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Training a New Generation of Industry Experts


Newsletter 8th May 2019

Dear all,

We have some fantastic news regarding Fashion Enter Ltd’s (FEL) latest initiative – the Tailoring Academy. K Sewing, Eastman Staples and K&L Mannequins have all agreed to provide sponsorship for the new Tailoring Academy, the first of its kind in the UK, which will provide sought-after skills and job opportunities for the next generation of British tailors.

Jenny Holloway, CEO FEL commented: “Doesn’t this generous donation reflect how wonderful our industry really is in garment manufacturing? I was overwhelmed with the kindness from the three companies and the trust that they have placed in our team. We look forward to training a new generation of industry experts and working closer with K Sewing, Eastman Staples and K&L Mannequins. Thank you again!”

The Tailoring Academy is due to open in September 2019, more on this and our sponsors soon.

Jenny To Head Back to Westminster

Our CEO Jenny Holloway has just been invited to speak at an all Parliamentary discussion on Fast Fashion at The Fabian Society’s Think Tank alongside MP Mary Creagh. More details to follow.

And The Winner Is…

The lucky winner of the Belles of London Win a Bespoke Outfit competition is…G. V. – congratulations.

Apprenticeship News

Today we are busy reviewing CV’s for the Mountain Warehouse Apprentice Buying Administrator Assistant position. We still have apprenticeship posts available for a Product Developer with Neon Sheep and just in, an Apprentice Atelier Assistant for Ralph & Russo. To find out more and apply click here.

Job News

Our educational division the Fashion Technology Academy is currently looking for a Textiles Care Operative Tutor to find out more click here.

We also have positions available in our Factory for machinists and finishers, check out the ad posted in the Camden New Journal and Islington Tribune this past week.

MP Visit

Yesterday, 7th May, we welcomed John McNally MP for a tour of the Factory and our learning facility, the Fashion Technology Academy. John met with CEO Jenny Holloway, along with David King, his daughter Janice, Chris – Factory Manager and Caroline, Production Director. Along with providing John an insight into the company the team also put forward ideas to encourage positive support and growth for the fashion manufacturing sector.

New Futures Network

Today, our CEO, Jenny Holloway, is at Newbold Revel Prison Services College in Warwickshire to discuss the importance of stitching and garment making skills as a part of positive rehabilitation.

Yve Woman & Fashion Enter

Fashion Enter is currently in collaboration with Yvonne Collins from Yve Woman on a new Sample Sale format. Watch this space as a date and venue will be announced soon. 


Meet Glenford, he has been working at our North London Factory as a presser for 6-years. CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “Glenford is always a joy to be with. He is such a happy person and attends every social event we do. He is one of our pressers and has been an absolute asset to the team, he always has a smile on his face. I thank my lucky starts I met Glenford 6-years ago when he was working at Remploy!” 

Click here to read all about Fashion Enter and working with individuals from Remploy.

Masterclasses Coming Soon…

Fashion Masterclass – Let’s Create Your Own Fashion Brand

One day intensive course Tuesday 21st May 10.00 – 16.00 at The Factory

In this one-day course you will be supported by a team of industry experts who will advise you through every touch point of the garment process from design to the sampling process to production and finding the right manufacturer. Further 1:1 mentoring can follow with in-depth targeted advice for your brand!

Cost £99. Click here for the full agenda and to book.

Advanced 2-Day Gerber Course 1st and 8th June
Take on as much or as little as you like with our new Follow-On Advanced Gerber 2-day course. Get into the nitty-gritty depths of the Pattern Design and Explorer and/or continue with your own journey of drafting and amending patterns. Saturday 1st and the following Saturday 8th June.

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making Course for Beginners  7th, 14th and 21st September
 The Gerber AccuMark For Beginners is a 15-hour course that will provide you with the skills required for the workplace and within the industry. Led by two leading industry experts who have more than 30-years Gerber experience between them. It is a three-day course, which takes place on Saturday’s from 10am – 3pm. To find out more and book e-mail: education@fashion-enter.com

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we’ve picked out a fabric that’s essential for anyone trying out a new design idea – calico. Perfect for creating samples, draping on the stand and trying out new pattern ideas, 100% cotton, available now from the FCFabricStudio at £3.75 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

We have an exclusive FashionCapital discount offer to the UK’s first Marketing to China (m2C) Conference.

Fashion Trend: Dad sneakers. Chunky sneakers. Balenciaga trainers. We take a look at why the trend is still in.

Grad season is almost here and for many that have been fully absorbed in their final year project it can present a ‘what to do next’ moment. We take a look at a selection of options to take into consideration.

And Finally….

Carole Bertolotti recently came by the Fashion Studio to pick up her made-to-measure Belles of London blouse. She said:  “I love my blouse. It fits perfectly, feels really comfy and makes me feel good!! I can’t wait to show it off! Please say a big thank-you to all the team who measured me and made it for me. I will be talking to everyone I can about the Belles of London!”

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