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Tailoring Skills & Production Coming Your Way!


FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 21st November 2018
Dear all,

New Team New Brand New Tailoring

Last week we announced the exciting news that we will be working alongside the highly reputable tailoring manufacturer ‘Gloria Fashions’. Work is currently underway on Unit 4, Crusader Estate, to start our tailoring manufacturing line and Academy. To aid this process we have developed a tailoring collection under our in-house ‘Belles of London’ brand and the team are very excited that the website will be launched this weekwww.bellesoflondon.com

David from Gloria Fashions commented: “I have seen the Belles of London collection and it’s a perfect match for our skillset and our talented machinists. We have worked in tailoring for decades and tailoring is very much on-trend now. Good luck to Belles; I particularly think the waistcoats are very strong with the printed silk backs.”



Jenny added: “We are very proud of the new Belles range and rather than have one collection we will continuously expand Belles so our staff are all involved. We have launched the collection with three Belles and the next three Belles will follow early next year.  It takes time to make perfect garments that fit and are full of British Heritage. We hope you like them and having David’s expertise on tailoring is brilliant!” www.bellesoflondon.com

Fashion Enter at The House of Lords

Yesterday, 20th November, our CEO Jenny Holloway was invited to take part at the House of Lords Roundtable event entitled: ‘A Good Look: Fashion, Modern Slavery & Transparency’. Hosted by Baroness Young of Hornsey, the discussion examined how brands can make the most of legislation and collaborate to achieve best outcomes.

Jenny comments: “It was genuinely interesting to hear about all the positive steps forward that have been made with meetings, policies, processes and procedures regarding Modern Slavery within the fashion industry. “However, I can clearly remember the days of M&S capacity planning their production. They called in their suppliers that all had factories in the UK. Do you think these factories were paying cash to their workforce? Did slave labour apply then? No – categorically not. So why is it an issue now?  Is it because factories are too scared to register their workforce for PAYE as there is an inconsistency in work given to factories? If they can’t plan ahead on production they can’t commit to labour. The machinists themselves don’t always want to come off benefits either as it’s a nightmare to claim them again so they accept lower rates of pay.  This is a trust issue and all the policies in the world doesn’t make a factory work – flow makes a factory work.”

Just-Style.com Interview

For more insight into today’s apparel manufacturing issues in the UK check out this Just-Style article: UK Manufacturing – A Ticking Time Bomb or Sourcing Gold’. Jenny also comments in this informative piece.

Meet & Greet with Della Nelson

On 5th December 10am – 12pm you are invited to a free meet and greet with Brand Creative and former Head of Design Della Nelson. Della’s career spans over 30-years in the industry and she will be joining the FashionCapital team of mentors as well as offering masterclasses in the New Year. Della’s extensive experience and desire to nurture new business startups is an excellent addition to our support services for emerging brands.
To meet Della on the 5th December please RSVP email to: jenni@fashion-enter.com

Apprenticeship Posts Available

Apprenticeship posts that we are currently recruiting for include:
Click the links for more information and to apply.


Masterclasses Coming Soon

Click on the links for more information and to book: 

Presentation Skills and How to Speak Confidently Anytime, Anywhere with Eric Gilston – 5th December 2018.

How to Build A Successful Brand with Caren Downie 31st January.

How To Do Your Own PR with Rosie Davis 21st February 2019.


Gerber Accumark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners from the 12th January 2019.

TR Pattern Cutting 2-Day Master Course Stage 1, 25th and 26th January 2019.

Ongoing Courses 

On going: Perfect Patterns Level 1 and 2

On going: Stitching Academy Level 1 and 2



Remember we offer free technical fashion courses if you are unemployed or earn less than £15,800! Email esme@fashion-enter.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Perfect for a pair of winter trousers or a skirt we’ve picked out this dark pink stretch corduroy available from the FCFabricStudio at just £5- a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Do you know your 7 P’s of Marketing? If you are setting up a new label then now’s the time to find out.

What sustainable fashion labels made the top 10 Insta brands Lyst this year?

Meet the MFA Accessory Designer of the Year– milliner Lucy Walters from Hiorns Hats.

And Finally…

We are looking forward to meeting the three design winners from this year’s Midlands Fashion Awards. Tomorrow Darren from MYREALCOVER (design pictured left) will be coming in for his mentoring session with Jenny Holloway.



More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then have a great week!


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