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Newsletter 29th September 2021

Fashion-Enter’s Weekend Away

‘You are only as good as the people around you.’

Being part of a team is central to Fashion-Enter and its ethical stance in the UK manufacturing sector. After a year of lockdowns it was a welcome relief to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Fashion-Enter Wales by uniting the London and Welsh teams.

Last Friday the London branch headed over to Wales for a weekend of sightseeing, live music, dinner and dancing.

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway commented: “It was absolutely great to have such a big turnout from everyone and I know when the band played their last song every single person was on that dance floor strutting their stuff! It’s been a long time since I went to bed at 2 am in the morning but that didn’t compare to the die-hards of 4.30 am!

“Huge thank-you to everyone at Elephant and Castle (especially Zara), the Band Zed’s Dead (absolutely got the place rocking), the DJ and Anwen for baking that special cake. It was a weekend to remember and it makes me personally so proud of the team we have.” 

Tap here to read more about the weekend away.

Job Opening With the FTA

The Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) is looking for receptionist / administrator. If you have fantastic people & communication skills, are organised and familiar with Microsoft Office then this could be for you. This position is based at our HQ in Haringey, north London. To find out more and apply tap here.

In Need of Studio or Hot-desking Space?

Are you looking for a workspace to help nurture & develop your business? We are here to help with our affordable workspace situated minutes away from Finsbury Park tube station. The space is fully equipped and we can offer hot-desking and machine hire alongside long term rentals of individual studio spaces.

Please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com with your request.

Next Week: Why PR Should be part of your Strategy

Founder of PR Dispatch Rosie Davies-Smith will explain how you can drive your product-based business forward through a long-term PR strategy. This online masterclass will cover:

Don’t miss out Wednesday 6th October from 10 – 11.30am,free for FC Members and N17 Creative Callings participants and £20 for non-Members, tap here to book.

Halloween Headdress Workshop

Get ready for Halloween with our headdress workshop 7th October, early bird price £25 until 1st October. Receive expert guidance from Mary, founder of headwear emporium Another Earthling, she will provide materials & guide you step by step in this fun and informal crafting class for adults. Spaces are limited so be quick on your broomstick! Tap here to find out more and book your place.

Free Stitching Tuition for Islington Residents

We are hosting a series of weekly sewing masterclasses at the FC Designer Collective shop on Fonthill Road from 6th – 20th October, which are free for all Islington residents. Each 2-hour masterclass is led by our fantastic technician and tutor Leyla who has over 40-years experience in sewing! There are limited spaces for each session, and they are booked on a first come first served basis. To book tap here

Fashion Studio Client: Good Wash DayⓇ

Good Wash DayⓇ specialises in organic jersey cotton towels for healthy, happy hair. Karen Saull the founder talks about how FashionCapital and the Fashion Studio have helped her develop her brand that now sells all over the world.

“In terms of manufacturing, I wanted the quality to match the high-end fabric and lux (yet eco-friendly) packaging. I knew the towels needed to be expertly made, and at volume, because I wanted to be able to quickly scale. After yet more research I found FashionCapital. From the moment I made contact I have been so impressed with their ethos. We had an initial consultation where any questions I had were answered. Since then we have settled into a pattern which suits my business: I really enjoy the dependable working relationship we have developed and I continue to appreciate what FashionCapital stands for: I know I can rely on them to make every single towel with care and consistency.”

Tap here to find out more about Good Wash DayⓇ

At the Factory…

Exciting times at the Factory, the very first order off the Kornit Presto printing machine is happening today for the online retail brand ASOS.com. This marks a huge step forward in efficient, low-impact direct-to-fabric digital textile printing with zero water waste and it’s happening right here in the UK!

Kornit Digital Present CreOSphere Event 26 & 27 October

CreOSphere is an exclusive and unique global fashion event that connects the dots of modern-day fashion and trailblazing a new concept of industry. This is where inspiration, creation and innovation meet sustainable onshore, on-demand digital production, offering the leading brands and retailers of the world with a choice – and not a compromise – to adopt sustainable and profitable business transformation. The CreOSphere event is powered by Kornit Digital and Creazioni Digitali.

Brands and retailers are invited to attend this forward-thinking 2-day event taking place in Italy, tap here for more information.

Coming Soon…

We are currently updating our FCFTA website as well as developing a new website for Fonthill Road traders. Watch this space.

Factory Tours, Workshops and CPPD’s

Last week the Fashion-Enter team worked with an important Government client on a 3-day tailor made cutting course. Each member of the group rated the course 10 out of 10 and feedback included: “I enjoyed the course a great deal and achieved my learning goals (Eastman knife). It was great to learn from expert practitioners.”

We also held Factory Uncovered workshops with River Island and ASDA where again the team achieved 10 out of 10, here is what a Senior Buying Admin Assistant had to say: “I have learnt about the future of fitting and minimising samples and time with sealing, and sustainable printing.”

Tap here to find out more about our bespoke training options. 

Previous Learner’s Please Note…

If you are a previous Fashion Technology Academy learner and still have your work, portfolio or certificate at the unit please can you call Hawi over the next few days on 0208 809 3311 to arrange a time to collect your items.

Masterclasses and Courses

On-going short courses in Stitching and Pattern Cutting available – to find out more visit our FCFTA website or contact education@fashion-enter.com

Why PR Should Be Part of Your Strategy (Online)

Free Sewing Masterclasses (Islington residents)

Halloween Headdress Masterclass (FC Designer Workspace)

Midnight Queen Bedazzled Headdress Masterclass (FC Designer Workspace)

How to Produce a High Selling Product (Online)

Optitex 2D & 3D – 3 Day Course (FTA)

How to Wholesale (Online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This zero-water waste printed jersey is super soft and easy to work with for cosy layers this autumn. Faux snake print jersey available now at the FC Fabric Studio at £4.50 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital…

UK authorities have warned businesses they have until 2022 to make sure their green claims comply with the law – or risk fines and other penalties. Read more on this story: UK Regulators to Clamp Down on Greenwashing

And Finally…

Remember in 2018 when Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway shaved off her hair to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust and her close friends’ daughter Lydia? We are still supporting this incredible charity today and ask you to join us as we sponsor Georgina Taylor, Lydia’s older sister, as she is set to run the London Marathon this weekend. Click here for her fundraising page and good luck to Callum too!

Until next time, have a great week.

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