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Spread the Word…Ethical Fashion Is Here to Stay!


FashionCapital Newsletter

9th May 2018
Dear all,
From London to Lagos, Britain to Berlin…FashionCapital is spreading its wings…


Jenny Holloway, CEO Fashion Enter, has been invited to FESPA in Berlin next week to talk on ethical garment production along with combining the importance of fast track print production for today’s designers such as Richard Quinn.

As an award winning Social Enterprise Fashion Enter has two key aims – to provide outstanding British made quality garment production and to be a centre of excellence for training and development.

The garment manufacturing industry has been put under the spotlight recently with high profile documentaries revealing unethical trading conditions. In this insightful presentation Jenny will review the sampling and production process explaining what makes a fully compliant SMETA and Fast Forward which includes reviewing cabbage, 16 on and 16 off, the 6 flows of a factory, the Modern Slavery Act in context and much more!

With Jenny’s 35+ years experience in the industry as a senior buyer for leading retailers, a manufacturing expert and the founder of the UK’s first Fashion Technology Academy – this is a seminar not to be missed.

Click here to find out more.


Our very own Development Director, Jenni Sutton, will be sharing the FashionCapital/Fashion Enter ethos over in Lagos later this month. As the headline speaker at Fashions Finest Africa conference and show, Jenni will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion Enter now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, whilst offering accredited qualifications across the complete garment lifecycle for succession planning. She will also be explaining how their model can be replicated in Nigeria.


Meanwhile here in the UK the team will be joining Kate Hills, the founder of Make it British for the 2018 edition of Make it British Live! A unique platform that promotes UK manufacturers and British-made brands. Come along and visit us at the event, we will have a stand and Jenny Holloway will also be speaking on ‘What ethical garment production really means!’ on the 24th at 3.15pm.

Make it British Live! 23rd and 24th May at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Click here to register – it’s free.



Today FashionCapital editor, JoJo Iles, is attending the press view of the much-anticipated ‘Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier’ exhibition at The Design Museum. Charting his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, this will be the first solo exhibition of the designers work in the UK.

Royal Wedding Fabric Competition!

In the spirit of the Royal Wedding we have some navy stretch crepe fabric up for grabs! To be in with a chance read the info below. @FCFabricStudio

Saturday Courses To Inform & Inspire – June & July

From An Introduction to Pattern Cutting to an Absolute Beginners Stitching Course to a Taster in TR Pattern Cutting – we have a selection of Saturday courses throughout June and July to view all the courses and book your place (please note places are limited) click here or contact: education@fashion-enter.com Tel: 0208 809 3311

Success Starts With the Self – This Thursday

This week the FashionCapital Masterclass takes a look at personal and professional mindset and reveals key skills to motivation, attitude and success. Hosted by Life & Business Coach, Eric Gilston this is a Masterclass that will benefit individuals that need clarity and motivation to move forward.

How to Motivate Yourself to Success’ will take place at FashionCapital / FTA in Haringey, London on Thursday 10th May 11am – 1pm.

Last Chance to Join…

…the CAD Technical Design & Pattern Cutting Course which commences on 11th and 12th May. This is a 16-week online study course with 5 class meetings, including a session with pattern and fit guru Anastasia Vouyouka who is flying over especially from Greece to share her invaluable expert knowledge.

To find out more about any of the courses and to book your place please contact: education@fashion-enter.com

GDPR Data Protection – New Regulations

We will soon be emailing you our Privacy Notice which tells you what you need to know about how we handle your data in line with the changes that come into effect on 25 May 2018. For more information click here.

M&S – The Factory Uncovered CPPD

On the 3rd May a group of garment technologists and technical assistants from M&S attended ‘The Factory Uncovered’ CPPDworkshop. The objective of the four-hour workshop, led by CEO Jenny Holloway and Production Director Caroline Ash was to provide an insight into how an ethical factory in the UK really operates with the aim of offering complete transparency across the industry.

The CPPD proved a great success, attendee Eleanor commented: “I learnt about the industry as a whole, how a factory runs, pattern cutting tips that will help in fits and costing. This was very relevant to my job I would recommend.”

Fabric Swatch of the Week

We can’t get enough of florals and this one in scuba looks particularly striking against summery turquoise. Available now at the FCFabricStudio.com at £6- a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk 

The Midlands Fashion Awards application process is now open. If you are a fashion designer, stylist, make-up artist, hair stylist or photographer from or based in the Midlands then this could be the showcase for you.

Kate Farley picks up on a designer brand to watch, this week it’s the turn of ABODI.

Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston talks about the benefits of being focused and why it’s a life skill worth acquiring.

And Finally…Save the Date – 19th July 

The Fashion Technology Academywill be holding a Summer Party – more details soon!

More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.

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