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Newsletter 19th July 2023

Showcasing at Source Fashion

Members of the FEL team have just got back from exhibiting at Source Fashion at Olympia London, a trade show that showcases manufacturers from key sourcing regions around the world. 

FEL CEO, Jenny Holloway joined Angela Gaskill, Head of Sourcing and Buying at NBrown on stage for a live discussion on the importance of collaboration to create circular production and reduce waste. One of the key topics covered was the impact returns has on business and how to reduce this through technology.

Meanwhile, on the FEL stand the team promoted FEL’s production services, including its innovative micro-factory capabilities along with courses and the new Styleverse Innovation Centre due to open later this year.

Tap here to view a short YouTube video from the discussion at Source London.

Coming Soon Styleverse Innovation Centre 

We’re delighted to confirm that FEL will be collaborating with Style3D on a state of the art Styleverse Innovation Centre that will combine the very latest technologies in fashion today.

Courses are being compiled that will be aimed at designers, buyers and garment technicians to maximise the benefits from the software. 

There will be over 5,000 digital assets that have full patterns available that can be manipulated with ease, plus a fabric studio that automatically scans in the properties of the fabric so it’s fit for purpose for the pattern and construction. 

Currently plans are being drawn for the studio space – date of opening will be announced in due course.

Tap here to find out more about the exciting Style3D and FEL partnership. 

Jobs and Apprenticeships

Just in; Qasimi are recruiting for a Project Management Office Apprentice based in London, while here, at Fashion-Enter Ltd Haringey, we are looking for a Receptionist / Administrator.

Tap here to find out more and apply.

Saturday Sale Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the FEL team have had to cancel the Unit 13 sale planned for this Saturday 22nd July. Apologies. If you are looking for industry equipment such as sewing machines, pressers, fabrics, tables, samples, trims and more then please get in touch with Georgia via georgia@fashion-enter.com 

Bravo Community Clothing

Patrick Grant’s Community Clothing brand has brilliant ethos of using only exceptional UK factories. FEL is one of them, and we are proud to have produced their classic Breton top at our factory in Haringey. 

All of Community Clothing items can be fully traced, from raw material to finished garment, through a chain of fantastic UK factories. Bravo Community Clothing!

As Seen in The Daily Express

The Phygitaltwin sustainable fashion competition for Year 6 children was featured in The Daily Express last week. The winning designs were printed at FEL using Kornit Digital direct to garment, waste-free technology. 

Tap here to find out more about our printing service.

Hijabs and Upcycling

Thank-you to all that attended the Dar el Lina Hijab Upcycling event at the FC Designer Collective on Monday. The upcycling session with Leyla went really well and the ladies enjoyed trying out some new ideas. Thanks to Dar el Lina for hosting this unique event.

End of Academic Year 22/23

The 22/23 academic year is drawing to a close, a big thank-you to all the learners that have been involved with our courses at the FTA. Also a big thank-you to our funders CCCG, Newtown College and Haringey Learns. Here’s to the next academic year! 

Can’t wait for September? We have a selection of short summer courses taking place at the FC Designer Workspace in Islington, London throughout August. From upcycling and pattern cutting to corset making, all the courses are linked below.

FCFTA Leicester is also open throughout the summer and able to offer an introduction to garment making courses – this is a great way to learn how to make / upcycle your own clothes. Courses are 1-day for £30 or 4-days for £75. For Leicester enquiries please contact: divya@fashion-enter.com

Masterclasses and Courses

Roll-on courses available at all campuses Islington, Haringey and Leicester from September…

Level 1 & 2 in Stitching

Level 1 & 2 in Patterns

Various Levels in Tailoring

Diploma in Fashion Design and Business 

If you are unemployed or low income (below £23,302.50), over 19-years-old, you could be eligible to join some of our courses for free. Email: education@fashion-enter.com to enquire.

31st July – 3rd August 4 Day Beginners Stitching and Upcycling

7th – 10th August 4 Day Beginners Pattern Cutting Course with recreation of your favourite personal garment

11th August 1 Day Upcycling and Repair Workshop (all levels)

16th – 18th August 3 Day Corset Pattern Making and Stitching Course (advanced)

22nd August 1 Day Reversible Tote Bag Stitching Course (beginners)

23rd – 25th August 3 Day Soft Furnishing Course (beginners)

30th August Mastering the Fashion Business Blueprint: Fine-tuning your plan for success (Free via Zoom)

30th August – 1st September Gerber Accumark 3-Day Beginner’s course

This Week on FashionCapital…

How to minimise returns fraud while retaining customer loyalty

And Finally…An Uplifting Story

Gabriella Rolls hit hard times when she was unexpectedly made homeless in 2022, fortunately she was able to find support from the charity Crisis and gain a new direction by attending Fashion-Enter Ltd’s Stitching and Pattern courses. 

Tap here to hear more about Gabriella’s inspiring story in this short YouTube video.

Until next time, have a great week,

From the Team at FashionCapital (Sister company to Fashion-Enter Ltd)

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