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Membership Package Perks!


Newsletter 16th June 2021

The Perks of Membership

Become a FashionCapital Member and gain free access to all of our expert led masterclasses. What else can the yearly membership do for you?

To find out what our Membership package offers in full tap here.

“The membership has allowed me to gain access to workshops, fabrics, use of their studio and so much more, so I would definitely recommend it.” – Roxanne.

New Masterclasses On the Agenda

We are pleased to offer a selection of new masterclasses to our online learning agenda:

After a brilliant session earlier in the year fashion wholesale and brand launch expert Carley Johnson is back with a series of four masterclasses:

– How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy 

– What Does It Take to Launch a Successful Fashion Business?

– How to Produce a High Selling Product

– How to Wholesale

Each masterclass costs £20 plus VAT, book all 4 masterclasses with Carley and receive a 50% discount.

Free for FC Members.

To find out more and book visit the FashionCapital Masterclasses section.

Additionally we also have a free online masterclass ‘The Sampling Process’ at the end of July. This 2-hour masterclass will inform attendees on how to work with a sampling unit and what the complete process involves, aimed at start-up designers and those thinking about setting up a clothing label. If you have not worked with a manufacturer before or are very new to the process this session will break down exactly what is required from you as the client and what you can expect from the manufacturer.

To find out more and book your place tap here.

Listen In…Leicestershire Innovation Week

Next Monday marks the start of Leicestershire Innovation Week (21-26 June 2021). The programme includes a high-profile launch event at Space Park Leicester, organised by the University of Leicester and the LLEP. Dr Kotecha will be joined by Space Park’s Prof Martin Barstow, astronaut Susie Imber, and Innovate UK’s Dean Cook. The event will showcase the opportunities created by this innovative project, for businesses across Leicester. 

Other highlights focus on the way we travel, business start-ups, the role of women leaders in innovation, small business and innovation, the creative sector, food and drink, fashion and textiles and diagnostics in the health sector. 

Don’t miss the session from Fashion-Enter and the new FCFTA on Thursday 24th June 3.00 – 4.00 pm ‘Rebuilding the image of Leicester’s fashion industry’. Councillor Clarke will open and talk about the advantages of reshoring back to the UK in terms of speed of response, technical innovations, and smaller quantities so that unsold garments do not contribute to landfill. Fashion-Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway and Production Director Caroline Ash will join to discuss – what are the lessons learned from recent events?  Ethical audits and how to attain leading status in the Fast Forward audit. Tap here to book your place at this free event.

Gerber Beginners Course Success

We have just held another successful Gerber for Beginners 3-day course with Ben Cooper. The full class consisted of manual pattern cutters and designers looking to expand their knowledge and upskill their existing pattern cutting experience.

Following the course feedback included:

‘I have learnt new digital processes for Gerber notches, alignment, rotating file save. Very good workshop, very informative.’

‘It was very enjoyable and has helped me to understand a lot more about creating a pattern from a block to the computer.’

‘I have learnt so much! Now feel very confident and excited about Gerber!’

Another great course! The next 3-day course will take place on 8th – 10th September.

Click here for more information and to book your place. FTA students receive a 20% discount.

Talking Fashion with NPTC College Students

Tomorrow, 17th June, Production Director Caroline Ash will be talking about the various job opportunities available within the fashion production sector with a group of students from NPTC colleges in Wales. The art and design students will hear all about Fashion-Enter Ltd and the services it provides along with the various apprenticeship, training and career pathways on offer.

Please Note: In-Store Event Date Change

After the governments’ announcement to delay the date of lifting the current pandemic restrictions the Diva Choice – Cocktails & Cupcakes event has now been moved forward to Saturday 24th July. Tricia Blake, founder of Diva Choice and the FC Designer Collective team look forward to welcoming you in-store then.

Courses & Masterclasses

For our continual agenda of Stitching, Pattern Cutting and Tailoring courses please tap here.

How to Build a Brand with Dancing Leopard (Online)

Optitex 3-day course – July

The Sampling Process (Free online)

How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy (Online)

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – September

How to Do Your Own PR (Online)

What Does It Take to Launch a Successful Fashion Business? (Online)

How to Produce a High Selling Product (Online)

How to Wholesale (Online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Who do you think will be the winner of this year’s Great British Sewing Bee? The final is on tonight and the theme is ‘celebration.’ For the final made-to-measure challenge the remaining 3 have to create an off-the-shoulder gown. Are you ready to make something special? We have picked out this coral lace fabric perfect for bridalwear or evening gowns. Available at the FCFabricStudio at £4- per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

The UK government has agreed to create a powerful new watchdog that will tackle worker exploitation within the garment manufacturing industry.

And Finally…

Some new B of London styles have just landed on SilkFred.com, find summer florals in our best selling Mae, fitted midi dress as well as more colourways on our popular bridesmaid style the Ava fishtail maxi dress.

Until next time, have a great week!

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