The All New FC Membership
Newsletter 9th December 2020
What FashionCapital Membership Can Do For You!
Since 2001 here at FashionCapital we have nurtured, developed and supported new and emerging designers through every step of launching a brand from initial idea to garment production to generating those all-important sales.
Utilising our years of experience and expert industry knowledge we have been working hard on a new annual membership we think will equip you with the tools and confidence to forge ahead and build a successful brand.
You will have access to a series of business bundles, one-to-one mentoring and four downloadable masterclasses to watch in your own time, along with discounts on courses, fabrics, studio space and production services.
There is an option to pay the yearly membership fee in four instalments every three months. If you would like to know more please email email@example.com
To find out more about what the membership offers please tap here.
How Galaxius Gets Results
The Galaxius digital system has become invaluable to Fashion-Enter’s factory operations. Since implementing the system productivity and good practice has dramatically increased and we have gained Leading Status in the Fast Forward audit. Galaxius allows manufacturing businesses to see exactly what garment is being made and where, which enables them to have absolute transparency with retailers and consumers. The connected smart system allows the factory to collect data about operations, and carry out Just in Time and lean strategies, where time is money.
Due to popular demand we have put together this short video explaining how Galaxius works and is essential for any factory.
Just In: New Apprenticeship with Derek Rose
Derek Rose is looking for an apprentice silk studio sewing machinist. Derek Rose is a comfort-led, lifestyle brand with a customer-centric philosophy that makes functional, stylish, off-duty clothing for men and women. The position is based in Congleton and while training and learning the skill of machining, the apprentice will also produce prototypes, carry out alterations and create sales samples alongside production orders. To find out more and apply tap here.
Enter the Drapers Prize Draw
Drapers has launched a charity prize draw with the proceeds going to the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, helping those within the industry that are currently experiencing hardship. It’s just £5 to enter with the chance of winning some amazing, luxury items from the likes of Burberry, Raeburn, Fred Perry, Cambridge Satchel Company and more. Tap here to find out more and enter.
Changing the World of Work for Good
On the 7th December Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway joined the TUC Zoom meeting on ‘Workplace Access for Unions’. Presented by Lee Barron from TUC Midlands, the meeting discussed working together, openness and transparency, ending bad practice, resolving industry issues and building relationships with brands and factories to ensure good ethics and business success. https://www.tuc.org.uk/
On-Demand Sustainable Printing
We’re currently working with the most sustainable and ethical printing technologies in the world today – Kornit Digital.
We are totally convinced that come spring we are all going to want to party. Prints will be the order of the day and we will be ready to supply whatever print you need in any garment within a week! To prove this we’re creating ‘a fully Sustainable and Ethically manufactured range of on-Demand fashion with Kornit Digital to reflect the flexibility & diversity of prints which we can now offer using a fully transparent and sustainable manufacturing process.
These are exciting times!
Pep&Co Take the Factory Uncovered Virtual Tour
On 4th December a team of junior buying admins and buying assistants from Pep&Co attended the Factory Uncovered virtual workshop. The three-hour session hosted by CEO Jenny Holloway and Production Director Caroline Ash explained how a UK factory can be competitive, the complete garment cycle and key machine operations, how to stop cabbage and much more.
Sophie, Junior Kids West Technologist commented: “I have gained a lot of transferable information that can help me grow with in my area”
To find out more about our insightful tours and seminars tap here.
First Kickstart Apprentice Joins Fashion-Enter Wales
Olivia is just 16-years old. During Olivia’s interview with Martin Jones and Rachel Bufton she carried out a machine test on lockstitch and overlocker. Her handling was good and she demonstrated a good understanding of how parts of a garment went together. She also listened very well to instructions. Martin and Rachel recommend that Olivia would be the ideal candidate to join the Kickstart program. Well done Olivia and welcome to the team!
Newtown Food Bank Collection at the Welsh Factory
Martin Jones, Factory Manager at Fashion-Enter, Wales said: “Our local branch of the Samaritans here in Newtown are collecting for the Newtown food bank. A few of the ladies picked up on this good cause and decided to organise a collection in the factory. This has resulted in an excellent response. We are hoping to have a representative from the Samaritans here on site next week to collect the items.”
New Styles from B of London
Just in at SilkFred.com are some new styles from our diffusion line B of London. Whether it’s stylish, lounging or party sparkle we have jumpsuits, dresses and leggings to update your winter wardrobe.
Fashion Technology Academy News
The Fashion Technology Academy had new learners starting classes this week and they have been benefiting from factory tours both virtually and onsite with our Production Director Caroline Ash. Esme, Education & Learning Operations Manager said: “A big thank-you to Caroline for supporting and inspiring our learners at the start of their journeys into the wonderful world of garment manufacturing!”
Masterclasses and Courses
Learning from Home Online Courses
Fabric Swatch of the Week
Make eco-friendly wrapping choices this Christmas with ribbons, cords, laces and fabrics that can be re-used! To view and buy this red ribbon cord visit the FCFabricStudio.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
Looking for something unique this festive season? Then why not visit the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4, a short walk from Finsbury Park tube station. The Collective has some real gems, perfect for a locally sourced present. Opening hours are: Tuesday – Saturday – 10am – 5pm.
FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH.