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23-02-2024   


Newsletter 13th December 2023

Festive Digital Design Competition

PhygitalTwin has joined forces with Style3D to provide a unique, Christmas Digital Design competition.

Running now, the deadline for entries is the 27th December.

The prize includes: 

+ PhygitalTwin will work with the designer to create a commercial version of the winning design in real life, with the opportunity to sell this on PhygitalTwin’s platform https://phygitaltwin.io/

If you are new to digital design we have the perfect solution with our 3-day Style3D Studio Beginner courses at our Haringey campus. 

Tap here to find out more.

Festive Fun – Technical Skills Workshop at FCFTA Leicester

The FCFTA Leicester campus opened its doors once again to two groups of fantastic Fashion Management students from Nottingham Trent University.

Taking place over 2-days the technical skills workshops provided a seminar on UK manufacturing and circular fashion, plus the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques needed in CMT (Cut, Make and Trim) to make a top or a festive stocking. 

These workshops are available to educational institutions, industry and corporate companies as team away days.

If you would like to hold a skills workshop please contact: jackie@fashion-enter.com to discuss your needs – they are really good fun too!

Crisis at Christmas

FEL’s Development Coordinator, Gee Fletcher, had a fantastic experience volunteering at the Crisis Christmas pop-up shop on Savile Row. She also spotted the Crisis printed bags, created at FEL’s micro factory, adorning the Christmas tree. This pop-up has now closed, however if you would like to support Crisis, the national charity for people experiencing homelessness across Great Britain, then you can donate online or visit and shop at one of their charity shops such as the one in Finsbury Park, 19 Stroud Green Road, London, N4. 

Courses for Christmas

Being able to design, stitch and make clothes is a lifetime skill that is not only brilliant for textile longevity but is excellent for creativity and positive mental health as well. 

Why not give the gift of learning with Style3D, stitching or pattern making this Christmas with our short courses taking place during February half-term and throughout the year. Learn from friendly and experienced professionals in a relaxed environment. 

To enquire about our short courses ranging from 1 – 4 days please contact: education@fashion-enter.com or tap here to view the various options.

Style3D VIP 3 Month Licence

Our Style3D 3-day course has been receiving excellent feedback from learners with requests for advanced and combined pattern making courses.

The course will roll on into 2024 and we can exclusively offer the 3-day beginner course with the added VIP incentive of free, Style3D Studio access for three month period, and £31.70 thereafter. 

Innovative and exciting Style3D software can quickly transform your creative ideas into 3D designs effectively modelled on customised avatars. With over 50,000 digital assets on the cloud ranges can be created in hours and the technology is excellent. Taught in small groups tutor Harry provides clear instruction and guidance throughout.

Learner Ankita said: “Harry’s Style3D training offered a captivating exploration of pattern adaptation, providing me with a profound understanding of visual representation. The insights gained in this session are invaluable, especially in the context of developing garments or creating promotional material for a campaign.”

The beginners 3-day course costs £199 plus VAT and takes place on a weekly basis at FTA, Unit 4, Crusader Estate, Haringey.

To find out more about the course agenda and to book please tap here.

Getting to Grips with Gerber

Today we have a small group on their introductory day of their 3-day Gerber course. This intensive course is aimed at beginners and provides learners with essential knowledge and skills that employers require for today’s fashion production workplace.

Want to learn Gerber in 2024 then please contact: eduation@fashion-enter.com to enquire and request dates.

Join Us in 2024 for a Repair and Upcycle Session

Yesterday, 12th December, we held another monthly edition of our free Repair and Upcycle drop-in for Islington residents. Held at the FC Designer Collective shop and supported by Islington Council, these informal sessions provide locals with the use our industrial equipment along with expert tuition / advice, as well as the chance meet with others from the community. During yesterday’s session attendees were thrilled with their upcycles thanks to the expertise and guidance of Leyla and Gee.

Join us in 2024 for our next, free monthly drop-in at the shop on Tuesday 16th January, or if you have a project that you would like to spend more time on why not join our Repair and Upcycle 1-day workshop at the FC Designer Workspace on Durham Road – the next session is Thursday 4th January and there is a small £5- cover charge. 

Ongoing Courses

Roll-on courses available at all campuses Islington, Haringey and Leicester: 

Level 1 & 2 in Stitching

Level 1 & 2 in Patterns

Various Levels in Tailoring

Diploma in Fashion Design and Business 

If you are unemployed or low income (below £23,302.50), over 19-years-old, you could be eligible to join some of our courses for free. Email: education@fashion-enter.com to enquire.

Masterclasses and Short Courses

4th January Repair and Upcycle Workshop (Islington campus Durham Road)

10th January Profitable Pricing: Strategies for Accurate Costing and Pricing in the Fashion Industry – free via Zoom

16th January Repair and Upcycle Drop-In Workshop (FC Designer Collective Fonthill Road – free)

23rd – 25th January Optitex Technology 2D and 3D 3-day course (Plus 1-month free trial licence – Haringey campus)

31st January Financial Foundations: Navigating the First Steps of Finance for Micro Businesses – free via Zoom

13th February Repair and Upcycle Drop-In Workshop (FC Designer Collective Fonthill Road – free)

21st February Financial Growth Strategies: Taking Your Micro Business to the Next Level – free via Zoom

Coming soon…Our popular expert led masterclasses will be available to to buy and stream online.

This Week on FashionCapital…

The Role of Internships in Fashion Education

And Finally…

It has been fantastic to work with the Fashion Impact Fund to provide 15 funded students with a 12-week, Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Textiles. This course has now concluded and the students acquired excellent insight into tailoring, materials, components and methods of construction, including machine, hand sewing and pressing skills, developing their skills week by week. Well-done to all and big thanks to the Fashion Impact Fund. 

Next, the team continue to guide and support learners on the Hope-FX design project, more on this soon, and staff will be putting on their dancing shoes for the annual Christmas party tomorrow evening – more on this next week!

Until next time, have a great week,

From the Team at FashionCapital 




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