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Fashion Needs Integrity! FashionCapital Newsletter 3rd January 2018


FashionCapital Newsletter
3rd January 2018

Hello 2018! We have some really exciting projects for the coming year from learning to services, events to retail opportunities – the newsletter is the place to find out the very latest.
Jennifer Sutton & The Evening Standard

Our Development Director Jenni Sutton and her fiancée James were featured in the Evening Standard yesterday (2nd January 2018), although not for the best of reasons. Fiancée James is being threatened with deportation after a paperwork error, to read the full story click here.

CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “Having worked with Jenni from the inception of the company and met James you could not find a more perfect couple. We just hope for a speedy conclusion by the Home Office. Good luck – this time will pass and it will all be over soon.”

It’s All About the Team!

You can only be as good as the team around you and the success of a company really does come down to doing the best you can in each business area. In this You Tube video we celebrate some of the staff that make up the production side of the company from the factory supervisor and production director to the cutters and finishers – every individual is valued at each step of the manufacturing process.

We are Leading the Way in Technical Skills! 

With Brexit around the corner the drive for the Made in the UK label is at an all time high. So be prepared this New Year and train to gain.

Coming Soon – Production Pattern Cutting with Maggie Stott.

Online Master Course for Perfect Fit & Design with Telestia

This is a special course to achieve excellence in Creative Design and Pattern Cutting aimed at professionals. It includes 5 class meetings, 16-weeks online teaching and support and access to unique training material and CAD software. Commencing Monday 26thFebruary to find out more click here.

New Course Date for Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners 

The FTA’s Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners course taking place in January has sold out but don’t worry we now have a second installment scheduled to begin Saturday 17th February followed by five Thursday evening sessions. To find out more and book your place contact training@fashion-enter.com

3-Day Vetigraph Course

Our three-day VetiGraph course held at the Fashion Technology Academyin North London will take place 22nd, 23rd and 24th January. VetiGraph creates accurate first patterns and simplifies the grading process. To find out more click here.

TR Cutting with Claudette Joseph

With TR cutting you work directly onto the base shape and manipulate the style lines by building the shape and creating the look, this way you can see instantly how the piece will look. To find out more click here.

New Year New Masterclasses January:

#1 10 Steps To Building a Brandwith Tracey Parks-Taylor

#2 Sampling Masterclass with Sue Mee Maudsley, Fashion Designer and Consultant to Topshop, Burberry and John Lewis and much more.


#1 People, Product & Performance Delivered by Susan O’Hare and David Attwood from O’Hare & Attwood ‘People, Product & Performance’ demonstrates a wider understanding of business and the need for a clear vision.

#2 The Design Process and Product Development Led by Design Consultant Gabby Shiner-Hill who has over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Gabby will explain the complete Design Process.

Exciting Retail Opportunity Coming Soon…

In spring we will be opening on a new state of the art Box Park! Exclusively for new and emerging designers we shall have 6 boxes so our members can sell to their heart’s content. More to follow.

FC Trunkshow Heads Back to Ireland

The next FC Trunkshow workshop for designers at the Fashion Textile & Design Centre (FTDC) in Derry City and Strabane District will take place on 10th January and will focus on: what makes a successful brand & how to do your own PR Marketing and Branding.

In addition on 9th January the designers will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of industry experts including Jenny Holloway in a hope to be selected to showcase their collection in London with FashionCapital during London Fashion Week! Watch this space!

The American’s Have Landed

Students from Missouri studying Marketing and Business are currently visiting our North London factory and undertaking a CPPD on the production and marketing aspects of the business.

Image of Jenny Holloway with Professor Steve Ferris

Ministerial Visit Margot James

We are proud to be welcoming Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers & Corporate Responsibility, Margot James MP for Stourbridge to the Fashion Technology Academy. Kindly arranged by ASOS.com the visit really does reiterate how strongly the emphasis on skills development in fashion and garment manufacturing is today. Nick Beighton, the Numero Uno in fashion today will also be in attendance – great excitement all around.

In the News:

Accessories Trends SS18 by Katie Farley

SME Optimism On The Up As We Head into 2018

Fashion Enter Factory Featured on Channel 4

Fabric Swatch of the Week: Just in this soft touch, bronze velour now available at £6- a metre from the FC Fabric Studio.

The FC Virals are Buzzing

We have lots going on all the time! So don’t miss out! Find us on Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, Pinterest and You Tube! And don’t forget our sister companies: The Fashion Technology AcademyFashion Enter and the FCFabricStudio.

Happy New Year to everyone – we all wish you health and contentment in 2018. According to lots of colleagues in the industry there is a lack of generic optimism regarding trade but let’s not lose ourselves during these grey clouds. Remember to keep that spirit level – level and keep aiming for the stars. Fashion needs integrity!Jenny Holloway and the team at FashionCapital.

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