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Ready for a Fashion Revolution


Newsletter 21st April 2021

Ready for a Revolution

Since 2013 Fashion Revolution has become a global movement that brings people together to address the inequalities that affect the fashion and textile industry. Since the outset Fashion-Enter Ltd has been a staunch supporter of the cause with the aim of setting a positive example of ethical fashion production in action. As it’s Fashion Revolution Week, 19th – 25th April, we have been highlighting the initiative on all of our social media channels showing you exactly ‘who made your clothes’ and what an ethical fast fashion factory in the UK looks like! Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to view the short videos.

Today we welcome Fast Forward auditors to our fast-track quality apparel factory in London, it is essential to be transparent and ethical for the benefit of the staff, the environment and the industry as a whole.

Tap here to find out more about Fashion Revolution and how you can get involved.



Alvanon To Support FTA Leicester

Alvanon, the global innovations company specialising in fit and sizing for the apparel industry, has continuously supported the educational arm of Fashion-Enter by providing Alfaform technical fit mannequins and bursaries for stitching and pattern cutting students. The Alvanon team recognise the urgent need for new talent to train and gain expertise in fashion technical skills. We are thrilled to announce that Alvanon have agreed to supply the new Fashion Technology Academy in Leicester with some of their Alfaform mannequins. A huge thank-you to Alvanon, and more news to follow on this and the new Leicester training hub in due course.

Apprentices Required

We have some fantastic fashion apprenticeships available with Mountain Warehouse, Fashion-Enter and Adero. Previous Mountain Warehouse apprentice Gabby was offered a full-time position on completing her apprenticeship. Closing dates are rapidly approaching tap here to find out more and apply.

LCF Students Take the Factory Uncovered Tour

Caroline Ash, Fashion-Enter Production Director comments: “London College of Fashion students studying ‘Fashion Design Management’ at Masters level, had a virtual Factory Uncovered tour/seminar on the 15th April. They were a real pleasure to teach and we had a very interactive session. The questions covered every subject and were extremely well thought out so we covered a huge amount the 2-hours.”

For more information on our Factory Uncovered tours tap here.

This Week…Sustainable Fabric Sourcing Masterclass

Last chance to book on to our popular Fabric sourcing masterclass! Are you developing a new brand or want to make more conscious decisions when it comes to selecting fabrics? Fabric expert Mark Dodds has you covered in this class that will cover sourcing tips and tricks and what to look out for to ensure you have the knowledge to make sustainable decisions. Tap here for more info and to book. 

WIN £250 Worth of Dresses at B of London!

B of London has teamed up with Gabby on Instagram to offer the chance to win a £250 spending voucher. To enter all you have to do is:

Visit @_gabbyhowell on Instagram, tap on the post where she is wearing a B of London blue polkadot dress, tag a friend in the comments, each tag is one entry, follow Gabby and B of London @boflondon For a bonus entry share in your stories and tag B of London. The winner will be announced on 17th May just in time for going out out!

Want to Be the Next B of London Model?

We are looking for a female model for our next B of London shoot. The collection comprises of dresses from maxi length to bodycon styles we are therefore looking for a model that can work well wearing a variety of styles and has a contemporary and fresh look. If you are interested please contact Jenni jenni@fashion-enter.com with a headshot and full-length images along with your measurements.

Free Sewing Classes at the FC Designer Collective

It has been fantastic to open the shop doors again this past week, along with all the unique merchandise we also offer repairs, alterations and sewing masterclasses. If you would like to learn how to use an industrial sewing machine and gain basic stitching skills we are offering 3 free sewing masterclasses for Islington residents.

28th April 10am – 12pm – Using Industrial Sewing Machines 
5th May 10am – 12pm – Basic Sewing Techniques
12th May 10am – 12pm – Zip insertion

For further information tap here

We currently have very limited places available and will be announcing further dates in due course. If you would like to book email: jenni@fashion-enter.com  

Virtual Skills Event Today

UKFT with Fashion-Enter is exhibiting at the Skills England events in the North West, South West and Humber regions today. This free, virtual event brings young people from the region into contact with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies. It helps young people transition into the world of further study, work or training by identifying their ideal career pathway. This afternoon, 21st April, Development Director Jenni Sutton will be available in the Chat Room to answer any questions on the courses and apprenticeships that we provide. Visit: https://skillsshows.vfairs.com/

Masterclasses & Courses

N17 Creative Callings: Sustainable Fabric Sourcing with Mark Dodds (online)

Optitex 2D & 3D 3-day course

N17 Creative Callings: Your Omnichannel Strategy – How to Launch on Ecommerce (online)

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – June

N17 Creative Callings: How to Do Your Own PR (online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Were you inspired by the buffet dresses on show during last week’s Great British Sewing Bee’ challenge? We loved the easy-to-wear style and have picked out this floral / dragonfly print cotton to create a lightweight, loose fit style of our own. Available at £4 per metre at the FCFabricStudio.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

The Queues May Be Back But Will the Good Times Really Return For Fashion Retail?

And Finally…

We have been working with FashionCapital member Mariusz Makowski and his innovative accessories brand MakTie. An essential investment for tie wearer’s all over the globe visit the MakTie website to find out more about this handmade products and to shop the collection.

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