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Working Virtually Together


Newsletter 9th September 2020

Working Virtually Together

As the fashion sector gears up for a virtual and physical (albeit very low key) London Fashion Week it seems that the industry as a whole has had to embrace the latest technology in order to survive. At the Fashion Technology Academy and Factory we are now running virtual educational tours, Zoom seminars and mentoring and members of the team are lined-up to be involved in a series of online events…

3D Tech Festival

First up, Fashion-Enter’s Production Director Caroline Ash has been invited to speak at the very first 3D Tech Festival for Apparel & Fashion. The 4-day online event will host over 40 influential speakers that will discuss how 3D tech will re-imagine how we live, work and learn in an apparel world that has gone digital. Caroline will discuss the title topic ‘Are you industry ready?’ during the Careers Day segment on the final day of the programme. The 3D TECH Festival will be online, on demand, and for no fee from 14th – 17th September 2020. 

Tap here to find out more and register for this free online event.

Sketch Pad to Shopping Bag

Meanwhile, Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited as a panellist on the Kornit & Make it British webinar / podcast – ‘Sketch Pad to Shopping Bag’ – the future of fashion. She will be joined by Davinder Madaher, freelance print designer, Omer Kulka, CMO of Kornit Digital and others TBC for a panel discussion chaired by Kate Hills, founder of Make it British. Jenny will focus on the manufacturing side and talk about what is ethical manufacturing, speed of response, factory audits, rolling ranges and why 3D is necessary and what next for the industry.

The ‘Sketch Pad to Shopping Bag’ webinar will take place on Thursday 24th September a link will be available in due course.

Make it British Live! Online

Fashion-Enter will also be taking part in Make it British Live! Online. This will be a virtual version of the trade show that aims to connect buyers and designers with UK manufacturers of fashion, textiles and homeware. The virtual event will take place on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September tap here to register and it’s free!

Global Fashion Marketplace – Clubhouse Fashion Virtual Event

International business development agency Global Fashion Marketplace is hosting Clubhouse Fashion, an interactive virtual event with thought-provoking discussions on the industry’s most pressing topics. On Thursday 1st October our very own Jenny Holloway will join Alessia Gotti, Sustainable Textiles Agent, Shivang Desai founder of Bigthinx, and Akhil Sivanandan, co-founder of Green Story to discuss the pandemic’s impact on sustainability.

To find out more about this virtual event and book your place tap here.

Talking Kickstart in The Sunday Times

On Sunday 6th September Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway was featured in The Sunday Times, along with others, in an article regarding the Kickstart scheme titled: ‘Coronavirus: will Rishi Sunak’s latest job ruse rescue the young?’ Written by Jill Treanor the article discusses the scheme, whether it will work and how employers can get involved. As the UK’s leading training provider for apprenticeships in the fashion and textile sector Fashion-Enter is currently looking to incorporate the Kickstart scheme as a part of their training and employment offering.

Click here to view this article online.

PPE Production Continues

While all the noise about PPE production has completely died down we are still proud that our Factory in north London continues to work on these essential garments. Fashion-Enter is currently working with Private White on an order of disposable gowns and is committed to provide a quick, high quality turnaround on PPE production based right here in the UK.

FC Designer Collective – Featured Designer of the Week

Each week FashionCapital will shine a spotlight on one of their creative talents stocked at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4. This week it’s the turn of Another Earthling, a mask and headwear brand created by local artist Mary Obaseki. Tap here to find out more about her handcrafted felting skills and the inspiration behind her unique products.

Courses & Masterclasses

Legal Eagle with Nick Gould 

Gerber Accumark for Beginners 

Fabric Swatch of the Week

As we head into autumn we have picked out this rich burgundy jersey, a brilliant, easy-to-work fabric for most garments such as kick flare trousers or just a plain t-shirt. Available at the FCFabricStudio at £3.50 per metre.

This Week on FashionCapital

Fashion gets serious about going carbon neutral

And Finally…

Big congratulations to Gabby, she has gone from Garment Tech apprentice at Mountain Warehouse to being offered a job with the company as an Assistant Garment Tech. We also have two apprentices resuming with Mountain Warehouse at the end of this month. Looking for a fashion or textiles apprenticeship we have positions available tap here to view the latest jobs.

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