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Training and Good Practice


Newsletter 18th November 2020

Training and Good Practice

Getting the right training from industry experts is everything! We want to ensure the very best practices are implemented in our factories right from the start, which is why we have had an army of people supporting our Welsh operation. Over the past two weeks the Welsh team have gained insight from: 

James Stewart – Ex Burberry Director Lean. 

Christine Brennan – Ex supervisor from Fashion-Enter factory London advising supervisors and stitchers.

Nedyalka – For machine operation, sewing skills and the most efficient way to put a garment together.

TJ Hussein, Anna-Maria Michael and Caroline Ash – on compliance and HR. 

& Elle Argyrou on quality control, packing and finishing. 

Along with supporting our existing staff we want to ensure the best opportunities for the next generation, such as new recruit Jack, seen here with Nedyalka (Nelly) and Christine. Made in the UK is here to stay!

For job opportunities with Fashion-Enter in London and Wales tap here.

Fashion-Enter Factory Outlet Now Open!

We have now opened, due to much demand, a Factory Outlet within the historic Pryce Jones building in Newtown, Powys. Situated alongside the Factory in the basement of the building we have a selection of quality garments available. A huge thank-you to Anwen Jones for celebrating the launch of the Outlet with this fabulous cake, which Jenny Holloway adds, was delicious!

Fashion-Enter Factory Outlet, The Royal Welsh Warehouse, 17 Old Kerry Road, Newtown, Powys, Wales SY16 1BJ. 

N17 Creative Callings: Fashion Designer Karen Gold

After training at Fashion-Enter’s Stitching Academy in north London Karen Gold quickly developed her signature style and launched her own womenswear collection in 2015. While Karen’s designs began to get noticed she felt she could benefit from further business and production support. Being based in the Tottenham CEZ area meant that she could receive further mentoring and advice courtesy of the N17 Creative Callings program.

Karen comments: “I am so pleased I joined the N17 Creative Callings program and I am being personally mentored by Jenny Holloway (CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd).

“So far on the program I have been working with the Fashion Studio (at Fashion-Enter Ltd) and had my collection made for half price, my sales have increased with a new account in Dagenham and I am also now working on new logo designs too. To have a program that allows you access to a wide range of people and services whenever you need advice is the only way business support can really work. I can’t express my gratitude enough to both Haringey Council and the Greater London Authority to allow this much needed support to occur.”

Read about her SS21 collection here.

Win A Karen Gold Dress!

Would you like to win this flattering Karen Gold corded lace midi dress in burgundy (available in UK sizes 8 – 16)?

Then answer this question: Where was Karen’s Caribbean Odyssey SS21 collection made?

Email your answer to: info@fashioncapital.co.uk a winner will be drawn at random and contacted for size and mailing details on the 2nd December 2020.

Good luck!

FashionCapital Membership & Bundles Service to Start Your Brand 

Restriction on movement and socializing has seen a dramatic growth in creative projects such as sewing, making, design and crafts. Over the last few months we have been contacted regularly for a membership service that will enable individuals to get their creative business off the ground successfully.

The new FashionCapital membership scheme will include; business bundles – a series of step-by-step guides and templates to create and launch a fashion label, one-to-one mentoring, a series of downloadable masterclasses, discounts on production and a quarterly online meet-up with a leading industry expert, plus much more! 

This is not to be missed for anyone who wants to start a brand on the right track from day one. Launching soon!

Compliance Training Academy Wales

The FTA team have been busy working towards all things compliance in order to secure local funding and open an extension of the Fashion Technology Academy in Wales. This is an amazing opportunity to reach more businesses potentially in need of apprentices and support them with quality training.  We were extremely pleased to find out that some of our most popular apprenticeship frameworks such as the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Fashion and Textiles (Apparel Pathway) and the level 4 Diploma in Technical Textiles and Apparel (Product Development and Sourcing pathway) are still active in Wales. More updates to follow, watch this space!

Learn Pattern Making & Technical Skills for Fashion From Home

As an official affiliate of Telestia – the leading online learning platform for pattern-making and design courses, we are thrilled to offer four online courses that you can complete in your own time with accompanying online tutor support. Get busy and upskill during lockdown, to receive a 10% discount simply follow the links below to sign up for your chosen course.

Pattern Making – Womenswear

Pattern Making – Menswear

Fashion Design Technical Drawing 

Level 2 Telestia Diploma in APD 

For further information or any questions please contact jenni@fashion-enter.com

Masterclasses & Courses

Stitching, Pattern Cutting, Tailoring & More

Online Pattern Cutting Course

Advanced Gerber Masterclass

Fabric Swatch of the Week

We love this black metallic cotton with sheer effect, perfect for adding contrast to garments as well as home crafting projects. Available at £3.50 per metre at the FCFabricStudio.

This Week on FashionCapital…

Why we need to support the British wool industry.

And Finally…

Well done to the Welsh factory team – we have another order of PPE made, packed and ready to go!

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