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FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 27th June 2018
Dear all,

With the UK government now turning its attention to the fashion industry and its negative impact on the environment we are keen to point out that some of us are trying to lead the way in an ethical and sustainable manner! The Fashion Enter Factory is fully compliant, transparent and proud, not forgetting to mention ‘fast’ too, this is fast fashion but not in the negative ‘sweat shop’ sense – to read all about what we do click here.

Last Call For Courses This Saturday

We have two taster courses taking place this Saturday 30th June. The highly popular and creative 3-hour TR Pattern Cutting course with TR pattern super master Claudette Joseph. Or for those wanting to upskill their basic pattern cutting knowledge; Skirt Adaptations, a full day course, will teach students how to convert a skirt block into various styles.

For further details and to book follow the links.

Masterclasses Coming Soon

Also This Saturday – Summer Fabric Sale

One not to miss for all designers, students, home stitchers – we are having a summer fabric sale with lots of gorgeous fabrics at discounted prices, taking place at FashionCapital HQ in North London 10am – 1pm.

FTA Now an Official ac.uk

We are delighted to announce that the Fashion Technology Academy has received approval as a recognised ac.uk education institute. This means our domain name is now www.fashiontechnologyacademy.ac.uk which is only awarded to higher education institutes that pass a specific ‘Eligibility Policy’ by JISC – a not for Profit Company whose role it is to support post-16 and higher education.

Apprenticeships Currently Available

We are still accepting applications for the nine Ralph & Russo apprenticeship positions and for F&F Tesco. Don’t miss out!

FTA Course News

On 24th & 25th July a two-day digital pattern making course will take place at the Fashion Technology Academy with Vetigraph, click here to find out more.

The Online Cad Telestia Technical Design and Pattern Cutting Course returns. Commencing 26th July at the Fashion Technology Academy the first class meeting will take place, followed by a further four sessions and 16 weeks online study.

And we are now offering an early bird reduced fee for the highly informative Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners course in September. Click here to find out more about the course and to take advantage of the special offer of £499 for the 15-hour course please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com

Filming at the Factory

Yesterday Katy McGuire (centre of the image with Jenny Beth and Jenni) founder of Converted Closet, dedicated to converting all those unworn clothing items in the back of your wardrobe, filmed her mission statement at the Factory for her YouTube Channel. Katy also interviewed Jenni Sutton and Jenny Beth on their roles in the company.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Just in – this black & white polka dot printed scuba jersey available via the FCFabricStudioonline shop now at £6.00 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Callum Cliffe reviews Anubha Industries a company which only uses eco-friendly yarn and endorses sustainable practices.

Katie Farley reports on an innovative ‘Made in Britain Subsidies Scheme’ – a bursary for British manufacturer’s and suppliers to exhibit at Pure London due to take place on 22nd – 24th July.

And Mini Mode, a fashion platform dedicated to kidswear, have announced a second installment due to take place this September.

And Finally…

Well done the Southgate Flutes donning our ‪@FashionCapital polo tops! Out of 24 teams the hockey team came joint 5th at the Valencia tournament held at the weekend. Well done ladies!

More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.

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