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FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Dear all,

Speaking at the House of Lords

We are thrilled to be involved in the next roundtable event entitled: ‘A Good Look: Fashion, Modern Slavery & Transparency’ at the House of Lords. Hosted by Baroness Young of Hornsey, the two-hour session will examine how brands can make the most of legislation and collaborate to become more ethical & compliant. @UKHouseofLords 20thNovember.

EEF Lecture – Honest and Revealing

Last night, 6th November 2018, FashionCapital/FCFTA.com was invited to the ‘EEF Annual Lecture’ and networking meal. Attending on behalf of the company was CEO Jenny Holloway and she was blown away by the honesty and integrity of the guest speaker Zanny Minton Beddoes, the Chief Editor at The Economist (pictured below).

“Economist’s advise on the economy but its businesses make it happen! We are the ones that spot opportunities and drive through dynamism and innovation.

“I was absolutely enthralled with what Zanny had to say and not for a moment would I dispute her concerns for decades of disruption in our economy but she is not a business person – the entrepreneurs in the room are the ones that will guide the economy into a new dimension and actually that’s occurring now.”

Thank-you to the EEF for inviting FashionCapital/FCFTA.com to this excellent lecture and event.

To read more about what Zanny Minton Beddoes discussed at the event click here.

2 New Apprenticeship Positions Available With Fashion Enter Ltd

We are currently recruiting for an Apprentice Merchandiser / Production Assistant and an Apprentice Pattern Room Assistant to find out more and apply please click on the links.

This Saturday: SALE, TR Pattern Cutting & Gerber

It’s all happening this Saturday 10th November with the start of another Gerber Accumark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners course, Claudette Joseph’s TR Pattern Cutting Taster course and a bumper Autumn Sample and Fabric Sale taking place from 10am – 1pm – come along to our HQ in Haringey and pick up a bargain or two!

Introducing Della Nelson

FashionCapital welcomes Della Nelson, a highly creative and motivated design leader with vast experience in design, tailoring and heading up creative teams within premium and mid-market retailers. Della will be working with designers and brands as a part of our ‘membership’ programme. Her expertise and experience will provide invaluable guidance and support.

Haringey Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneur Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship. The 2018 programme is taking place between 12th – 16th November with workshops and seminars taking place across London. If you live in the borough of Haringey then don’t miss our very own FREE workshop to be held at Fashion Enter / FTA HQ. Aimed at those looking to break into fashion design and related sectors, there will also be a Factory Tour.  Friday 16th November 10am to 12noon, Unit 13/14 Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.

Jenny Holloway Makes the NatWest WISE100 List

The annual NatWest WISE100 recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business. Who’s on this year’s list? Well our very own CEO Jenny Holloway!

Masterclasses Coming Soon

New Masterclass – Presentation Skills

Life and Business Coach Eric Gilston is back for one more masterclass before the year is out. This time he will be focusing on ‘Presentation Skills and How To Speak Confidently Anytime, Anywhere.’ The aim of this masterclass will ensure attendees will: look forward to making presentations, have minimal nerves about presenting, be confident about presenting and be in control of any equipment used. A fantastic skill to have indeed. Scheduled for Wednesday 5th December 11am – 1pm contact: events@fashioncapital.co.uk

TR Pattern Cutting Taster Masterclass with Claudette Joseph
The Design Process: How To Inspire our Customer with Leandra O’Sullivan
How to Build A Successful Brand with Caren Downie

Courses Coming Soon…

On going: Perfect Patterns Level 1 and 2

On going: Stitching Academy Level 1 and 2

Remember we offer free technical fashion courses if you are unemployed or earn less than £15,800! Email esme@fashion-enter.com

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 10th, 17th and 24th November

Technical Design & Pattern Cutting CAD Course

From the 16th November the Technical Design & Pattern Cutting CAD course with eTelestia will begin. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to develop CAD skills for a career in fashion or for designers who would like to draft and design their own styles accurately.

This course involves a mix of online study and class meetings to find out more and register your interest email education@fashion-enter.com

CPPD’s and Factory Visits

This week we have had individuals from the Arcadia Group attend a Knitwear Masterclass with Sue Mee Maudsley at the FTA, as well as a group from River Island returning for a further CPPD Factory Uncovered workshop.
Want to know more about our CPPD’s and Factory Tours click here.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

We’ve picked out this on-trend fluorescent scuba jersey – just the job for brightening up Autumn / Winter greys and blacks. Available from the FCFabricStudio now at £5- a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

In ‘Advice & Support’ we offer some top tips on breaking into the fashion industry here and overseas.

Fashion Inside Out: This week we meet the Production Director at Fashion Enter Caroline Ash.

And ‘Love Not Landfill’ continue their campaign with a pop-up second-hand shop situated in Brick Lane. Items have been selected by a handful of industry influencers and the shop opens from tomorrow until the 11th November.

And Finally…

Sneak peek: With Remembrance Sunday coming up we wanted to share this gorgeous heavyweight silk satin featuring unique poppy print created by our in-house Creative – Beth Davy-Day. This silk is exclusively sourced from Macclesfield and is part of the British heritage signature for the Belles of London brand.

More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.


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