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Newsletter 10th August 2022

End-of-Line Sale

Throughout the month of August we’re opening our doors and selling off our end-of-lines. These are all quality fabric garments made for the high street and perfect for upcycling and repurposing. We want to do our bit! 

Please come and visit us at our Haringey HQ, Unit 13, Crusader Estate. Just give us a quick call on 0208 809 3311 or e-mail: hawi@fashion-enter.com to confirm when you can arrive. 

Prices will all be low and at least 50% off cost price. All fabrics guaranteed to pass commercial tests. Stock is available on a first come first served basis. We are open Monday – Friday (No Saturdays) from 10:00 – 16:00. The sale starts tomorrow, Thursday 11th August until Wednesday 31st August. 

September Enrolment

For Stitching and Patterns courses commencing 5th September visit Fashion Technology Academy HQ in Haringey to enrol on the following dates:

Level 1 or 2 in Stitching 16th August

Level 1 or 2 in Patterns 10th or 31st August

If you would like to find out more about these 5 and 10-week courses tap here.

For courses in Leicester please call 0116 4362560  or email: FCFTALeicester@fashion-enter.com 

Summer Special 1 Week Courses

We are running 1-week summer stitching courses in Leicester and Islington for beginners. If you would like to learn how to operate a sewing machine, practice your stitches, how to create sleeves, understand how to make a garment from a pattern and lots more, then this is perfect for you.

Look at the brilliant garments that the Leicester learners on the first week of the course were able to make – all in just 5-days!

The course costs £75+VAT and runs throughout August Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm at the FCFTA Leicester or from 30th August – 2nd September at the FC Designer Workspace in Islington. 

Please contact: education@fashion-enter.com Or tap here for more details.

Super Ace Seamstress at the Heart of Fonthill Road

Leyla Mehmet is our super ace seamstress with over 45-years experience in stitching and pattern making, find out how she has become Fonthill’s go-to technician for alterations and made to measure. Tap here to read the full article.

Due to popular demand FC Designer Collective will be open 5-days a week from Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00. 

A note for designers stocked in the shop: You have an amazing opportunity to promote your products please ensure your items are regularly updated.

Hashtag Made IV Me Launch Event

Last Friday 5th August, the FC Designer Workspace held a launch event for the Hashtag Made IV Me label supported by Diva Choice. The event celebrated colour, pattern, diversity, individuality and of course local designer talent. Tap here to read the full story and view the images from this successful soiree. 

Free Curtain Making Workshop for 16 – 25 Year Olds

We are working with Islington Council to offer a free 3-day curtain making workshop at the Workspace from 22nd, 23rd and 24th August. The aim is to teach young people how to design and make the curtains for West Library in Islington, then following the workshop a local business will be commissioned to manufacture the curtains!

If you are an Islington resident and interested in taking part take a look at the flyer below for further information.

Masterclasses & Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring Courses 

How to Grow Sales downloadable masterclasses with Carley Johnson

Leicester Summer Special Sewing Course (Throughout August)

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

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

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 12 – 14 September

Outfit of the Week

From our in-house brand B of London exclusive to SilkFred, this vibrant floral jumpsuit perfect for those hot, summer nights! Available in sizes UK 8 – 16 £60, tap to view.

This Week on FashionCapital

Why You’re Seeing More Fashion Collabs & High End / Mass Market Brand Mashups

Join Brand Licensing Europe, the leading European event for licensing and brand extension. BLE runs 20-22 September at ExCeL London and is free to attend for fashion industry professionals.

And Finally…

What an amazing Commonwealth Games it has been! Birmingham did us proud and we were thrilled to be a part of it with Opening Ceremony garments made in our Fashion Studio in London!

Until next time, have a great week!

The Team at FashionCapital

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