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Step Up On That Fashion Career Ladder


Newsletter 11th August 2021

Looking For A Career in Fashion?

It’s exam results week and time for many young adults up and down the country to decide what to do next? The fashion industry has always attracted a huge following for those wanting a career as a buyer or designer but not many realise the full scope of career options available, particularly in the production side of the industry. In this latest article ‘Find the Perfect Fashion Job For You’ we list the many roles available from cloth cutter to ecommerce merchandiser to fabric technologist, click on each link to find out more about what each role entails.

If you need advice on what to do next we are here to help from courses to apprenticeships there are several options, contact: education@fashion-enter.com    

Do You Want to Work for M&S?

Long established British brand Marks & Spencer are looking for a Technical Administrator to provide effective support to the Departmental Lead Technologists, Technologists and Assistant Technologists. This position is based in central London, to view the full job description and to apply tap here.

New Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship

Richard Designs based in Ely, Cambridgeshire is looking for an apprentice sewing machinist to join their wedding veil department to sew beautiful veils for brides’ weddings. To find out more tap here.

Next On The Masterclass Agenda

Next week on Thursday 19th August fashion wholesale and brand launch expert Carley Johnson will present her online masterclass ‘How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy’. This will be the first in a series of four masterclasses and has previously received excellent feedback from attendees earlier in the year.

The following sessions will cover:

What does it take to launch a successful fashion label – 23rd September.

How to produce a high selling product – 21st October.

How to wholesale – 18th November.

Each masterclass costs £20 + vat, or receive a 50% discount if you block book all 4 sessions, tap here for more info on the special offer.

Sewing Classes at the FC Designer Collective

On the 4th August we hosted a free sewing masterclass for Islington residents at the FC Designer Collective shop. Aimed at beginners the two-hour masterclass taught learners how to use the industrial sewing machines. Lead by technician and tutor Leyla, she explained how to operate the different machines how to thread the bobbin and simple stitches.

The next two masterclasses take place on 11th and 18th August from 10am – 12pm. Both sessions are currently fully booked however we will be running the series again throughout September. If you are based in Islington please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com to book a place.

If you are not based in Islington Leyla also runs a Saturday Sewing Club from 11am every Saturday at the shop. This is a drop in session at £20 plus vat per hour where you ask Leyla to teach you any sewing technique you would like. To book email jenni@fashion-enter.com

FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH.

ASOS Attend Factory Uncovered CPPD Workshop

On the 10th August a group of sourcing, buying and merchandising assistants from ASOS.com attended the Factory Uncovered CPPD workshop with Production Director Caroline Ash. With all 10 attendees rating the workshop 10 out of 10 the feedback was excellent and included:

‘I learnt about factory operations, garment manufacturing stages, health & safety, ethical compliance, the design process and technologies used. Really enjoyable and informative. Thank you.’ Rebecca

‘Super informative – seeing a factory in action was really beneficial. The tutor was great, very personable and open to questions.’ Sallie

If you would like to book a CPPD Factory Uncovered workshop email jenni@fashion-enter.com  

Dress of the Week by B of London

We’ve had some excellent sales from our B of London dress collection and one of the bestsellers is this Ava fishtail maxi dress with cross open back in hot pink, which sculpts and flatters in all the right places. Tap to view

Masterclasses & Courses

How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy (Online)

Sustainable Fabric Sourcing (Online)

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – September

How to Do Your Own PR (Online)

What Does It Take to Launch a Successful Fashion Business? (Online)

How to Produce a High Selling Product (Online)

How to Wholesale (Online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve picked out a popular favourite this polka dot scuba, brilliant for covering cushions or creating a statement fashion item. Available by the metre now from the FCFabricStudio

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

We review the excellent external moderator feedback from our apprenticeship tuition and coursework.

And Finally…

Happy #InternationalYouthDay! From 16-years of age and up we can advise and support with masterclasses, courses, stitching tuition, apprenticeships and more. Visit https://fcfta.com/ to find out more.

Until next time, have a great week.

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