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Back to School…Fashion School


Newsletter 31st August 2022

Come Learn With Us

We have a selection of learning opportunities available from 1-week sessions to masterclasses and accredited courses.

From Monday 5th September we begin with our new cohort of Level 1 (5-week) & Level 2 (10-week) learners in Stitching and Pattern Cutting. If you are interested in enrolling we still have a few places available. 

Please note: If you are unemployed or low income (below £21,157), over 19 years-old and living in a London borough, you could be eligible to join this course for free! 

Email: education@fashion-enter.com for further details.

Introduction to Tailoring

For those interested in learning the fundamentals of tailoring our introductory 5-week course is due to commence on Wednesday 21st September. Learn all about the basic technical and practical skills involved in the hand-production of tailored garments. This includes pattern cutting, blocks and construction techniques of tailored garments.

For those at an intermediary level our Level 3 award in tailoring also commences from 21st September. All of our tailoring courses are taught in small groups to ensure each learner gets the most from each session.

Please email: education@fashion-enter.com if you would like to know more / or join this course.

1-Week Stitching Course

Yesterday, 30th August, the Fashion-Enter team at the FC Designer Workspace began the 4-day Summer school with a full to capacity class! We are excited to see what this group of learners can achieve in just 4-days.

If you are looking for a 1-week, intensive class like this then FCFTA Leicester is continuing their 1-week sessions throughout September.

Fashion-Enter’s Deputy CEO Jackie said: “It’s amazing what our students can do in 1-week – last week Fatimah (pictured above) made four complete garments and learnt skills including attaching ribs and cuffs, insetting sleeves and doing necklines. These are essential skills in creating your own clothes. She also was able to learn and use various industrial sewing machines.”

These 1-week courses cost £75 + VAT Please contact: education@fashion-enter.com to join, spaces are available starting Monday of each week.

Fashion-Enter Produces LEYF Childrens Aprons! 

Children across all of London Early Years Foundation’s (LEYF) 39 charitable social enterprise nurseries are now sporting sustainably produced aprons which will be worn when cooking with chefs and during the serving of meals. Fashion-Enter, designed and produced the aprons using end-of-life fabrics and a non-water-based print, which will help reduce landfill and carbon emissions.

June O’Sullivan, CEO of LEYF says: “As an organisation which puts children first, it’s crucial that we find ways of approaching the problem of traceability and this must start by building more direct relationships with suppliers, such as Fashion-Enter who provide full visibility into their facilities, their people and their supply chain.”  

This Coming Week…

We have two masterclasses coming up, the first from industry expert Carley Johnson: How to Profit From Wholesale. In this Zoom session Carley will carefully explain the 4 core areas that brands must focus on if they want to succeed in Wholesale today. This session on the 7th September costs £20 + VAT for 2-hours of expert knowledge.

The following day, on the 8th September we have Life coach and motivational speaker Eric Gilston at the FC Designer Workspace to advise on being more positive and motivated, essential for anyone getting back into a learning or work routine.

Tap here for more info on all our masterclasses and to book your place.

Work Experience in Wales

Over at Fashion-Enter Ltd in Wales a young, new addition has joined the team to gain some work experience. Here she is, Ellie Probert, gaining some firsthand experience on an industrial sewing machine!

Socially Responsible Fashion

On 29th September our CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited as a guest speaker at the Invennt Luxe Executive Roundtable and Lunch to discuss Socially Responsible Fashion. Fashion industry professionals have been invited to attend, listen and discuss workable ways forward for the sector.

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring Courses commencing 5th September

Leicester Summer Special Sewing Course (Throughout September)

How to Profit from Wholesale via Zoom – 7th September

4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive and Motivated (free) – 8th September

The Future of the Fashion Industry via Zoom – 13th September 

TR Pattern Cutting Taster – 17th September

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 20th – 22nd September

Sales and Socials via Zoom – 30th September

Why Your Fashion Brand Needs to Operate via a Hybrid Model to Succeed in 2023 via Zoom – 12th October

How to Prepare Your Range for Sales Overseas – 8th November

Sourcing and Supply Base Strategy via Zoom – 23rd November

How to Approach and Sell Your Collection to 3rd Party Platforms – via Zoom 14th December

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Get your autumn fabrics stocked and prepped! This nude, slinky jersey, is the perfect fabric for that transition from summer to autumn. Available online now at the FCFabricStudio at £3.50 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital…

Find out about our community curtain making workshop – a fantastic collaboration between Public Works Group, Fashion-Enter Ltd and Islington residents.

And Finally…

Looking to work in the fashion industry? We regularly post new positions for jobs / apprenticeships on our Fashion Technology Academy website, please tap here to view what is currently available.

Until next time, have a great week.

The team at FashionCapital. 

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