Fashion District and The New Fashion Enter Tailoring Academy
In September 2018 we revealed how our sister company Fashion-Enter Ltd is very much involved in Fashion District – an ambitious new hub for London’s fashion industry. Fashion District aims to return world-leading fashion manufacturing and design to East and North London with sites in East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Haringey, Hackney Wick, Haringey and Poplar.
As a part of this exciting and new initiative Fashion-Enter is developing the Tailoring Academy in Haringey, alongside its existing Fashion Technology Academy. Today, 22 November 2018, Fashion-Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway is meeting with the many Fashion District collaborating partners to outline plans for the Tailoring Academy, which are currently underway.
Fashion Enter’s Tailoring Academy in Haringey will kick start alternative routes into fashion careers through apprenticeships in technical skills, funded by the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund. Stimulate innovation, provide business support and access to fashion technology –including 3D printing, laser cutting, interactive and wearable fabrics and design software.
In 2017 Fashion Enter was named as the preferred training provider for The Savile Row Bespoke Association and now implements Bespoke Tailoring training from Levels 2 & 3 as well as the ABC Level 5 Diploma. The bid to develop a state of the art Tailoring Academy situated a few doors away from Fashion Enter’s main hub in North London seemed like the next logical step. The Tailoring Academy on Crusader Estate, will comprise of a 11,500 square foot space that will be fully equipped with the latest tailoring machinery to train and develop new skills and standards for the sector.
- The Tailoring Academy project takes training to the highest level possible (Level 5), haute couture (only UK company) and Savile Row Tailors.
- Specialist skills and job training in the clothing manufacturing and fashion sector to meet industry demand to NVQ level 6 + apprenticeship Levels 3 to 5
- Pioneer the use of mass-production methods in the manufacture of tailored goods – and make it the only mass-manufacturer of tailored goods in the UK
- Funded by Mayor of London/GLA, Haringey Council and the private sector: Capital works, £655k: GLA Good Growth Funds (£430k) and Haringey funding via GLA NHB (£225k). Revenue funded by the private sector – leading national and international brands
- 50 new jobs directly created – which will enable 500 indirect jobs to be created in Haringey by the borough’s clothing manufacturing sector through supply chain
- 100 level 5 apprenticeships – including apprenticeship placements provided by the internationally renowned Savile Row Bespoke Association
- 630 accredited apprenticeships
- Private sector co-funding of £500,000 – £1m over 3 years
The long established tailoring manufacturer Gloria Fashions, founded in 1956, will also be joining the Tailoring Academy on both production and tuition which will ensure first-rate skills and expertise are being passed on to a new generation.
The Fashion District is the result of an innovative collaboration by London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, the British Fashion Council (BFC), UK Fashion and Textiles, the Mayor of London, London Legacy Development Corporation (LDDC), Unibail Rodamco-Westﬁeld, Poplar HARCA, The Trampery, Fashion Enter, Here East, Newham College, and the London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets. Each will be providing various skills, spaces, connections, innovation and investment opportunities to ensure that the fashion sector in the UK will flourish and grow into a first rate industry.
The Tailoring Academy is due to open in Spring 2019.
For more information on Fashion District click here.