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Super Sale & Sustainability Starts at School


Newsletter 5th July 2023

Massive Sale at Unit 13 

We will be having a HUGE SALE of equipment, fabrics and samples at Unit 13 Crusader Estate in Haringey. Over the last 8-years we have been leasing Unit 13. This was part of a programme with Haringey Council and we smashed all targets but now this programme has come to an end! 

On Saturday July 22nd we will be opening our doors to sell the tables, chairs, some sewing machines and pressers, fabrics, samples, trims and more. 

FEL CEO Jenny Holloway said: “I am so proud of the team. Over the last eight-years they have over-performed on jobs, business interventions, qualifications and set up a host of businesses too, but now N17 Creative Callings programme has come to an end at the same time the lease is up for renewal. It’s time to sell off what we don’t need and keep supporting the designers and learners we serve! 

This does not affect the highly successful Fashion Technology Academy in any way whatsoever.”

Save the date Saturday 22nd July from 10am. 

Unit 13, Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road London N4 1LZ Nearest tube Manor House.

School Kids Experience Digital to Physical

Onsite at our North London micro-factory children from Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School have seen their digitally created hoodies become reality. Thanks to a design competition devised by PhygitalTwin Year 6 students have been taught how to use digital tools on an avatar to create their own designs. 

Competition judges Jayne Pickering (Vogue, Marie Claire); Mary Fellowes and Amanda Eliasch selected the three designs that have now gone on to become physical garments thanks to the technology and skills at Fashion-Enter’s micro-factory.

As this competition demonstrates it has never been easier to design a one-off piece or begin a capsule collection. Congratulations to the three winners and PhygitalTwin for showcasing sustainable design to the next generation.

If you would like to get in touch to learn more about how we can make fabric printing and production easy and efficient for you, contact: callum@fashion-enter.com

Assyst + Style3D Fashion Innovation Summit

As part of our Style3D partnership, FEL will be attending the Assyst + Style3D Fashion Innovation Summit.

The Summit is a must-attend event for fashion professionals looking to stay competitive, taking place at Wappenhalle, Konrad-Zuse-Platz 8, Munich on 11th and 12th July.

Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway will be joining the illustrious line up for the TED talk programme on Wednesday 12th July from 11am – 12pm. Titled ‘Transformation into new work and flows’ Jenny will be joined by Martin Kemmler, CSCO & CPO/ Global Board Member, Triumph International and Arndt Brockmann, CEO, LeGer by Lena Gercke (About you), to discuss corporate change projects, new startup formations and talent transfer to ensure sustainable change.

To find out more and register tap here.

The Latest from the Collective

Gee Fletcher, FEL’s Project Development Coordinator, talks about the latest events at our FC Designer Collective shop:

“Hosting the 3D scanning event for N Brown in our shop was so much fun, to see how technology is changing within the fashion industry is very inspiring. The pattern cutting and stitching students got involved in using the measuring software and absolutely loved it, this will help create their blocks for their courses. Everyone who used the scanning machine got a free item of clothing, provided by N Brown to then upcycle into their own size.

I think it would be great to have the software in the shop more regularly as Fonthill Road is known for its fabulous bridal shops. This would help brides provide their seamstresses the correct measurements when needing alterations.

“This was followed by a successful 2-day sample sale on Friday and Saturday. We sold a huge selection of beautiful fabrics, deadstock garments & patterns at a reduced cost. We are going to get back into hosting sample sales every few months, everyone is welcome!”

Next on the agenda is a collaboration with Jessica Purdie, founder and creative director of Prikli Pear. Jess will be hosting a series of Beginner Crochet Workshops at FEL’s shop throughout July tap here for more details.

We also have a Dar el lina – Hijab Upcycling event on Monday 17th July. Dar el lina has created a signature, patented Hijab that is one-piece, easy to wear and flattering. There will be Hijabs available to buy as well as upcycle. 

To find out more or book your place contact georgia@fashion-enter.com

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

Shop opening days / hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Join the #PPEthatfits Campaign

CIOB, CM and CIOB People have launched a new campaign to address the lack of inclusive PPE in construction.

CIOB, CM and CIOB People want to hear from women in construction about their experiences with PPE – whether it’s PPE that doesn’t fit properly or innovative manufacturers which are producing inclusive PPE that is not just designed for men.

Get in touch with nadine.buddoo@atompublishing.co.uk or cristina.lago@atompublishing.co.uk. Alternatively, share your stories on social media and support the campaign, using the hashtag #PPEthatfits

Need Space to Develop Your Brand?

We currently have affordable private studios available to rent at the FC Designer Workspace on Durham Road. Supported by Islington Council the FC Designer Workspace offers highly competitive rates for small businesses to flourish.

Tap here to find out more about the Workspace

To enquire about renting a studio please contact: beth@fashion-enter.com 

Masterclasses and Courses

Roll-on courses available at all campuses, Islington, Haringey, Newtown and Leicester…

Level 1 & 2 in Stitching

Level 1 & 2 in Patterns

Various Levels in Tailoring

Diploma in Fashion Design and Business

If you are unemployed or low income (below £23,302.50), over 19-years-old, you could be eligible to join some of our courses for free. Email: education@fashion-enter.com to enquire.

13th July An Hour with Designer and Brand Owner Louisa Parris (Free via Zoom)

31st July – 3rd August 4 Day Beginners Stitching and Upcycling

7th – 10th August 4 Day Beginners Pattern Cutting Course with recreation of your favourite personal garment

11th August 1 Day Upcycling and Repair Workshop (all levels)

16th – 18th August 3 Day Corset Pattern Making and Stitching Course (advanced)

22nd August 1 Day Reversible Tote Bag Stitching Course (beginners)

23rd – 25th August 3 Day Soft Furnishing Course (beginners)

30th August Mastering the Fashion Business Blueprint: Fine-tuning your plan for success (Free via Zoom)

30th August – 1st September Gerber Accumark 3-Day course for Beginners

Short Courses at FCFTA Leicester

FCFTA Leicester is open throughout the summer and able to offer an introduction to garment making courses – this is a great way to learn how to make / upcycle your own clothes, or see if fashion is a career for you. Courses are 1 day for £30 or 4 days for £75. 

To enquire please contact: divya@fashion-enter.com 

Supermodel Bodycon

The original 90’s supermodels were synonymous with super fitted dresses. If you are inspired by tonights 90’s themed ‘Sewing Bee’ perhaps you might like our B of London bodycon dress in the form of our Mae midi, available (in UK sizes 6 to 20) via SilkFred.com

This Week on FashionCapital…

How to maximise your efficiency in a fashion business

And Finally…Meet the Designer

Next week, Thursday 13th July at 10am, our free Zoom masterclass will introduce successful designer Louisa Parris for an informative talk on her fashion journey from start up to being stocked around the globe. Don’t miss out – tap here to register your free place and a Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the date.

Until next time, have a great week,

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

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