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Getting ESG Ready


Newsletter 10th July 2024

A New Direction for the UK

MP’s Jeremy Corbyn and Lord Young of Norwood Green supporting FEL’s HOPE-FX project earlier this year

Fashion-Enter Ltd would like to congratulate all members of parliament that have won their seats in what has been a dramatic 2024 UK general election. As a social enterprise working with local council’s and MP’s we keep channels of discussion open to relay the reality of what is happening in the fashion and manufacturing industry, and to discuss possible ways forward.

Make UK, The Manufacturers Organisation, has released a general election manifesto and tool kit to highlight the key issues that the new government will need to tackle in order for the industry to develop and thrive.

Tap here to find out more.

UK-Nigeria Collaboration

Members of the UK-Nigeria Circular Fashion Global Innovation Network visiting FEL earlier this year

The Innovate UK ‘UK-Nigeria Circular Fashion Global Innovation Network’ have just announced the members of their steering committee, one of which is, Fashion-Enter Ltd. FEL will play a pivotal role in strategically guiding the initiatives and objectives of the network to foster innovation, facilitate collaboration between the UK and Nigeria and promote sustainable practices and development within the fashion industry.  To find out more about this exciting initiative tap here.

Manufacturing for Circularity

This afternoon, 10th July, FEL CEO Jenny Holloway will be speaking at the UKFT in collaboration with Circular Concept Lab’s ‘Manufacturing for Circularity in Circular Manufacturing Settings’ workshop. Attendees from industry will hear about adapting, implementing, and efficiently managing circular business models as importance on ESG’s rises.

Congratulations to Sequinova!

Sequinova, founded by Clare Lichfield, a studio tenant at the FC Designer Workspace, has just been awarded the runner-up prize at Fashion District’s 2024 Manufacturing Futures Innovation Challenge. Big congratulations to Clare! For more on this story tap here.

See You at the North Face Climb Festival

Members of the FEL and United Repair Centre London team will be at the up and coming North Face Climb Festival. Taking place at Canary Wharf on 12th and 13th July the festival will not only feature inspiring talks, film screenings and wall climbing action, but will include a free repair service, one repair per person.

Tap here to register your free place.

Calling South West Designers / Brands

Are you based in Bristol or surrounding areas and looking for an apprentice / assistant pattern cutter / studio assistant? 16-year-old, Elisa Garnier-Taylor is currently looking for a placement, she is already making her own clothes and has the enthusiasm and drive to succeed in the fashion sector. If you would like to request Elisa’s CV and further information please contact: chrissie@urbane-eco.co.uk 

Free Powerful Business Plan Advice

Our free and informative Zoom masterclass on Crafting a Powerful Business Plan is due to take place Wednesday 24th July. Join us for this free 1-hour session starting at 10am to hear all the key points you need to include to ensure your business plan is investment ready.

Tap here to register for this masterclass, a Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

Summer Short Courses

Join us for 1 or 4-day courses and beef up your sewing and patterns skills this summer:

Creating a Dress

Creating a Skirt

Creating a Pair of Trousers

Creating a Sleeved Bodice

These are 1-day intermediate classes, if you are looking for beginner sessions we are running our popular 1-day Upcycle workshop and 4-day Stitching and Patterns classes taught by our experienced and friendly team.

To see all the summer courses on offer tap here.

Ongoing Courses

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

Masterclasses and Short Courses 


13th July – Saturday Stitching Club: Introduction to Sewing – FC Designer Workspace – £30

29th July – 1st Aug – 4-Day Beginners Stitching course – FC Designer Workspace – £100

Pattern Cutting:

29th July – 1st Aug – 4-Day Beginners Pattern Cutting course – FC Designer Workspace – £100

Repair and Upcycling Drop In:

16th July – Repair and Upcycling Drop In – FC Designer Collective shop – free

Style3D Styleverse Innovation Centre: 

Learn all about Style3D’s capabilities with us at the Styleverse Innovation Centre in Haringey. From devising your own avatars to creative 3D design that is accurate, efficient and a serious industry game changer. Come and see the technology in action, or book a learning session with us adapted to your level. For all interest in Style3D please scan the QR Code below. 

Contact us: education@fashion-enter.com or call 0208 809 3311

Business Advice:

24th July – Crafting a Powerful Business Plan in the Fashion Industry – Free 1-hour masterclass online

Tap here for more dates and classes taking place throughout the summer.

This Week on FashionCapital…

Jenny Holloway comments on the latest industry news that Burberry is set to axe hundreds of jobs in a cost-cutting exercise: Let’s Not Be Afraid to Cut Costs

And Finally…

It’s exciting that the long-established British brand M&S has seen a financial turnaround and is planning to open up to four new full-line stores and nine new foodhalls in the current financial year. However, Jenny Holloway asks: Why can’t the regional sourcing M&S proudly attributes to its food range be applied to its fashion range as well? Want to discuss this and Made in the UK manufacturing, then visit Jennifer Holloway’s LinkedIN page to comment.

Until next time, have a great week.

From the Team at FashionCapital 

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