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Newsletter 14th December 2022

Supporting Charities this Christmas

A Call To Garms – Crisis Pop Up

Last Wednesday Fashion Studio Assistant, Gee, volunteered at the Crisis pop-up store ‘A Call To Garms’ on Savile Row. Crisis is the UK national charity for people experiencing homelessness and the pop up was generously supported by the various brands and retailers in the area. The shop was buzzing and included some amazing one-off gems. 

Crisis X Fat Cap Sprays

At FEL in Haringey we have just completed the Crisis X Fat Cap Sprays tote bags and they are being delivered as we speak. 

And that’s not all, if you buy one of our Mystery Upcycling Packs (containing 3 deadstock garments from our ethical factory, trims, thread and more) we will donate 20% to Crisis.

Tottenham Food Bank

Gee has also volunteered at the local Tesco to collect donations for Tottenham Food Bank. FEL staff in Haringey will be donating store cupboard essentials this week to support this much-needed resource. 

Future Communities Fund Applications Now Open

Are you running an organisation / business that encourages young people to develop the skills to become future leaders and activists? The first round of the CoOp Foundation – Future Communities Fund is now open and will offer unrestricted and flexible grants of up to £30,000 a year for five years to selected organisations. Tap here to find out more, but don’t hang about as the deadline is midday on 23rd December 2022.

Nataliia Horbenko at the FC Designer Collective

Meet the super talented Nataliia Horbenko. Nataliia came to the UK from the Ukraine in April 2022 and designs and embroiders clothing and accessories. We are thrilled to promote and sell her work at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road and that she has found a place where she can peacefully work and create in Islington. Tap here to read her story. 

Visit: FC Designer Collective, 113 – 115 Fonthill Road, London N4 – close to Finsbury Park tube station.

Excelling at Technical Skills

FEL has a proven track record in skills and training in the fashion and textiles sector. This has led to their own dedicated budgets for apprenticeships with employers that have levy money available for training. As with all apprenticeships moderations are a necessity for quality assurance, and on Tuesday 12th December FEL had their moderation with UAL for the Fashion Studio Assistant apprenticeship

Senior External Moderator at UAL  Awarding Body Sarah Atkinson said: “I would like to thank Rachel and Fashion-Enter for their help with the facilitation of Digital Moderation and the continued level of excellence for students undertaking this qualification.”

Tours and Technical Residencies

This week we have had South Bank University and Fashion Retail Academy students take the factory tour and seminar in Haringey. Meanwhile, the FCFTA Leicester had a group from Nottingham Trent University in for a technical residency. 

The 3-hour residency kicked off with an overview of sourcing strategies provided by Fashion-Enter Ltd Deputy CEO Jackie Bertram and was followed by a making / stitching practical using the industrial machines.

Feedback from the session was excellent and the Leicester campus was pleased to provide a tailor made residency that suits the needs of the learners. 

Contact: divya@fashion-enter.com if you are interested in a technical residency or workshop.


Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring commencing January

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

Outfit of the Week

For instant glamour throw on this silver sequin dress, team up with strappy heels, a clutch bag and statement jewellery to add some sparkle to your Christmas or New Year’s party. Tap here to shop from the Belles of London.

This Week on FashionCapital

On LinkedIn Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway frankly discusses the epic failure of the UK government to work with local businesses to create essential PPE during the height of the Covid pandemic, tap here and have your say on LinkedIn.

And Finally…

FashionCapital flashback…7 years ago we put on this Fashion Technology Academy, up-and-coming designer showcase and the video is still vibrant and inspirational today…

Please note our Christmas break closing dates from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital.

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