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Newsletter 4th March 2020

Dear all,

An Educational Building of Excellence!

This week began with some fantastic news…our state-of-the-art FC Tailoring Academy has been named as a finalist for ‘Best Public Service or Education Building’ in the ‘London LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020’. Winners will be announced at a black tie soiree on the 1st May 2020 at the Guildhall, London. The Fashion-Enter team, Haringey Council, Mayor of London and Jan Kattein Architects are thrilled that the Tailoring Academy, the first of its kind in the country, has been recognised as an educational building of excellence. 

The next intake for our range of tailoring courses from beginners to advanced is 25th March 2020 to find out more tap this link.

Why Choose Telestia?

This month, Friday 13th March, we are offering a Telestia taster masterclass to introduce the Telestia methodology to attain perfect fit patterns and garments. Telestia offers easy to learn, step-by-step tuition in pattern making. Perfect for beginners, the unique methodology is clear, precise and accurate.

Previous Telestia learner Paul said: Telestia is so cleverly thought through that it can teach the complete beginner professional standards from the very first use of the genius-engineered template tools without them feeling daunted or inadequately prepared. In fact, they have only good habits to learn by starting with Telestia – not old ones to unlearn!” 

Get to grips with patterns fast and gain sustainable practices with immaculate fit, an efficient method and no waste. Want to see how Telestia works? Come along to our taster session tap here for more details and to book.

Tomorrow: Budgets Forecast and Cashflow for Creatives

Many creatives need support and mentoring on the financial running of their businesses. This three-hour event with Nigel Rust is aimed to give a full overview of all the salient reports you need to successfully keep your business on track. This includes P&L, balance sheets, sales forecasts, cash flows, pricing strategies and understanding margins for omnichannels. This masterclass is free to attend for businesses on the N17 Creative Callings Programme. Tap the link to book.

Coming Soon…Make It British 17 & 18 March

Fashion-Enter and its sister brands will be back at Make it British Live! 17th & 18th March at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. Now in it’s 7th year, Make it British Live! has established itself as the UK’s leading sourcing event for the complete supply chain. As a Made in Britain manufacturer we have fully supported this event from the outset. Come and find us on stand G24 as well as on stage to discuss ‘How to find an ethical factory.’ Click the link for more info: Make it British Live!

Work for Fashion-Enter!

We have two openings for a creative Gerber pattern cutter and a production assistant / merchandiser tap here to find out more and who to apply to.

Creative and Social Entrepreneurs Panel Event

To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the borough of Haringey will be hosting a panel event where businesswomen and founders from Tottenham and beyond will share their journeys and insights.

Whether you are a small business, an aspiring entrepreneur, unsure what’s next or just curious, come join the discussion, share your work and connect with inspiring businesses.

The event will also feature: Networking opportunities
. Stands and information about current business support and skills programmes available to entrepreneurs, start ups, creatives and more: N17 Creative Callings, Creative Society’s Creative Job StudioStart-ups in London LibrariesOpportunity Investment Fund OIF, Haringey Adult Learning HALS and London Growth Hub and more.
 Light refreshments and snacks provided by local businesses: True CraftPrestigie PatisserieElectric Grubb

Speakers include: Mickela Hall-Ramsay founder of HR Sports Academy, Khalia Ismain founder of Jamii, Karen Jelenje founder of Activate the City, Sophie Higgins founder of Be You Be Me, Nonia Soko founder of Crafty North Londoner, Halyee Venus founder of Spoken, Jenny Holloway founder of Fashion Enter and Zara Afflick founder of Box of Prints

All are welcome: Entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers, seasoned/newly self-employed, budding sole traders and SMEs. All ages, students, teachers, part-time, full-time, unemployed or just curious about the topic.

Saturday 14th March 4 – 8pm Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, London N15 4JA.

This is a free event tap this link to register.

Masterclasses Coming Soon

N17 Creative Callings: ‘Budgets Forecast and Cashflow for Creatives’ – Thursday 5th March

Your Body; Your Block – Constructing a Bodice Block – Tuesday 10th March

Telestia Pattern Cutting Taster – Friday 13th March 

N17 Creative Callings: What’s Happening in Fashion Today – Wednesday 11th March

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners – 14 / 21 / 28 March

TR Pattern Cutting Taster – Saturday 14th March

Fabric Appreciation Taster – Wednesday 18th March

N17 Creative Callings: How to Realise Your Goals Personally & Professionally – Thursday 19th March

N17 Creative Callings: Meet the Buyer – Wednesday 8th April

The Power of Your Mindset with Eric Gilston – (Free) Thursday 16th April

N17 Creative Callings: Trend Analysis AW20/21 & SS21 – Thursday 23rd April

What Makes a Factory Leading Status in the Ethical Fast Forward Audit – Wednesday 29th April

TR Pattern Cutting Taster – Saturday 9th May 

Fabric Swatch of the Week

CREAM DREAM: We love this cosy knit rib in cream, great to work with and available now by the metre at the FCFabricStudio.

This Week on FashionCapital

How Sustainable Textile Fiber Brand TENCEL Leads the Way in Versatility.

How to Avoid Losing Revenue & Optimise the Customer Buying Journey By Ed Whitehead, MD EMEA, Signifyd.

Meet Fashion Consultant and N17 Creative Callings mentee – Laurent Morrison.

And Finally…

New styles for B of London are in production as we speak…this week’s bestsellers are: B of London Aurora dress and Belles of London Zebra midi shirt dress.

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