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We Are Recruiting!


Newsletter 23rd November 2022

Join the Fashion-Enter Team

We are currently recruiting for a Fashion Studio Production Apprentice. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain industry experience working alongside a small team of cutters, machinists and QC to ensure efficiency and profitability. This full-time Fashion Studio (production pathway) position starts beginning January 2023. This is a fast paced and dynamic role where no two days are the same and you will be dealing with blue chip retailers as well as exciting new brands. 

To find out more and apply for this position please contact: caroline@fashion-enter.com 

Talking Sourcing and Sustainability

Today, 23rd November, Fashion-Enter is sharing and speaking at two events. First up, this morning our Deputy CEO, Jackie Bertram, has been passing on her 20+ years of industry experience and knowledge in sourcing and supply base strategy. This two-hour Zoom masterclass was packed full of useful information using PowerPoint slides and examples throughout.

Meanwhile, our CEO Jenny Holloway was over at the Sustainable Materials London Conference in central London. Organised by Eurofins | BLC, Jenny was joined by a range of experts from the materials industry to understand the sustainability landscape, risks and new requirements.

Visit FashionCapital Insights for more on both of these events

FCFTA Welcomes the Society of Dyers and Colourists

On Wednesday 16th November FCFTA Leicester welcomed members of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) to the Academy. The SDC is a unique community for coloration professionals and those interested in colour and promote the study of colour through providing webinars, short courses and publications.

It was an opportunity for Cllr Adam Clarke, Lord Young (Chair of Fashion-Enter), CEO Jenny Holloway and Deputy Jackie Bertram to discuss with the SDC members the changing face of textiles in the UK and skills required to support its future.  

Jackie said: “Leicester’s heritage in textiles is well known, but it was fantastic to discuss future opportunities with SDC and opportunities that encompass education, skills and collaboration.”

On-site Learning with our Factory Uncovered Tours

This past week we have had five groups from the Fashion Retail Academy gaining on-site experience on our insightful ‘Factory Uncovered’ tours. The students were from fashion design to business management courses. Feedback from these sessions with Director, Caroline Ash, have been brilliant and included comments such as…

“I’ve learnt more in this 2-hour session about design than I have this year, so thank-you so much.”

“I learnt about the importance of reviewing fabrics before buying and doing your research thoroughly before starting a clothing business. Lovely people.”

To find out more about our educational tours and CPPD’s tap here.

Eco-Friendly, Affordable Digital Printing With Us

At Fashion-Enter Ltd we can offer the latest eco-friendly, digital printing services for both Direct to Garment and Direct To Fabric.

On-site we have two cutting-edge Kornit Digital printers; the Kornit Presto MAX prints direct to fabric, while the Kornit Atlas MAX prints direct to garment. Both offer superior-quality, vibrant prints with robust and sustainable inks suitable for the fashion and home textiles markets. 

Our service is:

+ easy to use

+ offers a 1 – 2 day turnaround

+ no minimum order required

+ produces eco-friendly, high-quality prints

+ cost effective   

Please contact Callum for more information / prices: 07473414747 callum@fashion-enter.com 

Or visit https://fcfabricstudio.com/tshirts/ to find out more about our t-shirt printing and how to use this fuss-free service.        

Stitching and Patterns Level 1 – Full

Our November / December Stitching and Patterns Level 1 cohort is full. It’s great to see a class full of enthusiastic learners. If you would like to join the next five-week course in January 2023 please contact: education@fashion-enter.com 

Repair and Upcycle this Friday

Join us at the FC Designer Workspace this Friday 25th November for our free, monthly Repair and Upcycle workshop. Bring in an item or two that you would like to work on and we will support you with tuition and advice in our fully equipped workspace. Tap here to book your place.

FC Designer Collective In-Store Event This Saturday

This Saturday 26th November from 12pm modesty wear brands Ennay & Anaqaa Apparel will be co-hosting their event with music, appetisers and dressing up. Come along and see what these creative, locally made brands have to offer at the FC Designer Collective, 113-115 Fonthill Road, N4 – close to Finsbury Park tube station.

Masterclasses and Courses

Ongoing Stitching, Patterns and Tailoring 

Repair and Upcycle Workshop (free) – 25th November

4 Day Sewing Course – 13th – 16th February 2023

Fabric Swatch of the Week

This week we are featuring our fabulous Mystery Upcycling Pack. Each pack includes 3 deadstock items from our ethical London factory, plus trims and extras so that you can upcycle and create your own personalised outfit. Available in sizes S-M or M-L, the deadstock items are factory overruns in good condition. 

Tap here to shop and get upcycling!

This Week on FashionCapital…

Take a look at former patterns student and Ralph and Russo apprentice Aimee Joyce. Five years on she has successfully evolved her own unique, label and has now opened a Westbourne Grove store.

And Finally…

Fashion-Enter Wales has welcomed a group of new stitching learners this week. These individuals are about to gain some top notch tuition from our Newtown team, many of which are ex-Laura Ashley. Welcome and good luck. For more on our Newtown, Wales campus tap here.

Until next time, have a great week.

The Team at FashionCapital.

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