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Zips Galore and How We Can Support GCSE Students!


FashionCapital Newsletter

19th August 2020

Zips Galore! 

Welcome to our summer zip sale! We have a huge variety of zips available in every colour and length you can imagine. Each zip costs just 50p and 75p depending on the length with a minimum order spend of £6 including delivery. To enquire please email callum@fashion-enter.com with a description of the zips you require. 

Remember you can also add one of our 100% cotton face masks at only £4.99 to your zip order! 

GCSE students – we are here to support!  

Are you receiving your GCSE results this week?  

Amidst the ever changing landscape around A-level results the government has now made a U-turn and it has been decided GCSE pupils will be given either their Ofqual-moderated grades or their original teacher-predicted grades, depending on which is higher. 

No matter what the outcome we can support with level 2, 3 and 4 apprenticeships, and short technical courses in stitching, pattern cutting and tailoring, all with progression to employment.  

Attention Ex-Pattern Cutting Students and Graduates! 

We are delighted to announce we are able to offer a FREE Telestia Tutor Training Course in Pattern Making online! 

If you are a former student of the FTA on the Level 1 and 2 Pattern making course using the Telestia and AB Tools method, this is a fantastic opportunity for you! 

For further information and how to apply click here  

N17 Creative Callings really works! 

Layla Sargent from The Seam recently joined the N17 project, Jenny Holloway commented:  

“I met Layla about a year ago and I really wanted her to join the N17 CC program then but she was outside the area. I just kept in touch with Layla – some people you just get and I thought Layla was a genuine entrepreneur with a kind heart that wanted to help others. Recently she moved into N17 and I was absolutely delighted! Already we have results – we have saved on webhosting costs immediately, we are working with 25 of Layla’s workers, we are finding new revenue streams for Layla immediately.  Layla the sky is the limit!” 

The Seam is the UK’s largest network for makers and fashion professionals. It’s the leading destination to find a seamstress, tailor, stylist and more. Founded in London last year, entrepreneur Layla Sargent was inspired by her grandmother’s sewing skills. The Seam is currently active across London and soon due to expand across the UK. 

Do you live in the N17 or N4 area of London? If so and you are aspiring designer or have set up your own creative business we can support you for free! Email jenni@fashion-enter.com to find out if you are eligible. 

FC Designer Collective Shop  

The sign is now up and the shop is looking fantastic! We are also delighted to announce sales are up 26% this week.  

If you are an Islington based designer we would love to hear from you! Email fcdesignercollective@fashion-enter.com 

World Humanitarian Day – a global celebration of people helping people

This year’s World Humanitarian Day honours the front-line health workers – the Real-Life Heroes – including doctors and nurses, midwives and community volunteers, and those who risk their lives to ensure that everyone has access to health services, testing and treatment, protective equipment, and medication especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and all other emergencies. 

Here at Fashion-Enter we are immensely proud of our machinists, cutters, pressers and all factory staff who continued to work throughout lock down in order to produce PPE. We ensured extensive safety procedures were put in place to keep everyone as protected and safe as possible whilst at work.

London Building Excellence Awards 

The Tailoring Academy has won an LABC Award in the category ‘Best Small Commercial Building’ 

Click here for more information  

Diary of a Junior Designer based in Leicester 

This week Brooke visited the Trade Fashion Factory in Thomaston where she was able to review the complete process of their fabric development from printing to spinning to experimenting with new trends and textures. Click here to read the full report  

Optitex Training available at the FTA  

Over the past 8 months Fashion-Enter has implemented EFI Optitex 3D solutions into its course curriculum. 

EFI Optitex has become the pattern cutting CAD system of choice among some of the biggest high street retailers and is soon to become the leading fashion product development tool on the market. 

To upskill your pattern design CAD knowledge please email education@fashion-enter.com to discuss the best option for you. We offer one to one tuition, a one day introduction course and the three day Optitex course.  

Fashion Masterclasses! 

We have recently hosted two hugely successful masterclasses – Start your Fashion Brand Today with CEO Jenny Holloway, and How to manufacture your Garments Part 1 with Production Director Caroline Ash 

“I found walking us through the production process, what’s required and tips to make the process as smooth as possible really useful.” 

Upcoming Masterclasses 

How to manufacture your garments part 2 

How to sell your brand online  

Legal Eagle with Nick Gould  

Free short courses for unemployed! 

If you are unemployed or earning less than £20,570 a year you could be eligible to take the Level 1 stitching or pattern cutting course for free! Each course is 5 weeks long and takes place at the Fashion Technology Academy. Taught by industry experts and in a live factory environment there is real progression to further training, an apprenticeship, employment or setting up your own label! 

Email education@fashion-enter.com to find out more.

B of London bestseller of the Week!

This week we are going wild as the leopard print Samantha skirt takes pole position! For just £25 snap yours up right here 

Fabric Swatch of the Week  

Keeping in line with the animal print trend we have picked out this funky leopard print fabric. Available now at £4 per meter  

This week on FashionCapital  

Time to clean up Fashion’s Dirty Underwear 

And Finally…

Look out for our end of summer fabric sale announcement! Set to take place at The Factory on Saturday 4th September. More information coming soon!  

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