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Top Marks For the FTA Teaching Team


Newsletter 2nd September 2020

The FTA Receives Excellent External Assessor Results!

The Skills & Education Group have over one hundred years of collective experience to ensure high-quality services, support, and representation to the education and skills sector. The educational wing of Fashion-Enter, the Fashion Technology Academy, was recently assessed by the Group and we are pleased to announce that our educational team have done us proud.

The report stated: ‘A high quality standard of coursework across all the well designed Tailoring courses. Good use of different assessment methods. Well qualified teaching and assessing team. Exemplar IQA.’

The external assessor reviewed the FTA’s Tailoring, Apparel and Technologist courses and the credit here goes to Julia Burrows and the FTA team for their unrelenting dedication to provide the very best tuition, even in these difficult pandemic times.

More Good News From Make UK

We are thrilled to announce that, once again Fashion-Enter Ltd, has made it to the Make UK Manufacturing Awards 2020 regional shortlist for the south. The results will be announced in an online awards ceremony on the 20th October. Fingers and legs crossed for the Fashion-Enter team and good luck to the other manufacturers’ involved.

The Summer Factory Sale Has Arrived

This Saturday 5th September the Factory will open its doors to offer huge discounts on a wide range of fabrics and trims. Don’t miss out and get stocked up for your autumn sewing projects. The sale will take place 10:00 – 14:00 at the Factory on Crusader Estate, nearest tube: Manor House. Come along and please wear a mask, we will also have a one-way system, hand sanitizer and temperature check in place to ensure safety for all.

Talking Technology on Radio 4

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway opened an informative Radio 4 programme with David Baker titled: ‘The March of Robots’. Aired on 30th August, the programme questioned the rise of automation at work and will robots take more jobs? Jenny began the programme by giving David a virtual tour of the Factory, she then talked about the technology the company has invested in, such as Optitex, and how such technology reduces time, cost and waste. She also discussed Sewbots, and while robot machinists, or Sewbots, have been developed they won’t be replacing human machinists anytime soon. Tap here to listen to Jenny, her segment is at the very beginning of the 28-minute programme.

New Apprenticeships Apply Now!

More apprenticeship positions are being added this week. Please check on https://fcfta.com/jobs/apprenticeship-jobs for the latest offers. Posts for an apprentice Curtain and Blind Maker and a Studio Assistance Apprentice are also open to applicants.

Fashion & Retail in a Pandemic Era

Due to the current global pandemic crisis Covid-19 many fashion business are now struggling and companies are being hard hit with many being forced to close their doors, Bukola Dagiloke shared with Pure London her thoughts on consumer behaviour and the state of retail in the pandemic era.

Read More Here: bit.ly/Pandemic-Consumers

Coming Soon the ‘FC Designer Collective’ Launch

We will officially launch the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road during September’s London Fashion Week. More than just a shop the FC Designer Collective is about bringing together the creative community whether it’s learning to stitch, getting an alteration or selling some designs. The official launch will take place in-store (limited capacity) and as a live stream event. More on this soon.

The shop is now open, if you are based in north London and would like to be a part of this exciting and local initiative please contact: fcdesignercollective@fashion-enter.com for further information or to book a consultation.

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

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

Upcoming Masterclasses 

How to sell your brand online 

Legal Eagle with Nick Gould 

Gerber Accumark for Beginners 

Fabric Swatch of the Week

With children back to school this week and government advice on mask wearing at school constantly changing we have picked out this dark navy cotton mask. An ideal, fuss-free choice – perfect to combine with school uniform, it’s always handy to have a few cotton masks to alternate between wash and wear. Navy cotton face mask £4.99 from the FCFabricStudio various sizes available.

This Week on FashionCapital…

Fashion Industry Needs to Up Its Game to Address Climate Change

And Finally…

Fashion-Enter’s Production Director Caroline Ash has been invited to speak at the very first 3D Tech Festival for Apparel & Fashion. Caroline will discuss the title topic ‘Are you industry ready?’ during the Careers Day segment of the 4-day programme on the 17th September. To find out more about this free online event tap here.

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