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Newsletter 17th August 2022

Looking for A Career in Fashion

It’s that time of year again, when A-Level (18th August) and GCSE (25th August) students receive their results. For many young people it’s a defining moment in determining their future career, however university isn’t the only option if you are looking to break into fashion.

Alicia Noble

Tap here to read about our apprenticeships and courses, and here for a short YouTube video interview with Alicia Noble, her apprenticeship with Fashion-Enter / Hobbs led her into full time work and she is now a Senior Executive in Travel Retail at Chanel!

We are here to help. Contact us via email: education@fashion-enter.com

Next Enrolment Dates

If you would like to enrol on our Level 1 or 2 courses in Stitching or Pattern Cutting commencing in September please attend our Haringey HQ on the following dates:

Courses at the Fashion Technology Academy

Seize the Opportunity – FC Designer Collective

We are incredibly fortunate to have a retail outlet with the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road. This supports and promotes local, independent designers with exposure and sales. The shop is now open 5-days a week and also offers haberdashery, alterations and stitching support from our highly experienced technician Leyla – this lady really can do anything!

Islington designers – please make the most of this golden opportunity by regularly visiting the shop so you can; update your designs – in line with the season’s, merchandise your stock, invite customers and hold sales / promotional events.

G-Label hoodie by Genieve Couture

Genieve Vasconcelos is the latest sustainable designer to join the FC Designer Collective, during lockdown she created G-Label, a unisex casual wear Collection of T-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Hoodies.

Contact: fcdesignercollective@fashion-enter.com

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

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

Last Few Places – Free Curtain Making Workshop

We have a few places remaining for a community, 3-day, curtain making workshop taking place at the FC Designer Workspace from next Monday 22nd August. The workshop is aimed at 16 to 25, year-olds based in Islington but age does not really apply here.

Tap here for all the details and how to apply.

Do You Need Garment Production?

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have production capacity available end-August and September! If you are looking to manufacture ethically in the UK please come and visit us and see what we have to offer.

Please e mail: Caroline@fashion-enter.com or call 0208 809 3311

Invennt Visit & Roundtable Invite

Team members from Invennt, a London business consultancy, working with organisations who execute, commission or support the development and construction of capital projects, recently visited Fashion-Enter HQ and were very impressed with our micro-factory facility. The team is kindly networking us with potential clients and have invited our CEO Jenny Holloway to speak at an executive roundtable lunch in September on the topic of ‘Socially Responsible Fashion.’ Details to follow.

Leicester 1-Week Sewing & Garment Making Course Extended

Sushy with all the garments she has made in just 1-week

Due to demand FCFTA Leicester have extended the week-long Sewing & Garment Making Course. If you would like to join this course places are available from Monday’s, 22nd / 29th August and 5th September. The course costs £75 and is a brilliant way to upskill and learn how to make your own clothes. Learner’s so far have gained excellent skills and knowledge.

Sushy (Learner) said: “This really is a wonderful course, such great value, the facilities and machines are superb and the tutors are excellent, you get so much support. The best course I have ever done.”

The FCFTA Leicester Academy is getting set for the new academic year along with accredited courses the Academy offers: Rental of industrial machines £5-per hour, Fashion Studio Service, fabrics and samples for sale.

Contact FCFTALeicester@fashion-enter.com or call Jackie 0116 4362560 

Fashion Studio Update

As of 1st September there will be an update to the Fashion Studio terms and conditions. For all new production orders the Fashion Studio will be requiring a 25% deposit, this deposit must be paid before cutting can begin, the balance is then to be paid on completion of the order, as per current payment terms.  

New Masterclasses

TR Pattern Cutting

Just added to our masterclass agenda is the popular TR Pattern Cutting Taster with the ‘Queen of seams’ Claudette Joseph. Taking place on Saturday 17th September at the FC Designer Workspace, this three-hour session introduces learners to the TR pattern cutting technique, a form of origami pattern cutting. 

Tap here for more details and to book your place.

Masterclasses and Courses

Gerber Accumark

More masterclasses are being added for the new term tap here to view what is available.

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring Courses 

Leicester Summer Special Sewing Course (Throughout August until 9th September)

Islington: Summer Special 4 Day Sewing Course 30th August – 2nd September

4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive and Motivated (free) – 8th September

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 12th – 14th September

TR Pattern Cutting Taster – 17th September

End of Line Sale

Please come and visit our Haringey HQ, Unit 13, Crusader Estate for our end-of-line stock sale throughout August. Call 0208 809 3311 or e-mail: hawi@fashion-enter.com to confirm when you can arrive. Prices are at least 50% off cost price and stock is available on a first come first served basis. We are open Monday – Friday (No Saturdays) from 10:00 – 16:00. 

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we have picked out this abstract green pattern cotton jersey, perfect for an everyday top or dress. Available from the FCFabricStudio at just £4 per metre.

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And Finally…

Please note that FashionCapital Memberships are now full to capacity. If you would like to join the waiting list please email: beth@fashion-enter.com

Until next time, have a fabulous week!

The team at FashionCapital

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