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The Micro Factory Uncovered


Newsletter 28th July 2021

Introducing our New CPPD: The Micro Factory Uncovered

We are thrilled to be leading the way in UK fashion production with our new sustainable, micro factory concept. We can now share these ethical, efficient and sustainable practices via our latest CPPD: The Micro Factory Uncovered. This accredited, 4-hour interactive CPPD workshop will introduce attendees to our Fast Forward, SMETA approved Factory alongside sustainable technologies including; 3D Fitting software, the Kornit Presto printer, Kornit Atlas and the Zund Master Cutter.

Please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com if you are interested in this pioneering workshop.

Creative Collaborations at the FC Designer Collective

It was brilliant to see a fantastic turnout at the ‘Diva Choice’ Sip & Shop event at our FC Designer Collective last Saturday. The shopping event not only shone a spotlight on Tricia Blakes’ ‘Diva Choice’ designs but was the launch of a collaboration with another talented creative, Mary Obaseki, founder of Another Earthling and Aniseed Accessories.

In amongst the cocktails, cupcakes and tunes the pair launched their collaborative collection of 2021’s hottest hair glamour looks, every piece is handcrafted with love in London using vintage, repurposed and locally sourced materials. Sales were the best yet and the event marks the start of more in-store experiences and collaborations. Tap here for the full story.

Visit the FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH, support local designers, browse and buy unique products and even learn to create and sew your own designs.

Just Posted: New Apprenticeships Available

Just posted on our Fashion Apprenticeships page we are recruiting for apprentice garment technologists and sewing machinists. Tap here to view the positions and apply. Good luck!

Today’s Sampling Masterclass

We have had a fantastic uptake today for ‘The Sampling Process’ online masterclass. Throughout this session Production Director Caroline Ash explained each stage of sampling and production in detail, highlighting all of the key points that every new fashion start-up needs to know.

Attendee Sonya said: “Thanks so much this was a really great session.” 

Next On the Masterclass Agenda

Join us for our next online masterclass with fashion wholesale and brand launch expert Carley Johnson. Her first session ‘How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy’ is scheduled for Thursday 19th August and received excellent feedback from attendees earlier in the year. Find out what good omnichannel strategy looks like for fashion brands. Know if your fashion brand is ready to approach 3rd party eCommerce, learn about the 10 sales channels you should be selling your fashion brand on and more.

Carley will follow with the following sessions:

23rd September – What does it take to launch a successful fashion label

21st October – How to produce a high selling product

18th November – How to wholesale

Receive a 50% discount if you block book all 4 sessions, contact jenni@fashion-enter.com for member booking or to block book.

Tomorrow 29th July: MOTIF Online Class

Join the MOTIF Re Imagine & Invent learning series: ‘Developing Sustainable Products, Building a Brand from Scratch’ a 2-hour interactive online class taking place Thursday 29th July at 2pm. Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway will be joined by Andrea KennedyProfessor, LIM College & Founder, Fashiondex and Julie Verdugo, Director Sustainability and Social Impact, Free People, to explain how to build a sustainable business.

To find out more and book your place tap here.

Staff News…

A fond farewell to Bernadette.

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “I always say that business is about integrity, trust and honesty and during the last five years Bernadette has been an absolute rock. She was always there in education to help and advise. You are so witty Bernadette and you will be so, so missed. However, we have also been working recently with Kaye and delighted that you are our direct line contact now. Enjoy this precious time Bernadette and keep in touch.” 

Please Note…

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during the two days, Monday and Tuesday, whereby we lost all power. Unfortunately we had a flood and stock has been damaged which is absolutely galling when we have made all the stock beautifully and it was all packed ready to go on pallets. Ten years we have been based on the Crusader Estate and this never occurred before. Apologies for any inconvenience and even with Covid and holiday season we are doing our best to get everything back on track as soon as we can.

Masterclasses & Courses

Free Sewing Masterclasses (FC Designer Collective, N4)

How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy (Online)

Sustainable Fabric Sourcing (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

This week we’ve picked out this Liberty print cotton, brilliant to create stunning home furnishings! Brighten up your living room cushions this summer with these fab animal illustrations. Available now from the FC Fabric Studio.com

This Week on FashionCapital

Read about Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway’s involvement in the recent Fashion Revolution Scotland webinar: https://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/services/industry-practitioners/fashion-action-leading-a-green-recovery-in-scotland/

And Finally…

Fiona Gooch, senior private sector policy adviser at Traidcraft Exchange, has set up a petition for a Fashion Watchdog to have legal powers, which is under consideration by the Government Department for Business now. Please add emphasis and support this campaign tap the link to read and sign the petition: https://action.traidcraft.org.uk/tell-government-we-want-fashion-watchdog

Until next time, have a great week!

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