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The Time is Now to Make it British!


Newsletter 23rd September 2020

Make it British Live! Online

Over the past six-months Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, has seen a rise in enquiries from UK businesses wanting to manufacture closer to home. After postponing the March Make it British Live! trade show she decided that buyers and designers needed to connect, now more than ever, with UK manufacturers. Enter ‘Make it British Live! Online’ – the 2-day event starts tomorrow, Thursday 24h September 10am – 5pm and Friday 25th September 10am – 4pm. As with previous Make it British events Fashion-Enter Ltd will be exhibiting with a virtual stand to showcase their production services, industry training facilities and more.

Tap here to register for this free industry event.

Panel Discussion: Sketch Pad to Shopping Bag

Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited to speak at the Make it British live panel discussion – ‘Sketch Pad to Shopping Bag’ – the future of fashion. She will be joined by Davinder Madaher, freelance print designer, Omer Kulka, CMO of Kornit Digital and others for a panel discussion chaired by Kate Hills, founder of Make it British. Jenny will focus on the manufacturing side and talk about what is ethical manufacturing, speed of response, factory audits, rolling ranges and why 3D is necessary and what next for the industry. Catch this live panel discussion on Thursday 24th September at 10.30am.

Global Fashion Marketplace – Clubhouse Fashion Virtual Event

International business development agency Global Fashion Marketplace is hosting Clubhouse Fashion, an interactive virtual event with thought-provoking discussions on the industry’s most pressing topics. On Thursday 1st October our very own Jenny Holloway will join Alessia Gotti, Sustainable Textiles Agent, Shivang Desai founder of Bigthinx, and Akhil Sivanandan, co-founder of Green Story to discuss the pandemic’s impact on sustainability.

To find out more about this virtual event and book your place tap here.

Excellent Feedback from the 3D Tech Festival

Last week our Production Director, Caroline Ash, joined an impressive industry line-up for the 4-day 3D Tech Festival – Apparel and Fashion. The feedback from the event has been fantastic and the day Caroline was presenting the online festival attracted 4,928 registrants, 1,204 attendees, and broadcast 9 hours of live discussion. Many thanks to the Alvanon team for inviting Fashion-Enter to participate in this global event. We look forward to the next one!

New Apprenticeships Now Available

Just in…four new apprenticeship positions with N16 Vintage Ltd. This young, dynamic, fashion design, manufacture and supply company based in North London and Leicester is looking for apprentices in wholesale production, ecommerce, garment tech and customer service / merchandising. We currently have 7 apprenticeship positions on offer with various companies providing real earn-while-you-learn opportunities. To view the latest apprenticeship offers click here.

APPG Modern Slavery Session

Taking place via Zoom this morning, 23rd September, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ethics & Sustainability in Fashion is seeking evidence for their policy paper on “Cleaning Up Fashion.” The session focused on labour exploitation, modern slavery in the UK and globally, as well as enhancing transparency in supply chains. The panel event, co-chaired by Catherine West MP and Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, will provide the notes in the writing of the accompanying policy paper. More on this in due course.

FC Designer Collective – Featured Label of the Week

This week our featured FC Designer Collective brand is Jannaty, a charity that empowers local women to lead independent lives and includes the development of sewing and crochet skills. Jannaty, Women’s Social Society, provides a space for local members to come together, interact, learn, develop and grow. The majority of Jannaty members are of BME backgrounds however, Jannaty welcomes women and girls from all walks of life. The Jannaty modesty wear collection, created by various Jannaty members, comprises of dresses, tops, tunics, kaftans, kimonos and accessories, which are all one-off designs.

Jannaty’s Director, Majida said: “It has always been my dream to help women to become more empowered and independent, and I would like to thank Cripplegate Foundation for their generous support over the years to fund the sewing and dress making course and make my dream a reality. We are proud to be part of the FC Designer Collective and look forward to the collaborative opportunities that will benefit our members, users and society as a whole.”

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

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And Finally…

Capturing the spirit of Make it British this Belles of London tailored jacket is made from UK sourced wool and can be made-to-measure at our London Factory to ensure the perfect fit. Tap here to view the jacket.

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