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Time For A Fashion Re:set


Newsletter 12th October 2022

On the Right Track

Yesterday, 11th October, Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO, Jenny Holloway was invited to speak on a panel at the ASBCI’s Fashion Re:set Summit 2022. The conference highlighted the need for the industry to adapt and implement buy-to-demand and lean strategies. Discussion at the Summit confirmed that investment in new technology and the micro factory concept is on the right track to ensure a prosperous future.

Jenny said: “The old way of buying is dead and it’s time for retailers to stop the waste in their supply chain and buy-to-demand. We’ve had the micro factory set up for almost a year now thanks to Kornit Digital and Zund and trials are just about to go through. Thank-you to ASBCI for inviting Fashion-Enter Ltd to speak, thanks to the people I met who were truly inspiring in the work they’re undertaking and here’s to a new future!”

Tap here to read the full article.

Join Us for a CPPD

As a part of Fashion-Enter Ltd’s educational agenda the team offers successful CPPD seminars and Factory Uncovered tours. Groups range from secondary school pupils and university students to industry professionals; such as buyers and merchandisers, as well as groups from external industry sectors. Tap here to read more about this service.

A Full House

We have just welcomed our latest Level 1 stitching course cohorts, the full classes reflect the growing interest in sewing and garment making. These 5-week courses take place throughout the academic year if you are interested in joining please contact: education@fashion-enter.com 

These courses are also available in Newtown Wales and Leicester visit the FCFTA website for all the details.

Hear what our previous learner’s say about the courses we provide in these short YouTube videos.

This Friday…Repair and Upcycle Workshop

Our popular, free Repair and Upcycle workshop is back this Friday 14th October from 10am at the FC Designer Workspace. The transformations we have seen at these workshops have been fantastic. If you would like to use our industrial machines with support from our tutors please book your place here.

Saturday Sewing Club

Need more time on your sewing project? Then pop into our Saturday Sewing Club this weekend. From 10am industry tutor, Vali, will be on-hand to support and advise. These four-hour sessions cost just £20 +VAT and take place at our fully equipped FC Designer Workspace, on Durham Road, London N7. Nearest tube: Finsbury Park.

Tap here to book your place.

Belles of London Bespoke Service

Our super ace seamstress Leyla has been working her magic again. Take a look at this stunning transformation from a sequin mini dress to this dramatic, unique gown. If you would like an expert to repair or upcycle your clothes then visit Leyla at our shop: FC Designer Collective, 113-115 Fonthill Road, London N4, from Tuesday – Saturday.

DWP Supports Part Time Tutor Angela

Former Level 2 Pattern Cutting learner Angela Bedward has shown excellent capabilities along with empathy for others which has led the FTA to invite her to join the team as a part-time tutor. Angela agreed and is now on an IQA course. Angela is a wheelchair user and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been incredibly supportive and her request for Special Aids and Equipment has been approved. Thank-you to Afzal at DWP. Tap here for more on this news.

Jobs and Apprenticeships

We are currently recruiting for an Apprenticeship Tutor at the Fashion Technology Academy in Haringey. If you have fashion industry experience and a nurturing and supportive personality then we would like to hear from you. Please contact: jackie@fashion-enter.com  

For the latest fashion apprenticeship opportunities tap here.  

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Are you making a Halloween outfit this year? We have some blood red and deep black end-of-line fabrics that are affordable and perfect to create your very own costume. This red woven crepe is just £4 per metre at the FCFabricStudio

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring 

Repair and Upcycle Workshop – (free) 14th October

4 Key Strategies to Make You More Positive and Motivated (free) – 18th October

Islington 4 Day Sewing Course – 24th – 27th October

Optitex Technology 2D & 3D – 9th – 11th November

Gerber Accumark for Beginners – 16th – 18th November

Entrepreneurial Callings – How I Did It – (free) 16th November

Sourcing and Supply Base Strategy via Zoom – 23rd November

This Week on FashionCapital…

This week we welcomed Liz Barclay, Small Business Commissioner from GOV.UK to the FC Designer Workspace in Islington. Liz spoke to the designers and learners at the Workspace and also made a video about the initiative. Tap here to read more about this visit.

And Finally…

One of our Stitching learners, pictured here with Jenny Holloway, recently lost her mother, who was laid to rest on Monday 10th October. Instead of flowers friends and family were encouraged to donate to the plant a tree fund, this can be done via the National Trust website: Plant a tree to help nature thrive or as a gift l UK | National Trust The team at the FC Designer Workspace thought this was a lovely idea and would like to support with a donation and mention of this program in the newsletter as a way of celebrating someone special.

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital  

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