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Industry Expertise on Tap


FashionCapital Newsletter
17th January 2018

Dear all,

We are fortunate enough to have some very experienced professionals working with us so if you need advice, a production service or to learn a new industry based skill then you’ve come to the right place.

Derry Designers to Visit London

On 13th February we will welcome the 10 designers who successfully ‘pitched to the panel’ at the Derry Designer Business Startup Workshops. 

Each designer will have the opportunity to showcase their collection at the next FC Fashion Meet-up! More on the selected 10 soon.

FC Meet Up #2


After a highly successful FC Meet Up #1 with Caren Downie our second instalment, due to take place on the 13th February from 6pm, will see Shailina Parti, Buying & Merchandising Director at Jigsaw deliver her personal industry insight along with an informal Q&A.

(Image above and featured in the header from Andrew McAllister’s – Pedraza clothing brand – Derry Designer Business Start Up programme.)

Inspirational Christopher Nieper

Thank-you Christopher Nieper for our visit on Monday to your factory – David Nieper at Alfreton in Derbyshire. The long established manufacturer employs over 250 people for the in-house mail order business. Set up by David who we had the pleasure of meeting, the 5-hour site visit was inspirational.

Jenny Holloway Guest Speaker at the Textile Institute Lecture


Last night our very own CEO Jenny Holloway was invited to speak at the annual Roy Godden Lecture organised by the Textile Institute at the Rootstein Hopkins Space at the London College of Fashion. Jenny comments:

Thank-you for asking me to attend. I decided to give a personal insight and review of how the company started along with the next steps for Fashion Enter. Lots of questions were asked which were very poignant for today’s fashion industry. Super people and an enjoyable evening!”

Factory Visits and CPPD’s


Our North London HQ has been bustling with visitors this week all wanting to learn about British garment manufacturing and the many stages of the garment life cycle. This week we’ve had the Creative Coast’s fashion and textiles creative cluster from Donegal, Ireland (pictured left), the Fashion Retail Academy and employees from M&S gain firsthand factory experience.


I Am Haringey


The Fashion Enter team were delighted to be a part of this community video celebrating diverse, growing businesses based in Haringey.

Click here to view the video.


T-Skills – We Are Leading the Way!


We have worked with designers for over 18-years and during this time we constantly see issues of brilliant conceptual design that just doesn’t work in an industrial production setting. So entrance right – please meet Maggie Stott. Renowned book writer and pattern supremo!

Maggie is running her infamous short courses on Production Pattern Cutting. Spaces are limited and the course commences Saturday 20thJanuary, if you are interested email quickly to training@fashion-enter.com


New Course Date for Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners


The FTA’s Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners course taking place in January has sold out but don’t worry we now have a second installment scheduled to begin Saturday 17th February followed by five Thursday evening sessions. To find out more and book your place contact training@fashion-enter.com

“The two tutors for Gerber, Ben and Dan, are excellent. They have a combined 45-year experience of working with Gerber and they are incredibly patient too. The course is a must!” – Dymphna

Telestia Creator Course

If you are looking to design and draft patterns fast with accurate details and perfect fit, cut time, costs & rejections and work on CAD as you work by hand to save time then the Telestia Creator CAD Software Pattern & Design Course is ideal for you. To find out more click here.

VetiGraph – CAD CAM


Places are again limited for this highly creative but industry specialised three-day VetiGraph course. Held at the Fashion Technology Academy in North London the course will take place on 22nd, 23rd and 24th January. VetiGraph creates accurate first patterns and simplifies the grading process. To find out more and book your place email: training@fashion-enter.com


Final Few Spaces for TR Pattern Cutting Course


Our popular TR pattern cutting course, also known as Transformational Reconstruction, with Claudette Joseph has a few spaces remaining for this Saturday 20th January. To find out more and book your place click here.

Next Masterclass…

Sampling with Sue Mee Maudsley. Sue has an impressive CV consulting for the likes of Topshop, Burberry and John Lewis, don’t miss out on her industry insight covering the sampling process and all the stages to create your collection. Thursday 25th January 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00pm. Click here to book


Let’s Talk Fashion Business


Jenny Holloway has been invited by Fashion Finest’s to discuss ‘What is an Ethical Factory’ during London Fashion Week this February – to find out more click here.


Who Are The Team Behind the Fashion Studio?


A company is only as good as the people behind it! Take a look at the amazing team at the Fashion Studio in this short YouTube video. They are awesome!



In the News…


From London to Milan – we take a look at the Men’s Designer Collections showcasing in Milano.

10 Top Tips to Get Ahead in Retailin Today’s turbulent climate.

Next month Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter & FashionCapital, will be joining the likes of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alongside twenty + speakers at the National Manufacturing Conference 2018.

And Finally…


We have been invited to apply our judging skills at The Manufacturer Top 100 2018 event. We are truly honoured!

Until next time, have a fantastic week.

The Team at FashionCapital.

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