://fcfta.com/

If you are looking for a tailoring or fashion production specific course then please contact Esme: mailto:esme@fashion-enter.com

Speaking at the Tailoring Academy Launch

The momentum is building around our neighbouring new Tailoring Academy and we have an impressive schedule of speakers lined up. They include:

Nick Beighton – CEO ASOS.com 

Debbie Jackson (pictured right) – Interim Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment at the Greater London Authority

Denise Watson – Current learner at the Fashion Technology Academy with high aspirations for her future

Marquel Williams – Former learner, apprentice and now designer based in Tottenham’s Creative Enterprise Zone

Jenny Holloway  – CEO of Fashion-Enter ltd

Fashion-Enter CEO to Cut The Ribbon at Collage Artspace 5

Our very own CEO, Jenny Holloway, has been invited to cut the ribbon at Assembil’s Studio at Collage Artspace 5 – a permanent home for artists in Wood Green. As a part of the Mayor’s Good Growth Initiative and a long-term partnership with the regeneration team at Haringey Council Artspace has been able to offer 80,000 square feet of affordable studio space to local creatives.

Tomorrow, Thursday 7th November, at 6pm Jenny will be at the Assembil Studio, Artspace 5 – Unit 3 Clarendon Yards, Coburg Road, N22 6TZ where she will cut the ribbon and meet the artists / community group that have made Artspace 5 their home. 

Fashion-Enter CEO To Speak at Pure London

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited to speak at Pure London next February and discuss two topics. On day 1 of the event, 9th February 2020, Jenny will join a panel at the Origin Theatre to discuss: Fabric Sustainability criteria and metrics’. She will then take to the stage on her own for a presentation on Understanding garment making in the UK and shedding light on the ‘Fast Fashion is land-fill’ misconception.’ Pure Origin, together with leading fashion trade show Pure London, is the only UK trade show that offers visitors the full supply chain under one roof. 

To find out more about Pure London and to register please click here.

Belles of London Currently at Spirit of Christmas Fair

The ‘Spirit of Christmas’ Fair at London, Olympia is currently underway and a selection of Belles of London designs can be found at the Ethical Brand Directory’s ‘Ethical & Sustainable Edit’ on stand L37, where founder and stylist @robertastylelee is on hand to offer styling and personal shopping services. The fair is open until the 10th November and we would like to say a special thanks to Roberta for including the Belles brand as a part of her ethical edit. To find out more click here.

1-Day Seminar / CPPD – Retail Defined: You Must Change or You Will Die

Taking place at Fashion Enter HQ on Thursday 16th January 2020 James Stewart, Lean Director Burberry will be hosting this top level accredited seminar with leading international speakers on the importance of the Toyota business model or ‘Lean’ practices to ensure continued success for retailers. This high level accredited Level 5 CPPD session will include guest speakers from Kaizen Institute, Farfetch, Sonae Group, FNAC, Leroy Merlin and Fashion Enter Ltd will provide crucial insights that leading CEO/ COO and decision-making directors need to hear.

The 1-day seminar is strictly limited to ten places and will take place at Fashion Enter HQ, Haringey with an 8.30am breakfast start and post-workshop drinks at 5.30pm. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Strat to Action – The KAIZEN method for turning Strategy into Action by Alberto Bastos & Charlie Sharman.

To enquire and book a place please contact: stephanie@fashion-enter.com

New Initiative to Support Local Talent

Fashion-Enter ltd is about to commence on a new programme in Islington and Lorna Tavares, Retail & Brand Manager, has been networking with a cross section of different stitching and crafting groups and encouraging each one to develop and create a sustainable and ethical business.

Holloway Neighbourhood Sewing Group

Lorna said: “I have met so many talented people throughout Islington during the past six-weeks it has been a pleasure to meet each and everyone of them. Like all new start up brands there is so much to learn and actually the designing part becomes the smallest part of the day when you are trying to establish your brand. Today marketing and sales is so important with social media being pivotal to success. I am really looking forward to supporting each brand more in the forthcoming months.”

Designers based in the North London area who wish to know more about this exciting project please contact Lorna Tavares by email lornatavares@fashion-enter.com

One-To-One Gerber Sessions Available

Our resident Gerber tutor Ben Cooper has been working one-to-one with student, Aoire (pictured below), offering dedicated guidance and invaluable tuition on using Gerber AccuMark digital pattern making software.

Aoire recently finished the short course she said:

“At the one-to-one Gerber for Beginners course I learnt basic skills for Gerber through the exercises. Many more tools / topics are covered and practical’s which I think is a really big plus. Ben’s knowledge of the system is excellent therefore troubleshooting is made easy.”  – Aoife

Ben’s Gerber AccuMark digital pattern making for Beginners and Advanced masterclasses are restricted to small groups to ensure the best outcomes, the next one is 16th, 23rd and 30th November 2019, if however you feel you would benefit from a one-to-one session then please get in touch, these can be booked by the hour, contact Stephanie – stephanie@fashion-enter.com with your request.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

How about a classic monochrome marl jersey for your next stitching project? Available at the FC Fabric Studio now at £5- per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

In this week’s Fashion Fix the focus on sustainability is in the spotlight once again with Selfridges unveiling their second-hand fashion concession with Vestiaire Collective and high street retailer Monsoon announcing “significant sustainability improvements” on all their collections.

Baby Boomers give us 4 sustainable fashion hacks to ensure we make the most of our clothing.

And the Vice President at Global Business Management Textiles at Lenzing discusses why the company’s high-quality sustainable wood-based fibres provide a truly environmentally responsible fabric.

And Finally…

It’s #stressawarenessweek Most people have experienced stress in their lives – personally & professionally. For his next masterclass our resident Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston will share his insight on stress, recognising & understanding it as well as what to do when it arises & how to minimise its effects. To find out more & book on this free masterclass click here.

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