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Newsletter 14th October 2020

Job Openings at Fashion-Enter Wales

BBC News Wales

Since news of the Fashion-Enter Welsh factory went live we have received some fantastic coverage. From the BBC to Drapers and Business Live we are thrilled to be a part of the on-going garment production heritage for the Newtown area. As reported many former Laura Ashley workers have joined the Fashion-Enter Wales team, however we do have employment opportunities for Garment Machinists and a Production Garment Supervisor. If you have garment manufacturing experience, live in the area and are looking for work please get in touch. For more details visit our Jobs page.

FashionCapital Membership

We’ve listened and reviewed. The FC team are currently devising a new FashionCapital membership offer that combines all of the most requested support and services that today’s brands and designers need. More on this soon!

London Repair Week

The first ever London Repair Week is currently underway, 12th – 17th October, and as a company we strongly believe in repairing, repurposing and recycling where possible. Over at the FC Designer Collective shop on Font Hill Road, London N4, Leyla has been busy with alterations and repairs as well as stitching tuition for those that want to make the most of their clothes and textiles at home.

If you need a repair, alteration or would like to learn how to use a sewing machine then please visit the shop and book in with the super skilled Leyla.

FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH.

Shop opening days / hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

#RepairWeekLDN #LocalRepairHeroes

Gain Skills in Gerber

As with all industries technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we work. In terms of fashion production the requirement for CAD pattern cutters has rapidly increased within the industry. In order to keep up with the demand manual pattern cutters need to upskill and adapt the way that they work to incorporate these new technologies. Gerber is a prime example and the Gerber Accumark digital pattern making 3-day course for beginners provides the perfect starting point. 

Previous learner feedback includes:

“Today I learnt the basic skills required that will enable me to use Gerber. The seminar was held in a very relaxed atmosphere. Ben is very patient! With a wealth of knowledge.” – Amanda

“This course has provided a really good introduction.” – Deborah

The next three-day Beginners course will take place 8th, 9th and 10th December and there is a 2-day Advanced course scheduled for January 2021. Please note that learners on these courses need to have a general knowledge of using Windows.

FC Designer Collective – Sarah Hill

Image courtesy of Islington Council / Em Fitzgerald Photography

From our north London shop this week we feature local artist Sarah Hill and her range of hand drawn greeting cards. Tap here to read about her work and her future plans.

“It is the first time I have ever had anything in a shop before, so this opportunity to have my greeting cards showcased is very special to me and a new experience to learn from. I have enjoyed seeing the other designer’s work in the shop, especially ‘Another Earthling’s’ surreal and textured animal masks. I hope to merchandise my designs onto other mediums such as umbrellas, tote bags, vinyl record covers and more.” – Sarah. 

America’s Future – Online Panel Discussion 15th October

Join Mike Fralix, CEO TC2 Labs LLC, Trevor Little, Professor of Textile & Apparel Management – Wilson College of Textiles at NC State University, Will Duncan, President of SEAMS, Anastasia Vouyouka, CEO of Telestia and Glenn Jackman, Senior International Trade Manager, The Economic Development Partnership for a 2-hour online panel discussion.

The agenda will cover:

In North America alone, the apparel, fashion, and beauty industry together generate approximately $600 billion in annual revenue and employ more than four million people.

Apparel and fashion companies must act quickly to secure business continuity, minimize downside for the latter half of 2020, and get ahead of business-model changes that may be necessary coming out of this current disruption.

To join and listen to what the expert panel have to say tap this link and register.

Masterclasses and Courses

Online Pattern Cutting Course

Gerber Accumark for Beginners

Advanced Gerber Masterclass

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Always a useful staple for the haberdashery drawer is some ribbon – perfect for that finishing touch. Available now at the FCFabricStudio in a variety of colours.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

The fashion industry is determined to go carbon neutral reported FashionCapital in September, but will these actions address the biodiversity crisis too? Asks Samantha Deacon, Senior Environment Manager at Ramboll. Tap the link to read the full article: Why the Biodiversity Crisis Matters to Fashion

And Finally…

We currently have some fantastic apprenticeships on offer ranging from Fashion Design to CADCAM Assistant to Production Department Assistant, don’t miss out, tap here to view and apply.

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