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Talking Textiles with the RSA


Newsletter 12th May 2021

Talking Textiles with the RSA

The RSA, the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, is hosting an online event ‘Textiles: Research, Innovation and Procurement’ to discuss aspects, research and progress that affects the textile sector today. Lynn Wilson FRSA, circular economy specialist and a student team she has led will be joined by Fashion-Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway, along with Sadie Dainton from the British Standards Institute.

Taking place Thursday 20th May 2021 from 11am – 12.30pm this free online event will openly discuss textile topics such as face masks, PPE textiles, BSI standards, sustainability and how more action, less conversation is required.

Fellows and guests are invited to register for this event and encouraged to submit questions in advance if they so wish – via sofsrsa@yahoo.com before 10:00 on Wednesday 19th May.

Tap the following link to register for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/textiles-research-innovation-and-procurement-tickets-153694332887

Last Chance to Book: How To Launch on Ecommerce

Tomorrow, Thursday 13th May we will be hosting the N17 Creative Callings: Your Omnichannel Strategy – How To Launch on Ecommerce employer engagement session with Carley Johnson.

Learn about good omnichannel strategies, how to find the right 3rd party platform for your fashion brand & more with Carley, founder of Unzipped Fashion Connections

This free online masterclass is brought to you by the N17 Creative Callings programme supported by the Mayor of London and the European Social Fund, will take place 10am – 12pm. Tap to find out more & book tap here.

Today ASBCI Online Conference

Today, 12th May, Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway has joined a group of industry professionals to speak at the ASBCI online conference ‘Beyond 2020: Survival of the Smartest,the future of the fashion industry in a post-Covid world’. Jenny’s topic of discussion focuses on ‘smart sourcing and the new manufacturing recovery.’ Tap here to find out more about the conference and its speakers.

Saturday Sewing Club at the FC Designer Collective, London N4

Do you want to learn how to sew? How to take up a hem or upcycle an old garment? We can teach you! Every Saturday we offer one-to-one tuition with our expert seamstress Leyla. Sessions take place from 10.00 – 14.00 and cost £20 per hour.

Book your day & time by emailing fcdesignercollective@fashion-enter.com with a short description about what you would like to learn! Tap here to find out more about the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4.

Currently Recruiting – Apprenticeships & Jobs Available

Mint Velvet is looking for a Junior Garment Technologist for fixed term maternity cover starting in June, while Mountain Warehouse need an Ethical Packaging and Labelling Apprentice to join their growing team based in London. For fashion jobs and apprenticeships please regularly visit: https://fcfta.com/jobs

Masterclasses and Courses

The next Level 3 Tailoring course will commence from 26th May click here for more details

N17 Creative Callings: Your Omnichannel Strategy – How to Launch on Ecommerce (online)

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – June

N17 Creative Callings: How to Do Your Own PR (online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Have you been watching The Great British Sewing Bee? We are hooked and inspired and as this week is ‘children’s week’ we have picked out this fun anchor print cotton that would also work well for cushions or a summer tote bag. Available now at the FCFabricStudio at £4- per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital

Fashion and Textiles Vies to Clean Up its Act. We look at the latest eco-friendly practices being adopted throughout the supply chain.

And Finally…

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – a topic that concerns us all, from family to work colleagues to fellow students, encouraging & supporting positive mental health is of great benefit to all ages & all walks of life. Hear from Senior Tutor Julia on how learning a new skill can increase confidence, give purpose as well as strengthen ability: https://twitter.com/FashionCapital/status/1392147851342499842

Until next time, have a great week.

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