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New Apprenticeships and New Opportunities!


Newsletter 26th August 2020

Dear all,

Happy #WomensEqualityDay2020

We have always said at Fashion-Enter that skill and ability are key to career success regardless of what gender you are. However, as a company that is 90% female we feel we have to acknowledge #WomensEqualityDay today! Check out our video with Yan she is the ideal role model to demonstrate that you can achieve your career dreams through hard work, knowledge and skill.

Just In…New Apprenticeship Positions

We have just posted up two new apprenticeship job opportunities one for a Fashion Studio Assistant and another for a Curtain and Blind Maker. Tap the links to find out more and apply. Do check back on Apprenticeship Jobs regularly as we have more posts coming in.

The Tailoring Academy Scoops LABC Building Excellence Award

Fashion-Enter’s Tailoring Academy, based in Haringey, has won the Local Authority Building Control (LABC), Building Excellence Award 2020 – under the ‘Small Commercial Project ‘category. The LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020 focus on the very best in technical innovation and construction quality, helping to raise the level of construction quality across England and Wales.

Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion-Enter, said: “The award really commemorates the team effort that is behind the Tailoring Academy with the public and private sector working with long established clients such as ASOS.

“Learners now have a unique opportunity to use the very latest technology to gain industry skills to secure long-term employment. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with all the different parties involved.”

To read more about the Tailoring Academy and this award tap here.

N17 Creative Callings Success Story

It fills the team with pride when we see a student or mentee develop and successfully grow in their career or business. N17 Creative Callings participant Lauren Morrison has done just that with Fashion-File, a trend forecasting service, alongside her ethical, childrenswear brand Mi-Bambino. Lauren was recently asked to provide insightful trend comment for an article on ‘Business Insider.’ Read what Lauren had to say about the combination of the modest and plus-size fashion markets being the next lucrative retail opportunity. Tap here to link to the article and here to watch a short YouTube video with Lauren.

Do you live in the N17 or N4 area of London? If so and you are aspiring designer or have set up your own creative business we can support you for free! Email jenni@fashion-enter.com to find out if you are eligible. 


The Seam for Independent Seamstresses and Tailor’s

Another N17 Creative Callings participant is Layla Sargent from The Seam. The Seam is the UK’s largest network for makers and fashion professionals. It’s the leading destination to find a seamstress, tailor, stylist and more. Founded in London last year, entrepreneur Layla Sargent was inspired by her grandmother’s sewing skills. The Seam is currently active across London with over 60 makers and soon due to expand across the UK.

If you are a seamstress or tailor and would like to promote your services on The Seam tap here.

Wandsworth – Festival of Learning

Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The aim is to celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning and inspire more people to have a go at learning for themselves. Throughout September there are various online learning sessions available for all ages and abilities. Tap here to find out more.

Next Gerber 3-Day Course October

Once again we have received some fantastic feedback from our 3-day beginners Gerber course. Momoko: I have learnt from this course all of the useful functions and tips using the software. It has been a very efficient day with lots of discussions about using Gerber. Great course with a great teacher and will definitely recommend to others!”

Manuela: “Excellent course, easy to understand tutor, friendly environment, good knowledge level and value for money.”

Our next 3-day beginners Gerber course will take place 7th, 8th, and 9th of October to find out more tap here. Please note this course is taught in small groups and that learners need to have a general knowledge of using Windows.

FC Designer Collective – News!

Since re-opening 3-weeks ago we have welcomed back local designer Tricia Blake founder of Diva Choice, she comments:

“Before lockdown I was really pleased to find out that I was the number one designer with the highest sales for Diva Choice (jewellery piece pictured below) and since the FC Designer Collective re-opening again in August I am totally delighted that my sales have beaten expectations and again my jewellery is the best seller. Having a physical shop to display my unique pieces has provided a platform for me to grow which is invaluable. Fashion-Enter helps me all the time too with promotion and actually I just couldn’t be happier!”

We can also offer the Level 1 Stitching Academy course from the shop on Fonthill Road. Fully equipped with three machines and our Technical Tutor Leyla students will receive excellent one-to-one tuition. Email education@fashion-enter.com for further information and how to join the course.

FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH.

Shop opening days / hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Belles & B of London

As we have evolved the Belles of London brand the bespoke service has become increasingly important. Ensuring a perfect fit results in wardrobe staples that are loved and are made to last. Our diffusion line B of London is currently exclusive to SilkFred and due to its success we will be developing a B of London website very soon. Watch this space!

Attention Ex-Pattern Cutting Students and Graduates! 

We are delighted to announce we are able to offer a FREE Telestia Tutor Training Course in Pattern Making online! 

If you are a former student of the FTA on the Level 1 and 2 Pattern making course using the Telestia and AB Tools method, this is a fantastic opportunity for you! 

For further information and how to apply click here  

Upcoming Masterclasses 

How to sell your brand online 

Legal Eagle with Nick Gould 

Gerber Accumark for Beginners 

Free short courses for unemployed! 

If you are unemployed or earning less than £20,570 a year you could be eligible to take the Level 1 stitching or pattern cutting course for free! Each course is 5-weeks long and takes place at the Fashion Technology Academy in north London. Taught by industry experts and in a live factory environment there is real progression to further training, an apprenticeship, employment or setting up your own label! 

Email education@fashion-enter.com to find out more.

Staff News

Francesco with Caroline and Jenny

We are thrilled to welcome Francesco Vuoto to the team as a Tailoring Academy Technician. Francesco has over nine-years of tailoring industry experience in Italy, Switzerland and the UK and has a wealth of expertise to pass on to our students. He will begin with us on the 7th September 2020.

Next Up…Wales

Currently in the pipeline we are developing a new, exciting initiative in the heart of Wales! More on this soon.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

We have a huge variety of #zips available in every colour and length you can imagine! Each zip costs just 50p or 75p depending on the length, with a minimum order spend of £6 including delivery. Please email callum@fashion-enter.com with a description of the zips you require.

This Week on FashionCapital…

HUM.AI.N Digital Models Have Now Arrived

And Finally…

Did you know that the 28th August is National Bow Tie Day! We don’t know any bow tie makers but when it comes to ties we think Mariusz Makowski founder of MakTie has come up with an innovative and neat solution! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJa-IlvFYc4

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