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Stitch Your Own Style This Spring


Newsletter 5th April 2023

Alvanon Fit Studio Opening at the FC Designer Workspace

The new Alvanon Fit Studio provides access to the most advanced apparel sizing and fit tools for both emerging and established brands.

Inside the Fit Studio, designers and pattern makers for both emerging and established brands have the technology they need to test their garments on full form physical mannequins in a safe and private space, ensuring their collections achieve the best possible fit for their target demographic.

Tap here to find out more.

FREE 1-Day Workshop Places Sponsored by YOOX Net a Porter

Fresh off the heels of London Repair Week we are thrilled to offer another opportunity to gain essential repair and upcycling skills. Thanks to sponsorship from YOOX Net a Porter, we are able to offer up to 25 individuals a free place on the Repair & Upcycle 1-day Workshop on Friday 21st April.

If you would like advice and support on how to repair, alter or upcycle existing garments to give them a new lease of life and save them from landfill, then tap here to find out more and sign up for a place. This workshop takes place at the FC Designer Workspace, 9 Durham Road, London N7 7FB. 

Get Creative This Spring

This spring (starting next Tuesday 11th April) we have a 4-day stitching and upcycling course that will give you the confidence and ability to carry out clothes making projects at home, or provide an introductory steppingstone to progress further.

A previous learner said: “I learnt so much. The trainers are excellent, very patient and nothing felt too much for them. They were happy to repeat instructions without going crazy. Thank-you, it has been a fantastic 4-days.”

Tap here to find out more and book.

Launch your career in Fashion with our New Level 3 Business Design Course

If you are interested in launching your own fashion brand, the new UAL Level 3 Diploma in Creative Practice: Fashion Design and Business course provides an opportunity to explore, develop and extend your creativity with stimulating and challenging study. You will increase your skills and knowledge by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic fashion workplace situations, activities and demands required by industry. 

Fashion-Enter Ltd is now enrolling the first cohort of learners for this course starting 24th April 2023 in North London, if you are interested please contact: education@fashion-enter.com

Spaces are limited for this FREE course spanning 34 weeks so apply now!

Limited Offer on Free Business Support

The 3-year business support initiative N17 Creative Callings programme will close this June. N17 Creative Callings offers mentoring and skills training to creative businesses in the Tottenham CEZ area. Fashion-Enter Ltd and Collage Arts have been working as one to deliver hand-held support and business advice that aims to enhance business growth and prosperity. There is still time to join this free programme. To find out more about N17 Creative Callings and to enquire about joining please visit: https://n17creativecallings.com/

Made in Wales – Well Cool Clothing 

Back in 2016 the Fashion Studio supported Kirsty Glynn with her innovative brand Well Cool Clothing for hospital patients. Fast forward to today and we are now making her amazing PJs and clothing at our Welsh Factory in Newtown.

Kirsty said: “It’s funny how life turns full circle, and I’m so happy that Fashion-Enter Wales are making our first sample run on our new children’s range. What can I say, the quality and attention to detail are second to none and as a social business, it’s fitting to be working with people with the same social values as ourselves.” 

FEL Wales Judith with Kirsty

Tap here to read her story.

FC Designer Collective designer update!

New pieces from @anqaaApparel one of our brilliant designers at the FC Designer Collective available in a range of sizes and prints!

Come and visit us 113-115, Fonthill Road, London, N4 3HH

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring throughout 2023 availability in London, Leicester and Wales

11th April: 4 Day Beginners Sewing and Upcycling Workshop

27th April: 10 Strategies to Create an Ethical Brand from Yarn Sourcing to Works Rights’ with Caroline Ash (Free)

24th May: Top 10 Tips to Create a Strong Team and Partnership with Your Manufacturer with Caroline Ash (Free)

31st May – 2nd June Gerber Accumark for Beginners

Outfit of the Week 

We have you covered for any hen parities, weddings or even brunch with the girls with our new spring collection for B of London. 

The Lucy mini dress is cut from beautiful plisse fabric in a soft blush pink colour with a wrap silhouette and batwing long sleeve. The plisse moulds to curves and skims across the body with incredibly flattering stretch and movement.

Click here to shop all styles!

Item of the week

Update your kitchen with a flourish of Spring using our beautiful Ditsy Floral Print Cotton Apron with tones of zesty grass green.

Click here to shop

This Week on FashionCapital…

Starting a fashion YouTube channel can be a challenging task, especially in a highly competitive landscape. Whether you’re a fashion blogger, stylist, or designer, tap here for a guide that will help you get started.

And Finally…

FCFTA Leicester Delivers Multiply Pilot for the Textile Sector

FCFTA Leicester has proudly delivered a Multiply Pilot Programme for the Textile sector.

Multiply is one of the first programmes funded via the governments UK shared prosperity fund (UKSPF). Multiply is a numeracy based programme and FCFTA created a course specifically for the textile and garment manufacturing sector.

Tap here to read more about this brilliant initiative. 

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital (Sister company to Fashion-Enter Ltd)

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