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Putting ‘Lean’ into Practice


Newsletter 4th September 2019

Dear all,

As Quoted in Drapers

Last week we mentioned the big news surrounding the G7 summit in Biarritz where 32 retailers and suppliers signed The Fashion Pact – an agreement to champion sustainable fashion. Closely following this story reporter Isabella Fish from Drapers asked industry, including our very own CEO Jenny Holloway, to share their comments for her article: ‘Big Names Unite For Sustainable Fashion Impact.’

To read the full article and Jenny’s comments click here.

“What worries me is how these initiatives are going to be implemented. How expensive is it going to be? Is it affordable to the generic woman on the high street? Is it another cost for the retailers to absorb? Let’s hope these costs don’t wash down to the garment manufacturers. 

“Moving forward, I’d like to see a critical path of activities [from the government and pact leaders] to grasp and hold on to for the future. There now need to be strict enforcements put in place for businesses to follow – and then naming and shaming who isn’t doing it correctly.” – Jenny Holloway

Putting ‘Lean’ into Practice

Taking place at Fashion Enter HQ in October James Stewart, Lean Director Burberry will be hosting a top level accredited seminar with leading international speakers on the importance of the Toyota business model or ‘Lean’ practices to ensure continued success for retailers. A more responsive customer led approach to retail couldn’t come sooner as the latest figures reveal that the first half of 2019 saw an average of 16 stores a day permanently close their doors. This high level accredited Level 5 CPPD session will include guest speakers from Kaizen Institute,Farfetch,Sonae Group,FNAC and Leroy Merlin, and will provide crucial insights thatleading CEO/ COO and decision-making directors need to hear.

The 1-day seminar is strictly limited to ten places and will take place in October. To find out more and book a place please contact: stephanie@fashion-enter.com

Today at Fashion Enter HQ

This morning we were filmed by MakeUK – The Manufacturers’ Organisation, the Podcast will be available from tomorrow visit the MakeUK website for a look at what goes on inside our ethical factory.

Do you want to pitch your fashion business during London Fashion Week?

Do you have a fashion business idea for which you need funding or mentoring and business support?

FatakaFashions.com is hosting a pitching session, as a part of two-day Wings4Fashion event on 14th September 2019 during London Fashion Week. Showcase Your Fashion Business to an elite panel of investors and fashion industry experts, pitch for funding or mentoring and business support.

FatakaFashions.com’s mission is to provide everything a fashion designer or a brand would need to succeed in fashion industry. Pitching for funding or mentoring support is an important part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the fashion entrepreneurs including fashion designers, fashion-tech, fulfilment services providers, manufacturers and materials suppliers. If you have an innovative business idea that is sustainable and scalable, this is the right opportunity for you.

Apply now by visiting https://fatakafashions.com/pitch-your-fashion-business.php

Production Advice at Fashions Finest

Also during London Fashion Week, members of the Fashion Enter team will be available at the designer showcase Fashions Finest. Visit the Fashion Enter stand to find out all about the courses, sampling and production services that we provide. Throughout the day there will be catwalk shows presenting new talent as well as industry talks and various exhibitors.

Fashions Finest Saturday 14th September 2pm – 9pm at the Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell St, London WC1.

Tailoring Academy Update

Not long now until we open our state of the art Tailoring Academy, here is a sneak peek at the space, which is located next to our main HQ on Crusader Estate in Haringey. Exciting times!

Next on the Masterclass Agenda

Starting this Saturday 7th September is the Gerber AccuMark digital pattern making course for beginners – a three-day course which takes place on Saturday’s from 10am – 3pm. The 15-hour course provides learners with the skills required for the workplace within the fashion manufacturing industry and is led by experienced industry expert Ben Cooper.

To find out more and book your place click here.

Saturday Morning Pattern & Stitch Class

pattern cutting and stitching morning classes

Spread over 3 Saturday mornings, 9 – 1pm, tutor Humeera Dar will teach the fundamentals of creating a pattern and making a garment. Aimed at the beginner the course will clearly explain every stage and learners will leave knowing how to create and stitch their own garments. Click here for more information.

Also Coming Soon…

Legal Eagle With Nick Gould

On Tuesday 8th October 2019 Nick Gould, ‘the common-sense lawyer with mismatched shoes!’ will be back to host another of his highly informative Legal Eagle Masterclass aimed at new business start-ups.

For all things legal from IP rights, patents, copyright, database rights, UK product design, community designs and trademarks – this is a masterclass not to miss. Click here to find out more and book.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Feeling autumnal we have picked out this gorgeous deep red and grey checked crushed velvet. Available on the FCFabricStudio now at £5.60 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital

Nick Gould “The common sense lawyer with mismatched shoes” is a Partner at the law firm of Gunnercooke in London, ahead of his next ‘Legal Eagle’ masterclass, 8th October 2019, Nick discusses his legal career spanning 35+ years and his wealth of experience built along the way.

Kate Farley reveals the latest collaborations and fashion news headlines in this week’s edition of ^The Fashion Fix^.

And as it’s #zerowasteweek we explain how we as a company implement key habits to keep waste minimal.

And Finally…

Did you know that we offer a bespoke service on our Belles of London tailored items – we believe good tailoring needs to fit beautifully. Find out more here.

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