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Talking About A Revolution!



Newsletter 24th April 2019

Dear all,

Fashion Revolution Week

We’re not just talking about a revolution – we are a part of it. Ethical and proud we have supported Fashion Revolution Week (now on until the 28th April) since it began six years ago. Our factory and learning facility in North London is working proof that fashion can be created in an ethical and sustainable manner putting people not profit first. Hear what sample machinist Gonul had to say about working with us for the past 10-years on our Twitter page.

Ethical Brands for a Fashion Revolution

FashionCapital’s in-house label ‘Belles of London’ will present at the UK’s leading independent ethical fashion showcase ‘Ethical Brands for a Fashion Revolution’ at London’s Brand Museum on Saturday 27th April. The core message behind the event is that viable and ethical fashion, such as the Belles of London, is out there, beautifully made and ready to buy. The event will bring together amazing ethical brands, beautiful fashion and inspiring speakers, including our very own CEO Jenny Holloway, to encourage you to #BeTheChange and wear your values. To find out more and book tickets click here.

Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Evening Event

Also on the final day of this month, Tuesday 30th, Belles of London will be joining the North London Sustainability Network for an evening of thought-provoking talks, a fashion show, trade stands and some excellent food and drink at ‘Sustainable and Ethical Fashion’. Taking place at Dugdale Theatre, 39 London Road, Enfield, North London, this event is open to all. To find out more and to book click here.

Win a Belles Outfit!

Are you a: Jenni, Caroline, Elle, Esme, JennyBeth or a Jenny? Take your pick from six very different capsule collections in our win a bespoke Belles outfit competition. Click here to view and enter share your unique link with family and friends for more entries, a winner will be picked out on the 1st May. Good luck!

Fashion & Brexit Next Monday 29th April

Fashion Roundtable is hosting a Fashion and Brexit Question Time on 29th April 2019 at Sunbeam Studios in West London. Join Professor Swati Dhingra Associate Professor of Economics at the LSE and Economics Expert at Fashion Roundtable, Dr. Simon Usherwood Deputy Director at UK In A Changing Europe, Alison Cole Senior Trade Mark Attorney at Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP and Tamara Cincik CEO and Founder of Fashion Roundtable and get some clarity on how Brexit will affect you and your business.

For tickets to Fashion Roundtable’s – Fashion and Brexit Question Time click here.

Apprenticeships Currently on Offer

We are currently recruiting for apprentices with the following companies:

Neon Sheep, Mountain Warehouse, Erdem and Halfpenny London. Please check out our latest apprenticeship posts here.

Stitching & Patterns Courses Next Intake

If you are interested in joining our 6-week Stitching Academy or Perfect Patterns courses then we have places coming up for the next intake. Stitching Academy Level 1 is due to commence from Monday 20th May while the next Perfect Patterns course will start from Tuesday 28th May 2019.  

Trend Masterclass Success

Last week Trendzine Fashion Forecaster Lester DC Pedersen delivered her insightful ‘Effective Trend Prediction for Your Brand’ masterclass. Designers, start-up’s and students attended the session and the feedback was extremely positive. Lester commented: “I really enjoyed doing the Masterclass. The students were amazing, so full of confidence and asking SO many questions. It was great to see that kind of engagement and real interest in the creative process of forecasting and design.”

Masterclasses Coming Soon

Fashion Masterclass – Let’s Create Your Own Fashion BrandOne day intensive course Tuesday 21st May 10.00 – 16.00 at The Factory
In this one-day course you will be supported by a team of industry experts who will advise you through every touch point of the garment process from design to the sampling process to production and finding the right manufacturer. Further 1:1 mentoring can follow with in-depth targeted advice for your brand!

Cost £99. Click here for the full agenda and to book.

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making Course for Beginners  11th, 18th and 25th May
The Gerber AccuMark For Beginners is a 15-hour course that will provide you with the skills required for the workplace and within the industry. Led by two leading industry experts who have more than 30-years Gerber experience between them. It is a three-day course, which takes place on Saturday’s from 10am – 3pm.

Advanced 2-Day Gerber Course 1st and 8th June
Take on as much or as little as you like with our new Follow-On Advanced Gerber 2-day course. Get into the nitty-gritty depths of the Pattern Design and Explorer and/or continue with your own journey of drafting and amending patterns. Saturday 1st and the following Saturday 8th June.

To find out more and book e-mail: education@fashion-enter.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve picked out this delicate paisley print 100% cotton, perfect to use for summer garments, available from the FCFabricStudio at £5- a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

Thinking of starting your own fashion label? Then check out these 5 top tips in Advice & Support.

Want to join this week’s Fashion Revolution? Well you can – from contacting your favourite brand to Tweeting the clothes you wear to holding a clothes swapping party and lots more.

And in this week’s Fashion Fix Katie Farley talks brand collaboration and introduces Topshop’s brand new vegan footwear range.

And Finally…

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index has just been released click here to read the latest findings.

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