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To Engage, Interact & Inform


Newsletter 21st July 2021

CPPD’s – To Engage, Interact & Inform

It was fantastic to welcome 10 employees from George at Asda for a Factory Uncovered CPPD at the London factory last week. The participants from the merchandising, buying and sourcing departments gave excellent feedback on how much they learnt about the entire garment life cycle, with plenty of informative information that they can utilise within their own jobs.

Now that we are able to welcome people on site, as well as offer virtual tours, we are launching a new CPPD workshop: ‘The Micro Factory Uncovered’ – Sustainable and ethical garment manufacturing today.

This is a 4-hour interactive workshop at our fully compliant factory showcasing traditional garment making versus the latest sustainable technologies! The session will introduce: the latest 3D fitting software, the Kornit digital printer Presto, the Zund Master cutter and how Atlas works to create an on-site, on-demand Micro Factory concept. Individuals will learn about the impact of new technologies on garment making today! What is one-piece flow, Custom Gateway, Bulk and Bundle V’s consumer pull demand.

Learn about the Sustainable Micro Factory Concept today!

For more information please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com

Fashion Action: Leading a Green Recovery in Scotland

This Friday 23rd July at 10am Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway will joinFiona Gooch, Senior Policy advisor from Traidcraft for a Fashion Revolution Scotland conversation in a live cross-party Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) event. The discussion will focus on the critical need for Government intervention on Brands Purchasing Practices, and solutions on how that can be achieved with Government support. 

This will be on online event, to join and listen to the conversation please tap here.

Next Thursday 29th July MOTIF – Developing Sustainable Products

Being more sustainable is a must if brands and retailers are to remain relevant and future proof their businesses. The fashion industry recognises that this is not only the right thing to do but it makes complete business sense! Join the MOTIF Re Imagine & Invent learning series: ‘Developing Sustainable Products, Building a Brand from Scratch’ a 2-hour interactive online class taking place Thursday 29th July at 2pm. Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway will be joined by Andrea KennedyProfessor, LIM College & Founder, Fashiondex and Julie Verdugo, Director Sustainability and Social Impact, Free People, to explain how to build a sustainable business. To find out more and book your place tap here.

This Weekend – Cocktails & Cupcakes! And some Fashion…

Taking place at the FC Designer Collective in north London – the fashion accessories brand Diva Choice, Cupcakes & Cocktails event will take place this Saturday 24th July 12 – 5pm. Customers are free to pop in for music, cocktails and cupcakes while browsing the latest designs. Along with some on-the-day bargains those spending over £30 will get £5 off on Diva Choice and Fashion-Enter’s ‘Made in the UK’ brand B of London.

The Diva Choice Cupcake & Cocktails free event will take place at the FC Designer Collective, 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4 3HH. Close to Finsbury Park tube station. See you there!

Is Fashion Now Unfashionable?

Fashion has had so much negative press lately and it’s now almost at a point where fashion is unfashionable! People’s concerns about Covid, work, mental health matters’ and the environment have taken priority and as such they can see that they can make do with their current wardrobe. The current uncertainty of ‘Freedom Day’ this week with still high cases creates that stop-go in retail. This is why we are currently focussing on small intimate classes for upcycling, repairs and alterations at our Stitching Academy and at our shop on Fonthill Road. We are here to genuinely help!


Learn to Repair & Repurpose at the FC Designer Collective

Leyla is back at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road in north London to pass on her amazing sewing skills for those that want to learn!

4th August 10.00 – 12.00 – Using Industrial Sewing Machines 

This two-hour masterclass is ideal for beginners wanting to learn how to sew using industrial machines. You will be taught how to thread and operate industrial sewing machines.

11th August 10.00 – 12.00 – Basic Sewing Techniques

In this two-hour masterclass learn how to produce a range of seam and hems with the over locker industrial sewing machine and coverstitch machine. Ideal for beginners wanting to learn basic sewing techniques.

18th August 10.00 – 12.00 – Repair and Upcycle 

Do you have a garment that needs repairing or upcycling? Learn basic repair techniques with an item you bring in from home

Each sewing masterclass is free for Islington residents, numbers are limited so this is offered on a first come first served basis. To book one masterclass, or all three email jenni@fashion-enter.com

Coming Soon…

Spyce Jones our new homeware range! Watch this space.

N17 Creative Callings – The Daily Dream

N17 Creative Callings (N17CC) participant Angela Britton is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in London and runs ‘The Daily Dream’ from her studio in Tottenham, selling prints and accessories based on her designs. Here’s what she had to say about N17CC and the free support and business advice she has received:

“I think it’s amazing that Haringey offers this N17 Creative Callings service to support creatives like me. I have had my first meeting with Fashion-Enter and we already have a plan of action on the direction of business. This is a free service for local residents and after Covid it’s just what businesses need. My sales have already gone up in just a week and I am really impressed with how professional, helpful and friendly Fashion-Enter have been. And I think it’s incredible that this level of tailored support is free to local creatives. Thank-you to all concerned.”

To view Angela’s work visit: https://thedailydream.com/

And to find out more about N17 Creative Callings tap here.

B of London

B of London Best seller of the week is the Mae sweatheart, midi, bodycon dress, available in floral, geometric, polkadot, snakeskin or plain. Tap to view this popular design in floral.

Apprenticeships & Jobs

We currently have apprenticeship positions for an assistant seamstress at Aimee Joyce and a product development and garment technologist at Lyle and Scott.

Don’t miss out – regularly visit our jobs and apprenticeships section to view the latest opportunities.

Masterclasses & Courses

The Sampling Process (Free online)

How to Build Your Omnichannel Strategy (Online)

Sustainable Fabric Sourcing (Online)

Gerber Accumark 3-day Course for Beginners – September

How to Do Your Own PR (Online)

What Does It Take to Launch a Successful Fashion Business? (Online)

How to Produce a High Selling Product (Online)

How to Wholesale (Online)

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Have fun with this stunning tie-dye jersey, a summer staple both in fashion and home sewing projects! Available now at £4.50 a metre from the FCFabricStudio.

On FashionCapital.co.uk This Week…

Last week Rosie Middleton Marketing Director at Dancing Leopard delivered an exceptional masterclass on building a brand, read some of her top tips here: https://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/insights/online-masterclass-top-marketing-tips-from-rosie-middleton/

And Finally…

We are really enjoying working with Candi – City and Islington College, one of the largest further education colleges in London and part of several education and training providers. We are currently working with them on our FTA patterns and stitching courses, more on this soon!

Until next time, have a great week!

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