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UK Garment Manufacturing is Back and It’s Here to Stay!


FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 6th February 2019
Dear all,
Happy Lunar New Year as we welcome in the Year of the Pig!

The Fashion Studio Level 4 Standard Now Live!

We have patiently waited for four-years for this standard to be ready by the British Fashion Council and it’s finally here! Great news and it’s worth the wait. The Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to work within the fashion industry, with a specific focus on working within a fashion studio. To find out more about this apprenticeship qualification please click here.

ASOS.com Supplier Conference

Today team members are attending the ASOS.com Supplier Conference. CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “Without ASOS’s initial support we would not be here today. Their commitment to growing the UK manufacturing creates exciting times for all quality audited suppliers. Really looking forward today.” 

Thank-You Tesco

Our first major order has just come in from Tesco over 12,000 skirts. Caroline Ash, Production Director at Fashion Enter said: “We are extremely pleased that Tesco have placed this order with us and we hope to develop an on-going relationship with them. We truly believe that we can be the very backbone for UK retailers providing newness in just 3-4 weeks for new styles and for repeats just two-weeks.”

Work for F&F Tesco

The F&F technical team are looking for a candidate that has an interest in pursuing a career in garment technology and would be keen to gain experience in working within a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate needs to be highly motivated and keen to achieve individual goals. To find out more and apply click here.

Fashion Technology Academy Open Day

On Wednesday 20th February 2019 from 2pm to 5pm we will be holding an open day. If you are interested in seeing what courses we provide including our popular Stitching and Patterns courses amongst others then please come along.
Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13 / 14 Crusader Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ.

Next Belle Elle on Video

Belles of London’s next Belle – Elle Argyrou has just been interviewed about her style – if you are looking for clean lines, easy-to-wear shapes in natural fabrics then her capsule Belles collection could be just your thing. To view her YouTube video click here.

Speaking at UEL

In March CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited to speak to second year Fashion Design, Fashion Textiles and Fashion Marketing students at the University of East London (UEL). Jenny will discuss the various industry career options available and the courses and services that Fashion Enter provides.

Westminster University at the Factory

Today a group of Fashion Buying students are gaining real fashion manufacturing insight with a Factory tour and talk from Production Director Caroline Ash.
 For more on our Factory Tours click here.

As Seen On FashionRoundTable.co.uk 

CEO Jenny Holloway shares her thoughts with FashionRoundTable.co.uk with this insightful article…‘Why The Fashion Industry Is Awesome But What It Needs To Survive & Thrive’ click here to read the full article.


(4th February 2019)

Last year on the 1st March our CEO Jenny Holloway shaved her hair off to raise money for the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group – CCLG in support of her close friends’ daughter Lydia. Jenny raised over £4,000 and we are delighted Lydia is now in remission and standing strong and fighting.

Masterclasses & Courses Coming Soon…

Della Nelson’s 3 Stage Brand Building 
interactive masterclasses:

Stage Two – Planning Your Range

Stage Three – How to Sell Your Brand

How to Do Your Own PR

Gerber Accumark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners New March Dates

We now have March dates for the next Gerber Accumark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners course and due to popular demand it will take place over mid-week days.

The March three-day course takes place on 12th, 13th and 15th March click here for more details.

Up and Coming Events and Projects

Members of the team will be at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week on the 16th February 2019. Fashion Enter and the Fashion Technology Academy will be there to promote the support services and courses. The event will take place at Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell St. London WC1B 3LS.

FashionCapital & Fashion Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited as a guest speaker at the ‘Make It Happen Spain 2019 Conference’. Coinciding with International Women’s Day the conference brings a mix of interviews, speakers, stands, networking and sunshine opportunities. Jenny will discuss who are the real Belles of London and the ethos behind the in-house brand, she will also share her top tips for fashion business start-ups. The conference takes place on the 8th March in Marbella, Spain. For more information click here.
Fabric Swatch of the Week

Stripes never go out of style and here we’ve picked out a stripe printed spun poly-elastane available at the FCFabricStudio now at £3.50 a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk 

Premium out-of-home media owner Ocean is launching a limited edition label at London Fashion Week on February 14 in a collaboration with the world leading eco fashion studio VIN + OMI.

For the 7th year running, Costa Women will be hosting their International Women’s Day Conference in Marbella, Spain and this time our very own CEO – Jenny Holloway will be joining them.

And this week’s Fashion Fix by Katie Farley looks at key footwear trends heading our way this spring and summer.

And Finally…

Due to the success of Belles Of London we have been asked to create a diffusion range by a leading retailer. Exciting times ahead!
Belles of London

And finally, a big thank-you to Rian at Kenyons for all his marketing help and advice.


More from the FashionCapital team next week.

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