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Fashion & Textile Apprenticeships


Newsletter 4th August 2021

The Apprenticeship Route

Did you know that employers think that qualified apprentices are more employable than those with any other qualifications? With GCSE results day just around the corner, 12th August, the Fashion-Enter team highly recommend an apprenticeship to enable individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.

Fashion-Enter is a leading apprenticeship provider offering quality training at all levels for the fashion and textiles sector. An apprenticeship gives individuals the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary whilst gaining valuable workplace skills, experience and ultimately an accredited qualification. Anyone living in England, over 16-years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice in the fashion industry.

To find out more tap here.

New Apprenticeships Based in West Yorkshire

Just in on our apprenticeship vacancy page – we have a number of positions for apprentice sewing machinists based with a family owned business in west Yorkshire. This is a great opportunity to join an established production team working on a variety of projects that is looking to bring in both experience and new ideas to the business. To view further details tap here.

We also have apprenticeship positions available in Leicester and London, to view all current positions on offer tap here.

Block Book Offer on Carley Johnson Masterclasses

Fashion wholesale and brand launch expert Carley Johnson is presenting her next online masterclass on Thursday 19th August. ‘How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy’ will be the first of a series of four masterclasses and received excellent feedback from attendees earlier in the year.

Find out what good omnichannel strategy looks like for fashion brands. Know if your fashion brand is ready to approach 3rd party eCommerce, learn about the 10 sales channels you should be selling your fashion brand on and more.

Carley will then follow with the following sessions:

23rd September – What does it take to launch a successful fashion label

21st October – How to produce a high selling product

18th November – How to wholesale

Each masterclass costs £20 + vat, or receive a 50% discount if you block book all 4 sessions, tap here for more info on the special offer.

Free Sewing Lessons For Islington Residents

Starting today we have free weekly sewing lessons available to London borough of Islington residents. Each two-hour masterclass is led by our fantastic technician and tutor Leyla who has over 40-years experience in sewing!

The next sessions are:

11th August 10.00 – 12.00 – Basic sewing techniques

Learn how to produce a range of seam and hems with the over locker industrial sewing machine and coverstitch machine. Ideal for beginners wanting to learn basic sewing techniques.

18th August 10.00 – 12.00 – Repair and Upcycle

Do you have a garment that needs repairing or upcycling? Learn basic repair techniques with an item you bring in from home

You can either book a place here or email jenni@fashion-enter.com 

Outrage as Successful Supply Chain System Galaxius Gets Ignored

A brand new Sustainable Supply Chain Optimisation project has been awarded £1.4m funding by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, on behalf of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge. While any technological developments to support transparency and sustainability are to be applauded the news of this project comes as a huge blow to Mark Randle and his Galaxius system, which is effectively doing the same thing and is used in working factories such as Fashion-Enter. 

CEO of Fashion-Enter, Jenny Holloway comments: “I don’t really understand this to be honest! £1.4m when there is a system already out there that certainly does the full traceability on clothing with Mark Randle and Galaxius. I just wonder how this funding has actually occurred? Surely there would be some kind of mapping exercise first to ensure that there is no duplication of precious financial resources?”

Read more about this here.

New In at B of London

While B of London has become known for its dresses we do occasionally include the odd separate, or in this case playsuit. Just dropped this week is this wrap playsuit in animal print plisse – a fun and cool summer staple. Tap here to view and shop.

Masterclasses & Courses

Free Sewing Masterclasses (FC Designer Collective, N4)

How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy (Online)

Sustainable Fabric Sourcing (Online)

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – September

How to Do Your Own PR (Online)

What Does It Take to Launch a Successful Fashion Business? (Online)

How to Produce a High Selling Product (Online)

How to Wholesale (Online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Bring the Italian coast to the UK and stand out in this stunning red floral chiffon, perfect for a statement summer dress or top. Available now at the FCFabricStudio at just £3.50 a meter:  

This Week On FashionCapital.co.uk

We look at selling online and why it is essential today’s fashion designers and brands have a strong online presence: Selling Online: A Must For All Fashion Brands

And Finally…

Tomorrow (5th August) is #cycletoworkday We encourage walking and cycling to work where possible and the bike rack outside of our HQ is in frequent use. From daily cycling to fair weather riders it all adds up for both health and the environment. Happy cycling!

Until next time, have a great week.

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