How PR Savvy Are You?
Wednesday 25th July 2018
PR For Your Brand
Do you know how to pitch your brand, target editors and influencers and make the most out of social media? Back by popular demand the hugely successful ‘How to do your own PR’ masterclass with Rosie Davis from PR Dispatch will take place on Thursday 6th September – 10am – 12pm at FashionCapital HQ. To find out more and book your place click here.
‘I have learnt really useful information to help with brand awareness and social media! Really informative seminar with plenty of information to help any brand/company grow. Rosie was really interesting and engaging.‘ – Emma
Next at the Northern Design Centre
Exciting news for our friends up North. Fashion icon Nigel Cabourn will be speaking at the next Northern Clothing and Textile Network event at the Northern Design Centre. Scheduled for the 19th October this is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the industry greats that has had a successful and lengthy design career. One for the diary.
Sew We Learn – Summer Camp for 11 to 18 year-olds
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 809 3311 stating which week you would like to join.
Starting This Week: CAD Technical Course
This Thursday 26th July the CAD Technical course with Telestia will commence. This is a unique and special course that offers flexible online learning with five class sessions. The course teaches how to get perfect patterns and accurate design specs in a short space of time. To find out more click here.
TR Pattern Cutting
We have more instalments of our popular TR Pattern Cutting courses with master cutter Claudette Joseph. The next taster course will take place on Saturday 11th August – 10am – 1pm, while the two-day master course is scheduled for the 28th July and 4th August.
Life Skills with Eric Gilston
A big thank-you to Eric Gilston for his latest masterclass on developing excellent memory skills, that took place last week. Fashion Enter learners and designers walked away with clarity, motivation and new-found life skills that will enhance both career and personal life. To find out more about this masterclass click here.
“I have learnt how to have and maintain a super memory! I would like to attend more workshops by Eric in the future.” – Olanike
How To Start Your Own Brand
This highly informative, two-hour masterclass with Caren Downie is now scheduled for Thursday 20th September 11am – 1pm. Caren will offer masses of advice and expert guidance on what it really takes to start up a successful fashion business and all the beginner pitfalls to avoid. Click here to book.
Fashion Enter at Hidden River Festival
Taking place on Saturday 15th September the Hidden River Festival is an annual community focused event that brings together local organisations and the community. Along with live music, creative workshops and entertainment there will be food stalls and information booths, one of which will be occupied by Fashion Enter. Esme and the team will be on hand to advise on all the services and learning opportunities that Fashion Enter provides. The Hidden River Festival is a free event showcasing the extraordinary Woodberry Down community & surrounding areas of Hackney & Haringey against an urban wetland setting.
End of Summer Fabric Sale Saturday 1st September 10am – 1pm
Fabric Swatch of the Week
This week we’ve picked out this fabulous and bold pink animal printed scuba jersey available from the FCFabricStudio now at £6- a metre.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Were you shocked by the news that Burberry destroyed more than £28m worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year to guard against counterfeiting? They are not the only ones – we discuss how FashionCapital/Fashion Enter deals with waste along with the much needed wake up call the industry needs to change.
Talking of waste, Callum Cliffe looks at fabrics being created from the likes of pineapple leaves, banana stalks, flax stalks, hemp stalks and cane bagasse. This really is the future for sustainable fabrics.
Meanwhile, Katie Farley takes a look at Richard Malone,(SS18 design pictured left) the emerging young fashion talent who excels in designing ethically-minded garments for women.
We say a fond farewell to our Fashion Studio Senior Assistant, the lovely Sophie Crago, who is moving on to create her own collection and brand. We wish you the best of luck Sophie and watch this space for her launch collection. In her place we welcome Felicity. Please note the Fashion Studio will be closed for meeting from Monday 6th August and will re-open on Monday 20th August.
More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.