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Introduce Your Brand To The US Market!


FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 18th July 2018
Dear all,

Good Morning USA!

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for British brands to launch across the pond in the US. Fashion Enter, has forged a new relationship with an established 40-year-old apparel agent that has offices in London, New York and New Delhi. They are so impressed with the quality of Fashion Enter’s production and the mentoring and support that Fashion Enter provides to start-up labels that they are now looking for 20 brands to introduce to the US market!

Having maintained excellent relations with buyers and factories for over four decades, we are confident their experience, professionalism and industry contacts will launch the right designer collections into the extensive American market.We are now accepting possible applications. To submit your collection for review please submit your look book including a minimum of 5 high res images, list of stockists (if applicable) and link to your website to jenni@fashion-enter.com

Apprenticeship Open Day 

Last Thursday we held an Apprenticeship Open Day at the Fashion Technology Academy. The turnout was fantastic and possible candidates were given an overview of the apprenticeship programme and the on-site tuition involved.  Brands – Ralph & Russo, F&F Tesco and Phase Eight are now in process of reviewing all of the CV’s, successful applicants will be notified in due course. Thank-you to all that attended.

Sew We Learn – Summer Camp for 11 to 18 year-olds

To book a place email education@fashion-enter.com  or call 0208 809 3311 stating which week you would like to join.

Transformational Coaching for Fashion Enter Learner’s

As a part of her Diploma in ‘Transformational Coaching’ Debbie Quick offered Fashion Enter learners free coaching sessions to enable them to discuss career and life goals in a non-judgmental, collaborative and confidential space. Coaching sessions are all about giving individuals the tools to creatively explore new possibilities in life highlighting existing strengths, the options available and direction to move towards identified goals.

Feedback included:

“Debbie is a lovely lady, she is very understanding. She has made me think about my future and my life goals, as before I did think about my goals but have not really done anything to reach them! So having these sessions with Debbie will hopefully push me forward to achieving some of my goals.” 

“My one-hour with Debbie goes so quickly with loads of brainstorming and lots of ideas we came up with to move my business forward. We set realistic goals, which should be achieved in just a week’s time. So happy I have met Debbie and thank you to Jenny for allowing her to come and help us.”

Want to Gain More Life Skills?

Then don’t miss our next Masterclass with Life & Business Coach, Eric Gilston tomorrow (19th July). The focus will be on ‘memory’ and all those useful tips and tricks to get your memory up to speed. Never forget a person’s name or essential numbers ever again. Click here for more details.

Legal Eagle with Nick Gould

Yesterday, 17th July, our legal eagle expert, Nick Gould hosted a masterclass aimed at business start-ups. Nick explained how setting up a business in the UK was actually simpler than most places in the world, along with the pros and cons around setting up as Private Limited Company. He also explained what the different types of IP rights were including patents, copyright, Database right, UK Product Design, Community Designs, Trade Marks and much more. To read about the Masterclass and all the feedback click here.

To enquire about the next masterclass with Nick please email education@fashion-enter.comPlease note Caren Downie’s Masterclass – ‘How to Start Your Own Brand’ has been rescheduled for the 20th September.

Last Chance to Join Vetigraph 

On 23rd & 24th July the two-day Vetigraph, digital pattern making course will take place at the Fashion Technology Academy, students can receive a discounted rate. Click here for more details and to book or contact  education@fashion-enter.com

TR Pattern Cutting

The feedback from the TR Pattern Cutting courses taught by the ‘Queen of seams’ Claudette Joseph has received a phenomenal response over the last few months. TR Pattern Cutting is a form of origami pattern cutting, which translates into immediate and intuitive 3D creations, in opposition to the more conventional way of drafting. We are now holding a TR Master Course on the 27th & 28th July and another Taster session on the 11th August, click the links for further details.

This September… How to use Adobe illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design

Office Space Available

Situated here at FashionCapital HQ in Haringey, North London, we have a room available to rent measuring 31m2 the space is ideal to use as an office, hold meetings and to store stock. If you are looking for a space to rent then we can offer affordable rates. Please contact Jenni to enquire and view the room jenni@fashion-enter.com

Fashion Enter to Participate 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.

Fabric Donation – Brand Recovery

If you ever need waste fabric from our cutting bench please email maisie@fashion-enter.com  We already supply charities such as Brand Recovery, that offer short courses in textiles and assist with employment support to vulnerable groups in Derby, as well as the Kurdish Women’s Organization, Roj, in North London, but there’s enough for all!

Full Time Sales Assistant Required

William Gee, a long-standing family-run haberdashery in Dalston, London, are celebrating successful high street trading for 112 years. The shop is now looking for the right candidate with retail experience who has a keen interest in haberdashery products and the clothing trade. This full time position is for a retail sales person who is looking to work for a company whose emphasis is on excellent customer service. Click here for more details.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Going for gold! We’ve picked out this luxurious Gold Crepe backed Satin available from the FCFabricStudionow for £10 a metre.

The FCFabricStudio have now introduced shopping onto its Facebook page click here to view.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Callum Cliffe mentions the B word…Brexit, and the reality for British based clothing manufacturers.

From the millennial consumer to a shift in consumer habits we take a look at trends in fashion, marketing and shopping.

Utility pockets, top-to-toe tailoring and sustainable fibres – Kate Farley takes a look at the menswear trends for SS19.

Fashion Studio Summer Break Closing Dates

The Fashion Studio will be closed from Monday 6th August for 2 weeks and reopening on Monday 20th August. Pre-booked pattern cutting and sampling will continue during this period and pre-booked production will be running on skeleton staff also during this period. Please be aware, there will be no point of contact for the studio and fit meetings will be booked in prior to closure through Jenny-Beth and Sophie. Please contact Jenny-Beth for more details. jennybeth@fashion-enter.com

And Finally…

The fcfabricstudioGIVEAWAY – on instagram will be giving away 4 gorgeous cushion covers to one lucky winner – all you have to do is like, comment and tag!

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

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