<< back to Newsletters

Learn From Our Industry Experts


Newsletter 24th August 2022

A New Learning Season

We are pleased to announce our autumn season of courses and masterclasses available at our various campuses. Alongside our established Level 1 & 2 courses in Stitching and Patterns we offer a broad selection of masterclasses delivered by established industry professionals. If you would like to try your hand at creative TR Pattern Cutting or need specialist advice on successfully wholesaling your collection then visit our Masterclasses page on FashionCapital to find out more and book your place.

Good Luck GCSE Students

Tomorrow GCSE students up and down the country will receive their exam results. Whatever the outcome for those interested in fashion there are many pathways to consider. If you would like to enrol on our next Level 1 or 2 courses in Stitching or Pattern Cutting commencing in September we are holding the following enrolment dates at our Haringey HQ:

(If you are unemployed or low income (below £21,157), over 19 years-old and living in a London borough, you could be eligible to join these courses for free! Email: education@fashion-enter.com to enquire.)

Looking For A Fashion Apprenticeship?

Just in is a new apprenticeship opportunity for a Sewing Machinist at a family run business in north London. Tap here to view and apply. We also have positions available for a Product Technologist, Garment Technologist and Fashion Studio Apprentice. Tap here to view all the apprenticeships available.

Director of Labour Market Enforcement Visits FCFTA 

On Tuesday 23rd August FCFTA Leicester was privileged to have a visit from Margaret Beels, Director of Labour Market Enforcement. Margaret wanted to visit Leicester, which has, over the last few years received some negative press in relation to unethical factory practices. There has, however, been a lot of good work going on by many organisations, including FEL, and this meeting was an opportunity for these “on-the-ground” organisations to meet and chat with Margaret.

 Jackie Bertram, Deputy CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd said: “It was great to hear from fellow organisations in Leicester that are also supporting the garment workers and increasing awareness of work place rights. Education and access to support is essential in protecting those that are vulnerable.”

1-Week Introductory Course to Continue

The 5-day Introduction to Industrial Sewing and Garment Making course has proved to be popular, therefore the Leicester team will continue to run this short course throughout September for £75 + VAT. 

Please contact: Education@fashion-enter.com to join, spaces are available starting Monday of each week. 

Staff News

Congratulations to Claire

From the 1st September Claire Solley will start her promoted role as Head of Technical Development. Claire comments: I have learnt so much since joining Fashion-Enter 4-years ago. Caroline and Jenny have been great mentors in my progression to this new and exciting position.

I love working for a company that is so diverse and constantly evolving, I have been given so many different opportunities since I started, including being able to learn Optitex 3D, to then be teaching others and passing on that knowledge has been a great experience. Helping the Fashion Studio to grow over the last couple of years hasn’t always been easy but it has been an enjoyable challenge and I can’t wait to see the team grow further.” 

A Warm Welcome to Agnes

Agnes Szepligeti has joined the Fashion-Enter Ltd team as Fashion Studio Manager. The Fashion Studio in Haringey will be in her very capable hands as she is from over three generations of an apparel professional family and has worked in the luxury fashion sector as a Fashion Designer as well as freelancer for over 10-years. 

Free Curtain Making Workshop

Today, Wednesday 24th, is the third and final day of the free Curtain Making workshop at the FC Designer Workspace. Tutors Ana Cover and Nick Evans have been working on this project with a large group of residents, he said:

“One of the reasons why I work with FEL is that they are a genuine social enterprise that is not motivated by money and they care about the people they teach and work with. I am currently teaching on a great, free, curtain making course engaging with Public Works. The aim is to teach people how to make the curtains and then there will be a commission available to make full length curtains for a new youth space opening in Islington. This is true circular economy work here in Islington.”

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring Courses 

Leicester Summer Special Sewing Course (Throughout August and September)

Islington: Summer Special 4 Day Sewing Course  – 30th August – 2nd September

How to Profit from Wholesale via Zoom – 7th September

4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive and Motivated (free) – 8th September

The Future of the Fashion Industry via Zoom – 13th September 

TR Pattern Cutting Taster – 17th September

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 20th – 22nd September

Sales and Socials via Zoom – 30th September

Why Your Fashion Brand Needs to Operate via a Hybrid Model to Succeed in 2023 via Zoom – 12th October

Outfit of the Week

A design classic and B of London bestseller is this Olympia sweetheart neckline, fitted midi-dress, perfect to dress up in for a special occasion or an evening out. Exclusive to SilkFred.com at £50.00 in green or floral print.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Why Global Pricing Strategy Matters in a Challenging Retail Environment

And Finally…

Did you know you can come in and use our industrial sewing machines from just £5 per hour? This service is available at our Islington and Leicester campuses. 

Contact Leicester via: 0116 4362560 FCFTALeicester@fashion-enter.com

Or Islington: FCdesignerworkspace@fashion-enter.com 

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital. 

<< back to Newsletters