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Skill Up This Summer


Newsletter 27th July 2022

Leicester: Sewing & Garment Making 1-Week Course

Would you like to be able to make your own clothes and learn a new skill over summer? 

If so then our 1-week course – Introduction in Industrial Sewing and Garment Making is for you! Tap here for further details and to book online.

Our fantastic multi lingual tutors Rukshana and Zarina (pictured above) are currently preparing for the course and we have availability for each week in August. Please Call 0116 4362560 or email: FCFTAleicester@Fashion-Enter.com

Islington: Summer Special 4-Day Course

Over at the FC Designer Workspace in Islington we are running a 4-day course, Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September, to provide learners with an introduction into industrial sewing. This is a brilliant intro if you would like to start making and upcycling your own clothes or give stitching a try.

Tap here for the details and to book. Or email: education@fashion-enter.com 

That’s a Wrap for our Pattern Students

Last Friday, 22nd July, marked the end of the academic year at the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) in Haringey. 27 pattern cutting learners on both Level 1 and 2 celebrated the end of the course with a bring and share feast. Congratulations to all the students, we wish you well with the next part of your fashion journey, some of which will be back for the Level 2 in September.

Enrol For Next Term

We have an excellent track record for our short courses, ranging from 5 – 10 weeks, in stitching and patterns. If you are interested in enrolling for the new academic term the enrolment dates at the FTA in Haringey are:

Patterns: 10th August and 31st August

Stitching: 11th August and 25th August

Contact: education@fashion-enter.com  

SEG Award in Workers’ Rights & Labour Exploitation 

FCFTA Leicester has now delivered this important course to over 100 people in Leicester;  in factories and also at the academy. 

Jenny Holloway CEO was in Leicester last week completing IQA’s (Internal quality assurance) for this course and it was fantastic to see the feedback. This course has helped the learners know about their workplace rights and how to spot exploitation. 

Divya Kamath delivers this course in Hindu, Gujarati and English, which ensures that these important messages are fully understood. The course is very interactive and group discussions supports with peer on peer learning. 

The SEG Award in Workers’ Rights and Labour Exploitation course has been funded via the local government via the Community Renewal Fund programme.

Join Us for a ‘Hashtag Made IV Me’ Collection Launch Soirée

Independent designer brand Hashtag Made IV Me will celebrate and showcase the unique beauty of women at a collection launch soirée – Friday 5th August. The evening event 5.30 – 9pm is set to be a beautiful and unique extravaganza that will highlight the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes and give attendees the chance to check out the new collection whilst enjoying canapés, cocktails, great music, shopping and networking. This will take place at the FC Designer Workspace in Islington. 

Free tickets available on Eventbrite 

All Talk and No Action: BFTT Report

The Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology (BFTT) is a five-year industry-led project, which focusses on delivering sustainable innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain. Last year (2021) Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway took part in a survey for their initial report to identify opportunities for investment, research and development, business growth, job creation and tackling skills gaps in the fashion and textiles sector. The 94-page report: Mapping the UK Fashion, Textiles and Technology Ecosystem is live to review, however a number of industry leaders, Jenny Holloway included, are concerned that this extensive report is not fit for purpose and that the government funds supporting this project have been wasted. 

To read more about this issue tap here 

If you would like to comment contact: jojo@fashioncapital.co.uk 

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring Courses 

How to Grow Sales downloadable masterclasses with Carley Johnson

Leicester Summer Special Sewing Course (Throughout August)

Islington: Summer Special 4 Day Sewing Course (30th August – 2nd September

4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive and Motivated (free) – 8th September

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 12 – 14 September

Outfit of the Week

We have new B of London styles exclusively available on SilkFred.com and they are already exceeding our previous best sellers! Topping the list is this Sophia square neckline midi-dress in forest green. Tap here to view and shop!

This Week on FashionCapital…

Google searches for ‘Sunday markets’ in the UK were 13% higher than its 19-year average, with a rising interest in buying local we review the pro’s of selling products from a market stall.

And Finally…

Please support Beth! Our Head of Creative Beth will be running in the London marathon this autumn to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Beth isn’t an experienced runner so this is no easy challenge! Support for her efforts would be much appreciated for this amazing foundation, tap here to donate.

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital

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