Fashion Enter Featured in Business of Fashion
February 23, 2019 - February 23, 2019
Janice Wang, CEO of global fit and sizing specialist Alvanon speaks to Business of Fashion about reshaping the future of manufacturing and production through local manufacturing.
Following recent findings that the UK Fashion and Textile manufacturing sector employed around 100,000 people in the first quarter of 2014, compared to 800,000 in the late 1980s, it is clear that the behind-the-scenes of clothing manufacturing is no longer seen as ”˜sexy’ or ”˜glamorous’ in the fashion industry.
Janice Wang mentions Fashion Enter within the piece, following Fashion Enter’s work into Made in Britain manufacturing with high-street retailers; Marks & Spencer, ASOS and John Lewis and production and manufacturing training opportunties. The number one provider of Fashion and Textile Apprenticeships and the ASOS Stitching Academy, Alvanon recently and generously donated over £50,000 worth of technical fit forms to support with training. Aiming to restore and revitalise technical and sewing skills in local areas, Alvanon made the donation following the announcement of a Fashion Technical Academy training expansion. Tying in perfectly with Fashion Enter’s work in training young people and bringing manufacturing and the knowledge back to Britain by providing the younger generation with sewing skills, the expert fitting mannequins will be used by students within the new premises.
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