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Newsletter 10th June 2020
Whether you are looking for an online seminar, a new short course, a production service, or even a new job…read on to find out what we can offer…
In-House Accounting Manager Required
Based at Fashion-Enter Ltd HQ in Haringey, North London, the team are currently looking for an Accounting Manager to oversee all aspects of the company’s accounts and provide timely financial information to the CEO and Directors.
For the full list of duties, qualifications, skills and attributes required please tap here.
Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “We would like to say thank-you to Edwards for running our accounts department for the last ten years however due to recent expansions we now need to bring this function in-house. The role of Accounts Manager is an exciting position because our business is changing constantly with many opportunities ahead. We want to find the right person for our company that fits with our ethical beliefs and also can have a good time at work too!”
Experienced Machinists Wanted
We are also looking for experienced machinists to join our merry team. Alongside making for the NHS orders are starting to return from our regular clients. If you would like to work for an ethical, SMETA approved factory based in North London please contact: email@example.com
Free Stitching Placements Available Now
As lockdown restrictions ease across Britain
the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) is planning its course agenda. For those
interested in gaining much sought after stitching skills we are pleased to
be able to offer 40 free stitching course placements for those on Universal
Credit or earning less than £20,572 a year.
Tuition will take place at the FTA in Haringey, North London. If you are interested in learning and developing stitching skills please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this free course offer is for a limited time only.
On Monday 8th June 2020 Fashion-Enter’s north London Factory and CEO Jenny Holloway appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss Health and Safety for workers in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. As lockdown measures ease and production orders return Fashion-Enter has had to regularly review its health and safety policies to protect the safety of all its staff.
To find out more and view the programme click here.
NHS & PPE
CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd Jenny Holloway comments:
“There have been many unsung heroes during this uncertain time – one of them is ASOS.com who paid for 300 scrubs to be sent to the Imperial College (here is a picture of the staff wearing them) and also actress Thandie Newton who also donated scrubs. However awful Covid-19 has been it has actually brought out the true colours of some remarkable people and organisations. Thank you to Nick Beighton, Thandie, surgeon Sanjay and of course the team at Fashion-Enter that have made all of this possible.”
Fashion-File Trend Forecasting Service
Did you download Fashion-File’s free SS21 Colour Forecast yet? Keeping you informed and inspired Fashion-File provides an affordable trend forecasting service where you only download the files that you and your business needs. New to download is the Material & Mood – SS/21 trend forecast file – to help you identify emerging seasonal material & mood macro and microenvironments for the fashion market.
Be Prepared – Face Masks
As from next Monday 15th June wearing a face mask on public transport in Britain will be a mandatory requirement. In fact leading scientists have reported that wearing them in public in general would prevent a second wave of the virus for 18 months. Here at the Factory we know face masks inside out and have made them for the NHS, private clients and nursery staff, we also offer them online to the general public. Please tap here to view the range of 100% cotton masks in various colour, prints and sizes.
N17 Creative Callings Online Seminars
Last Thursday Nick Gould and co-partners at Aria Grace, Karin, Gemma and Lindsay, gave an insightful seminar on the legal requirements for small businesses. Key topics included: law of contract – how to stop disputes occurring, understanding IP infringement – what to do if someone “copies” your work, the difference between trade marks, copyright and passing off as well as employment contracts – responsibilities of ownership.
Nick commented: “The four of us greatly enjoyed our chat to (and with) so may people who were interested in starting a business and discussing some of the key legal issues to think about. There are still good reasons to start a business even in these very tough times. As ever the Q and A session threw out some useful and practical points. We are already looking forward to the next time.”
A full review of this seminar can be found here.
Next N17 Creative Callings Online Seminar…Tomorrow
Last chance to sign up for tomorrow’s (Thursday 11th June 9 – 11am) N17 Creative Callings seminar (Free for N17CC participants or £9.99) on ‘Starting Your Own Fashion Brand.’ This will include vital legally binding documents & a 1-2-1 session after the seminar.
To find out more and join this seminar tap here.
New to the N17 Creative Callings Agenda
‘Happy is the New Luxury’ – Thursday 19th of June 11am-1pm
Covid-19 introduced dramatic change and uncertainty across the globe with many in lockdown either working from home or not at all. It’s no surprise that mental health and wellbeing has become of great concern as we adapt to these unprecedented times. Additionally for those working in fashion, or starting their own brand the pressure can be high with many multi-tasking responsibilities. In this 2-hour N17 Creative Callings seminar Lauren Morrison will share her top tips for recognising stress, easing anxiety and organising your workload. She will also discuss how the pandemic affects consumer behaviour and marketing strategies to consider as the industry begins to open for business again.
Courses Coming Soon…
Optitex 2D & 3D – 3-day Course – 24th / 25th /26th June
Optitex 2D & 3D – 1-day Introductory Course – 22nd July
Online Telestia Pattern Cutting Course with tutor support – on-going
TR Pattern Cutting Taster Masterclass – 4th July
Gerber AccuMark 3-day Course for Beginners – 29th / 30th / 31st July
Fabric Swatch of the Week
This week we’ve picked out a classic black & white stripe jersey it has a lightweight, stretchy feel and is super easy to work with. Available now at the FCFabricStudio at £5.00 per metre.
This Week on FashionCapital
Reintroducing retail, as Britain prepares to re-open its non-essential stores on Monday 15th June Gavin Fallon, General Manager for UK, Nordics and South Africa at Board International discusses the immense pressure retailers are under and how to deal with the issue of excess stock.
We find out how Denim Producers are tackling the United Nation’s sustainability goals head on.
CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd Jenny Holloway discusses how the company has had to constantly adapt over the past two months to ensure workflow, heath & safety, essential production of PPE and is now recruiting again.
A highlight of the job is hearing from happy clients. June O’Sullivan from the London Early Years Foundation sent this message on Twitter:
“Thank-you @FashionCapital & Jennifer Holloway for the beautiful sunflower masks you made for our lovely nursery staff.”