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‘Securing The Future Of British Fashion Manufacturing’


FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 1st August 2018
Dear all,

Manufacturing the strongest it’s ever been!

41% of manufacturers have said that their volume of output has increased over the past three months. This compared to only 14% who responded a decrease shows that manufacturing in the UK is at its strongest pace in a year (Source CBI Industry Trends Survey).

Whilst this is fantastic news we know only too well every factory is about flow! Factories need a pipeline of orders so there’s stability. This is why we operate a totally transparent factory and open our doors to buyers, garments techs and merchandisers – to show how an ethical factory really works and the technical processes involved in creating one garment.

This week George at ASDA returned for the ‘Factory Uncovered’ workshop, take a look at their feedback here.

Securing The Future Of British Fashion Manufacturing’

This week we were featured in platform for the industry Utelier.com, and as advocators of best practices within garment manufacturing, we are delighted to be supported by a company with a similar ethos. Thank you Utelier…

“…we leave elated and proud to know that something as good as Fashion Enter exists; that this social enterprise is slowly and single-handedly releasing skilled and well trained new blood into the industry.”

Read the full feature here

Learn how to achieve Perfect Patterns and Design Specs

It is not too late to join the Technical Design and Pattern Cutting CAD course with eTelestia. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to develop CAD skills for a career in fashion or for designers who would like to draft and design their own styles accurately. We asked Frederic why he joined the course:

‘I decided to take the CAD technical design class, after doing the introduction to pattern cutting class. My objective is to further my understanding of clothing structure and technical design in order to create technically sound design and pattern  on the computer. With this class, I believe I will be a step closer to achieving one of my dream: running a successful clothing company.’

Click here for more information and how to join

Apprenticeships update

After a successful first stage assessment at the Factory we will now take 20 candidates forward to meet with Ralph & Russo. This will take place in September where the candidates will be put through their paces to secure roles across Haute Couture Pattern Cutting, RTW Pattern Cutting, Couturier and Garment Technologist.
We have more exciting roles in the pipeline and we are still accepting CV’s for the Garment technologist role at F&F Clothing – apply here!

Institute of Education Short Film 

We recently took part in a short film about our collaboration with the IOE’s Post 14 Education and Work centre research project. We love being a trailblazer and receiving recognition for our high calibre of training!

Are you a manual pattern cutter looking to upskill?

September is a time for new opportunities, to learn a new skill and improve your chances of success. If you have basic manual pattern cutting experience we have two courses that commence in September:

Vetigraph Digital Pattern Making – 24th, 25th September 10.00 – 16.00 – £180 plus vat (student discount available)

Gerber for Beginners – 8th, 15th and 22nd September 09.30 – 15.00 – £499

Enquire here for either course

The Fabric Studio Expands!

You can now purchase our fantastic fabrics direct from InstagramFacebook, via www.FCFabricStudio.com and even in person at the next fabric sale on 1stSeptember!

Happy shopping!

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve picked out this bold summer print in scuba to carry you through the heat wave! Purchase for just £6 per meter directly here

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk 

Katie Farley discuss diversity in fashion and we talk about the Fashion District following the Mayor’s pledged £2.4 million to support London’s fashion industry from the Good Growth Fund. And for members only ‘Increase your Fashion Start-up Chances for Success with these Top Tips!’

And Finally…

Next week Jenni gets married!

‘Jenni we are all so so excited for your wedding next week with James! After working with you for 13 years I know I am just going to blub at your wedding with your wonderful mom and dad.

Look at the amazing photos of you over the last 13 years….my how you have grown! Seriously, it’s been a wild roller coaster and I couldn’t have wanted to have experienced the fun without you being by my side. Thanks for all you have achieved. Now let’s party like there’s no tomorrow next week! X’ Jenny Holloway CEO

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