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Experts at the Ready!


Newsletter 20th October 2021 

Learn from the Experts

Tomorrow (Thursday 21st October) is a big day at Fashion-Enter HQ in north London as we host two onsite seminars. Ranging from career’s in fashion to insight from leading experts at ASOS and Kornit Digital. Whether you are still at school, setting up your own business or an established industry professional we have something for everyone:

09.00 – 11.00 – N17 Creative Callings: Creative Careers Event (For local school pupils)

12:30 – 15:30 – ASOS & Kornit Digital Discuss Brand Success & Sustainability (Tap here if you would like to know more and attend this event.)

Both sessions are in conjunction with the N17 Creative Callings programme supported by the Mayor of London and the European Social Fund. To find out more click here.

New Design Studio Assistant Apprenticeship

Just in is a fantastic opportunity for a Design Studio Assistant Apprentice with the long-established designer Margaret Howell. The team are looking for a highly motivated individual to be responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the Design Studio and samples, and to provide studio support for the Design studio as a whole; including designers and the development & production team, contributing to the successful execution of the critical path.

To find out more about this position and to apply tap here.

FC FTA Leicester

We are thrilled that the new, fully-equipped Fashion Technology Academy in Leicester is almost ready! Over the coming months we will be hosting some key dates before the official opening in the New Year. First up next week on the 27th October is the Residents Open Day, where attendees can have a tour of the space, learn about the apprenticeships and training that we can offer as well as have a go on the machines. The team are looking forward to meeting and providing these training opportunities within one of the UK’s biggest manufacturing regions.

To RSVP please email fcftaleicester@fashion-enter.com or caroline@fashion-enter.com 

Attendees are welcome to join for the full day or drop in. 

Carley Johnson Zoom Masterclass Rescheduled

The How to Produce a High Selling Product online masterclass with fashion wholesale and brand launch expert Carley Johnson has been rescheduled to next Thursday 28th October. If you want to learn about the 5 fundamental steps to ensure that you produce top selling products that in essence will sell themselves, then join this 2-hour Zoom session. 

Special Offer on Expert Advice

We can also offer Carley’s remaining 2 live sessions ‘How to Produce a High Selling Product’ and ‘How to Wholesale’ and recordings of her first two sessions ‘How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy’ and ‘How to Launch a Successful Fashion Business,’ for just £20 + VAT. Tap here to take up this offer.

Next Week: Free Repair & Upcycle Workshop

Next Friday 29th October we will be joining the ‘Islington Together: Let’s talk about a greener future’ festival (18 – 29 October 2021) with the offer of a free repair and upcycle workshop. This interactive session will take place from 10am, attendees will be invited to tour the workspace and hear about all the facilities on offer as well as take part in the practical workshop that will teach alteration and upcycling techniques on clothing items from home. If you are a London Borough of Islington resident and would like to join this free workshop tap here to book your place.

All of our affordable studios are currently rented out however we can offer hotdesking and the use of the machines please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com with regards to this service.

Get Motivated With Eric Gilston

Life coach and motivational speaker Eric Gilston is back on 4th November for one of his motivating workshops on how to be more positive. If you would like to learn how to gain a positive mindset and have a motivated approach towards your life then this session is for you! Taking place at the FC Designer Workspace Thursday 4th November 11am – 1pm, this workshop is free, however spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.

Meanwhile at Fashion-Enter Wales

Over in Newtown, Wales the Fashion-Enter team are currently working on a large ASOS order of Moomin t-shirts in 3 colour ways. The team are also celebrating presser Barbara Jones’s birthday along with saying a fond farewell and good luck to Jack Lewis.

B of London Bestseller

Throughout wedding season our Ava fishtail maxi dress has done amazingly well. Here is one of our customers, new bride Georgia, and all of her bridesmaids wearing the Ava dress in blush pink. Don’t they look gorgeous! To view this flattering design tap here.

FC Designer Collective Islington – Save The Dates!

This December we have 2 events on the agenda:

4th December – Fonthill Road Christmas Market

18th December – Diva Choice returns for another Cupcake & Cocktails pre-Christmas in-store event.

More details to follow.

Masterclasses and Courses

On-going short courses in Stitching and Pattern Cutting available – to find out more visit our FCFTA website or contact education@fashion-enter.com

ASOS & Kornit Digital Discuss Brand Success & Sustainability (Free at Fashion-Enter Factory London)

How to Produce a High Selling Product (Online)

Islington Together: Let’s talk about a greener future: Repair & Upcycle Workshop (Free – FC Designer Workspace)

Optitex 2D & 3D – 3 Day Course (FTA)

Gerber Accumark 3-Day Course for Beginners (FTA)

Discover 4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive & Motivated (Free – FC Designer Workspace)

How to Wholesale (Online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Get luxe this Halloween with this stunning skeleton print scuba available at the FC Fabric Studio now at £4.50 per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital…

WRAP has just published the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan final report as the culmination of eight years of collaborative action by sector leaders. 

And Finally…

We interviewed Tricia Blake founder of Diva Choice on what Black History Month means to her along with how her heritage and culture has influenced her own jewellery designs and more. Visit FashionCapital’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages to view this interview.

Until next time, have a great week.

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