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Skilled Machinists Matter…


Newsletter 3rd July 2019

Dear all,

Fighting To Retain Our Skilled Machinists

Next Monday we’ll be at 1 Parliament St, Westminster, to discuss the future of our industry’s machinists. As many manufacturers’ based here know businesses require trained machinists with a minimum level of five to ten years experience to work in a thriving apparel factory. We are working with The All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion and the EEF to advocate for a more inclusive Visa system for British manufacturing machinists and this couldn’t come sooner with a no-deal on the horizon we need to ensure the security of our skilled workforce.

If you are a British manufacturer, designer or work directly with British production please email: rafaella.defreitas@fashionroundtable.co.uk if you would like to attend. Please note there are only a few seats left.

Manufacturers’ if you are based further afield or can’t come along please fill in this short survey it just takes a few minutes – please support and have your say: https://lnkd.in/gwTDuUz

Local Haringey Students – Do You Want a Career in Fashion?

Also on Monday 8th July 2019 from 10am – 4pm we are holding a Career’s Open Day with Haringey Mayor – Councillor Peacock, where students from the local area can come in and experience first hand the wide variety of jobs available in the fashion industry today. Every step of the garment life cycle will be covered, including areas that require STEM and industry expert skills – giving real insight behind the scenes. Students will be invited to tour the Factory and Fashion Studio as well as hear all about the industry and ask questions. Taking place at Fashion Enter HQ, Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.

If you are a school or college in the area and would like your students to attend this Career’s Day event please contact education@fashion-enter.com Tel: 0208 809 3311.

Fashion Brand Boot Camp Saturday 13th July

Join the Fashion Brand Bootcamp on Saturday 13th July for an intensive 1-day masterclass from 6 industry experts to ensure the success of your fashion brand, one-to-ones also available at the end of the session.

“I am really looking forward to this masterclass and meeting the experts involved. I have already booked in a one-to-one with Brand Director Caren Downie, if anyone knows about getting a start up successfully off the ground it’s Caren.” – Zoe Corsellis (right).

For the full agenda and to book your place please click here.

School College Fashion Week

Coming soon is School College Fashion Week at London Excel 11th & 12th July 2019 and we will be there with a stand. The event celebrates the creativity of students within the fashion, art, media, graphics and beauty industries as well as providing further education and careers advice. The exhibition will feature alongside catwalk shows as well as talks from a range of industry speakers, including reps from; FashionCapital, Tuareg Productions, UKFT, Rosetta Arts, V&A Museum, Fashion Roundtable, Genix Imaging, Texintel and more.

Visitors will also be able to develop their skills with numerous workshops such as one-to-one fashion mentoring with MBE Wale Adeyemi, social media workshop with Digiwoo, creative universities workshops and much more!

School College Fashion Week

Apprenticeships & Jobs On Offer

Sistaglam based in Hendon are recruiting for an apprentice Merchandiser Assistant and Production Assistant, these along with roles for Erdem, Fashion Enter and the FTA/Tailoring Academy can be found here.

Also just in a job post for a Gerber Software Application Engineer.

Tonight: Fonthill Road Lookbook Launch Party

Fonthill Road Fashion Village in Finsbury Park, North London is holding a lookbook launch party this evening showcasing the diverse selection of fashion on offer in the area. Known for its selection of wholesalers and independents – the lookbook has been developed by the traders and Islington council and our very own Caroline Ash will be in attendance to check out all the ocassionwear.

Click here to view the lookbook

Fantastic Feedback from TR Patterns Taster

Last Saturday, 29th June, the ‘Queen of Seams’ Claudette Joseph hosted her popular TR Pattern Cutting taster masterclass at the Fashion Technology Academy and the feedback, as always, was brilliant:

“Bravo Claudette. More, more, more! This type of creative pattern cutting is needed ASAP please! Well spoken, understandable and easy-to-follow teaching.” – Charlotte

Future dates for classes with Claudette to be announced.

Masterclasses On the Agenda

The Fashion Enter and FTA team understand the importance of personal development, growth and confidence along with positive wellbeing and attitude and we are thrilled that Life and Business coach Eric Gilston has committed to an on-going programme with us. Eric’s masterclasses are free and include:

We also have a 3-Day Beginners course with Gerber taking place in September and a 2-Day Advanced Gerber course available in October all the details can be found here.

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Have you been following the couture collections this week? We love all the opulence and drama. Here we have picked out a black corded lace with a scalloped edge perfect for evening gowns. Available at the FCFabricStudio now at £5 per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital

Inside The Fashion Fix this week we discover a fabulous footwear exhibition to be unveiled soon, the announcement of another country banning fur farming, plus news on an exciting beauty collaboration.

The team report back from their interactive stand at Fashion SVP at Olympia London.

And in Advice & Support we look at 4 ways small businesses can effectively manage working capital.

And Finally…

We are excited to see that Anca’s elegant range of summer dresses have just been added to SilkFred.com – the Bardot Midi Dress in Pink Poppy Print is already proving to be a best seller.

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