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Fashion Retail Academy Visit the FTA


On Wednesday 12th October 2016, the FTA welcomed the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) to the factory, enabling the students to gain first hand insight into how a manufacturing runs and the stages of production for a garment.

Founded in 2005 the FRA provides numerous fashion courses allowing students to gain in depth knowledge of fashion retail as well as practical experience in the live environment.  Today Fashion Enter were able to provide just that to the group of students.


Providing a tour of the factory after an introduction of the company led by Jenny Holloway, the group were able to see how each stage of the production of a garment is carried out.  Starting in our fabric studio, were we stock a wide range of fabrics, to our pattern cutters and seamstresses who put together each piece of material to form a highly detailed garment for retailers including ASOS.com and M&S, the group were amazed at exactly how much detail and effort goes into just one dress.


Jenny Holloway commented on the visit: “We love having the Fashion Retail Academy in our Fashion Technology Academy.  Rachel the teacher is always a joy to see and the students are so attentive! Manufacturing today is where it is at in fashion! Thank you FRA for being such a wonderful group of dynamos!”

On their visit the students all commented that they had learnt so much and had lots of knowledge and information to take away from their morning.

“I have learnt a huge amount of information about the future of British manufacturing and retail – thank you so much for having us.” – Elane

“The seminar has taught me how much time and effort actually goes into a garment – the little details that make such a big difference.” – Vaneva

“I’m taking away information into how much detail goes into the production of a garment and the different types of companies that Fashion Enter work with.” – Georgie

“I have much more knowledge about fashion factories and how they can work with buyers and merchandisers.” – Lorna

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