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Best Social Enterprise Nominee!


Newsletter 6th March 2024

FEL Nominated for Prestigious Industry Award

Just one week until the Drapers Sustainable Fashion Conference & Awards 2024 and Fashion-Enter Ltd has been named as a finalist! 

The Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards launched in 2021 to recognise the strides that are being made in reducing the industry’s environmental impact and creating fairer working conditions across the supply chain. Judged by an independent panel of experts and underpinned by the United Nations-backed Sustainable Development Goals, this pioneering awards programme shines a spotlight on best practice within the industry, so others can learn how to change for good.

The Conference and Awards will take place at Hilton London Bankside on Wednesday 13 March, and Fashion-Enter Ltd has made the final shortlist for ‘Best Social Enterprise or Charity Initiative’

Fingers and toes crossed for us next Wednesday, the competition to get this far was extremely tough, so a big congratulations to the FEL team!

Providing Hope and Opportunity

The FEL team would like to congratulate all the participants that took part in the first Hope-FX initiative. Each participant has had sales from their capsule range at the FC Designer Collective shop and is delighted with the programme. 

We’re now waiting on a meeting with North London Mental Health Partnership next week for next steps with this initiative. Isn’t it amazing what a little bit of Hope can do!

Participant James said: “Once again I’d like to thank-you for the amazing opportunity you’ve given me in exploring how far I can take my creativity. You’ve inspired me to keep the ball rolling and pursue this success further and create a business out of this chance. If not for you I wouldn’t have thought myself capable of such entrepreneurship, you have my gratitude.”

Level 3 – The Creatives Launch Party

This Friday 8th March we will be celebrating the final designs from the first cohort of the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice, Fashion Design and Business. The launch will take place at the FC Designer Collective shop on Fonthill Road, where the students items will be showcased and available to buy.

The FTA runs the Level 3 course in conjunction with Capital City College Group and as with a real working project the aim is to research, create, market and sell a mini collection, seeing the entire process through.

The course has gone so well that Capital City College Group and FEL are enrolling for the next cohort to start 22nd April. This 1-year course is limited to 20 spaces, tap here to find out more and to apply.

If you would like to see the students designs or other pieces by local Islington based designers please pop by the FC Designer Collective shop, 113-115 Fonthill Road, London N4 – opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

FEL to Join The Anti-Slavery Collective at St James Palace Tonight

Fashion-Enter Ltd has been invited to St James Palace tonight, 6th March. We will be joining HRH Princess Eugenie of York and The Anti-Slavery Collective with regards to the Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation initiatives we have undertaken.

10 Week Tailoring Evening Course 

From Monday 18th March we can offer a 10-week tailoring course that runs 2 evenings per week (Monday’s & Wednesday’s). We offer a thorough introduction to tailoring that will provide a foundation for what to expect in a professional setting, with opportunities for advancement to higher levels. This course is suitable for beginners interested in the subject area with a desire to learn. No previous experience is required.

To find out more about this evening course tap here

New Introduction to Sewing Evening Classes

In response to many requests we have added more evening classes to our teaching schedule. Please visit our Eventbrite page for Introduction to Sewing evening classes on 8th, 10th, 22nd and 24th April. 

Courses and Workshops Coming Up…


11th – 13th March Style3D for Beginners – Haringey campus

19th – 21st March Style3D for Beginners – Haringey campus


18th March Beginner’s Tailoring 10 week evening classes – FC Designer Workspace

Repair and Upcycling:

19th March Free Repair and Upcycling Drop In – FC Designer Collective


23rd March Saturday Stitching Club– £30 – FC Designer Workspace

25th & 26th March 2 Day Introduction to Sewing and Upcycling– £99 – FC Designer Workspace

30th March Saturday Stitching Club – £30 – FC Designer Workspace

Pattern Cutting:

23rd March Saturday Pattern Cutting Class– £30 – FC Designer Workspace

25th & 26th March 2 Day Pattern Workshop – £99 – FC Designer Workspace

30th March Saturday Pattern Cutting Class – £30 – FC Designer Workspace

This Week on FashionCapital…

London tops the global list as the biggest sustainable fashion hub with the highest amount of secondhand and vintage stores and a high recycling rate, to read the full story tap here.

And Finally…

As there is an Edexcel exam this year based on “The Fashion Industry” our factory tours and seminars with Caroline Ash have provided the perfect, on-site learning opportunity for A-Level students. Recent feedback from students included:

“Very good. This was the first factory tour I have been on and I learnt a lot. Will definitely help in the exam.”

“I really enjoyed the first-hand experience I got from this factory and it was very relatable to the topics we do at school. Would go again.”

“The seminar and tour was helpful and will help me in my exam.”

If you would like to know more about our educational tours, bespoke workshops and CPPD’s please tap here.

Until next time, have a great week,

From the Team at FashionCapital 

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