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Made To Last




Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Dear all,

Belles of London Spring Launch

We are gearing up for the spring Belles of London launch next week on Thursday 11th April. Designs ethically made at our factory in North London, Esme, Jenny-Beth and Elle, will be introducing their capsule collections alongside the three original Belles at the evening event. Guests will be invited to view the collections, network and listen to a talk by colour and style experts Red Leopard.

The launch, complete with Prosecco and cupcakes, will take place at The Factory, Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ from 5 – 9pm. To RSVP contact: hello@bellesoflondon.com

To view all the collections please visit www.bellesoflondon.com
Belles will also be at:
EcoLux Expo – 18th April, Mayfair London.
Ethical Brands for a Fashion Revolution – 27th April, Museum of Brands, London.
Sustainable & Ethical Fashion – 30th April, Millfield Arts Centre, North London.To find out more about any of these events click here.

FTA’s Fashion & Textiles Apprenticeship Open Day Tomorrow

If you want to know more about Fashion & Textiles Apprenticeships then please come along to our Open Day tomorrow – Thursday 4th April from 10am – 1pm at our HQ in North London: Unit 14, Crusader Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, N4 1LZ London, nearest tube station: Manor House.

To attend please email apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com or call 0208 809 3311. 

Apprenticeship Post of the Week – Erdem

The Erdem Production team are offering an apprenticeship opportunity for an enthusiastic team member who would like to gain experience of working within a Production Department of a high-end womenswear brand. To find out more and apply click here.

Fashion Books Discount Offer

The FashionCapital / Bloomsbury fashion books offer for our newsletter subscribers is still available. Click here to view the FashionCapital/Bloomsbury Members Only page and browse the current selection of fashion books. To receive your exclusive 35% off savings code subscribe to the weekly FashionCapital newsletter.

Today We Are At CFE Tradeshow

We are one of the 20+ exhibitors at the CFE Tradeshow today at LSO St Luke’s if you are looking for UK production this is the place to be. The trade show is on until 6pm followed by a panel discussion on how technology will impact the future of fashion production from 6pm – 9pm, LSO St Lukes, 161 Old St, London EC1V 9NG.

Tailoring Academy Progress

Exciting times, the Tailoring Academy is taking shape as we speak, here are some images of the building work going on at the unit. The Tailoring Academy is due to open later this year.

Joining Forces With Gloria Fashions

We are extremely fortunate to have David King from the long-established manufacturer Gloria Fashions on board. Pictured here with his daughter Mandy and wife Jan. Gloria Fashions and Fashion Enter have combined to provide a unique collective of services for sampling, grading, sewing, garment production and other associated support and mentoring for brands today.

“I have high respect for David, his wife Janice and daughter Mandy. To me Gloria Fashions has always been a bastion for high quality reliable production and to now have the opportunity to work alongside David is just fantastic news for the industry.” Jenny Holloway, CEO Fashion Enter.

Sewing Bee Flash Sale at William Gee

William Gee is celebrating the finale of this year’s Great British Sewing Bee series with a flash sale. Since the announcement of the winner last night William Gee is offering a saving of 10% on your entire bill. Go towww.williamgee.co.uk to stock up on thimbles, threads and everything else in between and use the discount code SEWINGBEE – the sale ends tonight (Wednesday 3rd April) at 10pm.

Masterclasses Coming Soon…

Essential Elements to Make your Pattern Production Ready – 13th April

TR Pattern Cutting Taster Masterclass – 13th April

Effective Trend Prediction For Your Brand – 17th April 

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making course for beginners  11th, 18th and 25th May

Fabric Swatch of the Week 

This week we’ve picked out a premium ivory floral corded lace. Perfect to use as top layer for an evening dress, bridal gown or as a detailed trim. Available at the FCFabricStudio now at £6 per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk 

This week’s Fashion Fix takes a look at Dora Kelemen, whose sustainable knitwear designs are making waves throughout the fashion industry.

We find out which are the 8 most valuable retail and apparel brands currently in the world.

And Dean Craven gives his in-depth advice on creating a business plan in Advice & Support.

And Finally…

The factory is buzzing at the moment with orders reflecting the need for shorter lead times with smaller buys. Only the UK can react this quickly, keeping production on-shore and minimising environmental impact. Find out more about The Factory here.

More from the FashionCapital team next week.

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