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Fashion’s Digital Evolution


Newsletter 12th July 2023

Coming to You Live From Munich

FEL CEO Jenny Holloway is currently in Munich at the Assyst + Style3D Fashion Innovation Summit.

This exciting two-day event is a must-attend event for fashion professionals looking to stay competitive, and the perfect time to discuss the launch of the first Styleverse Innovation Centre within Fashion-Enter’s Haringey factory later this year.

Jenny joined an illustrious line up for the TED talk programme today, 12th July. Titled ‘Transformation into new work and flows’ Jenny joined Martin Kemmler, CSCO & CPO/ Global Board Member, Triumph International and Arndt Brockmann, CEO, LeGer by Lena Gercke (About you), and discussed corporate change projects, new startup formations and talent transfer to ensure sustainable change.

Jenny commented: “It has been a busy two-days so far and I’ve met some wonderful innovative people. We are now absolutely on the precipice of a major digital disruption and the smaller agile brands are winning. I’m totally delighted we will be opening our innovation centre with Style3D and Assyst in September and we will be providing short courses for design, buyers and garment techs. Many thanks for the invitation and here’s to the future.”

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

A Disability Confident Employer

Fashion-Enter Ltd has, once again, been awarded ‘Disability Confident Employer’ status. The new certificate will run until 30th June 2026.

The FEL team work incredibly hard to ensure the workplace and educational facility is open to all. Former Level 2 Pattern Cutting learner and part-time tutor Angela is a wheelchair user and has Special Aids and Equipment in place to support her. She said: “I am very happy and grateful for the adaption on the overlocker. I am now able to use the overlocker at Fashion-Enter.”

FEL Deputy CEO Jackie Bertram added: “Fashion-Enter Ltd and the FTA are incredibly proud to create an environment where learners and staff can reach their full potential. Just small changes can make a big difference to an individual as this amendment to an overlock machine has shown. Angela is key to our delivery team and this change allows her to continue to develop and achieve her own professional goals.”


Save the Date 22nd July 

If you are looking for industry equipment such as sewing machines, pressers, fabrics, samples, trims and more then come along to our clear-out sale at Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road. We have been leasing Unit 13 from Haringey Council but now this project has come to an end. FEL will remain fully operational in Units 4 and 14. 

Massive Sale at Unit 13, Saturday 22nd July from 10am. Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road London N4 1LZ. Nearest tube Manor House.

See You at Source Fashion

Are you thinking about ethical, Made in the UK production? Then come and meet us at Source Fashion trade show. Taking place at Kensington Olympia in London, 16 – 18 July 2023 Source Fashion showcases manufacturers from key sourcing regions around the world. Whether you’re looking to discover raw materials, fabrics, trims, packaging or in-house design services – Source Fashion is a great place to start.

Come and meet members of the FEL team and find out about the services we provide right here in the UK: Stand: SF-B14

Source Fashion, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX – 16th – 18th July 9.30am – 6pm

Dar el Lina – Hijab Shop Sew and Socialise Event

On Monday 17th July Dar el lina will be hosting a Hijab Upcycling event at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road. Dar el lina has created a signature, patented Hijab that is one-piece, easy to wear and flattering. Join Dar el Lina at this unique event, rework your old hijab or upgrade to a new, sustainable alternative.

To find out more or book your free place contact: salam@darellina.com  

FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH. Monday 17th July 10am – 4pm.

We’re Recruiting…

FEL is recruiting for a Receptionist/ Administrator to provide proactive, accurate and efficient support to the the Fashion Technology Academy education team. To find out more and apply tap here.

Masterclass Rescheduled

Please note that tomorrow’s masterclass ‘An Hour with Designer and Brand Owner Louisa Parris’ has been rescheduled to September – sorry for any inconvenience, confirmed attendees will be notified with the new date.

Masterclasses and Courses

Roll-on courses available at all campuses, Islington, Haringey, Newtown 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.

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

Short Courses at FCFTA Leicester

FCFTA Leicester is 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. 

To enquire please contact: divya@fashion-enter.com 

This Week on FashionCapital…

Are you a graduate designer looking to get a foot in the door with YOOX Net-A-Porter? The Modern Artisan offers 9-month paid training programme in responsible design and luxury textile craftsmanship. To find out more about this unique opportunity that includes tuition at the FTA tap here.

And Finally…

Check out our latest video with Elizabeth from 29 Atelier. Here she talks to Jenny about her luxury, eco-conscious bridal wear designs and the positive chemistry she has with the team in the Fashion Studio that bring her creations to life.

For all Fashion Studio enquiries: thefashionstudio@fashion-enter.com  

To watch more videos from the team visit: https://www.youtube.com/@fashioncapital6838

Until next time, have a great week,

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

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