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We Are Hiring! Creative Required



FashionCapital Newsletter

Wednesday 5th September 2018
Dear all,

Wanted Creative Graphic Designer

An exciting and creative position for a Graphic Designer has just opened up with the Fashion Enter / FashionCapital team.
To find out more and apply click here.

From Leicester To Ireland

Fashion Enter will be spreading its wings over the next couple of months with a workshop for fashion and textile manufacturers in Leicester entitled ‘Drive Your Profitability!’ The workshop will focus on key areas such as garment costing, time and motion studies, how retailers cost, negotiating price with buyers and much more.

The team will also be heading over to Burt, Co. Donegal, to speak at National Women’s Enterprise Day on the 18th October. There will be a fashion slant to the event where the theme will be ‘Local to Global’ and Fashion Enter’s practices and ethics will be shared.

A Successful SMETA Audit for Tesco

SMETA is an audit procedure which is a compilation of good practice in ethical audit technique, it is extremely important to buyers and manufacturers ensure total transparency across the supply chain.

CEO of Fashion Enter Jenny Holloway comments: “Tesco have been extremely supportive towards our company. They have assisted in more flexible trading terms and we had one very senior technician take a day out of her busy calendar to undertake their own technical audit. It’s so refreshing to see the big guns of retail support the little guys! We have three sealed orders ready to go! Thank-you Tesco.”

In-House Promotions

Congratulations to Beth Davy-Day who has been promoted to ‘Head of Creative’ for Fashion Enter and FashionCapital. And also to Julia Burrows who has become the ‘Senior Tutor’ for the Fashion Technology Academy.

FTA News

The new academic year is well underway and we are full to capacity with our Perfect Patterns course. Both Perfect Patterns and Stitching Academy courses are roll-on roll-off courses which you can register for at any time.

If you work part-time and have an annual gross income below £15,736.50 a year will be able to qualify for a concession. To find out more click here.

We are extremely proud to offer quality learning at the Fashion Technology Academy and we are currently preparing for an Ofsted visit – which we welcome. To view all the courses, apprenticeships and taster masterclasses we provide please visit: fcfta.com

Yesterday we made a visit to Gieves & Hawkes and our apprentices there are really excelling with their skills and development.

FTA Success Story

Francie, an Irish Traveller, joined the FTA four years ago and excelled at his Level 1 and 2 courses in both Stitching and Patterns. When he first came to the FTA he could not read or write effectively. He had anxieties and in his own words “hang-ups”.
Due to his sheer grit and determination Francie soaked up all that he learnt. He comments: “When I first came to the FTA I was just so nervous. I nearly didn’t make it through the doorway but everyone smiled, everyone was so welcoming. There were days when I wanted to give up and it wasn’t easy but they wouldn’t let me! The FTA gave me confidence and hope for a better future!”Francie is now at London College of Fashion studying Fashion Design at degree level and needs to find a design placement next term and his inspiration is Erdem!

Apprenticeship Post of the Week

An apprenticeship opportunity with high-end designer brand Erdem has opened up for an enthusiastic team member who would like to gain experience of working within the brand’s Production Department.

For more details click here.

September Masterclasses 

How To Do Your Own PR – Tomorrow – Thursday 6th Sept – 10am – 12pm.PR Dispatch Director Rosie Davies will guide you through the business of public relations and how to do your own PR. Unlike most PR agency’s this will not cost you thousands and you will walk away with an insight into how to get your brand noticed. After all, you know your product better than anyone else!
How to Start Your Own Brand with Caren Downie – Thursday 20th September 11am – 1pm.
Caren Downie, one of the most influential women in British fashion, is back to deliver this informative masterclass essential for any start-up fashion business. Over the course of two-hours Caren will offer masses of advice and expert guidance on what it really takes to start up a successful fashion business and all the beginner pitfalls to avoid.

See You AT CFE Manufacturers Trade Show

Next month, 10th and 11th October, we will be at the CFE Manufacturers Trade Show at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St, LondonThis biannual event connects designer businesses with high-end fashion production units and services. For more information click here.

Next Stop London Fashion Week

Designers and industry will also be able to find us at Fashions Finest, the platform for UK and international emerging designers held on the 15th & 16th of September. Come along and talk to us about sampling and production on our stand at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61 – 65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London.

Exciting Times for Marquel

 Former Stitching Academy Level 1 and 2 student Marquel Williams-Braham was successfully offered a position on the Level 3 Apprenticeship programme as Costume Machinist with DSI Clothing who create the costumes for Strictly Come Dancing! Having completed the apprenticeship Marquel has now gone on to set up his own womenswear label called Yodea and he will be showcasing during London Fashion Week as part of the London Queer Fashion Show on 21st September. Go Marquel!

“I loved working with Strictly, I learnt at a fast pace which is motivating me – I love to learn! I could see my skills growing as I worked on more and more advanced garments. I was able to show my passion, which is making clothes, whilst continuing to develop.”

Fabric Swatch of the Week

Florals have become more than summer hit wonders as many a designer will testify. Here we’ve picked out a gorgeous floral Matilda print on a black stretch slinky base. Available now from the FCFabricStudio at £4- a metre.

This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk

In a recent report by the Walk Free Foundation, the fashion industry was named as one of the five main sectors responsible for enabling modern day slavery, Callum Cliffe reports.

Katie Farley focuses on the playful designs causing an industry stir by Fashion Studio client: S.a.r.k London. (Pictured left)

Coming soon we are excited to feature an exclusive interview with the only female senior cutter on Savile Row.

And our Fashion Quote of the Week: “There is a tremendous pressure on designers but how wonderful to do what I dreamed of doing. It can be hard but it’s my job,” – Erdem

And Finally… 

Thank-you to all those that attended our Fabric and Sample Sale last Saturday at our HQ in North London – it was one of our best yet. Watch this space for the next one.

More from the FashionCapital team next time, until then we wish you a great week.

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