Future of Fashion – Style 3D
Newsletter 23rd August 2023
One of our talented pattern cutting tutors Lan has created her first ever 3D pattern from scratch using Style3D software. With the future of fashion quickly adapting to 3D design, we are so proud that our very own tutors are getting stuck in with training.
Empowering Change in Conscious Fashion: A Recap of CEO Jenny Holloway’s Engagements
On August 16th, our CEO Jenny Holloway participated in The Conscious Fashion 2023 Digital Convening seminar alongside the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network webinar. The next day, August 17th, she joined the discussion at “Driving Decent Work and Economic Growth” with the Fashion Impact Fund. These engagements revolved around responsible sourcing, fair trade practices, and sustainable production methods, all aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of workers and the environment.
At the heart of the Fashion Impact Fund lies a mission that spans multiple dimensions. We’re dedicated to empowering women, combating poverty and discrimination, and fostering positive change within the fashion industry.
In Jenny’s words, “What an inspiring group of women! I was absolutely overwhelmed by the talent and commitment of these amazing women today. Thank you to the Conscious Fashion Campaign 2023 Digital Convening for bringing together these CEOs from around the world who truly care and make a difference in our glorious fashion industry. Their commitment to the sustainability of ethical fashion is astonishing.”
Tuesday’s 1-day reversible tote bag class
The class that took place on Tuesday was thrilled to have learned how to create their own unique tote bag out of deadstock materials. One student quoted ‘A very relaxed atmosphere, a zen place. The teachers, Gintare, Elisa and Manuella were super helpful and supportive.’
We are looking forward to the next two days of our sold out upcycling and repairs in the affordable workspace
Rising Green – Haringey careers event
This Thursday (24th August) from 12pm-4pm in Wood Green, the lovely Leah from FEL will be representing Fashion Capital at the Rising Green careers event.This event is for 16-25 year olds living in Haringey. The day provides an opportunity to meet some of Haringey’s talented young people ready for employment, education or training.
Fashion capital will be promoting the free courses available to 19+ year olds, any upcoming summer courses/ masterclasses and also the opportunity to showcase young designers unique pieces in the Fashion Collective shop.
The day will be filled with fun activities such as practice interviews, which will be a great way to help build the confidence of the young employees
Are you an independent creative tutor looking to hire space for classes?
Are you interested in holding workshops/ courses/ pop up events? Our amazing shop on Fonthill road (right next to Finsbury Park station) is available to hire!
The shop is located on a famous busy high street and full of beautiful designs created by local designers.
The shop has 6 industrial sewing machines that can be used by experienced teachers. In the past we have used this for 3D body scanning, upcycling classes, knitting and pop up events.
We are always looking for new ways to support the community, please get in touch If you’re a creative wanting to share skills but don’t currently have the space – Georgia@fashion-enter.com
This week we say goodbye to the lovely Esme, our CEO Jenny Holloway has said a few kind words, ‘I would sincerely like to thank Esme for the good work she has achieved in the educational administration over the last eight years We have certainly had so many highs and of course some lows during this time but the growth of the Fashion Technology Academy is there fore everyone to see’
Esme was part of the Belles of London campaign in 2019 and i personally thought she looked absolutely stunning – and still do!
Best of luck with the next chapter of your career Esme.
1-2-1 Tuition at our Fonthill Shop
Do you want to learn how to use a sewing machine but would prefer 1-2-1 tuition? We can help you!
We are now offering 1-hour slots for individuals to learn how to stitch from Tuesday – Friday at our FC Designer Collective shop on Fonthill Road in Islington.
You will be taught by an excellent seamstress who has over 40-years experience!
The Next Free Zoom Masterclass
We have one more free business support session taking place this month:
Mastering the Fashion Business Blueprint: Fine-tuning your plan for success takes place 10 – 11am on 30th August.
Tap the link and add to basket to gain your free place, a Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the date.
New Term Courses
Roll-on courses available at all campuses Islington, Haringey and Leicester from 4th September…
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Masterclasses and Short Courses
12th September Drop-in Upcycling session at FC Designer Collective (Free, no booking required)
20th September An Hour with Designer and Brand Owner Louisa Parris (Free via Zoom)
27th September Mastering the Art of Building and Launching Winning Products (Free via Zoom)
3rd – 5th October Optitex Technology 2D and 3D 3-day course
25th October – 27th October Gerber Accumark 3-Day Beginner’s course
Tap here for more masterclasses taking place in October and beyond
Until next time, have a great week,
From the Team at FashionCapital (Sister company to Fashion-Enter Ltd)