<< back to Newsletters

Saying Farewell To Our Queen


Newsletter 14th September 2022

One Very Special Lady

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout her 70-year reign, Her Majesty dedicated her life to service for her country and the Commonwealth and brought unity and leadership to millions in a time of great change.

The Queen meeting designers at the Glades, Bromley 2012

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway met the Queen in 2012, she said: “I escorted Her Majesty the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh around our fashion installation at the Glades in Bromley, during her Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012. That, was for me, one of the lasting highlights, both professionally and personally.

“We all should be exceptionally proud of the Queen and all her achievements during her reign. Fashion-Enter Ltd wishes the Royal Family sincere condolences and we wish the very best for the future monarch.”

To show our respect all Fashion-Enter Ltd sites will be closed on Monday 19th September, and will reopen on Tuesday 20th September at 9:00am as usual.

Gain Stitching Skills in Newtown

FCFTA Wales is delighted to confirm that we have a contract with NPTC Group of Colleges, Newtown College for this new academic year 2022/3 starting 19th September 2022.

The highly successful courses in Level 1 and Level 2 in Stitching will run four days a week from Monday – Thursday at FCFTA Wales, Fashion-Enter Ltd, The Royal Welsh Warehouse, 17 Old Kerry Road, Newtown, Powys.

If you are interested in joining our successful stitching courses contact: annabellalewis@fashion-enter.com or call01686 248148

New Apprentices at Fashion-Enter Wales

As of this week Fashion-Enter Ltd Wales have recruited two apprentices to learn and work on the Newtown factory floor. 

Judith, stitching tutor was thrilled, she said: “I am so pleased that Iona and Emily are excited to have an apprenticeship after completing Level 1 & 2 stitching. They demonstrated that they were dedicated learners and really wanted to learn new skills. It was lovely to see how happy they were when they mastered another new skill.”

Super Sale in Islington

Garments from FEL’s factory will be available to buy at this week’s Repair and Upcycle Workshop at the FC Designer Workspace in Islington this Friday 16th September.

FEL can make up to 35,000 garments a week between their factories in London and Wales, over the last year we have accumulated garments that are slight seconds or over-makes. Now we are selling them at less than cost so that we don’t contribute to landfill. 

See you at FC Designer Workspace, 9 Durham Road, London N7 7FB this Friday from 10am, please note the Repair and Upcycle workshop is fully booked on this date.

Additional garments, fabrics, zips and trims will also be on sale at our shop, FC Designer Collective, 113 – 115 Fonthill Road, N4 from Saturday 1st October.

Caroline Discusses The Future of Fashion

Yesterday, 13th September, Caroline Ash, Production Director of FEL, provided two 2-hour seminars on the Future of the Fashion Industry, which included an in-depth overview of current advancements in the world of fashion. She talked about what sustainability really means and why greenwashing needs to be avoided and what brands need for their businesses to thrive and not just survive. 

Tap here to read about her sessions and review the feedback.

SEG Moderation Success for our Tailoring Courses

We are delighted to receive such a strong external moderation audit on our Tailoring courses by SEG (Skills and Education Group). Scoring all ‘excellent’ and ‘good’ marks Fashion-Enter Ltd was reviewed on the quality of information given about the qualification, resources supporting the qualification, course organisation, individual support provided and assessment processes.

To find out about our tailoring courses tap here.

Congratulations to Lauren Morrison

N17Creative Callings participant Lauren Morrison and her innovative brand ‘Mi-Bambino London‘ has been nominated for ‘Best Fashion Newcomer’ (UK and International) 2022 by Junior Magazine.co.uk. 

Lauren joined the N17CreativeCallings business support programme in 2020 and has worked incredibly hard to develop her luxury, sustainable childrenswear products and brand. 

“Best of luck Lauren for the awards ceremony in London in October. We are all rooting for you!”

Visit the N17CC website to find out more about the free business support programme, which has been extended to June 2023.

ASBCI Industry Summit – Guest Speaker

Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited as a guest speaker at the ASBCI industry summiton 11th October 2022 in York. Fashion Reset:a collective response to global challenges will look at key issues across the product lifecycle, with a focus on identifying areas where organisations can work together to find collective solutions. The summit will combine expert presentations with panel discussions that enable delegates to join the debate, ask questions and network with each other. 

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring 

Leicester Summer Special Sewing Course (Throughout September / early October)

Sales and Socials via Zoom – 30th September

Why Your Fashion Brand Needs to Operate via a Hybrid Model to Succeed in 2023 via Zoom – 12th October

4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive and Motivated (free) – 18th October

How to Prepare Your Range for Sales Overseas – 8th November

Sourcing and Supply Base Strategy via Zoom – 23rd November

How to Approach and Sell Your Collection to 3rd Party Platforms – via Zoom 14th December

Outfit of the Week

We have had a great season with our in-house brand B of London on SilkFred.com, our most successful yet! From the collection is this

Luciana wrap dress in animal print, the longer sleeves making it a perfect choice as we transition into autumn. Tap here to view and shop this dress.

This Week on FashionCapital

With Second hand September well under way we can offer 4 options when it comes to repurposing your clothing items…Reuse Repurpose and Recycle Your Clothing With Us!

And Finally…

Kate Hills

For topical industry news and views LinkedIn provides a lively platform for debate, join us here. We were recently taken by Kate Hills, Make It British, and her recent post on Brit-bashing. Production Director Caroline Ash comments: “I do totally agree with Kate.  There are far too many brands stating that they support Made in the UK and also ethical and sustainable production (greenwashing) but it’s simply not true. Credit to Kate for calling out the offenders. Why retailers never understand the true benefits of making locally I do not know!” 

On that note we wish you a good week ahead,

From the Team at FashionCapital.

<< back to Newsletters