Waving the Flag For Made in the UK!
Newsletter 10th May 2023
Congratulations to our New King
Whatever your views on royalty you can safely say that no-one does pomp and ceremony quite like the British! Congratulations to our new King Charles III and Queen. It was fantastic to see all those Made in the UK military uniforms, and of course our flags and banners, made right here at our London factory, were looking rather fabulous too.
The Future of Fashion is Here
Louise Lang from Phygital Twin launched her range in Miami last weekend to critical acclaim. Using the metaverse FEL has created her garments using the Kornit printing and one-piece-flow technology.
FEL CEO Jenny Holloway said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic working with Louise and seeing her amazing collection for King Carl X develop but the one point that really stood out for me was…you still need the skills of the machinists! Great to be working with such an amazing visionary and entrepreneur.”
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Waiting on the Welsh Government
We’re now into May and the long awaited results for the PPE tender, due 10th February, are still waiting to be announced. Having loyally supported the ex-Laura Ashley stitchers for three years it’s really time for the Welsh Government to recognise the skills of local residents in Powys. Winning the contract would make all the difference for FEL Wales.
Tap here to find out more about FEL Wales
Do You Want Your Designs on the Catwalk?
Then you need to start with the fundamentals, our stitching courses can provide the building blocks for fashion designers to develop their skills to bring their brand to life.
Find out more about our stitching courses, free places available for the unemployed or those on a low income.
New Level 3 Free Diploma – A Huge Success
Just a quick acknowledgment to say a major thank-you to the talented class of the new Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Design and Business. The 21 strong class are inspirational and committed to make their business a huge success!
Upcycle with Us at Westfield Good Festival
The FEL team will be sharing their top tips on how to repair and upcycle garments and on fashion sustainability in a series of workshops during ‘Westfield Good Festival’ (26th May to 4th June).
Taking place at both Westfield London centres you will find members of the FEL team at Westfield Shepards Bush on 29th May and Westfield Stratford on 1st June. The festival is free and open to all visitors visit https://goodfest.westfield.com/ to find out more.
Fashion Studio MOQ = 1
There is no need to create stock for your collections during these austere times. Why not contact email@example.com and find out how we can make your illustrations and range plans a reality. We can make to order with speed and efficiency and the team are based in North London.
Congratulations to our Digital Marketing Apprentice Leah Martin, she has successfully completed her apprenticeship and has now landed a full-time role with Fashion-Enter as Social Media Producer.
Leah comments: “Having finished my Digital Marketing Apprenticeship, I’m thrilled to be moving into my next role as Fashion-Enter’s Social Media Producer. I’m looking forward to creating new and exciting content for the Fashion-Enter brands!”
Additionally, Georgia Fletcher (Gee), has been promoted from her role as Fashion Studio Assistant to Development Coordinator and is now involved across FEL’s various projects. Exciting times ahead!
Masterclasses and Courses
Roll-on courses available…
If you are unemployed or low income (below £23,302.50), over 19-years-old, you could be eligible to join some of our courses for free. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
24th May: Top 10 Tips to Create a Strong Team and Partnership with Your Manufacturer with Caroline Ash (Free via Zoom)
31st May – 2nd June Gerber Accumark for Beginners
This Week on FashionCapital…
We have free places available on our Level 2 Fashion and Textiles course starting in September thanks to funding from the Fashion Impact Fund, tap here to find out more.
#DeafAwarenessWeek has just taken place and we wanted to give a special mention to Glenford, he has been working at our North London Factory as a presser for 12-years. CEO Jenny Holloway comments: “I just want to acknowledge how great Glenford is. He’s been with us 12-years and he’s very much a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Many of us have learnt a few BSL signs from Glenford who has been deaf from birth. He is an absolute asset to the team.”
Until next time, have a great week,
From the Team at FashionCapital (Sister company to Fashion-Enter Ltd)