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Achieving Learning Provision Excellence


Newsletter 7th December 2022

FEL Maintains an Excellent Track Record

As a leading provider of fashion and textiles qualifications and apprenticeships we are regularly monitored and audited to ensure that best practices are in place. FEL aims to embed long-term learning into the memory of each learner that crosses into the Fashion Technology Academies (FTA) in Wales, Haringey, Islington and Leicester, with the aim of providing an excellent experience. We are therefore pleased to report that recent reviews from Capital City College Group, Skills and Education Group and the Quality Licence Scheme have fed back with positive reports on our facilities and tuition. 

Tap here to read more from the various reports.

Hear From FTA Learners

The best recommendation for any of our courses comes directly from the learners. In this YouTube video meet Farhim, he completed the Level 1 Stitching course in Islington and has now progressed onto the Level 1 Patterns course in Haringey. 

To find out more about our courses and New Year enrolment visit: https://fcfta.com/courses/ or contact: education@fashion-enter.com 

Come on England!

We’ve had some England supporters using our bespoke t-shirt printing service in preparation for Saturday’s quarter finals against France! Come on England! Here they are being printed up.

We are thrilled to have this eco-friendly, bespoke printing facility on-site in Haringey, if you would like to personalise a cotton t-shirt or two then our prices are very competitive and start from £12-, great for a Christmas gift. Tap here to view the service and order, or contact: callum@fashion-enter.com 

Crisis X Savile Row Pop Up

Today, 7th December, Gee Fletcher, Fashion Studio Assistant, and CEO, Jenny Holloway are volunteering at the Savile Row X Crisis pop up shop. The very successful pop-up store ‘A Call To Garms’ has returned and is operational until 14th December. Drop in and discover some beautiful one-off pieces while supporting this brilliant charity for the homeless.

FCFTA Leicester Create Sewa Day Bags

Sewa Day is a UK based charity located across 30 regions, almost 50 volunteers are based in Leicester and work across many projects including donating and distributing food to people and schools. Sewa Day was spending almost £150 to £200 on carrier bags used to carry the food to various locations, so they came to the FCFTA with a thought – to make food bags out of old clothes which are environmentally friendly and can be reused. Zarina, FCFTA tutor along with previous learners volunteered to work together and make some large bags out of dead stock and handed these over to Sewa Day on 3rd December.  It was great to be a part of this initiative that supports local charities and communities. 

This Friday – Repair and Upcycle Workshop

The Christmas edition of our Repair and Upcycle workshop takes place this Friday 9th at the FC Designer Workspace in Islington. Bring in your garments to work on in our relaxed and fun environment, there might even be a mince pie or two. Places are free but numbers are limited so please register to confirm your place.

FEL Wales & Turtle-Doves (Not Just Gloves) Ltd

FEL Wales have now completed their first order for Turtle Doves, a brand that reworks pre-loved cashmere jumpers into practical and gorgeously soft new accessories. The client is extremely happy and is particularly impressed with the quality and attention to detail from the FEL Wales factory!

Commercial Manager, Eddie Bebb, said: “Turtle Doves is a fast-growing company looking for a reliable partner and I firmly believe that Fashion-Enter Wales is ideally placed to meet the quick turnaround and maintain the high-quality standards expected by their customers.”


Meanwhile, Magali Saxon Level 1 Stitching student at FEL Wales has been enjoying her course so far. She said: “At first the machines are quite daunting, but our lovely teacher made it reassuring. Some are more difficult to get the hang of, but like any skill practice makes perfect. Our teacher is fabulous and so patient with us and the general atmosphere is very pleasant. We are so lucky to have all these resources available to us.”

To contact FEL Wales about courses tel: 01686 248148 or email: annabellalewis@fashion-enter.com 

Silk Fred Wholesale

FEL’s in-house brand B of London has received its first wholesale order with the shopping website – SilkFred.com The SilkFred team have picked out the easy-to-wear, Camille wrap, wide leg jumpsuit and the order was dispatched this week. The FEL team are keen to develop more small run, wholesale orders in the New Year.

Congrats Anna Maria

Huge congratulations to FEL Merchandiser, Anna Maria, she has had a baby boy named Christian. Both mother and baby are doing well! 

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring 

Repair and Upcycle Workshop (free) – 9th December

4 Day Sewing Course – 13th – 16th February 2023

Product Pick of the Week

If you have a special someone that likes to dabble in the kitchen our kitchenware brand Spyce Jones now offers a personalised option on their top quality aprons, click here to view all the styles available for toddlers, kids and adults, along with 3-piece set options.

Support Made in the UK this Christmas.

This Week on FashionCapital

Launching a Start Up Fashion Brand: A Guide on how to get your start-up fashion brand moving in the right direction. 

And Finally…

Well done to Diva Choice and Hashtag Made IV Me for a fun, in-store event at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road last Saturday. Inviting the local community to showcase new designs and provide special offers really does work and we look forward to the next one. In the meantime if you are local to Finsbury Park do pop in to the FC Designer Collective for fashion and accessories that are locally made. 

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital

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