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Newsletter 13th September 2023

FEL’s CEO Celebrated on NY Digital Billboard

The Fashion Impact Fund’s latest edition of the ‘Conscious Fashion Campaign’ is now live and is spotlighting female founders advancing equitable workforce development in the fashion industry. One of the remarkable female founders featured is Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway. Jenny along with five other women are featured in a digital billboard campaign that has gone live during New York Fashion Week September 2023.

Jenny commented: “It’s a great honour that FEL has been recognised for the work we do. Thank-you so much!

“As a team we’re all committed to equality and strive for a better fashion working environment for all. Here’s to the next chapter. Congratulations to everyone that has been selected!” 

To find out more about this campaign tap here

 Upcycling Pop In This Secondhand September 

Yesterday, 12th September, the FC Designer Collective shop on Fonthill Road held its first drop-in repair and upcycling day. In collaboration with Islington Council, local residents could use the fully equipped shop and receive support with a repair, alteration or upcycle. 

The key aim is to encourage individuals to maintain and wear existing clothing items for longer. 

FEL Development Coordinator Gee said: “Feedback from the day was really good, with nearly all saying they would visit again and recommend to someone else. Some had never used an industrial machine so we helped them practice before going ahead with their upcycling.”

These drop-in repair and upcycling workshops are being held at the FC Designer Collective on a monthly basis. The next date is Tuesday 17th October.

Next Week’s Free Zoom Masterclass

Want to know how to gain international stockists? Hear directly from designer Louisa Parris, her designs are stocked in Selfridges London to Bloomingdale’s in Kuwait. In this free masterclass hear how Louisa developed her signature brand, plus there’s the opportunity to ask your own questions.

An Hour with Designer and Brand Owner Louisa Parris takes place Wednesday, 20 September, 10am – 11.00am via Zoom. Add to basket to register your free place and a Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the date.

Latest From Leicester

FCFTA Pop up at Leicester Textiles Festival 

On Wednesday 20th FCFTA Leicester will be holding Garment Upcycling masterclasses at the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester. The Location is Upper Mall – Leicester Textiles Festival Unit – Opposite Upper Mall. 

Timings are:

There will be also be the opportunity for drop-in sessions throughout the day. 

To reserve a place please email: divya@fashion-enter.com an eventbrite link will be available on Leicester Textiles Festival on Facebook. 

Divya Achieves Level 3 Award

Huge Congratulations to Divya Kamath – Assistant Manager at FCFTA Leicester; who has successfully passed her Level 3 award in Education and Training. 

Divya said: “I finally succeeded and achieved Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Great thanks to our senior tutor Lan, who provided me guidance on this course. During this journey, I was able to teach more than 60 candidates on Worker’s Rights and Labour Exploitation and 30 plus learners on Numeracy in Fashion and Textiles. Thanks to Fashion-Enter! This is how the Fashion-Enter team supports each other.”

New Sewing Technician –  Puja Singh 

It’s fantastic to welcome Puja to the teaching team at FCFTA Leicester – Puja has completed Stitching and Pattern courses here at the FCFTA and has a background in design. Puja excelled at these courses and it’s great to now have her as part of the Leicester Team. 

London Fashion Week SS24

Vin + Omi SS24 shot by Chris Daw

The FEL marketing team are preparing to attend a selection of London Fashion Week shows and presentations as the biannual event kicks off this Friday 15th September (Vin + Omi pictured, held their show yesterday). Check out our socials for all the latest LFW action.

Good luck to all taking part including Elisa and her label Dreaming Eli.

20% Discount on Fashion Declares Catwalk Show 

Join Fashion Declares and a collective of sustainable fashion experts at Conway Hall to launch Regenerative Fashion Day, part of the BFC London Fashion Week event schedule.

There will be two parts to the day, an industry led conference with key insights, networking and takeaways, and an evening catwalk show and performance. The unique catwalk will showcase a spectrum of the best regenerative fashion practices available today from a host of designers, from the iconic Zandra Rhodes, Bora Aksu for People Tree and trailblazing couturier Tammam, to exciting newcomers Prickly Thistle and Munib Nawaz.

Tap here to find out more about this event.

Fashion Declares offers FashionCapital readers a 20% discount on tickets for the evening event –  Regenerative Fashion Futures Thursday 14th September Conway Hall, London  6:30 – 9pm

Use the code: 2023REGEN20

FEL Exclusive: Optitex 30-day Free Trial

Fashion-Enter Ltd has partnered with Optitex technology to provide short course learners access to a remote license on a 30-day, free trial basis. Post trial users will then be able to receive special rates on the Optitex license subscription. Tap here to find out more. The next Optitex 3-day course dates are 3rd – 5th October.


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

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.

Masterclasses and Short Courses

20th September An Hour with Designer and Brand Owner Louisa Parris (Free via Zoom)

27th September Mastering the Art of Building and Launching Winning Products (Free via Zoom)

3rd – 5th October Optitex Technology 2D and 3D 3-day course

Tap here for more masterclasses taking place in October and beyond

This Week on FashionCapital…

Will France’s Sustainable Fashion Bonus Scheme Spark a Repair Revolution? 

And Finally…

Coming soon…The Styleverse Innovation Centre at FEL Haringey. The Centre will feature immersive 3D-empowered customer experiences, showcasing how virtual environments can enhance not just the design process but also sales and marketing strategies. 

This collaboration with Style3D, alongside Kornit Digital, Zund Cutting and Galaxius (for traceability) is to provide the latest technical advancements in production and create quality garments with the minimum of environmental impact. More on this soon!

Until next time, have a great week,

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

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