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16-08-2021

Sewing Classes at the FC Designer Collective London N4

Fashion-Enter’s retail space – the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4, is more than just a selling outlet for local...

05-08-2021

What Next After Your Exam Results?

A-Level results day takes place today and for many young people is a defining moment in determining their future...

30-06-2021

Fashion and Art: Uncovering the Relationship

Fashion is deeply personal. Not only is our attire functional, but it’s one of the best ways we can express ourselves. Through our wardrobes, we...

24-06-2021

The Graduate Fashion Foundation Announces Award Winners for 2021

On Friday 18th June, the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) 2021 award show was live streamed announcing winners of the catwalk, exhibition and...

28-04-2021

Awards, Apprenticeships, Jobs & Events…

Newsletter 28th April 2021 The FTA Makes the Tes Shortlist The Fashion-Enter team are thrilled to hear that its educational division, the Fashion...

23-04-2021

N17 Employer Engagement: Why Make in the UK with Kate Hills & Jenny Holloway

Paul Markevicius reviews and reports on the N17 Creative Callings Zoom employer engagement session (14/04/2021) ‘Why Make in the UK’ with Kate...

24-03-2021

Triumph Needle To Support & Sponsor New Leicester Fashion Technology Academy

As announced in January 2021, leading training provider Fashion-Enter Ltd has teamed up with Leicester City Council and local clothing...

08-02-2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

This week, 8th – 14th February 2021, is National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2021) – a time for employers, providers and apprentices across...

17-01-2021

#MondayMotivation – Staying Positive This Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday, the third Monday into the month of January that has been labelled ‘the most depressing day of the year’. A combination of...

08-01-2021

AITI – Pop Up Review

‘Twas the fortnight before Christmas…and a pro-active Nordic Pop Up appeared.’ What is that empty retail space suddenly being...

20-10-2020

Studio Space to Rent

As an extended service Fashion Enter is now offering fully equipped studio space with private desk, computer and internet access for rent...

12-10-2020

Virtual Option Now Available On Our Popular Educational Factory Tours

Since 2013 Fashion-Enter has provided educational site visits and practical workshops to students at all levels from local, national and...

06-10-2020

Its Women That Make the Fashion World Go Round

A whopping 80% of garment workers around the globe are female and this figure reflects right back here in our very own Factory based in North...

31-08-2020

Factory in Wales

In August 2020 Fashion-Enter (FEL) opened a second factory in Newtown, Powys, in mid-Wales following the sad demise of the Laura Ashley...

22-04-2020

A Matter of Waste: How Fashion Enter Endorses the Low to No Waste Strategy

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world from the excessive water and chemicals used in production to global shipping and...

21-02-2020

Wellness Tips for Those in the Fashion Industry

If you run a fashion business, you’re no stranger to the physical and emotional pressures. With extended hours and the fast-paced nature of the...

02-01-2020

Upskill with Gerber AccuMark in 2020

Many studios and factories have moved away from manual pattern cutting to incorporate a streamlined digital system and Gerber is leading the way. At...

22-12-2019

Cashing In On Christmas Sofa Surfers

By Lorna Dunne, Head of UK Trading – Lifestyle & Health at eBay. As businesses shut up shop for Christmas, shoppers across the UK are heading...

02-08-2019

Top Tips for Beginners: Understanding a Pattern

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31-07-2019

The Fashion Technology Academy – Fashion’s Future

As part of a series of interviews by editor JoJo Iles with Fashion Enter’s CEO – Jenny Holloway JoJo questions why the educational division...

29-07-2019

Local Initiatives at Fashion Enter and the FTA

Fashion Enter opened its doors to its local community and schools in the borough in two separate initiatives this month (July 2019). First up the...

26-07-2019

Introducing: Contur

Fashion Enter and the Fashion Studio have been working with Claire Turpin on her ‘Contur’ brand since November 2018. Contur was conceived after...

24-07-2019

Why Did Fashion Enter Create Brand Belles?

As Fashion-Enter Ltd moves into year 14 JoJo Iles, editor of FashionCapital, asked Jenny Holloway, CEO, why has it taken so long for in-house brand...

23-07-2019

The Power of the Mindset Workshop with Eric Gilston – 26th July

Eric Gilston is the author of “The Life Coach’s Toolbox – How To Help You Help Others TODAY”, which is an Amazon Best Seller. In this book,...

25-06-2019

Fashion Enter Career’s Day – 8th July

Fashion Enter is offering a unique and invaluable experience for students at schools and colleges in the local area of Haringey to experience first...

24-06-2019

The Fashion Fix – 24th June 2019

This week in the world of fashion, a designer legend was awarded a symbolic knighthood for services to fashion, whilst another icon was honoured in...

20-06-2019

Five 90s Fashion Items that are Seriously Back on Trend

The 90s were the time of Tamagotchi’s and brick-sized mobile phones. When people had to dial up to get onto the internet, and Beanie Babies were...

13-06-2019

Factory Open Day 20th June

Thursday 20th June 2019 10.30am – 12pm The Factory, Unit 14, Crusader Estate, 167, Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ. Come and see all the garment...

12-06-2019

Skills Update on the Apprenticeship Levy

This week, 10th June, Fashion Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway attended the EMPOL Make UK – The Manufacturers’ Organisation ‘Skills Update’...

10-06-2019

The Fashion Fix – Graduate Fashion Week 2019

Another year, another amazing instalment of Graduate Fashion Week! As 2019 came to its conclusion on Wednesday 5th June, we celebrated the champions...

10-06-2019

Dressing the World’s First Robot Artist

There are times when a project heads your way with ‘very special’ plastered all over it. So when designer Zoe Corsellis came to Fashion Enter...

04-06-2019

Graduate Fashion Week 2019 – Sustainability is the Word

Graduate Fashion Week is well underway and this year it comes as no surprise that the emphasis is on ‘sustainability’ within the fashion...

04-06-2019

A Fantastic Turn Out at Make It British Live!

On the 29th & 30th May the FashionCapital / Fashion Enter team were back at the annual trade event ‘Make it British Live!’ held at...

02-06-2019

Fashion Enter Workshops at Fashion SVP This June

Fashion Enter, sister company to FashionCapital is a not for profit, social enterprise, which strives to be a centre of excellence for sampling,...

31-05-2019

Almost Here: Graduate Fashion Week 2019

This weekend marks the start of Graduate Fashion Week 2019, the largest showcase of BA fashion in the world with over 95 of the most influential and...

29-05-2019

Get Ready For Graduate Fashion Week 2019

FashionCapital Newsletter 29th May 2019 Dear all, Direct From The Business Design Centre We are currently live and direct from Make It British Live!...

27-05-2019

The Fashion Fix – 27th May 2019

This week in the world of fashion, we discovered Graduate Fashion Week has announced a new sustainably minded ‘Considered Design Hub’, The...

24-05-2019

Fashion Enter’s Ongoing Commitment with the Tottenham Charter

The Tottenham Charter has been created to bring together key partners and deliver beneficial pledges for the local community. These...

23-05-2019

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Junior Digital Designer at Fashion Enter Kelly Yiu

Interested in fashion but not sure which career path to take? Each month we feature a member of staff and ask them about their fashion journey and...

22-05-2019

A Rebirth for Made in the UK

Newsletter 22nd May 2019 Dear all, Make It British Live! It’s that time of year again – Make It British Live! (formerly known as Meet the...

21-05-2019

See You At: Make It British Live! 2019

The FashionCapital / Fashion Enter team will be back at the annual Make it British Live! (formerly known as Meet the Manufacturer) event next week...

20-05-2019

The Fashion Fix – 20th May 2019

2020 Resort Special The season that falls between Spring and Autumn, cruise, a.k.a. resort transpires as the collections which hit stores around...

15-05-2019

The FashionCapital/FTA Team Showcase at FESPA

For over 50 years FESPA has been supporting the printing sector with successful exhibitions, events and publications to provide education, business...

15-05-2019

Fashioning The Future

Newsletter 15th May 2019 Dear all, Team of 6 at FESPA Munich This week six of the Fashion Enter / Fashion Technology Academy team are at the FESPA...

14-05-2019

Fashion Roundtable’s Representation & Inclusion in the Fashion Industry Paper

Fashion Roundtable, the only Fashion-focused consultancy providing industry leading events, public affairs and policy, have just held the first of...

13-05-2019

Exclusive FashionCapital Discount to the UK’s First Chinese Marketing Conference

After phenomenal success in Prague last January the marketing to China (m2C) conference is about to take place in London for the very first time....

13-05-2019

FashionCapital’s CEO To Speak at Fashioning The Future

Fashion is a £28.1 billion industry. British people buy an average of 27kg of clothing per person each year producing roughly 1.2billion tonnes of...

13-05-2019

The Fashion Fix – 13th May 2019

In the world of fashion, every week delivers a fresh serving of news, trends and style happenings, and the past seven days have been no exception to...

10-05-2019

Inspire: Christian Dior Designer of Dreams

Fashion Enter’s apprentices are regularly offered enrichment sessions outside of the classroom / fashion studio environment. This month, May 2019,...

10-05-2019

Coming Soon: The Book of Pockets

The Book of Pockets – A Practical Guide for Fashion Designers publishes on the 11th July and thanks to our collaboration with Bloomsbury...

08-05-2019

Creativity and Coverage on a Shoestring

On 12th October we were invited to the Social Business Trust Communications Group Meet up at Bain & Company to discuss how to achieve great...

30-04-2019

Retail: The Future of High Streets and Online Shopping

As FashionCapital reported a few weeks ago the latest statistics, according to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC), reveals that...

24-04-2019

Talking About A Revolution!

FashionCapital Newsletter 24th April 2019 Dear all, Fashion Revolution Week We’re not just talking about a revolution – we are a part of it....

23-04-2019

The Fashion Fix – 23rd April 2019

From the latest fashion store collaborations and A-list accessory launches to one of the most influential high street shops establishing an ethical...

22-04-2019

Join the Revolution – It’s Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution Week, the annual global campaign calling for a fairer, safer, more transparent fashion industry, begins Monday 22nd and ends...

18-04-2019

Event: Fashion and Brexit Question Time

Fashion Roundtable will be hosting a Fashion and Brexit Question Time evening on 29th April 2019 at Sunbeam Studios in West London, the leading...

17-04-2019

China E-Commerce – A Solid Strategy is Needed for Success

The Chinese Retail Market is one of the most – if not THE most – coveted markets in the world. According to eMarketer’s latest worldwide...

17-04-2019

Join Us At Eco Luxury Showcase Tomorrow!

FashionCapital Newsletter 17th April 2019 Belles Launch Success A big thank-you to all that turned up to our in-house label – Belles of London...

16-04-2019

The Fashion Fix – 16th April 2019

Welcome back to your weekly instalment of what’s been happening in the world of fashion over the past seven days! From actress Kate Hudson...

12-04-2019

PwC- LDC Reports Record Low in High Street Store Closures

According to PwC research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC), a record net 2,481 stores disappeared from Great Britain’s top 500 high...

11-04-2019

Mulberry Implements Aptos to Support Agile Supply Chain Initiative

Recognized as a market leader in retail technology solutions Aptos, Inc. announced this week (9th April) that British brand Mulberry has...

08-04-2019

The Fashion Fix – ThreeThreeFourSeven

This week’s focus is on small Montréal based fashion brand ThreeThreeFourSeven, a label brought to life by creative director Courtney Pedersen,...

05-04-2019

Belles of London Collection #2 Launch Evening with Red Leopard

Belles of London will be introducing their three new Belles and a selection of ethically made designs on the 11th April and colour and style...

03-04-2019

Made To Last

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 3rd April 2019 Dear all, Belles of London Spring Launch We are gearing up for the spring Belles of London launch...

03-04-2019

SilkFred Brand Partnership Induction Afternoon

Fashion Enter’s in-house label – Belles of London was recently taken on by the online fashion shopping platform SilkFred and was invited to...

03-04-2019

Why Suits Are A Seasonless Must Have

How we present ourselves, when it comes to any professional arena; formalwear and suits are much suggested. Suits are simple, sleek, practical,...

02-04-2019

Top Tips for Buying A Vintage Chanel Bag

If you love style and unique finds that are made to last then buying vintage could provide the perfect option. Regardless of whether it’s...

29-03-2019

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Maisie Marshall Merchandiser at Fashion Enter

Q What time does your alarm go off? M: At 5:45am! I always make time for breakfast just before running out of the door to make it for the...

28-03-2019

The Most Valuable Global Retail and Apparel Brands 2019

According to Brand Finance, in their report Global 500 2019, a brand should attract custom, build loyalty, motivate staff and make money. After all,...

27-03-2019

The Evolution of the Pattern Cutter

FashionCapital Wednesday 27th March 2019 Dear all, It’s All About The Pattern It was no coincidence that Alexander McQueen was an exceptional...

26-03-2019

Want To Know More About Fashion Apprenticeships?

Then why not come along to the Fashion Technology Academy’s Fashion & Textiles Apprenticeship Open Day on Thursday 4th April from 10am –...

25-03-2019

The Fashion Fix – AW19 Trends You Can Wear Now

That’s a wrap for another season of fashion week! With so many desirable looks that came from the catwalks, usually we have to wait until the...

21-03-2019

Meet Yvonne Radley the Creator of Big Me Up Media

Life is full of twists and turns it’s how you deal with them that counts. Meet Yvonne Radley coach and original founder of Action Boot Camp and...

19-03-2019

April Is Awash With Ethical Fashion Events and Belles of London Will Be At Them All

This April the Belles of London will be introducing their three new Belles and their ethical capsule collections at a series of eco fashion events...

18-03-2019

The Fashion Fix – Must-Have Accessory Trends SS19

Easter is around the corner and that signals that spring is officially here! When a new season is upon us that can only indicate the excitement of a...

15-03-2019

DTI Event – Talking Shop: Wholesale in a Digital World

On the 13th March Fashion Enter’s Development Manager, Lorna Tavares, attended ‘Talking Shop: Wholesale in a Digital World.’ Open to London...

14-03-2019

BREW ‘Building Enterprise and Resilience in Women’ 15th March

FashionCapital / Fashion Enter is thrilled to be involved with BREW Project, BREW stands for ‘Building Enterprise and Resilience in Women’ and...

13-03-2019

Interview: Tim Williams Co Founder at YR – On Demand Production is Where it’s At

Just five years ago, Tim Williams and Tom Hogan came up with YR, a UK fashion tech company that combines innovative design software...

13-03-2019

Get Involved and Make It Happen

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 13th March 2019 Dear all, Belles Heads To Spain The end of last week ended on a high as our in-house label...

12-03-2019

12th Edition of the Midlands Fashion Awards – Call For Entries

The 2019 Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA), is now open for entries and is calling on independent, emerging and creative talent from across the...

12-03-2019

Make It Happen Spain 2019 Conference

The ‘Make It Happen’ Spain 2019 Conference recently took place on the 8th March in Marbella to coincide with ‘International Women’s Day’....

11-03-2019

The Fashion Fix – Paris

The finale of all finales. The city of Paris signalled a rather chic closure on what has been yet another spectacular and unforgettable fashion...

09-03-2019

Introducing Grattitude – A Philanthropic Fashion Solutions Company

Exposed in the press in recent times is the industry-wide practise of incinerating unsold stock, a common practice with luxury labels that need to...

08-03-2019

LondonLovesBusiness Features Our CEO on International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day (8th March 2019), LondonLovesBusiness.com has featured an article on three inspirational...

07-03-2019

World Book Day Subscriber Offer

Today is World Book Day, a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of...

06-03-2019

Fashion Apprentices Required Today!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 6th March 2019 Dear all,   Apprentices Are Our Future   As we are in the midst of National...

05-03-2019

Apprenticeship Post of the Week – Sample Room Assistant

London Intimate Apparel Samples based in Wembley Park is looking for a Level 3 apprentice to work and train as a Sample Room Assistant. The company...

05-03-2019

In Times of Doubt – Go For It! Jobs and Apprenticeships Available

FashionCapital is just one division of a social enterprise Fashion Enter Ltd that includes The Factory, Fashion Studio, the Stitching Academy, the...

04-03-2019

The Fashion Fix – Milan

In this week’s instalment of The Fashion Fix, we’re still obsessed with the latest happenings that are going on amid the Fashion Week circuit...

04-03-2019

The FTA – The Leading Provider in Fashion, Textiles and Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Today, 4th March 2019, marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week and as a leading provider of fashion, textiles and manufacturing...

28-02-2019

FashionRoundTable Feature: CEO Of Fashion – Enter Jenny Holloway Responds To The Environmental Audit Committee Report

Published on the 25th February 2019 on FashionRoundTable.co.uk, our very own CEO Jenny Holloway responds to the recent Environmental Audit Committee...

28-02-2019

Masterclass of the Week: Effective Trend Prediction for Your Brand

Get the inside track on Fashion Forecasting, discover developing silhouettes, fabrics and colours for SS20 and learn how to apply this knowledge to...

27-02-2019

Learn Something New Everyday…

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 27th February 2019 Dear all, ‘Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.’ CEO Jenny...

26-02-2019

Meet the Author: Digital Pattern Cutting for Fashion with Lectra Modaris

Patricia Grice is a visiting tutor at Arts University Bournemouth, where she was a senior lecturer for 15-years. Throughout her fashion career she...

25-02-2019

The Hottest New Accessories Trends for 2019

Fashion moves fast, so fast in fact, that you might feel you haven’t had a chance to catch up in the last 10 years. However, that’s just the way...

25-02-2019

Mini Mode Showcases Third Instalment During London Fashion Week

Industry and consumer childrenswear event ‘Mini Mode’ showcased the latest AW19 collections from both established and emerging childrenswear...

22-02-2019

Government Urged To Wake Up to the Plight of the High Street

A new report (published 21st February 2019) by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG) has suggested that the government...

22-02-2019

The Fashion Fix – LFW and Remembering A Fashion Legend

Its been a prolific and poignant week in the world of fashion. We’ve had the excitement of Fashion Week which is well and truly in full force as...

21-02-2019

LFW Feb 2019: ON|OFF Presents…

Alice Viola reports from the ON|OFF designer showcase on the final day of London Fashion Week… The ON|OFF Presents show took place at London...

20-02-2019

The Truth About ‘Fast Fashion’

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 20th February 2019 Dear all, A Tax to End The Era of Throwaway Fashion! Well, what a bumper week it has been for...

19-02-2019

Environmental Audit Committee Call for Clothing Tax ‘To End Era of Throwaway Fashion’

On the final day of London Fashion Week (19th Feb) the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee have compiled a report proposing a one penny...

18-02-2019

LFW Feb 2019: International Fashion Showcase

The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the best up-and-coming fashion talent from around the world. The biennial...

17-02-2019

LFW Feb 2019: Street Style

Influencers, editors, buyers et al were out in force and dressed for the camera. Beige, it seems, was the colour of choice, swiftly followed by...

17-02-2019

Fashion Enter Join Fashions Finest AW19

For a second season members from the Fashion Technology Academy / Fashion Enter were on hand at Fashions Finest to talk to emerging designers about...

16-02-2019

LFW Feb 2019: Design Diversity is Right Here

As school children nationwide took to the streets to demand action on climate change London Fashion Week also opened to a series of protest marches...

15-02-2019

The Fashion Fix – New York Trends

The first leg of the fashion week circuit has drawn to a dramatic close in New York and before we turn our attention to our home turf in London,...

15-02-2019

LFW Feb 2019: VIN + OMI Present Planet Rewind

Fashion is finally waking up to the detrimental damage it is causing to the planet whereby practically every brand will insert words such as...

14-02-2019

LFW Feb 2019: Designer for the Second QEII Award Announced

Following in the footsteps of Richard Quinn the second recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design has been announced. Bethany...

13-02-2019

All Eyes On London

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 13th February 2019 Dear all, London Fashion Week Is Here! It’s all eyes on our home capital as London Fashion...

12-02-2019

UGG Make It On To The New York Fashion Week Catwalk

It’s fair to say that UGG, like Marmite, can bring out an emotional outburst in a person. Founded in 1978 by an Australian surfer on the coast of...

11-02-2019

The Fashion Fix – New York – 2 To Watch

The bi-annual spectacle of Fashion Week descends on the four major capitals of the world this month, and with this comes much anticipation as to the...

11-02-2019

Time To Reinvent British Manufacturing…Katharine Hamnett Speaks Out At Pure

Outspoken activist and iconic fashion designer Katharine Hamnett took to the main stage at the Pure London trade event yesterday (10th February...

08-02-2019

What The Fashion Studio Can Do For You…

Starting your own fashion label can be a daunting process. There is so much to think about and so many processes involved. Step forward the Fashion...

07-02-2019

5 Fashionable Destinations to Visit in 2019

As the world gets smaller, countries are no longer looking to the fashion power-houses to get a sense of what they should be wearing. More than...

07-02-2019

Drapers: Why fashion falls short: retailers respond to MPs’ sustainability charges

On the 6th February Drapers published a damning article by Angela Rumse entitled: ‘Why fashion falls short: retailers respond to MPs’...

06-02-2019

Ocean Outdoor To Launch Eco Fashion Label with VIN + OMI

Premium out-of-home media owner Ocean is launching a limited edition label at London Fashion Week on February 14 in a collaboration with the world...

06-02-2019

UK Garment Manufacturing is Back and It’s Here to Stay!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 6th February 2019 Dear all, Happy Lunar New Year as we welcome in the Year of the Pig! The Fashion Studio Level...

05-02-2019

#MakeItHappen International Women’s Day Conference

For the 7th year running, Costa Women will be hosting their International Women’s Day Conference in Marbella, Spain and this time our very own CEO...

05-02-2019

Top 5 2019 Trends

While certain styles seem to have lost favour many have been given a new lease of 2019 life – and have been given a huge upgrade. Here’s our...

04-02-2019

Mountain Warehouse Select Their Garment Tech Apprentice

The Garment Tech team from Mountain Warehouse recently (23rd January) hosted an assessment day at The Factory in the search for their first Garment...

04-02-2019

The Fashion Fix – Footwear SS19

The key element to any outfit? Shoes! (obviously). For SS19, footwear stepped out in an alluring array of aesthetics, from summer office updates and...

01-02-2019

Why The Fashion Industry Is Awesome But What It Needs To Survive & Thrive

FashionCapital and Fashion Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway shares her thoughts with FashionRoundTable.co.uk with this insightful article…...

31-01-2019

Global Demonstrations Highlight Ongoing Injustices For Bangladeshi Garment Workers

It has been almost six years since the shocking Rana Plaza building collapse highlighted how deeply unethical a large proportion of the garment...

30-01-2019

Sustainability is Not A Trend!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 30th January 2019 Dear all, SilkFred & Belles As January draws to a close we have some great news regarding...

29-01-2019

Talking Fashion Ethics at Jacket Required: Sustainability is Not A Trend

Jacket Required, the urban fashion trade show held at East London’s Old Truman Brewery, took place earlier this month (23 & 24 January) and...

28-01-2019

British Workwear Manufacturer Kicks Off 2019 With A Trio of New Contracts

Workwear leaders, Wearwell are starting 2019 on a high after securing three big new contracts in a trio of notable client wins and confirming a...

28-01-2019

The Fashion Fix – Haute Couture SS19

Couture Fashion Week: the bi-annual highlight on the fashion calendar that is perfectly positioned to propose a fantastical breather from our...

25-01-2019

Coming Soon: How To Build A Successful Brand with Caren Downie

Launch to Last! Don’t be one of the fashion labels that come and go…get business ready and become a successful brand with longevity! We...

24-01-2019

Interview: Fashions Finest Founder Deborah St. Louis

Members of the Fashion Enter / FTA team will once again be at the Fashions Finest showcase held during London Fashion Week on the 16th February...

23-01-2019

Launch To Last…

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 23rd January 2019 Dear all, Launch To Last… With show season in full flow – the men’s...

22-01-2019

Inspire: Meet Emma Watkinson CEO at SilkFred

It is no surprise that the fashion world has become a billion-pound industry, with companies from all over the world creating unique trends every...

22-01-2019

The High Street is Far From Dead – A Recent Survey Reveals

For the past decade the High Street has received an incredible amount of bad press; ‘Death of the High Street’, ‘14 Store Closures per Day’,...

21-01-2019

Coming Soon: Essential Elements to Make your Pattern Production Ready

“Production pattern making is often sidelined by the more glamorous sounding creative pattern making, but the reality is, the production pattern...

18-01-2019

The Fashion Fix – AW19 Menswear Trends

Here’s my selection of trends extracted from the Autumn/Winter 2019 Menswear Collections that are sure fire hits for the coming year…  ...

17-01-2019

Brexit & Business – The Fashion Sector Speaks Out

The overwhelming rejection of the PM’s Brexit deal by 230 votes made history in the Houses of Parliament this week (15th January 2019). With the...

16-01-2019

Whatever Happens We Have To Make It Work!

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 16th January 2019 Dear all, UK Manufacturing & Brexit The overwhelming rejection of the PM’s Brexit...

15-01-2019

Inspire: Selfridges State of the Arts

The well established department store Selfridges has been a long-standing patron of the arts, championing a showcase of artworks across its London...

15-01-2019

Masterclass of the Week: ‘Who is Your Customer?’ With Della Nelson

Taking place at FashionCapital/FTA HQ this Thursday 17 January, creative design expert in women’s fashion Della Nelson will delve into initial...

14-01-2019

10 Positive Reasons Why To Buy Belles

After years of mentoring, advising and producing for high street and high end brands the Fashion Enter team decided it was high time to create an...

11-01-2019

The Fashion Fix – Menswear AW19

Each time the Men’s collections transpire, it appears that creativity has been accelerated, and gender fluidly is unapologetically the norm, with...

10-01-2019

Coming Soon: Getting to Grips with Intellectual Property

Legal issues can cause a headache – none more so than intellectual property (IP). Everything from your brand name to your clothing designs,...

09-01-2019

A Better Fashion Industry Starts Here!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 9th January 2019 Dear all, See You At Fashion SVP This time next week, 16th January, our CEO, Jenny Holloway...

08-01-2019

Keeping Warm & Stylish This Winter: How To

As the mercury drops, the need to stay warm increases and winter can be a challenge for the more style conscious amongst us. While layering up is...

07-01-2019

LFWMen’s January 2019 – Oliver Spencer Dedicates His Show To Casely Hayford

It was very sad to hear that fashion designer, tailor and down-to-earth gentleman, Mr. Joe Casely-Hayford had passed away earlier this month after a...

07-01-2019

The Fashion Fix – 7th January 2019

We’ve officially entered 2019 – and in the world of fashion, naturally, our attention turns to what we will be wearing for the year ahead. 2018...

07-01-2019

Dogged Determination & Sheer Hard Work – Listen to the Latest Podcast with Our CEO

FashionCapital / Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway’s determination to succeed in what is renowned as one of the toughest business sectors –...

06-01-2019

LFWMen’s Jan 2019 – Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY Presents His Bright Young Things

Never one to be predictable Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY fuses androgynous Bright Young Things with lashings of tartan and psychedelic vibrant prints...

05-01-2019

LFWMen’s Jan 2019 – Pokémon Takes Centre Stage at Bobby Abley

Day 1 at LFWMen’s and for AW19 Bobby Abley revisits knitted staples from his childhood; balaclavas, scarves and baby blankets, all...

05-01-2019

LFWMen’s Jan 2019 – Daniel w. Fletcher Celebrates the Textiles Heritage of the North

Daniel w. Fletcher’s AW19 collection celebrates the rich history of Northern Britain’s textile and manufacturing industry. The area’s...

04-01-2019

Coming Soon: Christopher Raeburn Talks ‘Slow Fashion’ at Jacket Required

The up and coming edition of the premium trade show ‘Jacket Required’ will include an ‘In Talks With’ session and this time...

04-01-2019

13th Edition of London Fashion Week Men’s Relocates to the East End

Tomorrow, 5th January, marks the start of the 13th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM). Fresh into the New Year the three-day city-wide...

03-01-2019

Fashion Roundtable: Taking the Industry Positively Forward

New Year’s are not just about looking ahead – but they are also about looking back; reflecting on what has been achieved, what is working...

02-01-2019

Get Your Expert Advice Right Here

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 2nd January 2019 Dear all,   2019 is here! Happy New Year to you all. The FashionCapital / Fashion...

02-01-2019

The Fashion Fix – 2nd January 2019

As any good fashionista knows, no outfit is completely dressed without the all-important finishing touch of accessories – complementing and...

31-12-2018

New Year New You!

We have a variety of masterclasses commencing in the New Year that can help you get to where you want to be in your fashion career… Come and gain...

28-12-2018

Savile Row Tailors Gieves & Hawkes Lead The Way

Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row is leading the way, not only with Fashion Enter’s apprenticeship programme but also as an internationally...

24-12-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Dymphna Harrison – Senior Pattern Cutter at Fashion Enter Ltd

Q What time does your alarm go off? D: 6.30am. Q What’s a typical day like for you? D: I get up, get myself and my son ready, have breakfast and...

22-12-2018

The Fashion Fix – 22nd December 2018

As we are nearing the end of 2018 let’s take a little time out to reflect on the most fundamental fashion moments that have defined the year. The...

21-12-2018

High Street Retailers Make The Biggest Social Media Impact This Christmas

High street retailers including Primark, Superdrug and Next have been named top in the battle to engage customers in the noisy Christmas social...

20-12-2018

How The High Street Fared In November

High Street retailers have hit the headlines once again as the retail sales statistics for November 2018 went live today (20th December 2018). The...

19-12-2018

New Year New You!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 19th December 2018 Dear all,   Goodbye 2018 As 2018 draws to a close the team is poised for yet another...

18-12-2018

How the Galaxius System Transformed Fashion Enter’s Factory

The Galaxius digital system allows manufacturing businesses to see exactly what garment is being made and where, which enables them to have absolute...

17-12-2018

Almost Half of UK Fashion Retailers Admit Major Pricing Blunders

Almost half of UK fashion retailers have damaged their profit margins due to errors and inaccuracies in product pricing, according to new research....

17-12-2018

Coming Soon: Fashion SVP 15th & 16th January 2019

Fashion SVP the fastest growing fashion and denim apparel and accessories sourcing and manufacturing event in the UK will be returning to London...

15-12-2018

The Fashion Fix – 15th December 2018

Each week brings another delivery of fashion-filled news, enveloping an amalgam of industry whereabouts and covetable styles that have been...

13-12-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Klaudia Grzelak Junior Pattern Cutter at Fashion Enter Ltd

Q What time does your alarm go off? K: I set up three times! The first one goes off at 5.40am and I usually get up by 6am. Q What’s a typical day...

12-12-2018

Brexit, Business & Belles

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 12th December 2018 Dear all, ITN Interview Fashion Enter on…yes, you’ve guessed it…Brexit...

12-12-2018

EEF: Brexit and Migration

Brexit, it seems, has been very much in the news on a daily basis for the past two-years, and with Parliament currently in deadlock the deal seems...

11-12-2018

Inspire – How to Perfect a Christmas Window Display

With just a few weeks to Christmas windows need to dazzle and evoke the seasonal spirit to entice us as customers through the door.  A Christmas...

10-12-2018

The Fashion Fix – 10th December 2018

Want your trend fix for the week? Well look no further as this time round we are dedicating our curiosities to the must-have styles to wear this...

07-12-2018

Microfibre Pollution and How To Wash Smart

From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, it seems we can’t get away from the environmental impact that our buying choices are having on our...

06-12-2018

Ethics: Worn Again Technologies Shortlisted for The Circular Economy Awards

Worn Again Technologies’ CEO, Cyndi Rhoades has been selected as a finalist for The Circular Economy Awards, in the Leadership Award category. The...

05-12-2018

Not Just a Fad – Ethical Fashion Is Here To Stay

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 5th December 2018 Dear all, Belles Fab Friday Starts This Week Every Friday from 11am – 4pm we will open...

04-12-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Lan Leeder Pattern Cutter at Fashion Enter Ltd

Q What time does your alarm go off? L: 5.20am. Q What’s a typical day like for you? L: Catch the early train to work. Once I get in, I will check...

04-12-2018

Fashion Enter’s Tailoring Academy Introduced in Parliament

Fashion Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway attended a parliamentary briefing introduced by Stephen Timms MP this morning (Tuesday 4th December 2018), to...

03-12-2018

Its Official the Fastest Growing Sector in the UK is Creative

After numerous doom and gloom stories surrounding retail and business it’s a boost to hear that UK creative industries are growing at a phenomenal...

03-12-2018

Inspire: Meet the MFA Fashion Photographer of the Year Niall O’Connor

Q What time does your alarm go off? N: My alarm varies from day to day, usually around 7:30am. Q What’s a typical day like for you? N: I start...

30-11-2018

The Fashion Fix – 30th November 2018

Thanks for checking out The Fashion Fix! We are delighted to present to you a weekly unveiling of the latest industry happenings – hot topics that...

29-11-2018

Meet the Founder of the Ethical Streetwear Brand Otso Clothing

Otso – The Spirit of the Bear is a streetwear brand that is both contemporary and ethically made. Otso garments aim to be in touch with...

28-11-2018

Meet The Belles of London!

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 28th November 2018 Dear all, The Belles Have Arrived! Exciting times. We have officially launched our...

27-11-2018

Fashion Enter Launches In House Label ‘Belles of London’

Social enterprise Fashion Enter Ltd has led the way as an ethical fashion production and learning facility based in Haringey, North London. After...

26-11-2018

Inspire: Meet Darren Scott from MYREALCOVER – Emerging Designer of the Year

As this year’s ‘Emerging Designer of the Year’ at the annual Midlands Fashion Awards – MYREALCOVER designer Darren Scott and business...

23-11-2018

Ethical Fashion: New Research Reveals Consumers Want Brands and Government To Do More

New research compiled by Fashion Revolution released this week (21st November 2018) reveals that consumers across the five largest EU markets want...

22-11-2018

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...

21-11-2018

Tailoring Skills & Production Coming Your Way!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 21st November 2018 Dear all, New Team New Brand New Tailoring Last week we announced the exciting news that we...

20-11-2018

Who Made The Lyst’s Year in Fashion Report 2018?

Global fashion search platform ‘Lyst’ tracked more than 100 million searches this year from 80 million shoppers, crunching queries and results...

19-11-2018

4 Ways To Invest in Fashion This Winter

For some people, winter is a favourite time of the year because of winter fashion. It differs from all other seasons in the year, as you’re likely...

19-11-2018

Inspire: Meet MFA Accessory Designer of the Year Lucy Walters from Hiorns Hats

Q What time does your alarm go off? L: 6.30am. In the summer I jump straight out of bed but when the mornings are dark I usually snooze it a...

17-11-2018

Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Shows – Key Trends

A menswear season exploding with fashion happenings, industry firsts and exciting trends; the Spring/Summer 2019 shows captured the attention of the...

16-11-2018

The Fashion Fix – 16th November 2018

Well, hey! Thanks for stopping by to read this week’s instalment of The Fashion Fix! If you’re a fashionista in search for a style hub that...

15-11-2018

Coming Soon: Meet and Greet with Brand Creative Della Nelson

Come and meet Brand Creative and former Head of Design for Very.co.uk Della Nelson. We are delighted that Della will be joining the FashionCapital...

14-11-2018

3 Top Trends For Spring/Summer 2019

Fashion is a living and breathing entity, as you will probably be aware. As a professional within the fashion industry, you need to make sure that...

14-11-2018

Manufacturers Unite: Fashion Enter and Gloria Fashions Become One!

We are delighted to confirm that Fashion-Enter Ltd will be taking over the highly reputable tailoring manufacturer Gloria Fashions. Founded in 1956,...

14-11-2018

2 Top London Manufacturer’s Unite

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 14th November 2018 Dear all, Fashion Enter and Gloria Fashions Become One “Great things in business are never...

12-11-2018

Inspire: Meet MFA Young Designer of the Year Charlotte Bull

Q What time does your alarm go off? C: I usually don’t set an alarm as I like to let my body wake up naturally, which is usually around 8am....

12-11-2018

Exclusive Watch Brands Influencer Trends

While many may be tempted to turn to their phones to check the time, fashion-forward public figures will opt for a high quality timepiece, creating...

10-11-2018

The Fashion Fix – 10th November 2018

Welcome to my first edition of The Fashion Fix! This is a new instalment on FashionCapital, dedicated to industry-related news that deserves to be...

09-11-2018

Testing Times for Great Britain’s High Street

According to PwC research released today (9th November 2018) compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC), the British High Street has seen store...

08-11-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with the CEO of Fashion Enter Ltd Jenny Holloway

Q What time does your alarm go off?  J: 5am but I have a horse and new puppy of 8 weeks to sort out…total chaos! Q What’s a typical day...

07-11-2018

Hard Times Ahead But Local Businesses Can Make It Happen

Last night, 6th November 2018, FashionCapital/FCFTA was invited to the ‘EEF Annual Lecture’ and networking meal. The EEF, the voice of UK...

07-11-2018

Apprentices Needed Apply Here

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 7th November 2018 Dear all, Speaking at the House of Lords We are thrilled to be involved in the next roundtable...

06-11-2018

Discussing Modern Slavery & Transparency in Fashion at the House of Lords

FashionCapital / Fashion Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway has been invited as the spokesperson of the company to openly discuss modern slavery and...

05-11-2018

Tips for UK Fashion Students Hoping to Break into the Global Fashion Industry

Many aspiring students across the UK will currently have dreams and ambitions to have a successful career in the highly prized but very competitive...

05-11-2018

Inspire: Meet the MFA’s Rising Star in Makeup Artistry

Ade Fadahunsi was recently awarded ‘Rising Star Makeup Artist of the Year’ at the annual Midlands Fashion Awards, FashionCapital caught up with...

02-11-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Caroline Ash Production Director at Fashion Enter

Q What time does your alarm go off?  C: 5.45am eek! Q What’s a typical day like for you?  C: No two days seem to be the same – which is...

01-11-2018

Coming Soon…The Design Process: How to Inspire Our Customer Masterclass

Joining our growing cluster of industry experts Leandra O’Sullivan brings her knowledge and long-established industry experience to the...

31-10-2018

Halloween Spending Behaviours On the Up

“It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!”, as said by the grouchy crone Winifred Sanderson in the classic Halloween movie, still adored by millions...

31-10-2018

Faboolous Jobs & Spooktacular Apprenticeships

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 31st October 2018 Dear all, Witches, Cats, Broomsticks and Bats…   All the FashionCapital &...

30-10-2018

Inspire: Meet Marie Sansome Midlands Fashion Awards Independent Designer of the Year

Q What time does your alarm go off? M: If I have an appointment my alarm is set. However if I don’t I wake naturally around 8am. Q What’s a...

29-10-2018

7 Top Software Skills in Fashion

In Design is a creative software application by Adobe Software...

26-10-2018

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Pop Up Shop & Exhibition by Bravado Lights Up Carnaby Street

London’s famous Carnaby Street has unveiled an exclusive collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox to deliver a truly innovative Queen-inspired art...

25-10-2018

5 Key Style Suggestions for the Modern Man Whatever the Season

Timeless wardrobe advice that will make the most of your signature style… 1 Dress according to your body Next time you venture to...

24-10-2018

Are You Shark Tank Ready?

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 24th October 2018 Dear all, Happy 3rd FTA! Can you believe it was three years ago that we started the Fashion...

23-10-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Julia Burrows, Senior Tutor at the Fashion Technology Academy

Q What time does your alarm go off? J: 5.45. Q What’s a typical day like for you? J: Starting around 8am, planning and getting ready for my...

19-10-2018

Online Fashion Manufacturing Marketplace ‘Sewport’ Secures Investment

The online fashion manufacturing marketplace, Sewport, has secured £650,000 investment from a venture capital fund, since launching at the end of...

17-10-2018

Wanted: Garment Tech Apprentice at Mountain Warehouse

Mountain Warehouse have been developing the very best outdoor gear for all the family since 1997. Unlike other outdoor retailers, Mountain Warehouse...

17-10-2018

Nurturing Brands Every Step of the Way

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 17th October 2018 Dear all, Hello Donegal! Tomorrow, 18th October, our CEO, Jenny Holloway, is off to...

17-10-2018

Westminster Uni Students Take An Insightful Tour of the Factory

Fashion Buying Management students from Westminster University visited the factory today, 17th October 2018, for an insight into the garment...

16-10-2018

Jenny Holloway Encourages Donegal’s Female Entrepreneurs To Go Global

Donegal’s female entrepreneurs are being urged to fashion their future by going global this National Women’s Enterprise Day (#NWED)…...

16-10-2018

Fashion Studio Client SukiShufu

At the Fashion Studio, we pioneer and work with an amalgam of amazingly talented brands that are exciting and emerging, one of which is SukiShufu,...

15-10-2018

FashionCapital Supports New Talent at the Midlands Fashion Awards 2018

Storm Callum may well have been causing havoc across the UK but last Friday night, 12th October 2018, up and coming designers and industry talent...

12-10-2018

Love Not Landfill Extend Eco Fashion Campaign with a Second Hand Pop Up

Last month we reported on the London based eco-fashion campaign, #LoveNotLandfill, and their bright and eye-catching clothes banks situated in busy...

11-10-2018

In House Event: Insight into Bespoke Tailoring, Fashion Skills and Apprenticeships

Thursday the 11th October 2018 saw The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation work with Fashion Enter to provide a unique insight into the world of bespoke...

10-10-2018

A Glimpse Into The Spring/Summer Trends of SS19

Here’s a heads-up on the trends that emerged from the Spring/Summer 2019 catwalks… Beige Is The New Black If there was a dominant shade that...

10-10-2018

Raising the Profile of Fashion Apprenticeships

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 10th October 2018 Dear all, Raising the Profile of Fashion Apprenticeships The team is busy gearing up for our...

09-10-2018

The British Fashion Industry Forge Trade Ties with China

A strengthening trade bond between Britain and China has been reinforced by two key events… First up The British Fashion Council (BFC)...

08-10-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Claire Solley Head of Patterns

Q What time does your alarm go off? C My alarm usually goes off around 6 a.m. I like to have time for breakfast before leaving for the office at 7....

05-10-2018

Alvanon Reveal A ‘War for Talent’ Across the Supply Chain

As leading providers of fashion production skills and apprenticeships news of a skills shortage throughout the manufacturing side of the fashion...

04-10-2018

AW18: Where Are the Male Trends Heading?

It would be fair to say that the industry is in something of a whirlwind right now, particularly as London Fashion Week only concluded a matter of...

04-10-2018

Unique Industry Event: Insight into Fashion and Bespoke Tailoring

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation in Partnership with Fashion Enter is providing a unique experience into the world of bespoke tailoring with the...

03-10-2018

Paris Fashion Week SS19 Highlights

The big one – out of the four style capitals that encompass fashion week, it is the magical and momentous influencers of Paris that captivates...

03-10-2018

Tailoring Skills For The Next Generation

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Dear all, Unique Industry Event 11th October With apprenticeships plastered all over the...

02-10-2018

The Fashion Enter Story…Blood, Sweat and a Little Help From ASOS.com

Opening up about her company – Fashion Enter Ltd, along with sister divisions – FashionCapital and the FTA, CEO Jenny Holloway explained...

28-09-2018

Where Did Our Weird and Wonderful Fashion Trends Begin?

Fashion fads come and go – some more crazy than others. Take double denim for example, sported by Britney and Justin at the 2001 AMAs or the...

27-09-2018

Revealed: Will Your Wardrobe Look Like This in 2027?

The retail sector is not dying, it’s transforming. Per the 2018 Resale Report by ThredUP, consumers are shopping smarter. The modern shopper has a...

26-09-2018

Milan Fashion Week SS19 Highlights

Dolce & Gabbana Undoubtedly a Milan designer highlight, Dolce & Gabbana championed the brand’s DNA by fabulously illustrating their...

26-09-2018

Manufacturers > Retailers > Brands – Time to Work As One

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 26th September 2018 Dear all, Industry Support for UK Garment Trade Workers This week began with a visit to...

25-09-2018

Fashion Label RIXO Reveal How They Built Their Brand in 3 Years…

In just three short years, Rixo London, the fledgling fashion label launched by London College of Fashion graduates Henrietta Rix and Orlagh...

24-09-2018

5 2018 Autumn Trends

There are few things in life that are certain, but changing seasonal trends is certainly one of them. With autumn fast approaching, this is...

24-09-2018

Fast Forward Online Fashion to 2019

Thanks to the internet fashion has never been so democratic, forget huge advertising campaigns and glitzy launch parties the likes of social media,...

21-09-2018

The Effect of Microfibres on the Ocean

Microfibres have gained more and more attention in recent years, but few people know how to limit their individual output of microfibers into the...

20-09-2018

LFW SS19 Starsica: The Art of Story Telling

Starsica’s strength lies as much in story-telling as it does in garment-making and for SS19, we were given a fantastical surrealist narrative of a...

20-09-2018

LFW SS19 Ones To Watch: AuCarre, Price on Request & Nous Etudions

AuCarre’s collection is inspired by feminine surrealism, thus we see aspects of both reality and fantasy merging together in their pieces....

20-09-2018

LFW SS19 Final Day

Natasha Zinko – Roberta Einer – Mark Fast – UNDERAGE… Natasha Zinko’s SS19 collection is a riotous display of colour and...

19-09-2018

LFW SS19 Designer to Watch: Richard Malone

Acknowledged as an influential star amid the London Fashion Week schedule and beyond, Richard Malone’s status has quickly been elevated to adoring...

19-09-2018

Brexit and British Fashion

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 19th September 2018 Dear all, Brexit and British Fashion Sorry to mention the B word but as the Brexit...

19-09-2018

LFW SS19 Day 4

Paul Costelloe – Tata Naka – Jayne Pierson – FENGYI TAN… Paul Costelloe’s SS19 collection is luxurious and elegant whilst...

19-09-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Elle Argyroy Head of QC at Fashion Enter

Q What time does your alarm go off?  E 6.10am Q What’s a typical day like for you? E I Amend patterns throughout the day and check everything...

18-09-2018

Fashion Enter Join Fashions Finest During LFW

The Fashions Finest bi-annual event provides a unique platform for up and coming design talent to show off-schedule during London Fashion Week. Held...

17-09-2018

This Week: How To Build A Successful Brand with Caren Downie

Caren Downie, is no stranger to London Fashion Week, as one of the most influential women in British fashion Caren’s extensive experience...

17-09-2018

LFW SS19 Day 2

Clio Peppiatt – Ada Zanditon – Cassy Gan – Jiri Kalfar – Lunyee – Zeynep Kartal… Clio Peppiatt Spring Summer...

17-09-2018

LFW SS19 Day 3

MARRKNULL – Minki – STEVE O SMITH  – steventai MARRKNULL’s collection initially seems to be a humorous take on the...

15-09-2018

LFW SS19 Day 1

Richard Malone – Jamie Wei Huang – Nicopanda – i-am-chen – Xu Zhi – Johnstons of Elgin – Xiao Li From diversity...

15-09-2018

LFW SS19 Street Style

From London Fashion Week Day 1, the fashion pack were out in force posing and pouting in key season trends such as animal print, monochrome, baroque...

14-09-2018

Fashion News in Five Minutes 14th September…

London Fashion Week Talks Plastic Pollution – LFW Facts & Figures – Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry Debut – Beazley Designs of the...

14-09-2018

VIN + OMI Open Fashion Week With A Collection High On Innovation & Sustainability

Oodles of poodles…need I say more? The VIN + OMI show was, as expected, a bonkers bonanza of shape, texture, and colour. It’s perhaps not...

13-09-2018

Fashion: #LoveNotLandfill

Despite all the press and social media coverage on recycling and waste within the fashion industry the UK is still dumping 35 million fast fashion...

12-09-2018

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Georgia Fletcher Production / Garment Tech Apprentice

Q What time does your alarm go off? G My alarm goes off at 5:50am and I snooze it until 6am!   Q What’s a typical day like for you? G A typical...

12-09-2018

Fashion District: Joined-Up Industry Thinking

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 12th September 2018 Dear all, Fashion District London Launch The start of week saw the launch of Fashion...

11-09-2018

Demand for Plus Size Fashion Continues to Soar

The latest research shows that demand for Plus size fashion from Simply Be and others is growing at a phenomenal rate. A sales trend that looks set...

11-09-2018

New York Fashion Week SS19 Trend: Neon

The fashion week circuit has commenced with a kaleidoscope of clashing colours at New York, where striking and scorching neons have made an...

10-09-2018

Fashion District: The Launch of a World Leading Fashion Hub for London

Today (10th September 2018) sees the launch of Fashion District, a collaborative initiative that is set to make London the global capital for...

07-09-2018

Fashion News in Five Minutes – 7th September…

High-end Industry Founded on Unpaid Workers…New York Fashion Week Underway…London Fashion Week A Fur Free Zone…Footfall Down on...

06-09-2018

Burberry Announces New Waste and Fur Free Policies

Two months ago high-end designer brand Burberry hit the headlines with the news that the company destroyed more than £28m worth of its fashion and...

05-09-2018

We Are Hiring! Creative Required

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 5th September 2018 Dear all, Wanted Creative Graphic Designer An exciting and creative position for a...

04-09-2018

Fashion Studio Client S.a.r.k London

Two timely styles are seen to be reinvented and given a contemporary twist by upcoming womenswear label S.a.r.k London. The classically compelling...

03-09-2018

This Week: How To Do Your Own PR

FashionCapital is delighted to announce another installment of the hugely successful ‘How to do your own PR’ masterclass with PR...

03-09-2018

Would You Like to Work For High End Womenswear Brand ERDEM?

An apprenticeship opportunity with high-end designer brand Erdem has opened up for an enthusiastic team member who would like to gain experience of...

31-08-2018

Fashion Named as One of Five Key Industries Enabling Modern Day Slavery

In a recent report by the Walk Free Foundation, the fashion industry was named as one of the five main sectors responsible for enabling modern day...

30-08-2018

7 Top Tips on How To Differentiate Yourself & Your Brand

Getting noticed in an industry where almost every one else has the same agenda is a tough call, and sustaining that even harder. The answer lies in...

28-08-2018

Fashion Studio Client – Kotys

As the summer holidays are almost concluding, it’s time to banish the bikinis for another year and embrace a new season of workwear sartorial...

28-08-2018

10 Top Tips For Retailers & Manufacturer’s To Get Ahead Today

High street closures have become the norm up and down the UK with some of the biggest players in retail getting seriously burnt. How are retailers...

24-08-2018

Rethinking the Role of the Store

The chatter around the “death of the British high street” has been getting louder as of late, and the recent revelation thatonline sales figures...

23-08-2018

The Key Word in Manufacturing and Retail Today is Nimble…

The demise of the UK high street and some of its long established retail players has made for some very uncomfortable reading of late. Woolworth’s...

22-08-2018

Nimble, New and Fashion-Forward

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Dear all, The Art of Being Nimble The latest retail news certainly makes for some very...

21-08-2018

A Retouch Free Zone: Introducing the Ethical & Honest Beauty Brand SPKTRM

Last week witnessed a refreshing revolution amid the beauty industry – SPKTRM, the world’s first beauty brand to wholeheartedly eliminate skin...

20-08-2018

Trend News: Footwear – Young Men Give Women A Run For Their Money

The latest analysis from Mintel research into the British footwear market has revealed some interesting developments: + Young men aged- 16-24 have...

20-08-2018

Back to School: Pattern Cutting & Stitching Courses This September

“Behind every designer is a brilliant pattern cutter.” It may be true that the ‘designer’ often gains all the credit in the fashion industry...

15-08-2018

Mistakes: All Part Of The Learning Process

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 15th August 2018 Dear all, Food for Thought: “Companies crave individuals that work outside the lines of...

14-08-2018

Springboard: High Street Fall Hiatus For July

What an incredible summer we’re experiencing. It’s amazing how a decent period of vitamin D can lift our spirits and prolong that gorgeous...

13-08-2018

3 Top Tips on Building a brand from MAHI Leather

Starting a business in the fashion sector can be a daunting prospect. For every success story there is a story of failure that looms. Here, the...

13-08-2018

2018 Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

After a phenomenal turnout at the Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) ‘Call to Meet the Judges’ in June, a total of 42 finalists have been shortlisted...

13-08-2018

Time to Bring Production Closer to Home

CEO of FashionCapital / Fashion Enter Ltd, Jenny Holloway, comments on the latest financial crisis hitting Turkey and how production on home soil...

09-08-2018

Fashion Enter Apprentices Attend the Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Inspiration in fashion comes from many sources and museum’s and exhibitions are always a good place to start. Jo Price, Fashion Enter’s Senior...

09-08-2018

An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

FashionCapital Newsletter Thursday 9th August 2018   Dear all, A Fashion Enter Summer Wedding It’s not every week the Development Director of...

09-08-2018

Econyl: Swimwear That Pairs Sustainability with Style

The current heatwave sweeping the UK could be inspiring many of you to update your swimwear for those much-needed trips to the beach. Before you do,...

08-08-2018

Fashion Studio Client Michaela Jedinak

The Fashion Studio originally established a whole decade ago, is acknowledged for creating first patterns, toiling, seals, grades and short-run...

01-08-2018

‘Securing The Future Of British Fashion Manufacturing’

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 1st August 2018 Dear all, Manufacturing the strongest it’s ever been! 41% of manufacturers have said that...

31-07-2018

Diversity Is Trending Amongst Fashion

As we all know too well, the fashion industry is notorious for showcasing a very specific aesthetic, one that unfortunately frequently fails to...

27-07-2018

Every Stitch Tells A Story: SEP Jordan

SEP hand-embroidered accessories blend hallmarks of premium Middle-Eastern craftsmanship with Italian style.  SEP Founder and CEO Roberta Ventura...

26-07-2018

Football Brand Project to Launch Kickstarter Campaign

From the 1st August 2018, ‘Tumaini Football’ will be launching a kickstarter campaign. Anthony Oteng, Founder and Director of Tumaini Football...

26-07-2018

The Fashion District

In March 2018 the Mayor pledged £2.4 million to support London’s fashion industry from the Good Growth Fund. Since then the Fashion District has...

25-07-2018

How PR Savvy Are You?

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 25th July 2018 Dear all, PR For Your Brand Do you know how to pitch your brand, target editors and influencers...

24-07-2018

Fashion Enter Apprentices Attend Pure London – July 2018

Fashion Enter’s Senior Lecturer Jo Price took her current cohort of apprentices for an educational industry visit to the UK’s leading...

24-07-2018

Richard Malone: The Upcoming Designer Pioneering Practicality

Let us introduce to you Richard Malone, the emerging young fashion talent who excels in championing an extraordinarily inspirational methodology for...

23-07-2018

Creating Sustainable Clothes from Food Waste

It is not very often that we think of food waste and clothes at the same time. However, recent innovations in the textile industry have led to the...

20-07-2018

Stock Waste – Fashion’s Ugly Secret

Destroying stock – not on our watch – Fashion Enter hits back at the industry practice of stock incineration… Designer brand...

19-07-2018

American Agent To Work with Fashion Enter!

FashionCapital’s sister company, Fashion Enter, is delighted to announce a new relationship with an established 40-year-old apparel agent that has...

18-07-2018

Introduce Your Brand To The US Market!

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 18th July 2018 Dear all, Good Morning USA! We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for British...

17-07-2018

Emerging Fashion Trends: From Consumer Behaviour and Ethical Purchases to Inclusive Models and Individualism

Fashion is complex and always evolving so when discussing the next big trend, nobody can be totally certain what the next season will bring. In...

16-07-2018

More Orders but Fewer Skilled Workers: What Brexit Means for Fashion

Whilst British businesses are relocating their manufacturing back to home soil, the number of skilled workers in Britain has fallen. In an Instagram...

12-07-2018

Sew We Learn Summer Camp for 11 -18 Year Olds

With the school holidays just around the corner we have a four-day summer camp for those that want to try their hand at making their own...

11-07-2018

Ready to Score For A Place in the Fashion Industry

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 11th July 2018 Dear all, ‘It’s Coming Home’  It’s officially #WaistcoatWednesday! As England prepare...

11-07-2018

Fashion Enter Client Bow Savile to Launch at Pure London

Luxe women’s workwear brand, Bow Savile, will make their debut this July at Pure London. The stylish British brand has developed a fresh...

10-07-2018

Fashion Capital Newswire – 10th July 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER 11th July 2007   Hello All,   After numerous requests for advice on approaching...

10-07-2018

‘Under The Light’ by Istituto Marangoni

The renowned Fashion & Design School, Istituto Marangoni London based in Shoreditch, recently showcased 10 of its most promising Fashion Design...

09-07-2018

Paris Haute Couture AW18/19

From July 1st through the 5th, the world of fashion experienced a fantastical escapism via Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Haute Couture Week in Paris, where...

09-07-2018

Liberty London X Richard Quinn

Today, July 9th, British designer of the moment Richard Quinn is releasing his exclusive accessory collection in partnership with Liberty London....

06-07-2018

Alvanon: Growing Careers and Changing Lives

Three Fashion Enter bursary awardees openly talk about their fashion journey… Alvanon, the global innovations company specialising in fit and...

05-07-2018

Fake Fur: An Ethical but Environmentally Damaging Alternative

The use of animal fur is a topic which gets people on both side of the debate animated. For the last couple of decades or so, a widely known and...

04-07-2018

To Nurture & Support Tomorrow’s Fashion Talent

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 4th July 2018 Dear all, Collaboration is key in the fashion industry and it’s by working together that we...

03-07-2018

The Factory Uncovered – Accredited CPPD Courses

You can make ethical, affordable production in the UK! And FashionCapital’s sister company, Fashion Enter, can prove it with their Factory...

02-07-2018

You’ve Graduated! What Now…?

It’s a time that you never imagined would emanate. After 3 (sometimes more, depending on your course) years of lectures, dedication and putting in...

02-07-2018

Fashion Enter Partners with Fashions Finest for SS19

Fashions Finest provides an off-schedule platform for fashion designers during London Fashion Week. The Fashions Finest team is passionate about...

28-06-2018

Fashion Technology Academy ac.uk Approved

Great news, FashionCapital’s educational arm – the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) has received approval as a recognised ac.uk educational...

27-06-2018

Fully Compliant & Ethical Fast-Track Fashion

  FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 27th June 2018 Dear all, With the UK government now turning its attention to the fashion industry and its...

26-06-2018

The Environmental Damage of Denim Manufacture

With SVP Fashion kicking off their annual show today (26th June, 2018), this article looks at the recent interview between SVP and Anubha, and the...

26-06-2018

Fashion Enter – Leading the Way in Sustainable Fashion Production

The UK government have turned their attention to the fashion industry and its complex and often destructive effect on the environment, and some...

25-06-2018

Pure London – Made in Britain Bursary

Widely acknowledged as the UK’s leading fashion trade buying event, Pure London is unveiling the launch of an innovative ‘Made in Britain...

24-06-2018

Mini Mode – Back for a Second Show

Last September Mini Mode debuted as the latest fashion platform dedicated to kidswear, and now, the Mini Mode team have announced a second...

22-06-2018

Rag Trade Clean-up Could Set a New Trend

On Wednesday 20th June Fashion Enter featured in a hard-hitting double-page article focusing on cleaning up supply chains, ensuring ethical...

21-06-2018

Do Consumers Make Good Choices About Clothes?

People buy clothes without even thinking. No matter how well intentioned they may be, shoppers end up purchasing articles of clothing without taking...

20-06-2018

Forging Fashion Ties with Nigeria

Recently, FashionCapital’s Development Director, Jenni Sutton, embarked on a trip to Lagos, Nigeria as the invited headline speaker for Fashions...

20-06-2018

Your Ralph & Russo Opportunity Starts Right Here!

  FashionCapital Newsletter 20th June 2018 Dear all, We are pleased to announce some very exciting apprenticeship news. High-end, luxury fashion...

19-06-2018

Seamstresses and Designers Now Able to Advertise Through eBay

Exciting and innovative news has been announced surrounding eBay and a new launch that will naturally assist businesses associated with the fashion...

19-06-2018

How To Put Your Fashion Startup In The Social Media Spotlight

Your fashion startup is everything you’ve worked for. You’ve worked hard to make it happen. You had an idea that you grew into an actual...

18-06-2018

9 Exciting Opportunities with Ralph & Russo

High fashion house Ralph & Russo was founded by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo in 2010. The British based brand rapidly became established in...

15-06-2018

Fabric Donation for a Good Cause

Leftover fabric scraps from our Factory and FCFabric Studio are always put to good use; from practice swatches for our FTA learners to designers...

14-06-2018

VIN + OMI Collaborate with LCF To Launch BIN 2 BODY

VIN + OMI have established themselves as pioneering activists in the field of sustainable, forward-thinking eco-fashion. From eco latex to chestnut...

13-06-2018

LFWMen’s June 2018 – Street Style

90’s style – ankle socks on show – wide cut trousers – head-to-toe denim – bum bags – underwear as outerwear...

13-06-2018

Innovative, Creative and Fresh Thinking

FashionCapital Newsletter 13th June 2018 Dear all, #LFWMens This week it was all eyes on menswear as London Fashion Week Men’s showcased SS19...

12-06-2018

LFWMen’s SS19 Day 4

KA WA KEY’s SS19 collection presented itself in the form of an emotive performance piece with three male models in blue, red, and yellow overalls...

12-06-2018

Free Coaching With Debbie Quick For Fashion Enter Students

As a part of her Diploma in Transformational Coaching Debbie Quick is offering free coaching sessions for those studying with Fashion Enter. What a...

11-06-2018

LFW Men’s SS19 Day 3

Phoebe English – Xander Zhou – Michiko Koshino – DANSHAN – SHO… This season the Phoebe English presentation was set...

11-06-2018

Paris Hilton Launches Boohoo.com Collection

All-time It girl and teenage icon to many girls the world over, Paris Hilton, ‘The Simple Life’ star and model is debuting her fashion...

10-06-2018

LFW Men’s SS19 Day 2

Daniel w. Fletcher – CV22 Rugby England – John Lawrence Sullivan – 3.PARADIS & PONY – Edward Crutchley...

10-06-2018

Taking Your Ethical Fashion Business to the Next Level

How as a new fashion business owner, do you take your business to the next level? How can you reach the heights of world-renowned fashion designers...

09-06-2018

LFW Men’s Day 1 – ICEBERG SS19

ICEBERG began this season at the main BFC show space with a bang as we saw an effortlessly cool streetwear collection resplendent in bold colours...

08-06-2018

How Has the Retail Industry Become More Inclusive?

Over time, it’s clear to see that fashion retailers have become more diverse and inclusive. From adding a maternity section to their collections,...

08-06-2018

50 Years on from Dagenham, Has Progress Been Made?

50 years ago, female sewing machinists in the Dagenham Ford car plant walked out after discovering they were being paid 15% less than their male...

07-06-2018

Gucci Equilibrium: Bridging the Gap Between Aesthetics and Ethics

In a comprehensive effort to increase transparency and make clear their commitments to sustainability and ethics, Gucci have unveiled Equilibrium, a...

07-06-2018

House of Fraser To Close 31 Stores

Is this the beginning of the end for retails’ high street giants? Less than one month ago Marks & Spencer announced plans to close more than...

07-06-2018

GFW2018 Gala Show Winners

Graduate Fashion Week 2018 drew to a close with the prestigious Gala Show and Awards Ceremony hosted by Professor Caryn Franklin MBE. Judges...

06-06-2018

A Multisensory Experience – London College of Fashion BA18 Grad Show

Much like Central Saint Martins the London College of Fashion like to present their own standalone BA degree show away from main throng at Graduate...

06-06-2018

Fashion Graduate Take Over

FashionCapital Newsletter 6th June 2018 Dear all, #GFW18 This week it’s all about the grads and we have been at Graduate Fashion Week visiting...

06-06-2018

GFW 2018 Day 3 – The Arts University Bournemouth

Aspiring to nurture and accelerate commitment and innovation, The Arts University Bournemouth presented just that, whilst exhibiting their visually...

06-06-2018

GFW 2018 Day 3: The University of Brighton

At the University of Brighton, aspiring students can expect to partake in flourishing and well-established programmes in Fashion Design, Textile...

05-06-2018

GFW18 Day 2

From disco divas to shotgun weddings, political statements to environmental issues there’s ideas aplenty at GFW18 day 2… Jack Capstick...

03-06-2018

GFW 2018 Day 1

Meet the fashion graduates of 2018… While colleges and universities up and down the country showcase their graduates’ stress, graft and...

01-06-2018

Tennis Champion Serena Williams Launches Her Debut Collection

Whilst winning her first professional tennis match not long after entering into the world of motherhood, additional news circulated of Serena...

31-05-2018

The McQueen Documentary

It still to this day seems arduous to digest that the fashion world lost one of the most legendary and iconic designers of our time, an event that...

30-05-2018

Fashions Finest Africa Day Three

Day three in Lagos Nigeria and after a successful conference yesterday Jenni Sutton was invited to tour a new factory and learning facility...

30-05-2018

Lay Plan Learning & Open Day

FashionCapital Newsletter 30th May 2018 Dear all, Lay Plan Learning This week we are talking lay plans and what an important part of the production...

28-05-2018

FashionCapital Kit Out The Flutes

The Flutes started out as a social mums’ hockey “team” with just seven “players” of a certain age, 15 kids between...

28-05-2018

One Not to Miss: The Legal Eagle Masterclass with Nick Gould

The common sense lawyer with mismatch shoes, AKA Nick Gould, will be holding his popular Legal Eagle masterclass covering all those key legal points...

27-05-2018

Fashions Finest Africa Day Two

As the headline speaker at Fashions Finest Africa our very own Development Director, Jenni Sutton, reports on day two of this unique event taking...

25-05-2018

Delayed Production Behind the Demise of Carven

French fashion brand Carven (image from the SS18 collection right) has officially been placed into receivership (23rd May) and is looking for a...

25-05-2018

Two To Watch From Fashion Week Australia

This month saw Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) parade Resort 2019 collections from over 40 local brands in an exciting event that...

25-05-2018

Fashions Finest Africa – Day One

Our very own Development Director, Jenni Sutton, is currently sharing the FashionCapital/Fashion Enter ethos over in Lagos, Nigeria. As the headline...

24-05-2018

Designer Brand Watch – Richard Quinn

Already known for being somewhat synonymous for his breakout sartorial signature of exquisitely elaborate floral print work, upcoming designer...

24-05-2018

Pop Up of the Week: Rosa Bloom

Described as ‘wearable happiness’ Rosa Bloom is a label that embraces glitter and shine – sequins! For a taste of the latest Rosa Bloom...

24-05-2018

Grass Roots Talent Support Courtesy of Debenhams

Graduate Fashion Week 2017 Menswear prize winner Daniel Rynne, has been named as the latest designer to gain Debenhams grass roots talent support...

24-05-2018

Phenomenal Turn Out At Make It British Live! 2018

Former fashion buyer Kate Hills founded a website called Make it British in 2011 and has since incorporated the Make It British Live! trade event...

23-05-2018

Make It British Is Here!

FashionCapital Newsletter 23rd May 2018 Dear all, Make It British Live! As this goes out the team are at ‘Make It British Live!’ trade show...

22-05-2018

Pick A Pattern – Designer Patterns for Sale

Launched in 2011 designer brand Jane & Marilyn specialise in grown-up glamour offering timeless and flattering designs to suit all occasions....

22-05-2018

More Store Closures Announced by M&S – Is It the End for Traditional Retail?

The long-established British retailer Marks & Spencer has announced further plans to close more than 100 stores by 2022 as part of a “radical...

22-05-2018

Ms Curvaceous says Clothing Brands Need to ‘Stop the Fat Tax’

Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018. A size UK 16 Corrine thinks it’s unfair that brands charge more for plus-size clothing,...

21-05-2018

Fashion Enter On BBC Radio 5 Live

Rise and shine on Monday 21st May our very own CEO Jenny Holloway was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live and talking skills and education in the...

18-05-2018

Designer Brand Watch: KWAIDAN EDITIONS & MARINE SERRE

Keep an eye out for the two following designers in question, who are tipped for success in the world of fashion design… KWAIDAN EDITIONS  A brand...

17-05-2018

The Utter Truth About Garment Labour Exploitation in Britain

Out in the FT (Financial Times) today (17th May 2018) is an extensive and scrupulous article entitled ‘Dark factories: labour exploitation in...

16-05-2018

Fashion’s Future – People, Planet & Prosperity

FashionCapital Newsletter 16th May 2018 Dear all, Happy #NationalNumeracyDay!  Maths isn’t usually associated with fashion however you’d be...

16-05-2018

Royals Back Fashion Sustainability in Britain and Denmark

Leading figures from the global fashion industry have gathered in Copenhagen for the 2-day annual Fashion Summit (15th/16th May) to discuss a hot...

15-05-2018

Fashioned From Nature at the V&A

It’s fair to say that fashion and natural world have a somewhat complex relationship with each other… From the cultivation and use of...

15-05-2018

Upcoming Influencer: Maya Bash

Incorporating an innovative balance between urban aesthetics and functionality, talented Israeli fashion designer, Maya Bash proposes high-end,...

14-05-2018

Sunglasses Trends SS 2018

As sunlight is finally descending on us at long last, it’s time to discover the must-have shapes, style and frames of sunglasses for the season....

14-05-2018

Met Gala Triumph for Richard Quinn

2018 is certainly shaping up as an epic year for London based fashion designer Richard Quinn. Not only did the Queen sit FROW at his AW18/19 catwalk...

11-05-2018

How to Motivate Yourself to Success with Eric Gilston

Eric Gilston has worked as a successful Life and Business Coach for the past 17-years. He has helped individuals, from young children aged 10-years...

10-05-2018

Now On: The Supermodels Favourite: Azzedine Alaia

The phrase ‘supermodel’ was coined in the late 80’s, early 90’s at a time when the likes of Linda, Cindy, Christie and Naomi et al ruled the...

10-05-2018

Fashion Enter to Headline at Fashions Finest Africa

Fashion Enter’s Development Director, Jenni Sutton, has been announced as the headline speaker at Fashions Finest Africa (FFA) Conference due to...

09-05-2018

Spread the Word…Ethical Fashion Is Here to Stay!

FashionCapital Newsletter 9th May 2018 Dear all, From London to Lagos, Britain to Berlin…FashionCapital is spreading its wings… Berlin...

08-05-2018

2 New Brands to Behold

For Spring/Summer 2018, a number of the most innovative and covetable fashions can be found via upcoming designers, whose sartorial styles from...

04-05-2018

Designer Brand Watch: ABODI – Interstellar Congress SS18

An elaborate collection lavishly imbued with astronomical adventures, ABODI’s Spring/Summer 2018 “Interstellar Congress” discovers the...

03-05-2018

Application Process Now Open for the 11th Midlands Fashion Awards

  Now in its eleventh year, the Midlands Fashion Awards serves as a platform for the region’s finest undiscovered fashion and creative...

02-05-2018

Be Open to Opportunities

FashionCapital Newsletter 2nd May 2018 Dear all, Life is full of opportunities…whether they are grasped is down to you. This week we can...

01-05-2018

SBID Creative Competition to Win £30,000 Now Open

For any design start-up the chance to win £30,000 would provide the perfect opportunity to make a real start with their creative business. Thanks...

01-05-2018

Savage X Fenty: The Inside Scoop On Rihanna’s Underwear Line

Barbadian pop queen Rihanna has made her mark in the world of fashion over recent years in one way or another – whether it be parading...

30-04-2018

Serious Statement Shoes – A/W 18/19

Throughout the Autumn/Winter 18/19 catwalk shows, there was an integral trend that overwhelmed the rest: statement shoes are serious news come next...

26-04-2018

Designer Brand Watch: Rawan Maki Design House

Amalgamating her background in environmental engineering with contemporary fashion design, Rawan Maki hones her craft in London and advocates...

25-04-2018

A Fashion Industry To Be Proud Of

FashionCapital Newsletter 25th April 2018 Dear all,   We all know too well that the fashion industry has long been tainted with poor practices,...

25-04-2018

How Your Clothes Change The Way You Feel

That feeling that comes with putting on a new outfit and feeling confident is a wonderful one. This is not just an intangible feeling either;...

24-04-2018

Sculpting the Female Form – Sadie Clayton

Curating sartorial garments as individual and idiosyncratic as the designer herself, Sadie Clayton is taking the fashion sphere by storm. Her unique...

24-04-2018

Supply Chain Transparency is Right Here!

Today (24th April), five-years ago, marks anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. The garment factory collapse claimed the...

24-04-2018

Female Empowerment in a Michaela Jedinak Dress

Today, 24th April, will go down in history as the day the first statue of a female in Parliament Square, London was unveiled. The statue of...

23-04-2018

Fairtrade Calls for a Living Wage Deadline

To mark the launch of Fashion Revolution Week (23rd – 29th April), the Fairtrade Foundation is calling on more fashion and apparel brands and...

23-04-2018

Fashion Enter Pledges To Support the Tottenham Charter

With FashionCapital and Fashion Enter HQ based in the North of London we are delighted to support the Tottenham Regeneration Charter. The Tottenham...

23-04-2018

See You at School & College Fashion Week 2018

Fashion Enter is delighted to be involved with the next School & College Fashion Week 2018, taking place on the 12th and 13th July, at Excel in...

20-04-2018

Look Who’s Back at the Stitching Academy – Leyla!

The original founder of the highly successful ‘Stitching Academy,’ based at Fashion Enter and the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) supported by...

20-04-2018

One Day Two Fashion Experts

Yesterday, 19th April, Fashion Enter had the privilege of not one, but two leading fashion experts share their industry knowledge with students,...

18-04-2018

Time to Take Responsibility

FashionCapital Newsletter 18th April 2018 Dear all, As individuals and as cogs in the fashion industry’s wheels we all have the opportunity to...

17-04-2018

reGAIN App Aims to Revolutionize Fashion Recycling

A much-needed fashion recycling incentive courtesy of the reGAIN app… Launching today, 17th April 2018, is the first UK app to tackle the...

17-04-2018

Designer Brand Watch: Nana Gotti

A breath of fresh air to the fashion industry, Nana Gotti’s exotic infusion of oriental prints and wonderful beaded embellishments set her apart...

16-04-2018

Primary Choir To Uplift and Learn This Fashion Revolution Week

On the 24th April, Fashion Enter, a not for profit, social enterprise, for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills...

16-04-2018

Factory Open Day

Last Friday, 13th April, Fashion Enter opened its factory doors for an informal ‘Open Day’ aimed at aspiring designers, fashion enthusiasts and...

13-04-2018

Logo Loco – Autumn/Winter 2018/19

For Autumn/Winter 2018/19, designers across the board were seen to be pioneering, well, themselves – a trend seen blazoned across all manner of...

11-04-2018

How Do You Know if a Factory is Ethical?

    FashionCapital Newsletter 11th April 2018 Dear all,   It’s rather poignant that one of our popular masterclasses, headed up by our...

11-04-2018

Best Dressed Window: Less is More

We take a look at high-end brands and how keeping it simple is key to their spring window displays… Italians aren’t shy when it comes to...

10-04-2018

Trend Focus: Silk Seduction A/W 18/19

A sumptuous selection of luxurious silks that arrived bedecked with retro motifs caught the eye of many editors during the Autumn/Winter 2018/19...

09-04-2018

FC Fashion Meetup #3 – 19th April 2018

Our FC Fashion Meetup events provide the opportunity for designers, brands and fashion entrepreneurs to informally meet, have a drink, network and...

09-04-2018

Sewing Bloggers Get ‘Behind the Seams’ with FashionCapital

Last Friday, 6th April, FashionCapital hosted an insightful ‘Behind the Seams’ on-site event for a group of influential sewing bloggers. The...

06-04-2018

Pleats Please – Autumn/Winter 2018/19 

A traditionally ladylike, sophisticated and pleasing trend that can be somewhat synonymous with middle-age dressing, pleats have circulated amid...

05-04-2018

Layers of Layers – Autumn/Winter 2018/19

A trend we can definitely adopt for not only next season but for our current chilly temperatures (that aren’t exactly suggestive of spring), a...

05-04-2018

UK Brand Focus: Something Wicked

Something Wicked is a bold, seductive lingerie brand that is made right here in the UK, FashionCapital talks to Steff McGrath, the brand’s...

04-04-2018

Your Fashion Business Advice Starts Here…

FashionCapital Newsletter 4th April 2018 Dear all,   Over a month ago FashionCapital / Fashion Enter CEO, Jenny Holloway, decided to support...

04-04-2018

Pop Goes the High Street

By Rebecca Walker, senior associate, and Helen Wheddon, partner, at Stevens & Bolton LLP 2018 has not exactly got off to a flying start for...

03-04-2018

ALEXACHUNG Launches the Virginia Collection

Originally establishing her eponymous label ALEXACHUNG in May 2017, fashion model and mogul Alexa Chung, is launching ‘Virginia’, her fourth...

03-04-2018

FTA To Offer Highfield Approved Qualifications

We are pleased to announce that the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA), sister company to FashionCapital, has been approved as a functional skills...

01-04-2018

Fashion Enter Now Matrix Accredited

FashionCapital’s sister company, Fashion Enter Ltd, centres on learning and educational development in the fashion sector, and now after a...

30-03-2018

Seventies Throwback – A/W 18/19

Refusing to exit from the trend spotlight, the ever-evolving zeitgeist of the Seventies once again made its mark as a profound look amongst the...

29-03-2018

Prepare to Join the 2018 Fashion Revolution

With just under one month to go until the 5th edition of Fashion Revolution Week (23rd – 29th April 2018) the campaign is calling for each and...

28-03-2018

A Mixed Bag at YKK

Austrian designer Isabel Helf debuts her collection at YKK London Showroom… Isabel Helf, Austrian accessories and product designer has...

28-03-2018

Upskill, Retrain and Network to Achieve Your Goals

FashionCapital Newsletter 28th March 2018 Dear all, ‘I think you’ve taught my students more than I have in the entire year!’ This is why we do...

27-03-2018

A New City on the Fashion Week Circuit

Fashion Weeks’ from the ‘big four’ are well documented; New York, London, Milan and Paris have been long established on the designer Fashion...

26-03-2018

Asian E-Commerce Deal for British Brands

British brands to benefit from a unique e-commerce banner ad deal… This week (26th March 2018) British businesses of all shapes and sizes will...

23-03-2018

Turn On Tweed – Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Pretty much a given sartorial trend whenever the Autumn/Winter months descend; tweed made yet another welcomed appearance on the catwalks for the...

23-03-2018

ASOS.com Score a Hat Trick at The Retail Week Awards

Fashion retailers ASOS.com, Missguided, MatchesFashion.com, Gymshark and Shop Direct all scooped trophies at the Retail Week Awards sponsored by...

22-03-2018

Westfield to Claim ‘Largest Shopping Centre in Europe’ Title

It’s not all doom and gloom for the UK retail sector as Westfield London continues to invest and expand its retail, restaurant and leisure...

22-03-2018

‘Stitch in Time’ Opens A New Chapter

Back in the summer of 2009 Fashion Enter devised the ‘Stitch in Time’ project, which offered hands-on, career opportunities in the fashion...

21-03-2018

Genuine industry support starts here…

FashionCapital Newsletter 21st March 2018 Dear all, As previously announced we are going forward with the exciting development of a Tailoring...

20-03-2018

The Future is Silver

If the Autumn/Winter 18/19 collections taught us anything, it was to embrace our inner empowering qualities and look towards the future. Fashion is...

20-03-2018

It’s A Quinn Thing

Since having Her Royal Majesty the Queen sit FROW at his show last month and as the recipient of the very first ‘Queen Elizabeth II Award for...

20-03-2018

Shop Via Instagram…Now You Can

From today, Tuesday 20 March, Instagram has launched Shopping in the UK, which allows businesses to tag products in their organic posts and for...

19-03-2018

10 Out Of 10 – The Fashion Technology Academy Gains Top Notch Feedback

FashionCapital’s sister company Fashion Enter has evolved into the UK’s leading provider for technical training in the fashion sector. Driven by...

16-03-2018

Empowering Trends – Autumn/Winter 18/19

For Autumn/Winter 2018/19 the overriding concept designers aspired to portray throughout their collections were sentiments of empowerment and...

14-03-2018

UK Garment Production Is Where Its At

  FashionCapital Newsletter 14th March 2018 Dear all, Did you see us on BBC Breakfast bright and early this morning? Presenter Steph McGovern...

13-03-2018

Retail Can Work – The Rise of the Independent

As multiple stores like New Look, Maplin and Toys ‘R’ Us become the latest retail casualties on the high street the latest statistics reveal an...

12-03-2018

Paris Fashion Week AW 18/19 Trends

The capital that creatively concludes another fashion week circuit, Paris stylishly saw a bevvy of trends that gave us plenty to get excited about...

07-03-2018

Fashion Enter To Add a Tailoring Academy to Its Educational Cluster

Fashion Enter, the award winning social enterprise that is focused on training and growth in the fashion production sector, is delighted to announce...

07-03-2018

The new generation of master tailors step this way

FashionCapital Newsletter 7th March 2018 Dear all, Very exciting news! We have just heard that we have won a funding bid to develop a state of the...

06-03-2018

Fashion Enter’s Apprentice of the Year 2018

Fashion Enter’s award winning Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) provides high quality accredited training in fashion and textiles from Level...

06-03-2018

Apprenticeships – The Way Forward For UK Industry

This week, 5th – 9th March, apprenticeships are in the spotlight as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week… While government figures...

06-03-2018

Paris AW18 – Thom Browne

A designer worthy of being categorised amid the sartorial giants of the fashion world; Thom Browne is an industry influencer who always executes...

02-03-2018

Protest Parade at Christian Dior AW18

Continuing to employ her catwalk stage to parade political messages and empower women the world over, Maria Grazia Chiuri pioneered the resistance...

01-03-2018

Female Focus – Women in Manufacturing

It’s fair to say that the combination of 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote along with the #MeToo campaign has...

01-03-2018

Blame the Weather – In Retail You Can

In retail there are so many factors that can affect footfall and sales, along with the fundamentals, such as offering a positive in-store...

28-02-2018

Be brave and try something new…

FashionCapital Newsletter 28th February 2018 Dear all, This week the FashionCapital newsletter centres on ‘bravery’ – making that first...

28-02-2018

Lean Thinking at Sister Company Fashion Enter

This week (28th February) ‘Lean’ specialist Michelle Dove started to work with FashionCapital’s sister company Fashion Enter and its...

27-02-2018

Breast In Show – Milan Fashion Week AW18

So far, the 2018 Fashion Week shows have conjured up a number of rather provocative trends that haven’t failed to suitably surprise the fashion...

26-02-2018

Two Trend Highlights from LFW AW18

A sense of sophistication surfaced amid the collections at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 18, with grandfather glamour arising, along with high...

26-02-2018

Jenny Talks Ethical Production at the Latest Edition of Fashions Finest

Fashions Finest is an event management company that specialises in the promotion and growth of diverse designer talent. A regular on the...

22-02-2018

Modest Fashion Showcases During LFW

Aligned with London Fashion Week the second installment of LMFW (17th & 18th February 2018) took place at Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square,...

21-02-2018

Her Majesty the Queen Sits FROW at LFW

The final day of London Fashion Week culminated in a visit from Her Majesty the Queen and the presentation of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award...

21-02-2018

Time to Revive the British Textile Trade

FashionCapital Newsletter 21st February 2018 Dear all, Our sister company, Fashion Enter, is in the press again this week. The article...

20-02-2018

Supporting and Sustaining a Post-Brexit Workforce: EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018

Today, Tuesday 20th February, Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter & FashionCapital, will be joining the likes of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn...

19-02-2018

‘Mini Mode’ Makes its Mark

Going head to head with the start of London Fashion Week (16th February 2018) ‘Mini Mode’ made its mark on the UK fashion calendar putting the...

19-02-2018

Sir Philip Green in Talks to Sell Arcadia Group

What a difference a decade makes, it wasn’t so long ago that high street giant Top Shop, part of Arcadia Group, was excelling in sales and...

19-02-2018

Sophie’s Choice: LFW AW18 STARSICA

Fashion journalist Sophie Lau discusses her favourite show, or as she describes ‘immersive experience’, at this season’s LFW AW18…...

19-02-2018

Tactile Texture and Bold Tones – LFW AW18 Day 3

Designers seem to be going for bold this season with strong tones of vibrant red, china blue, deep magenta and metallic gold spotted at various AW18...

19-02-2018

LFW AW18 – A Sense of Poignancy at Burberry

A sense of poignancy albeit celebration descended on the west London venue for what was to be Christopher Bailey’s final sartorial offering under...

18-02-2018

A Celebration and Empowerment of the Female – LFW AW18 – Day 2

The Fashion Utsav show opened Saturday’s schedule with a collective showcase of 18 designers and graduates selected from India; ‘fashion...

18-02-2018

LFW AW18 Street Style

Photographer Sherion Mullings takes to the street to capture the uber fashionable LFW attendees. This season bright red prevailed, glossy patent is...

17-02-2018

New York Fashion Week A/W 18/19 Top Trends

As New York Fashion Week concludes, let’s decipher the prominent looks that have been extracted from the Autumn/Winter 18/19 catwalks and briefly...

17-02-2018

Diversity with a Capital D – LFW AW18 Day 1

BFC Positive Fashion Ambassador, Adwoa Aboah, opened LFW with a passionate speech on the diverse capital that is London. “Our objective is to...

16-02-2018

Comparative Design: High Street – High End

My name is Elouise Potter and I am currently undertaking work experience at Fashion Enter & FashionCapital, a social enterprise that supports...

16-02-2018

London Fashion Week Gets a Conscience

While today, 16th February, is the official opening day of London Fashion Week AW18, for some the party had already begun. Last night the likes of...

14-02-2018

Building a Robust Technical Education System

Paul Grainger, Centre for Education and Work Enterprise Lead, at UCL Institute of Education, discusses the urgent need for a generation of skilled...

14-02-2018

Passion, Focus, Knowledge and Perfect Fit

  FashionCapital Newsletter 14th February 2018 Dear all, A very big thank-you to all that attended the second instalment of the ‘FC Fashion...

14-02-2018

The Success of FashionCapital MeetUp#2

The FC Fashion Meetup is a networking and showcasing fashion event held every quarter of the year at FashionCapital’s HQ in North London. The aim...

14-02-2018

The Psychology of Shopping on the High Street

Once upon a time shops were relatively simple enterprises. Now, all sorts of methodology is implemented when it comes to trying to attract customers...

13-02-2018

The FC Big Black Sofa Conversation

Confirmed for the evening of Tuesday 13th February our next Meet Up and Big Black Sofa Conversation will take place with Shailina Parti, Buying...

13-02-2018

NYFW: One’s to Watch Hellessy & Alice McCall AW 18/19

Two upcoming designers, Hellessy and Alice McCall were featured amid the openings days of New York Fashion Week, equally creating an air of...

12-02-2018

Sister’s Are Doing It For Themselves…

The #metoo campaign has taken the press and social media by storm, highlighting how negative attitudes, particularly in terms of sexual harassment...

12-02-2018

Here Come The Kids

With New York Fashion Week underway and London mid-preparations there’s another fashion market due to debut this Friday 16th February: Mini Mode...

11-02-2018

Now On: Royal Women

This year, it’s a safe bet to say that ‘royals’ and ‘royal dress’ will be under much scrutiny in the run up to the wedding of Prince Harry...

09-02-2018

New York Fashion Week Upcoming Designers

The city of New York is once again kicking off fashion week proceedings, and with the likes of Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler and Thom Brown opting to...

08-02-2018

A Step in the Right Direction – Spring Footwear

With the brighter days soon to descend, it is time to consider what spring has to install for the upcoming fashion-led footwear trends. Getting a...

08-02-2018

UCL Institute of Education – Joint Conference

On the 7th February 2018, Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion Enter & FashionCapital, headed up to Leeds as a guest speaker at the UCL Institute of...

07-02-2018

Together We Can Achieve More

  FashionCapital Newsletter 7th February 2018 Dear all, Anyone that’s been in the fashion business for long enough will tell you that ‘who you...

06-02-2018

Fashion Enter and William Gee Team Up

FashionCapital’s sister company, Fashion Enter, an award-winning social enterprise within the fashion and textiles industry based in London, has...

06-02-2018

The Plight of the Quality Pattern Cutter

A highly skilled pattern cutter is invaluable asset to any design studio or brand, understanding patterns for mass production is a skill that...

05-02-2018

Deal or No Deal – UK Retailers Best and Worst Brexit Outcomes

Alison Conley, Head of Retail & Consumer at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, a firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, comments on how...

05-02-2018

Fashion Enter Joins Jeremy Corbyn at the Now SOLD OUT National Manufacturing Conference 2018

On Tuesday 20th February, Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter and FashionCapital, will be joining the likes of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alongside...

03-02-2018

Production Pattern Cutting With Maggie Stott

A pattern prepared for manufacture – Continuous Professional Development with Maggie Stott… Production pattern making is often...

02-02-2018

One to Watch: Guo Pei Couture SS 2018

A Chinese couturier like no other, Guo Pei embarked on a fantastical journey towards Elysium, a discovered paradise for her most recent and...

01-02-2018

Gerber Technology Partners Fashion Enter’s Factory & Training Academy

Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, is pleased to announce...

01-02-2018

Learn to Pattern Cut Like A Pro

As the saying goes there are two types of fashion designer – one that can drape, cut and sew and one that can’t. A designer that understands...

01-02-2018

‘Derry Design Collective’ Aim to Impress During London Fashion Week

Ten ‘up and coming’ designers from the North West of Ireland will get a unique opportunity to showcase their collections to an audience of...

31-01-2018

Fashion Success Story ASOS.com Lead the Way

  FashionCapital Newsletter 31st January 2018 Dear all, While 2017 Christmas trading figures have made for dire reading for many up and down...

30-01-2018

Couture Trends – SS 2018

The fantastical, dreamy and always awe-inspiring artisanal spectacles from the haute couture collections represent the incredible skill that is...

30-01-2018

Moving Apprenticeships Positively Forward in 2018

FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO, Jenny Holloway, comments on the current state of apprenticeships in the UK… What exactly did Government...

29-01-2018

Best Dressed Window: Moorer’s ‘Peep Show’ at the London YKK Showroom

Eelko Moorer’s “Peep Show: Vessels” is the first of the 2018 window displays at the YKK London Showroom, featuring a range of objects intended...

27-01-2018

Paris Couture – Valentino SS 2018

Drawing the curtains to an obligatory ultra-glamorous close on Paris’s Haute Couture Fashion Week, Italian designer Pierpaolo Piccioli unveiled a...

26-01-2018

The Sampling Process – A FashionCapital Masterclass

This week, 25th January 2018, we had leading, industry expert Sue Mee Maudsley impart her knowledge and skills at the second FashionCapital...

26-01-2018

ASOS.com Stay Ahead of the Game by Continually Upgrading Their Online Offer

While 2017 Christmas trading figures have made for dire reading for many up and down the UK high street, online retail giant ASOS.com have reported...

25-01-2018

Ravensbourne Fashion Students Collaborate With Denim Brand Wrangler

Ravensbourne’s Department of Fashion will be showcasing innovative denim clothing and accessories collections designed in collaboration with...

24-01-2018

The Power of Collaborating with Influencers on Sportswear

Everybody makes a New Year’s resolution in hopes to better their lifestyle, and 2018 is no different. Many have pledged themselves to a new gym...

24-01-2018

Collaboration is Key

FashionCapital Newsletter 24th January 2018 Dear all,   T-Skill Your Way Up Our sister company Fashion Enter had the pleasure of meeting the...

23-01-2018

Paris Men’s Fashion Week – Top Trends

Paris Men’s Fashion Week concluded on Sunday, and what a controversial trending schedule it transpired to be, abundant with scandalous sentiments...

22-01-2018

Waking Up Dormant Brands – A Growing Trend?

By Elaine O’Hare, (pictured above) Senior Associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP A forward-thinking outlook and a modern online presence are of...

22-01-2018

Fashion Enter to Join The Manufacturer for the Launch of Digital Manufacturing Week 2018

The Lord Bilimoria CBE DL is hosting an afternoon reception for the UK’s leading manufacturers, engineers, industry supporters and politicians at...

19-01-2018

Fashion & Textiles Workshops – Leicester

As we announced late last year LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Area) will continue to work with FashionCapital’s sister...

19-01-2018

Meet The ‘Derry Design Collective’ – Heading to London Soon

The last mentoring session with Fashion Enter and the Derry Fashion & Textile Design Centre included a pitching session for each of the 15...

18-01-2018

5 of the Biggest Womenswear Fashion Trends for 2018

This year sees a trend towards colour and every woman gets to choose her own, although Pantone swears by violet while Harper’s Bazaar opts for...

18-01-2018

Paris Fashion Week Men’s – Facetasm A/W 2018/19

Moving into the Men’s Paris 2018/19 schedule, Facetasm presented a multifaceted collection that ultimately reflected the Tokyo-base brand’s...

17-01-2018

Industry Expertise on Tap

FashionCapital Newsletter 17th January 2018 Dear all, We are fortunate enough to have some very experienced professionals working with us so if you...

16-01-2018

Men’s Milan Fashion Week AW18/19

Major industry heavyweights from fashions finest and fiercest have been unveiling their awe-inspiring collections during the Men’s Milan Fashion...

12-01-2018

Margot James, MP and Nick Beighton, CEO of ASOS.com Pay Us A Visit

On Thursday 12th January 2018, we welcomed Margot James, MP and Minister for Digital and Creative Industries as well as CEO of ASOS.com Nick...

12-01-2018

LFW Men’s – Brand Focus – A-Cold-Wall

Creative director Samuel Ross originally established his eponymous fashion label A-Cold-Wall in Autumn/Winter 2015, which ultimately transpires as a...

12-01-2018

The Competition is On at the Derry Designer Business Start Up Programme

Fashion Enter visited Derry Fashion and Textile Hub this week to continue the ongoing ‘Designer Business Start Up’ Programme. Following on from...

11-01-2018

Fashion Retail Needs A Revolution

While British clothing sales grew by 4.1 per cent in December 2017 many retailers reported on ‘disappointing’ figures across the past month. A...

10-01-2018

Diverse Designer Talent Starts Right Here

    FashionCapital Newsletter 10th January 2018 Dear all, LFW Men’s  Last weekend London Fashion Week descended on the capital with its...

09-01-2018

Upfront Tax Burden – Time To Look at Options Closer to Home

The Treasury has said the UK will seek to mitigate any cash flow impacts if Britain leaves the EU VAT area after Brexit, this will mean that...

09-01-2018

Designers Pitch to the Panel in the Derry Designer Business Start Up Programme

Derry City and Strabane District Council and the FTDC have teamed up with Fashion Enter London, to kickstart the ‘Designer Business Start Up’...

08-01-2018

LFW Men’s 7th Jan – Day 2

PHOEBE ENGLISH MAN The Phoebe English MAN collection was set against wall of the brand’s toiles tied to a wooden frame, with more scattered...

08-01-2018

LFW Men’s 8th Jan – Day 3

PRONOUNCE PRONOUNCE’s AW18 collection was inspired by a set of vintage postcards which captured snapshots of travel, everyday life, and...

08-01-2018

LFW Men’s January 2018 – Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY

Encompassing much-anticipated excitement, a whole host of eager show attendees were zealous about a particular designer amid the London Fashion...

07-01-2018

New Year New Apprenticeships

Why Fashion Enter’s fashion and textile apprenticeships really do work… Well it’s the start of a New Year and it’s a big...

07-01-2018

LFW Men’s 6th Jan 2018 – Day 1

TONSURE TONSURE’s AW18 collection, although inspired by 1980s New York, debuted against a modern digital backdrop of Manhattan, in which...

07-01-2018

LFW Men’s January 2018 – Street Style

Graphic prints, fine and bold checks, pinstripes, layering and pops of primary colour were the order of the day at the London Fashion Week Men’s...

06-01-2018

Fashion Enter Welcomes Delegates from Government and LLEP – Leicester

On Friday 5th January Fashion Enter and the Fashion Technology Academy welcomed Helen Mitchell, from the Department for Business, Energy and...

06-01-2018

Let The Men’s Shows Commence

New Year, new collections, as we swiftly embark on a month long journey of designer men’s shows and presentations we take a look at the names to...

05-01-2018

Modern Day Slavery Alive & Well in Garment Manufacturing…But It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way

Modern day slavery across the fashion supply chain has become a well-highlighted fact over recent years. The Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 brought the...

05-01-2018

American Students Tour Fashion Enter’s Factory

This New Year Fashion Enter welcomed two groups of Business & Marketing students all the way from the University of Missouri, USA. (Image right:...

05-01-2018

Latte Levy – What About a Clothes Levy?

We throw away around 2.5bn disposable coffee cups a year so anything to reduce the environmental impact has to be good. 25p surcharge will make us...

04-01-2018

Introducing Foxology – Sustainable, Mindful and Made in Britain

Foxology strives to encourage a more sustainable and mindful way of life starting with the clothing we wear. Taking traditional skills and...

04-01-2018

Emerging Designer Brand – Hanna Fiedler

Originated and raised in Germany, Hanna Fiedler transitioned to London to peruse her sartorial education and has recently established herself as an...

03-01-2018

Accessories Trends SS18

The new year can only suggest one thing in fashion terms – a shiny new wardrobe, full of optimism and sartorial embrace. But what essentially...

03-01-2018

Fashion Needs Integrity! FashionCapital Newsletter 3rd January 2018

FashionCapital Newsletter 3rd January 2018 Hello 2018! We have some really exciting projects for the coming year from learning to services, events...

02-01-2018

Fashion Enter Factory Featured on Channel 4

Our Fashion Enter Factory based in Haringey, North London, recently featured in the Channel 4 production: ‘What Britain Bought in 2017’…...

02-01-2018

SME Optimism On the Up as We Head into 2018

A recent study by Lloyds Bank has revealed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) are confident in their economic outlook. A net...

30-12-2017

‘An Air of Change’ – Fashion Moving Positively Forward

Fashion reporter Sophia Furtado Koumis attended the 2017 Fashion Awards and was struck by the optimism and drive towards positive change within the...

27-12-2017

New Year New You – Welcome 2018

FashionCapital Newsletter 27th December 2017 Dear all, The promise of a New Year and a new you!  If you are looking to gain more experience,...

21-12-2017

2017 Defining Moments in Fashion

2017 has been a year of surprises amid the fashion industry. A series of unexpected announcements, designer switch-ups, high-profile hires and...

21-12-2017

What Can the Retail Sector Expect in 2018?

Andrew Westbrook, RSM’s  Head of Retail, shares his 2018 predictions for the UK retail market… The resurgence of bricks and mortar We predict...

21-12-2017

Learn How To TR Pattern Cut Like An Origami Expert

TR pattern cutting means Transformational Reconstruction, this is a form of origami pattern cutting which translates into immediate and intuitive 3D...

20-12-2017

FashionCapital Trunk Show Heads Back to Northern Ireland!

It was wonderful to meet the team at the Fashion Textile & Design Centre (FTDC) in Derry City and Strabane District Council of Londonderry,...

20-12-2017

5 X Reasons How FashionCapital Can Help You in 2018!?

FashionCapital Newsletter 20th December 2017 Dear all, There’s no ignoring the fact that the Christmas season is upon us and the FashionCapital,...

19-12-2017

The Importance of Colour in Branding 

Colour increases brand recognition by 80%, but how many brands can you name from colour alone? • 1 in 3 top global brands use the colour red in...

19-12-2017

5 Top Christmas Windows – London 2017

“Sitting in a lecture, I’d heard that Salvador Dali had designed windows. So had Andy Warhol. Now I understood why. These windows were art,...

15-12-2017

Designer Brand Watch: Ryota Sakai

Born in Japan, educated in California and hones his craft in Italy, Ryota Sakai is a multicultural designer who unapologetically pushes the...

14-12-2017

Coming Soon: Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Following a record-breaking opening year at its new home in Kensington The Design Museum has announced its forthcoming exhibition programme for the...

13-12-2017

FashionCapital Newsletter – 13th December 2017

Dear all, Welcome to our new website and newsletter, we aim to provide effective industry support whether you need advice, production services or...

13-12-2017

How I Grew a Traditional Business in a Modern World: Ross Barr Speaks

Ross Barr-Hoyland speaks (pictured right): The British fashion industry finally saw growth of 0.2% in September after 14 months of declining...

13-12-2017

3 Day VetiGraph Course This New Year 2018

UpSkill in the New Year with our three-day VetiGraph course held at the Fashion Technology Academy in North London. Scheduled for 22nd, 23rd and...

13-12-2017

Bike Shorts SS18

Unless you are an avid fitness enthusiast, you will probably question why we are pioneering this athletic trend amid the chilliest of winter months....

11-12-2017

A Brexit Breakthrough – Now For The Hard Bit

The EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, is the representing voice of British manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe, and with Brexit...

08-12-2017

Fashion Enter Heads South West: New Plymouth Sampling Unit Coming Soon

The concept of Fashion Enter is multiplying! Following the successful Plymouth Trunk Show on the 22nd June 2017 at Ocean Studio Fashion Enter (FEL)...

08-12-2017

Introducing Launch Brand: Kotys

Otilia Balica – co-founder behind Kotys talks to FashionCapital about her launch brand and how she has tackled a gap in the workwear market…...

08-12-2017

Designer Brand Watch: J-ANT

Jessica Antonio is the creative brainchild behind Portuguese-based fashion label J-ANT. The upcoming brand aspires to endeavour the rebirth of...

07-12-2017

Fashion Enter Finalists at the NatWest everywoman Awards 2017

Yesterday, 6th December, FashionCapital & Fashion Enter CEO Jenny Holloway attended as a finalist to the 2017 NatWest everywoman Awards held at...

07-12-2017

The Fashion Museum Reveals Its Dress of the Year 2017

The Fashion Museum Bath has announced its ‘Dress of the Year 2017,’ as selected by Sarah Bailey of Red Magazine. The selection is an ensemble...

06-12-2017

Newsletter 6th December 2017

FashionCapital Newsletter  6th December 2017 Dear all, After several months of meetings and discussions we are delighted to confirm that LLEP...

05-12-2017

The Fashion Awards 2017

Last night, 4th December 2017, the Royal Albert Hall welcomed a global mix of 4,000 guests, including the fashion industry, students and members of...

05-12-2017

POP-TASTIC: THE NEW RETAIL ZEITGEIST

The zeitgeist is what happens when disparate phenomena decide to get together when no-one is looking. Capturing it makes it seem like you were in on...

05-12-2017

Lilac SS18

A penchant for pastels swathed the catwalks during the Spring/Summer 2018 shows, where designers championed a particular colour that transpired as...

04-12-2017

What is IAG for Fashion Enter’s Students?

IAG simply means: Information, Advice and Guidance to our learners but actually it’s a huge area… We want to guarantee that every single...

04-12-2017

Fashion Enter/ FashionCapital Wins Training Award in Leicester

We are delighted to confirm that LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Area) has awarded Fashion Enter training contracts...

02-12-2017

Designer Brand Watch: Christopher Esber

Originally establishing his eponymous brand in 2010, Christopher Esber is an Australian fashion designer, who since launching his womenswear label...

01-12-2017

ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme Re-approved for FTA

The Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) has once again received an ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme for its CPPD (Continued Professional and Personal...

30-11-2017

Learn All About Fastenings With YKK London

The YKK London Showroom in Shoreditch has introduced a new fastening range and exclusive service to UK fashion industry. To encourage fashion...

30-11-2017

As Seen in Drapers: Fashion Enter & Savile Row

Pui-Guan Man reported on Fashion Enter’s appointment as the preferred training provider for the Savile Row Bespoke Association for Drapers Record...

29-11-2017

Newsletter 29th November 2017

FashionCapital Newsletter 29th November 2017 Dear all, Do you like our new look? It has been 16-years since FashionCapital hit the World Wide Web...

28-11-2017

Decent Exposure SS18

You may want to think twice about completely over indulging amid the upcoming festive period because come next season, stores will be showered in...

28-11-2017

Apprentice Numbers Fall – Is the Levy to Blame?

Department of Education figures reveal that individuals starting apprenticeships has fallen by a dramatic 59%. A total of 48,000 began an...

27-11-2017

Designer Brand Watch – Camilla Elphick

Launched in 2014, Camilla Elphick is the creative brainchild behind her new, innovative British label. The upcoming designer is fuelled by a...

27-11-2017

Designer Brand Backlash on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Sustainable fashion brand Tom Cridland is one of several designers to turn his back on heavy discounting during Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017....

24-11-2017

Fashion Enter Awarded a Place in The Manufacturer’s Top 100 2017

The Manufacturer’s Top 100 recognises the UK’s most inspiring and influential individuals working in the sector and once again for the second...

21-11-2017

5 Ways To Promote Your Label Over Christmas

Christmas, the season to be jolly and make the most of the season’s sparkle and glamour – particularly if you are looking to boost sales and see...

21-11-2017

The Revival of Denim SS18

Cast your minds back to the year 2000 where an influx of darkened denim descended on the world of fashion, culture, and celebrity. The trend...

21-11-2017

ASOS.com Makes Market Share History

ASOS.com the 17-year-old online, fashion retailer has been snapping at the financial heels of M&S for several months but last Friday (17th...

20-11-2017

Top 5 Fine Jewellery Trends Inspired By Spring

Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewellery that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing...

17-11-2017

Brand to Watch: VAQUERA

Previously vocalizing how it is narrow-minded to design clothes for a clientele of people based on their age, sex or race, Patric DiCaprio,...

16-11-2017

Fashion Enter & the Derry Designer Business Startup Programme

Fashion Enter recently (15th November 2017) held a ‘Garment Production Workshop’ at the Fashion Textile and Design Centre (FTDC) in Derry City...

16-11-2017

Graduate Fashion Foundation Celebrates Graduate Talent at the Houses of Parliament

The Graduate Fashion Foundation, the charity behind Graduate Fashion Week in association with UK Fashion & Textiles Association (UKFT), hosted...

16-11-2017

Nick Gould Legal Eagle Surgery

On Wednesday 15th November, FashionCapital held another brilliant ‘Legal Eagle Surgery’ with guest speaker Nick Gould solicitor and partner of...

14-11-2017

Textile Manufacturing Growth Revealed in Leicestershire Area

The UK Business Registration and Employment Survey (BRES) is an Office for National Statistics data tool that is a source of official employment...

14-11-2017

Top 5 SS18 Bag Trends

From highly embellished leather box bags to practical rucksacks in futuristic shapes we explore the top 5 bag styles for the Spring/Summer 2018...

14-11-2017

Tantalising Textures SS18

Fashion has just got frivolous: trimmings and textures showered the catwalks for spring 2018, with an army of designers heading to the haberdashery...

13-11-2017

Emerging designer – Raisa Kok

A fresh graduate from Arnhem, Netherlands, Raisa Kok is an up-coming fashion designer whose beautiful craftsmanship’s and unremitting passion for...

13-11-2017

Fashion Tailoring Academy Passes First Application Stage

Fashion Enter, sister company to FashionCapital and the Fashion Technology Academy, is looking to branch out and open a Fashion Tailoring Academy…...

13-11-2017

5 Pieces Of Clothing To Invest In For Winter

The winter season is the perfect time to give your wardrobe a makeover. Thanks to the change in weather, you have the chance to revamp your style...

11-11-2017

Emerging Designer – Raisa Kok

A fresh graduate from Arnhem, Netherlands, Raisa Kok is an up-coming fashion designer whose beautiful craftsmanship’s and unremitting passion for...

10-11-2017

The FTA Wins South East EEF Future Manufacturing Award

Fashion Enter’s educational division - the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) has gained the Developing People Award at the South East division of...

10-11-2017

The FTA Wins South East EEF Future Manufacturing Award

Fashion Enter’s educational division – the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) has gained the Developing People Award at the South East...

10-11-2017

‘The Importance Of Branding & How To Sell Online’ Essential Workshop

On 9th November FashionCapital hosted another fantastic essential Workshop ‘The Importance of Branding and How to Sell Online’ with guest...

10-11-2017

‘The Importance of Branding & How to Sell Online’ Essential Workshop

On 9th November FashionCapital hosted another fantastic essential Workshop ‘The Importance of Branding and How to Sell Online’ with guest...

10-11-2017

Meet Pattern and Fit Guru Anastasia Vouyouka

Anastasia will be meeting designer brands that are experiencing problems with their fit and patterns, to provide free advice and guidance...

08-11-2017

Why Is Parcel Delivery Important For The Fashion Industry?

As a nation, we absolutely adore fashion. Trends are always transforming, and we will always do our best to keep up with the latest fashion styles....

08-11-2017

Manchester Metropolitan University Students Tour The Factory

On the afternoon of Tuesday 7th November 2017, we welcomed 30 fashion students from the Manchester Metropolitan University to the Factory. The...

08-11-2017

Students To Compete In The Professional Clothing Awards – PCA VISION 2018

For the first time, the Professional Clothing Awards (PCA) VISION 2018 contest is open to students from participating universities and colleges...

07-11-2017

Students To Compete in The Professional Clothing Awards – PCA VISION 2018

For the first time, the Professional Clothing Awards (PCA) VISION 2018 contest is open to students from participating universities and colleges...

07-11-2017

The Season of The Sweater

Fashion’s most favourable security blanket; the sweater, is forever a sartorial given and is inevitably a must-have the moment that slight chill...

01-11-2017

FC Interview: Rachael Proud – Creative Director of Matchesfashion.com

Rachael Proud worked her way through the ranks at Topshop before the plum-role of Design Director for Christopher Kane landed in her lap. Several...

31-10-2017

Skills Pays the Bills!

The jobs are there, however the lack of employees with the right skills is having a detrimental affect on the growth of the UK production industry....

31-10-2017

SS18 TREND – Paint Box Brights

No other trend awakens the soul more than an intoxicating splash of vibrancy. A sartorial look to brighten up even the most dejected of days,...

30-10-2017

Feedback From The Fabric Appreciation Workshop

The Fabric Appreciation workshop delivered by Deborah Shulton took place on 26th October at the Fashion Technology...

28-10-2017

One to Watch: A.W.A.K.E

The previous fashion director of Harpers Bazaar Russia, as well as a former stylist, photographer and art director, Natalia Alaverdian originally...

27-10-2017

Fashion Enter Official Training Provider for Savile Row Tailoring Companies

FashionCapital’s sister company Fashion Enter has been named as the preferred training provider for The Savile Row Bespoke...

25-10-2017

Gerber Technology Partners Fashion Enter’s Factory & Training Academy

Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, is pleased to announce a...

24-10-2017

Fashion Enter Awarded Apprenticeship Training Agency Status

Fashion Enter, sister company to FashionCapital, is the UK’s leading provider for Fashion & Textiles Apprenticeship programmes has now been...

24-10-2017

How To Manage Your Finances with Nigel Rust

On Tuesday the 17th of October, FashionCapital held a fantastic workshop to informing aspiring designer’s how to manage their brands...

22-10-2017

Sustainability Starts With A Great Fit

Save the world with a great fitting...

22-10-2017

Brexit & The Made in Britain Manufacturing Revolution

CEO of FashionCapital & sister company Fashion Enter Ltd, Jenny Holloway, speaks frankly about garment manufacturing in Britain today and how...

22-10-2017

Midlands Fashion Awards 2017 – The Winners

Celebrating creative fashion talent from across the region the evening catwalk and awards event was hosted by Capital FM Presenter, Katy Poulsom....

20-10-2017

One To Watch: Kira Goodey

Western Australian shoe designer Kira Goodey crafts highly innovative footwear spectacles that creatively blend a unique fusion of both traditional...

20-10-2017

Packed Full of Informative Advice: The FashionCapital Trunk Show #3

On 19th October the third FashionCapital Trunk show took place in Newcastle at Sage Gateshead, sponsored by financial providers...

19-10-2017

Fashion Speaks Out On Immigration

The word ‘immigrant’ has caused major controversy of late, from the US election to the Brexit vote followed by a marked increase in racism and...

19-10-2017

FashionCapital Trunk Show Heads to Newcastle!

Lifting the Lid on Fashion! #liftthelid   Thursday 19th October, FashionCapital heads to Newcastle for the third FC Trunk Show aimed at...

17-10-2017

The Online Pattern Cutting Course – Telestia Creator for Perfect Fit & Style

After a successful run of Perfect Pattern courses incorporating the Telestia methodology we are pleased to announce an ongoing Creative Pattern...

16-10-2017

One To Watch: Shone Puipia

“I am very much interested in the power of fashion to convey a vision – giving insight into a constructed world, a dreamscape.” This alluring...

13-10-2017

Fashion For Good Amsterdam

Moving the fashion industry in a positive direction is of fundamental importance to the FashionCapital team. So when we see an organisation or a...

12-10-2017

Campaign for Wool 2017

Since its launch in 2010 The Campaign for Wool has evolved into an annual global endeavour initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of...

09-10-2017

Fashion Retail Academy Students Visit The Factory

This week 160 fashion business and retail students from the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) have visited the Factory for an educational tour. From...

09-10-2017

Fashion Retail Academy Students Visit The Factory

This week 160 fashion business and retail students from the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) have visited the Factory for an educational...

05-10-2017

Essential Masterclass Review: The Design Process & Product Development

Design Consultant Gabby Shiner-Hill graced Fashion Enter with her useful and exclusively essential ‘The Design Process and Product Development’...

02-10-2017

Fashion With Integrity – ASOS.com Brand Conference

Last week, 27th September 2017, ASOS.com held their ‘Fashion With Integrity Brand Conference’, where key words such as ‘transparency,’...

29-09-2017

Coffee To Go!

Did you know Sunday 1st of October is International Coffee Day? Like we all need another excuse to reach for another cup! However, whether you are...

13-09-2017

VIN + OMI Highlight Plastic Waste With A Little Help From Blondie

It may be New York Fashion Week but here in London VIN + OMI have ignored the up and coming LFW schedule opting to present their SS18 collection on...

08-09-2017

George at ASDA Return For CPPD Training

George at ASDA returned for a further CPPD workshop on...

07-09-2017

Westminster University Students Visit The Factory

On 5th September a group of Masters students studying Purchasing & Supply Chain Management at Westminster University visited the...

30-08-2017

First Stage Interviews For ASOS.com Apprenticeships

On Friday 25th August Fashion Enter hosted an ASOS.com Open Day at the Fashion Technology Academy for the Advanced Apprenticeship in garment...

11-08-2017

The Changing Face of the Plus Size Fashion Industry

The fact that fashion is constantly in a state of flux is one of the reasons it is such an interesting industry to work in. Every season brings...

10-08-2017

George At Asda Return For Another CPPD Course

George at Asda joined us for a CPPD course this...

03-08-2017

George at Asda Visit Fashion Enter

Yesterday, 2nd August 2017, George at ASDA attended a Factory Uncovered workshop here at the Fashion Enter...

02-08-2017

Caris Summer Play Scheme Visit Fashion Enter

On Tuesday 1st August we welcomed Caris Summer Play Scheme to the Fashion Enter...

02-08-2017

Get Creative at The Saturday Stitching Surgery – London

The Saturday Stitching Surgery is held every last Saturday of the month at FashionCapital/Fashion Enter HQ in North London and on the 28th of...

01-08-2017

Freelance Production Worker – Constantina Barbu

Constantina Barbu joined the Factory at Fashion Enter in August 2017 offering her stitching skills on a freelance basis. She is a skilled flat...

18-07-2017

4 Plus Size Models that Revolutionized the Fashion Industry

There might still be a long way to go before plus-size models can simply be called “models” without the overweight stigma attached to the...

11-07-2017

Arcadia CPPD Course

Arcadia employees complete CPPD course at Fashion...

07-07-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

This week was unarguably couture centric, with Margiela, Rodarte, Schouler, Dior, Versace, Chanel and many more showcasing their painstaking...

07-07-2017

Fat Face Complete CPPD

On the 30th June 2016 employees from Fat Face attended an ABC Endorsed CPPD here at Fashion...

06-07-2017

Get Behind Thomas Nox – An Ethical & Cruelty-Free Accessories Brand

The goal of Thomas Nox is to create high quality, durable and unique products, without animal materials or derivatives, this has been achieved and...

29-06-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

Glastonbury undoubtedly stole the focus of this week (whether you actually attended or not). Aside from the festival madness Alexandra Shulman...

23-06-2017

Trunk Show: How To Succeed in Fashion Today – PLYMOUTH

On the 22nd June 2017 we held our second How To Succeed In Fashion Today seminar in Plymouth! Kick starting the three-hour seminar, Jenny...

22-06-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

From the Finsbury park attack, to the creative delights shown in Milan and Paris, this was another week of recurrent antithesis. Aside from the...

16-06-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

From the horrific Grenfall Tower incident, which is still unfolding, to London Fashion Week Men’s at the complete opposite end of the spectrum –...

09-06-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

This week pivoted around the general election (which as I write this is a ‘hung parliament’) and yet another horrible attack in London. Apart...

06-06-2017

Arcadia Complete CPPD

Welcoming a number of employees from Arcadia to complete a CPPD course, Jenny Holloway and production manager Caroline Ash were on hand to ensure...

06-06-2017

George At Asda Attend Fourth CPPD

Assistant Buyers, Merchandisers and Designers were among the group of employees from George at Asda who attended a CPPD here at Fashion Enter on the...

01-06-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

From the deeply disturbing Manchester attack news to events that are somewhat more light-hearted India Hunnikin reflects on the latest...

25-05-2017

Anna Sui – A Retrospective

From tomorrow (26th May 2017) the long established American fashion designer, Anna Sui, will be the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the...

23-05-2017

Freelance Production Worker – Ina Dolghii

Ina Dolghii has been working as a freelance flat machinist with the Factory at Fashion Enter since May 2017, she has years of experience and enjoys...

23-05-2017

George at ASDA Return For Their 3rd CPPD

The third CPPD Factory Uncovered workshop for George at Asda took place on...

18-05-2017

LCF Students Visit The Factory

On 16th May we welcomed two groups of students from the London College of Fashion to the...

17-05-2017

5 Predictions For The World of Fashion

Prophesying the fashion world is a bit like forecasting the weather – things come out of nowhere and you can sometimes never know precisely how...

10-05-2017

FRA Students Visit The Factory

On 9th May we welcomed two groups of Level 4 Buying and Merchandising students from the Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) to the...

04-05-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

This was the highly-anticipated week of the Met Gala, with (pretty much) every fashion name worth knowing dressing, or being dressed, for the...

28-04-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

This week Gucci was accused of plagiarising a CSM students designs, LVMH took over Dior, and Beyoncé launched a scholarship programme – an odd...

27-04-2017

George at ASDA complete 2nd CPPD Workshop

On 27th April George at Asda attended their second CPPD Factory Uncovered...

24-04-2017

School for Social Entrepreneurs visit The Factory

On 20th April a cohort of students for the School for Social Entrepreneurs visited the...

21-04-2017

Princes Trust Visit The Factory

On 16th March we welcomed a group of 17 – 23 year olds from the Princes Trust to the...

19-04-2017

George At Asda Attend First CPPD

Yesterday (18 April 2017) we welcomed George at Asda for their first CPPD/factory uncovered...

14-04-2017

SilkFred Complete CPPD Course

Fashion Enter welcome SilkFred to complete their first CPPD course at the...

13-04-2017

Fashion Business Students Visit Fashion Enter

On Wednesday 12th April Fashion Business students from Westminster University visited Fashion...

10-04-2017

Freelance Production Worker – Pinar Yatar

Pinar Yatar has been working as a finisher on a freelance basis for Fashion Enter since October 2017. “Manufacturing skills are brilliant to...

06-04-2017

Fat Face Complete CPPD Course

With our CEO, Production Manager and Head of Patterns on hand to provide their expertise, Fat Face joined us for another CPPD...

04-04-2017

Fashion Enter Welcomes European Delegation

This week (27th March 2017) Fashion Enter welcomed a European Delegation to the...

31-03-2017

FashionCapital Launch Trunk Show First Stop Manchester

Thursday 30th March marked the launch of the first FashionCapital 2017 trunk show at Manchester Art Gallery… With Manchester’s fashion scene...

23-03-2017

Regents University Visit Fashion Enter

Regents University London Visit Fashion Enter for an educational factory...

14-03-2017

EEF Employment and Skills Policy Committee – March Meeting

As a member of the EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, Employment and Skills Policy Committee, Fashion Enter regularly attends industry meetings...

14-03-2017

The Factory Gets a Green Thumbs-Up As a Supplier to ASOS.com

In a committed bid to become supply chain transparent ASOS.com is about to publish its factory list on its corporate website and we are proud to say...

10-03-2017

UCA Students Visit the Factory

On Thursday 9th March first year Fashion Marketing and Management students from the University for the Creative Arts attended the Factory for...

09-03-2017

FG4 Attend First CPPD Workshop

On 8th March a team of Garment Technologist and Buyers from FG4 attended their first CPPD ‘Factory Uncovered’...

03-03-2017

What’s Trending This Week?

From Gigi Hadid’s stunning cover for Vogue Arabia, to Natalie Massenet’s new direction (and all of PFW action) this week was most-definitely...

03-03-2017

University of Southampton Visit the Factory

On 2nd March Fashion Marketing and Management students from the University of Southampton visited The...

03-03-2017

Farnborough Students Visit Fashion Enter

On Wednesday 1st March we welcomed first and second year students from Farnborough College of Technology to the Fashion Enter...

24-02-2017

Arcadia Group Assistant Buyers Attend Factory Uncovered CPPD

On 23rd February a group of Assistant Buyers from the Arcadia Group attended the Factory Uncovered CPPD...

15-02-2017

Ravensbourne First Year Students Visit Fashion Enter

Ravensbourne University returned to the Fashion Enter factory today (15/02) this time with lecturer Gabby Shiner-Hill and first year...

10-02-2017

New Qualifications Crucial For Skills

Qualifications crucial to develop new skills says Machine Maintenance tutor...

09-02-2017

Ravensbourne Students Visit Fashion Enter

Ravensbourne University second year students visit Fashion Enter for a two-day...

03-02-2017

Factory Uncovered with the Fashion Retail Academy

Bringing a group of 12 students to the Fashion Enter factory, the Fashion Retail Academy joined us on Friday 3rd...

31-01-2017

DISPATCHES: Britain’s Cheap Clothes Part 2

In the second instalment of the undercover documentary reporter Morland Sanders lifts the lid on working life for warehouse employees… One of...

31-01-2017

Freelance Production Worker – Niculina Rusinaru

Niculina Rusinaru has been working freelance with the Factory at Fashion Enter since January 2017 as a flat machinist. Based in London Niculina...

24-01-2017

DISPATCHES: Britain’s Cheap Clothes Part 1

As a social enterprise specialising in the fashion training and production sector we are keen to fly that ‘Made in Britain’ flag high and proud...

10-01-2017

Alvanon Awards Bursaries to Fashion Enter Students

Why Alvanon is investing in young technicians for the fashion industry… Five students at Fashion Enter’s garment manufacturing training centre...

10-01-2017

FRA Attend Double Workshop At Fashion Enter

Fashion Retail Academy attend workshops at Fashion Enter at the...

21-12-2016

ASOS.com Attend CPPD Training With Fashion Enter

ASOS employees from a variety of job roles attended a CPPD with Fashion Enter on 21st December...

15-12-2016

Fashion Retail Academy Visit Fashion Enter and the FTA

Fashion Retail Academy once again visited Fashion Enter for a 3-hour...

13-12-2016

Fashion Retail Academy Complete Factory Uncovered Course

On Tuesday 13th December the FRA once again visited the Fashion Enter factory for a CPPD...

18-11-2016

Welcome To London’s New Cultural Cathedral Of Design

After five-years in construction the Design Museum is almost ready to open its doors – and as JoJo Iles discovers at the press preview, it...

03-11-2016

Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Manufacturing in Bangladesh?

In Bangladesh more than 4 million people are employed in garment manufacturing and 90% of them are women. It’s an industry that accounts for 20%...

25-10-2016

Panorama Turns Its Attention to the Exploitative Rag Trade

Last night Panorama turned its attention to the rag trade with an investigation on Syrian refugees and children working illegally in Turkish...

17-10-2016

FTA’s Bespoke CPPD Courses a Resounding Success

Learning, understanding and improvement is an ongoing process that applies to all career...

08-09-2016

Sample Sizes Must Be Made Bigger!

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has targeted the fashion industry with their #NoSizeFitsAll...

25-08-2016

GCSE Results Lowest in Almost a Decade

GCSE 2016 Results day reveals lowest results in almost 10...

24-08-2016

The FTA’s CPPD Courses Gain ABC Awards’ Quality Licence

The Fashion Technology Academy’s CPPD (Continuous Personal and Professional Development) courses have been endorsed under the ABC Awards’...

22-08-2016

Coming Soon: The Fashion Stylist’s Handbook

Danielle Griffiths, a successful freelance fashion stylist, presents a no-nonsense guide on how to cut it in this highly competitive...

22-08-2016

15110-Ldny, United Nations & Women United Work with Fashion Enter & Best of Britannia

Best of Britannia and Fashion Enter are working alongside Ldny, United Nations, and Women’s United Campaign to promote underprivileged talent....

22-08-2016

Freelance Production Worker – Gulay Shakir

Gulay Shakir joined Fashion Enter on a freelance basis in August 2016 as a presser. Gulay is a hard worker and enjoys working in a hands-on...

23-06-2016

David Downton in Conversation with Erin O’Connor

Illustrator David Downton makes no bones about the fact that he is rather fond of Erin O'Connor. After all, Erin's super long limbs and striking...

15-06-2016

Child Labour Free Visit FashionCapital

Following the Child Labour Free (CLF) Preview on the 9th, we invited the CLF team to gain an insight into FashionCapital along with a visit the...

05-05-2016

Portraits of the World’s Most Stylish Women by David Downton

“Everything happens when it should,” illustrator David Downton states with conviction, and he should know - one phone call changed his career...

28-04-2016

Livia Firth – Talks Sustainable Fashion

Livia Firth makes no bones about her thoughts on fast-fashion: “Fast fashion drives me completely insane. There is no such thing as ethical fast...

26-04-2016

Freelance Production Worker – Filiz Mehmed

Filiz Mehmed has been working as a freelance finisher since April 2016, she has years of experience and takes pride in her job. As an award winning...

19-04-2016

First Female Tailor to Open on Savile Row

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) alumna Kathryn Sargent has become the first female master tailor to open her own store on historic Savile...

07-04-2016

Fashion Revolution 2016 #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES

Join the revolution, 18th – 24th April, and support ethical working practices within the fashion...

17-03-2016

Charlie Ross – Offset Warehouse

A sustainable source for sustainable textiles and dyes – including banana fibre fabric by the...

10-03-2016

The World’s Oldest Supermodel…

Closing in on her 9th decade Daphne Selfe rather enjoys being referred to as ‘the world’s oldest supermodel’, after-all it has rewarded her...

17-02-2016

Pure London – Womenswear

It’s hard not to have favorite brands you check out at the trade shows to see their new collections, where they are in their genesis and what kind...

12-02-2016

Jacket Required – A Buyer’s Perspective

It was good to bump into Wayne Toon a buyer for his boutique SW1 in Plymouth, who just happened to be on the Red Wing boot...

08-02-2016

Freelance Production Worker – Nebibe Tasim

Nebibe Tasim has been working with Fashion Enter since February 2016. Nebibe is an experienced flat machinist and always works to a high standard....

08-01-2016

Sunglasses – That Cut the Glare

Synonymous with style sunglasses can range from super chic to pure rock n roll however for those that take their water and snow sports seriously the...

06-01-2016

Freelance Production Worker – Ali Barsakchi

Ali Barsakchi has been working with Fashion Enter on a freelance basis as a coverstitch machinist since January 2016. “I am a coverstitch...

04-01-2016

Range Creation – A Simple Checklist

Design can be exceptionally creative. Look at the array of work that goes behind any collection; colours, trims, fabrics, silhouettes, mood boards,...

19-11-2015

Freelance Production Worker – Paulina Daineanu

Paulina Daineanu has been working with Fashion Enter on a freelance basis as a finisher since November 2015. She enjoys the busy pace at Fashion...

17-11-2015

Internet Retailing Conference 2015

 Paul Markevicius discovers the importance of multichannel retail in today’s Internet driven...

13-10-2015

Freelance Production Worker – Chen Zeng Rong

Chen Zeng Rong has been working with Fashion Enter on a freelance basis as a coverstitch machinist since October 2015. “I am an expert...

14-09-2015

‘Are You Talking to Me?’

Paul Markevicius talks to Bazaarvoice about consumer generated content in all its online guises…don’t get left...

14-09-2015

What’s Trending This Week?

From catwalk catastrophes to the closure of a critically acclaimed fashion label, India Hunnikin reports on the breaking stories over the past...

08-08-2015

Fashion Recycling Week

Move over London Fashion Week a new style weekly is about to make its nationwide debut: Fashion Recycling Week from 31st August – 6th...

25-06-2015

CPPD Training with New Look

25th June, Fashion Enter hosted a CPPD workshop in Garment Technology for the Buying Admins and Assistant Designers at major high street retailer,...

28-04-2015

Just Consultancies: Branding For Success

Just Consultancies (JC) was formed in January 2012 by husband and wife team, Stephanie, a designer by training, who designed for USC own label also...

20-03-2015

There’s Something About Mary

Like Marmite, people tend to love or hate Mary Portas and her no-nonsense approach to retail and branding. I am sat in the Guild Hall, Bath with a...

17-07-2014

Christopher Raeburn for Barbour Unveiled

Christopher Raeburn has unveiled his first collection for...

14-07-2014

Haute Couture A/W 14 Chanel, Dior & Valentino

Katie Farley reviews the Autumn/Winter couture collections from luxury label giants - Chanel, Dior &...

07-07-2014

Bonjour Couture!

The evocative world of indulgent luxurious fantasy has opened its golden doors for the bi-annual couture collections in Paris and commencing the...

29-05-2014

My Fashion Life: Online Content & Social Media Editor

Country Attire offers the essence of the British attitude to style to online customers around the globe. Sourcing the very best in classic...

28-05-2014

Selfridges Expands with £300 Million Revamp

Iconic department store, Selfridges, has announced a £300 million investment into their flagship store on Oxford...

31-03-2014

Selfridges Embraces Street Sport: Skate

Selfridges, the world renowned department store has introduced an exhilarating new in-store experience as part of Board Games, a spring scheme that...

17-10-2013

Kick Start Footwear Recycling

A newly developed recycling process could make landfill sites filled with old shoes a thing of the...

05-08-2013

Uniqlo Is Launching Childrenswear In The UK

The japanese high street brand is introducing childrenswear, which is currently sold only Japan and the US is to 10 stores across the...

31-07-2013

Rihanna Wins Her Court Battle Against Topshop

The singer earlier on this year opened a case suing the retail giant for a whopping £3.3million for misleading fans in believing a top sold within...

10-07-2013

ASOS LAUNCHES STITCHING ACADEMY IN UK

  ASOS, the global online fashion destination, announces its plans with fashioncapital.co.uk to launch the Stitching Academy on 11th July, 2013 –...

15-05-2012

Fashion Enter Greets Her Majesty The Queen With a Unique Jubilee Display

As a part of her official Diamond Jubilee Tour, 15th May 2012, the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the aptly named Queen’s Garden...

21-03-2012

Mary’s Bottom Line

Don't miss the Skillset apprentices in Mary's Bottom Line, every Thursday at 9pm on Channel...

20-02-2012

London Fashion Week – Francesca Marotta

  Winning Best Young Designer 2003, Italian born Francesca Marotta gave the most exciting and controversial performance of London Fashion Week so...

13-01-2012

7847-Photography and its Influence on a Fashion Brand

Laura Ashley, a brand synonymous with flowers, long dresses and whimsical romance.  Prada; known for clean cut and modern designs. The Fashion and...

03-01-2012

Interview with Posthuman Wardrobe Designer Nimesh Gadhia

FashionCapital and Debenhams recently ran a competition to find the next biggest designers in menswear. Judged by Julian Fuller, head of menswear at...

26-12-2011

5 Tips on What To Do With Unwanted Gifts

Christmas is now done for another year. Presents will have been unwrapped and delighted over, although it may not always be genuine. Two thirds of...

02-02-2011

Creating A Professional Lookbook

Imagery is very important in the creative industry, especially in fashion, and fashion photography is all about the clothes, style and mood that are...

04-01-2011

12904-History of Production

In the past, before the industrial revolution in the 18th-19th Century, garments that were stitched by hand in the most luxurious fabrics were...

10-11-2010

Your Mentor – helping you up the ladder of success

My role as a Mentor is to provide advice and guidance on a one-to-one basisto someone who is probably less experienced and knowledgeable in a...

08-11-2010

Top tips for your stand

Your stand is your shop...

27-10-2010

8115-Embracing Change

“It isn’t the strongest or the most intelligent that survive, it is those that are most adaptable” Charles...

14-06-2010

Graduate Fashion Week – June 2010 – Trend Round Up

Graduate fashion week has a reputation for producing stunning designer talent, and we are all waiting for the next Alexander McQueen to fly onto the...

14-01-2010

Fashion Capital Newswire – 13th January 2010

If you have problems viewing this email please click here . NEWSLETTER Dear all, Fashion Capital meets Dynamic Models Club Nights! Over the past few...

29-09-2009

Project South Africa – The Story Continues…

As part of the International Fashion Fusion project Fashion Enter met with Project Gateway to discuss a possible exchange programme.  Project...

17-09-2009

Project South Africa: Day 2 Lesedi Craft Village and JoBurg Fashion District

After a late night of shows at South African Fashion Week, today commenced with a cultural experience of South Africa at Lesedi Craft Village...

15-09-2009

Project South Africa: Here We Come!

FashionCapital and Fashion Enter leave for South Africa today with leading retailer ASOS.com.  After a 12 hour flight across the world we will land...

19-06-2008

Fashion Capital Newswire – 18th June 2008

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER Dear all, Last years Profile Winner Ruthi Orlin, winner of the Hobbs Accessories award...

18-05-2008

Enter the Boutique for the Unique

Enter the enchantment and follow your daring desires to be...

30-04-2008

Project South Africa: Meet Masana Chikeka

Masana started out her career as a fashion design lecturer at a number of leading tertiary institutions in South Africa: the Walter Sisulu...

10-04-2008

Introducing the Manufacturers Online Showroom

London is well known as a leader in the fashion industry, a centre of creativity where many new and established designers are based. What many...

12-03-2008

Project South Africa: University of Johannesburg

During FashionCapital’s trade mission to South Africa we able to meet with some of the top design schools and universities offering courses...

25-01-2008

Eco Friendly Fashion

In 1911 a fire in a garment factory in New York killed 500 workers. Employees were working in inhumane, unhealthy conditions as well as being poorly...

19-12-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 19th December 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry Newsletter 19th December 2007 Dear All, There’s no escaping Christmas mania and with less than a...

07-09-2007

A Question of Size

It has been more than 20 years since the last sizing guidelines for the fashion industry were set up. The human form has since changed and consumers...

05-09-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 05th September 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER 5th September 2007     Hi All,   It’s been a right old action packed week here...

15-08-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 14th August 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER 15th August 2007   Hello All,     FC with Advanced at Moda   A while back we...

01-08-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 01st August 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER   Hello All,   Isn’t it great to see the sunshine at last, long may it...

05-06-2007

The Face of Croydon 07

Last week Enter Boutique combined a designer photo-shoot with the search for the next new face of Croydon. Let’s not forget our very own Kate...

30-05-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 30th May 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER 30th May 2007   Hello All,   Here at FashionCapital we can not believe it’s...

16-05-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 16th May 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER Newsletter 16th May 2007   Hello All,   It’s been a hectic old week as per...

28-02-2007

Fashion Capital Newswire – 28th February 2007

Hanging it all together for the fashion industry NEWSLETTER Hello,   As per usual we have been busy bees here at FC HQ.   Our latest Manufacturers...

14-12-2006

Christmas Windows Galore…

FashionCapital snaps those festive visuals capturing the seasonal trends along the...

13-12-2006

Shop Front: Xmas Windows at Selfridges

Once upon a time – a High Street...

25-09-2006

Interview with designer Julia Clancey

Our budding Fashion Journalist Christa Muller talks to top womenswear designer Julia Clancey at London Fashion week and went to view Julia's...

23-01-2006

Paula Arkel expert advice – How to perfect a window display

this months windows of...

29-11-2004

Expert Advice – how to perfect a window display

‘A Christmas window comes but once a year bringing spending customers, bumper profits & good...

22-11-2004

On the Up The Plus Size Market

The Plus Size market is one of the biggest growing markets in the UK. More than half the women in Britain are a size 16 and over, and while some...

21-11-2004

Expert advice – How to perfect a window display

As Andy Warhol once famously said: ‘We are all famous for fifteen minutes’ ironic really as he started of his career as a window...

04-10-2004

Velvet Boutique and Kingly Court…

The Scottish Enterprise Textiles Team, www.scottish-textiles.co.uk in partnership with the London Fashion Forum, have created a unique opportunity....

04-10-2004

Channel 4 on the Look Out for Fashion Businesses

One of the most successful stories was that of Mark and Maria Harvey. When 40-year-old businessman Mark Harvey took redundancy from his £60,000...

30-09-2004

SIMON WANG – Welcome on board the TopShop concession

Take at look at these beautiful designs by Simon Wang. Simon is now one of the selected designers who will be showcased at the Topshop flag ship...

21-09-2004

Wonderful Wizard of Ossie

The year is 2004. The influence is a man called Ossie Clark. Kyrsty Hazell travels through the wonderful world of Ossie to see why designers can't...

17-09-2004

Calling all small business entrepreneurs – need funding?

Calling all small business entrepreneurs need funding?   As with any new business start up there is an element of risk capital that needs to be...

16-09-2004

Presenting London’s Hottest New Talent

You and a guest are invited to preview the collections on display at the LFF Boutique and Showroom. Read on to find out...

13-09-2004

Mood board – True Inspiration is Only a Click Away

Over two years ago Paola di Giovanni came to the London Fashion Forum and we were totally amazed at the high calibre of her work, namely,...

10-09-2004

Viva La Vuitton

Please let me introduce to you Kyrsty Hazell. Kyrsty is one of fashioncapital's new fledging journalist. Kyrsty will be providing fashioncapial...

08-09-2004

Fashioncapital information booklet coming soon!

FashionCapital is absolutely on fire; we are receiving a phenomenal amount of hits and are growing constantly each week.  There are soooooooo many...

07-09-2004

James Macdonald

Yorkshire will soon be home to a "fame academy" for fashion designers in a bid to kick-start the textile industry's revival. The project's aim is to...

02-09-2004

Quotes From PROFILE 4 (15th & 16th August 2004)

EXHIBITORS (DESIGNERS) “Thank you all so much for the opportunity to showcase our collection at Profile 4.  It was a great experience, not...

01-09-2004

Can’t Get Enough Of Jocasi

Top Shop, it seems, can do no wrong at the moment. Keeping its finger firmly on the pulse the high street giant is on the constant look out for the...

30-08-2004

Ghost in the Closet – Talking Longevity with Tanya Sarne

Ghost Celebrates its 20th...

24-08-2004

Dress through the Decades at the Museum of Costume – Bath

The Museum of Costume, Bath offers a taste of fashion history from the late Elizabethan period to the present day. Visit now - and not only will you...

23-08-2004

My Style…Marla Singh

Marla Singh previously worked as a top model for over a decade in the fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, gracing the pages of Vogue and Elle. Four...

23-08-2004

Designer: Shaun Gordon

Shaun Gordon gives FashionCapital his exclusive rundown on his latest collection and where his inspiration has come from. Please read on to find...

20-08-2004

Profile 4 A Cut Above the Rest!

Check out these fantastic pictures from the talented designers who took part in the catwalk show at Profile...

18-08-2004

Profile 4 – an outright success

The only real word to sum up Profile 4 is DRAMA! You had to be there to experience the fun, excitement and the sinister Black Widow Spider but...

17-08-2004

Profile Gets Bigger with its 4th Instalment

Profile just gets bigger with its 4th instalment showcasing fresh British design talent over a two-day...

17-08-2004

Day Two at Profile

The only real word to sum up Profile 4 is DRAMA! You had to be there to experience the fun, excitement and the sinister Black Widow Spider but...

16-08-2004

Day one at Profile

Profile 4 is well underway! The first day was an absolute hit, an amazing event for all involved. Read on to find out...

13-08-2004

Kiki’s Diary

Read on to find out what exciting events that have taken place over this week at Kingly Court. Read on to find out...

10-08-2004

The Profile event is exceeding all expectations!

Many thanks to Rachel Ward of Fenwicks Bond Street for such an encouraging reception of Profile 4! We are hoping for a strong turnout of buyers...

09-08-2004

Come and show your support to the next generation of McQueen’s, McCartney’s and Williamson’s

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09-08-2004

Get Into TRAID-ing

TRAID – the charity shop for the style...

06-08-2004

Kiki’s Diary

Kiki gives us her first dairy entry, packed full of exciting news about what's been happening over the past few days at Kingly Court. Read on to...

06-08-2004

Original Colour Trends Autumn/Winter 05/06

  Ice cold and pale colours create a cool wintry atmosphere.  They appear to capture light particles, shimmery shades – illuminating...

06-08-2004

Profile 4 Win a Website Competition And the Winner is . . .

  Profile 4 Win a Website Competition And the Winner is . . .   Fashion Internet is delighted to announce that the winner of their Win a...

05-08-2004

Kiki’s Diary coming soon to FashionCapital

Kiki Athanasiou is due to start running her own diary on Fashioncapital this Friday. Kiki is the manageress at Kingly Court and will be giving us...

27-07-2004

Fiona Wylie Artist/Illustrator

Check out this amazing illustartors...

27-07-2004

Texprint 2004

Dacia Abel fashioncapital's reporter took herself off to Tex print 2004, read on to find out what she...

19-07-2004

Time to Bring On the Ethical Fashion

As more and more people are becoming conscious of unjust trade conditions for some of our supermarket goods and the dodgy chemicals in our food, a...

28-06-2004

Now On: Fashion Illustration from Erte

For those of you not familiar with Erté’s work - now is your chance to get a glimpse at his highly collectable...

11-06-2004

Graduate Fashion Week & Royal College of Art 2004 Reviews & Awards

Showcasing work from over 30 of the UK’s fashion and design colleges Graduate Fashion Week at Battersea Park was certainly the place to be....

02-06-2004

Five Minute Interview with Funmi

Funmi Majekodunmi takes time out to tell us a bit about her latest designs and plans for her new...

29-04-2004

Profile Fashion Designer – Antonio Ciutto

A regular name on the off-schedule London catwalk scene is the South African-born, Italian designer – Antonio...

22-04-2004

Style Addict The Latest Fashion News & Views April 22nd

Vacant - AlboModa Russia - The Fashion Fringe Committee - Rene Gruau - Illustration Battle Tonight - Shoo...

02-04-2004

Colin McDowell – On Fashion Fringe

Fashion Fringe is currently on tour drumming up entrants all over the UK, Jo Iles dropped by the London venue to hear what Colin McDowell, the...

26-03-2004

Profile 3

Profile just keeps getting bigger and...

12-03-2004

Clothing Manufacturers Learn How to Stay a Cut Above the Rest

London’s clothing manufacturers can find out how to stay a cut above the competition at a free morning seminar being staged at the London...

09-03-2004

FashionCapital Testimonials

FashionCapital just gets better and better but don't take our word for it....just read on...

08-01-2004

LFW Day 4 – Sophia Looks to the Future with Clean Lean Lines

London Fashion Week Report Day 4 Ever since Joseph snapped up her first commercial collection, the Sophia Kokosalaki show has become one of the...

04-11-2003

LWF Day 2 – Highly Sellable Zilkha

London Fashion Week Report Day 2 Erin O’Connor must be the current model of choice to open a show as yet again on day two she was first out on the...

23-06-2003

Delivery Days A New Initiative by the London Fashion Forum

As part of the London Fashion Forums strategic directive it is in the process of co-ordinating a new concept - Delivery...

22-01-2022

Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Chantelle – Development Manager at Fashion Enter

Interested in fashion but not sure which career path to take? Each month we feature a member of staff and ask them about their fashion journey and...

22-01-2022

Omar Mansoor Understanding His Craft Inside Out

At the recent SS20 edition of London Fashion Week Omar Mansoor presented his latest collection entitled ‘Fashion Pact’. Sustainability has...

22-01-2022

Evidence Submission to the MAC Concerning Fashion Employees Now In

For over one-year now Fashion-Enter Ltd has been fighting for the rights of skilled machinists to ensure they are recognised as ‘skilled’ and...

22-01-2022

Belles of London to Join the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ Shopping Fair

The Ethical Brand Directory (EBD) is hosting a 7-day pop-up at the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ shopping event, showcasing a wide-range of ethical and...

22-01-2022

How Suit Styles Have Changed Through the Decades

Men’s fashion has evolved over the past 50 years but one fashion piece that has always remained relevant is the suit. A timeless classic, every...

22-01-2022

New Designer Collective Shop Now Open in North London

Calling all London Borough of Islington based designers – your shop is now open! The New Designer Collective, 113-115 Fonthill Road, London N4,...

22-01-2022

Fashion-Enter Factory Workers on ITN – Talking Immigration & Low Skilled Workers

Featured on the ITN News 6pm on Wednesday 19th February, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel stated that the UK’s immigration system has...

22-01-2022

5 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up to our PR Masterclass…

Here at FashionCapital we have been working with PR Dispatch founder Rosie Davies-Smith for over 5-years. Running her own successful PR company...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective: Jannaty

Each week FashionCapital will shine a spotlight on one of their creative talents stocked at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4....

22-01-2022

Pan – European Design Protection: Considerations for the Fashion Sector Post – Brexit

Chartered (UK) and European Trademark Attorney for Marks & Clerk LLP, Gregory Carty-Hornsby discusses the impact of Brexit on design...

22-01-2022

The Covid – Effect on Fashion

Fashion experts have been warning of necessary changes in the fashion industry for years now. All parts of the system have received criticism, from...

22-01-2022

5 Networking Tips for Your Fashion Brand

Developing a fashion business and brand is going to require meeting a lot of different people, whether it’s suppliers, consumers, or business...

22-01-2022

Kingly Court the final chapter

Kingly Court – The final Chapter In November 2003 the LFF opened its doors for business at 1.12 -1.13 Kingly Court off Carnaby Street,...

22-01-2022

Jewellery Trends 2020 – Silver

Over the ages, women have been known to wear jewellery as a symbol of affluence, femininity and also for decorative fashion purposes. Silver...

22-01-2022

Queuing for Quality: The Most Sought – After Products in the UK

It seems that over the last year, we’ve become accustomed to waiting in long queues for basic necessities like essential shopping. At the start of...

22-01-2022

To Engage, Interact & Inform

Newsletter 21st July 2021 CPPD’s – To Engage, Interact & Inform It was fantastic to welcome 10 employees from George at Asda for a...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – Budgeting, Finance and IP with Nigel Rust

Packed full of essential need-to-know information Nigel Rust gave an informative N17 Creative Callings seminar on Budgeting, Finance and IP....

22-01-2022

Ten Years On… FashionCapital Talks to the Founder of Marlafiji

High quality handbag brand Marlafiji is currently celebrating its tenth year in business, founder, former International model, Marla Singh Walton...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter’s Tailoring Academy Scoops An LABC Building Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that The Tailoring Academy, one of the educational divisions of Fashion-Enter Ltd, has won an LABC Award in the...

22-01-2022

Bins Bulge as Lockdown Trends Compound Outdated Recycling System

New research has revealed a recycling crisis in the UK with households simply running out of room in their bins and unable to recycle properly. As...

22-01-2022

Sustainable Manufacturing Insights Webinar

The turning tide towards sustainable products & how to meet consumer needs. Today, Tuesday 21st September 2021, Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny...

22-01-2022

Welcome Back Fund Support for Islington’s Retailers & Designers

Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) is delighted to confirm that we have won a small pot of funding to support the Welcome Back Fund in collaboration with...

22-01-2022

The Importance Of Models

After designing and creating your fashion piece, it's necessary to get it out there by showcasing your...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Fix – Ethical Brands & LFWMens

Inside The Fashion Fix this week, we discover the super cool ethical fashion brands that offer that extra something in the form of proposing...

22-01-2022

5 Top Celebrities That Went to Business School

While the entertainment industry can seem like an elusive world that is not possible to access, it’s just like any other industry, and one career...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – How to Manufacture Your Garments Part 2

Following on from Part 1 the previous week on Wednesday 27th May we had over 40 individuals signed up to our N17 Creative Callings Employer...

22-01-2022

Can Modal Fibers Be An Answer to the Textile Industry to Strengthen Sustainability?

There is a great deal to think about when setting up a brand and putting together a collection. Fabric choice is imperative and has to work well...

22-01-2022

Level 1 Perfect Patterns – Learner Feedback from Academic Year 2020/21

In 2013 Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) quickly realised the importance of  ensuring that their learner’s were industry ready for either securing...

22-01-2022

A Fond Farewell to Nick Beighton Chief Executive at ASOS

News broke on Monday morning, 11th October, that Nick Beighton the Chief Executive at ASOS is stepping down after six-years in the role. Nick...

22-01-2022

Zund UK Partners with Fashion – Enter to Implement a Sustainable Micro – Factory Concept with Kornit Digital & ASOS

Zund UK have partnered with Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) to demonstrate a sustainable micro-factory concept in London, using the Zünd D3 Digital Cutting...

22-01-2022

What Makes a Manufacturer Ethical – 4th August Masterclass

On 4th August 2020 Caroline Ash delivered her hugely successful masterclass on ‘What Makes a Manufacturer Ethical’. As part of the N17...

22-01-2022

Schools and Industry – Learn With Us!

Newsletter 13th October 2021  Open Day of Learning On Thursday 21st October Fashion-Enter will be hosting an open day of insight and learning...

22-01-2022

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Fashion Brand Bootcamp

On Saturday 21st September FashionCapital is hosting a one-day intensive masterclass with 6 industry experts that have been through the real highs...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Business Profile – Graham Parker – Sub Editor

I am a freelance sub editor/content editor with more than 20 years’ experience working on print and online titles for some of the UK’s leading...

22-01-2022

Fonthill Road Christmas Market – Celebrates Local Small Businesses

Fonthill Road Christmas Market celebrated Small Business Saturday at the weekend (December 4). The Christmas Market promoted local fashion designer...

22-01-2022

Environmental Charity Hubbub Encourages Clothes Swapping Initiative To Reduce UK Textile Waste

Hubbub is an environmental charity that explores innovative ways to interest the mainstream public in important sustainability...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 28th October 2019

Inside this week’s instalment of The Fashion Fix, we discover the nominees at this year’s Fashion Awards; H&M Group collaborate with Ikea to...

22-01-2022

ASOS Profit News Reveals Ongoing Growth for Online

Online fashion etailer ASOS has revealed its sales were up 18% to £1.17bn while group revenue jumped 19% to £3.26bn. The latest figures reflect...

22-01-2022

The Queues May Be Back, But Will the Good Times Really Return for Fashion Retail?

The queues seen outside many shops on April 12th as non-essential retail reopened to the public after lockdown was a welcome sight for the retail...

22-01-2022

Level 2 Perfect Patterns – Learner Feedback from Academic Year 2020/21

Patterns are a necessity for any new designer that wants to create their own collection; many micro businesses and start-up brands want to keep...

22-01-2022

Meet The Team: Elle – Garment Technologist

‘Hi, my name is Elle and I am the senior Garment Technologist for Fashion-Enter Ltd. ‘I’ve not always worked in this role, my journey...

22-01-2022

The Time is Now to Make it British!

Newsletter 23rd September 2020 Make it British Live! Online Over the past six-months Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, has seen a rise in...

22-01-2022

RSA Online Event – Textiles: Research, Innovation and Procurement

The RSA, the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, is hosting an online event ‘Textiles: Research, Innovation and Procurement’ to...

22-01-2022

The Micro Factory Uncovered

Newsletter 28th July 2021 Introducing our New CPPD: The Micro Factory Uncovered We are thrilled to be leading the way in UK fashion production with...

22-01-2022

6 Bridal Trends 2019/20

Bridalwear has gone through a big trend change in the form of fresh colour, embellishment, silhouette and detail. Each trend packs a punch. Here are...

22-01-2022

Experienced Local Machinists Required…

Newsletter 15th April 2020 Dear all, In It Together The Fashion-Enter manufacturing team have been busy over the bank holiday making scrub sets for...

22-01-2022

Style: Social Perceptions and Glasses

“Your glasses make you look brilliant!” You’ve heard it all before if you wear glasses. You may have also heard a few less...

22-01-2022

Fonthill Road Christmas Market: Meet the Designer – Diva Choice

In the lead up to the Fonthill Road Christmas Market on Saturday 4th December FashionCapital will introduce the designers and brands that will be...

22-01-2022

New Years’ Resolutions For Any Fashion CEO

Whether you own a small company devoted to recycling second-hand clothes, or you’re aiming to be up there with the biggest producers of affordable...

22-01-2022

Support Our Skilled Manufacturing Workforce!

For over one-year now Fashion-Enter Ltd has been fighting for the rights of skilled machinists to ensure they are recognised as ‘skilled’ and...

22-01-2022

Are consumers gaining an eco – conscience?

Rollback a mere twenty years and the concept of shopping for environmentally friendly fashion was very different from what it is today. Retailers...

22-01-2022

The Slow Fashion Generation Gap

Original research from luxury UK woollen mill AW Hainsworth has revealed that older generations are leading the way in the slow fashion movement,...

22-01-2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health is a topic that concerns us all, from family to work colleagues to fellow students, encouraging and supporting positive mental health...

22-01-2022

Analysis of the Fashion Industry Today

Fashion is best defined as the style of clothing and accessories worn at any given time by a group of people. Fashion is a multibillion-dollar...

22-01-2022

Coming Soon…The FC Designer Collective Affordable Workspace

Here at FashionCapital we are working hard behind the scenes in preparation for the next phase of our business support services for entrepreneurs...

22-01-2022

£3000 Incentive for Hiring An Apprentice

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, has announced that the government incentive scheme of £3000 for hiring a new apprentice...

22-01-2022

FC FTA Leicester Launches with a Residents Open Day

Wednesday 27th October 2021 was a big day for the Fashion-Enter Ltd team as the doors to the state-of-the-art FC Fashion Technology Academy (FTA)...

22-01-2022

See You At Ethical Brands for a Fashion Revolution

FashionCapital’s in-house label ‘Belles of London’ will present at the UK’s leading independent ethical fashion showcase ‘Ethical...

22-01-2022

Fashion Studio Client: Fifty One Apparel

‘Cool Clothes for Hot Women’ The Fashion Studio based at Fashion-Enter ltd’s Factory in North London is where all first patterns, toiling,...

22-01-2022

Textiles 2020 – The Future is Circular

Première Vision Fabrics (PVF), held bi-annually in Paris is undoubtedly one of the most inspirational trade shows to visit when looking for leading...

22-01-2022

ASOS.com Back on Track Thanks to Speed of Response

ASOS.com revenues hit £1.07 billion during the last four months of 2019. The press reported a record Black Friday drove sales up for the online...

22-01-2022

In It Together…

Newsletter 25th March 2020 Dear all, Covid-19 Update & Fashion-Enter Ltd The Fashion-Enter Ltd team sincerely hope that you are all keeping...

22-01-2022

Texintel Podcast with Fashion – Enter CEO Jenny Holloway

Up and live is the latest Texintel Podcast where the CEO of Texintel, Debbie McKeegan talks at length with Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway....

22-01-2022

The Telegraph’s Responsible Fashion Forum

As fashion and its unsustainable practices hit the media headlines once again today (18th June 2019, with the government rejecting the suggestion of...

22-01-2022

Time To Change or Die

Newsletter 28th August 2019 Dear all, Environmental concerns, slave labour and retails collapse across the UK has left many questions surrounding...

22-01-2022

New Workwear Brand Inspired by TV Series Suits and Scandal

LYL | Love Your Look, is a new workwear fashion brand with a difference. It caters to the young, ambitious woman on the rise, with a work hard,...

22-01-2022

British Heart Foundation Supports Textiles Action Week

The UK’s leading charity retailer appeals to retailers and textiles brands to make sustainable choices, as WRAP launches Textiles Action Week. The...

22-01-2022

Rights Activists Get Behind Compensation Campaign for Thai Garment Workers

On March 10th 2021 over one-thousand garment workers turned up for their regular shift at the Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd factory to discover...

22-01-2022

The 8 Step Plan To Start Your Fashion Label

Many people have a dream of one day owning a fashion label. Starting such a label can be a rewarding experience especially for an ambitious and...

22-01-2022

Support Ethical Brand ‘Boy Wonder’ Via Their Kickstarter Launch Campaign

The Fashion Enter team have been fortunate enough to work with the talented and driven Ismay Mummery on her ethical start-up brand ‘Boy...

22-01-2022

Are You Local and Looking to Sell?

Newsletter 4th December 2019 Dear all, A Very Big Thank-You This week we are feeling extremely thankful for the continued support that we receive...

22-01-2022

Community Sewing Groups Produce Hundreds of Face Masks with Fabric Donated by Fashion – Enter

Community sewing groups based in the London borough of Islington / Finsbury Park area of north London have joined forces to produce more than 500...

22-01-2022

How the Fashion & Textiles industry are Eco – Evolving into 2021

In 2020, we saw the rise of ‘sustainability’ ‘carbon zero’ ‘waste-reduction’ and ‘recycling’ within the fashion and textiles...

22-01-2022

Valuing Our Clothes and the UK Manufacturing Industry

Throughout 2020, the urgency surrounding Climate Change followed by the disruption of a global pandemic saw brands and designers address business...

22-01-2022

Ready for a Fashion Revolution

Newsletter 21st April 2021 Ready for a Revolution Since 2013 Fashion Revolution has become a global movement that brings people together to address...

22-01-2022

The Fashion – Enter Team Take Time Out to Party!

Last weekend (25th & 26th September 2021) the Fashion-Enter London team headed over to Newtown, Powys in Wales to join their fellow Welsh team...

22-01-2022

E – commerce Needs To Invest in Logistics To Ensure Net Zero Target is Met

Black Friday will never be sustainable unless we invest in ecommerce logistics, says leading economist… A leading economist has revealed...

22-01-2022

Industry Support Starts Here!

Newsletter 25th September 2019 Dear all, N17 Creative Callings We are pleased to announce that Fashion-Enter ltd has been awarded a Greater London...

22-01-2022

How COVID – 19 Could Instigate a Long – awaited Industry Overhaul: The Slow Fashion Era

By Natasha Frangos, Partner, haysmacintyre As shops reopen their doors to customers, retailers will start to breathe a sigh of relief as an end to...

22-01-2022

Win a Designer Dress by Karen Gold London

London based fashion designer Karen Gold graduated in Law and Business Management however she discovered that fashion was where she found the...

22-01-2022

Talking Textiles with the RSA

Newsletter 12th May 2021 Talking Textiles with the RSA The RSA, the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, is hosting an online...

22-01-2022

Supply Chain Transparency in a Technological Age for the Textile Industry

Now, in the midst of 2021 and the well-established “age of information” (the insta-age), we can find out what we want at the touch of a button...

22-01-2022

The Top 6 Autumn/Winter 2021/22 Trends Inspired by Fashion Weeks

Dig out your grandparents’ old photos because this Autumn/Winter, we’re seeing a fashion comeback of some the most iconic garments in the likes...

22-01-2022

Parliamentary Meeting To Ensure the Future of Britain’s Production Workers

UK Fashion is an international success story: we are global leaders at innovative design; our fashion colleges generate world famous designers and...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – 10 Top Tips on Staying Positive During COVID – 19 with Eric Gilston

Held on the 1st May 2020 Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston shared his top tips for staying positive during this uncertain and unprecedented...

22-01-2022

LFW AW20 – Collections, Competitions and Coronavirus

It’s safe to say that it is indeed trying times for fashion and British business in general. London Fashion Week opened its AW20 doors in amongst...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Ltd Joins the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group

Run by manufacturers for manufacturers the Mid Wales Manufacturing Group (MWMG) was set up back in 1994 by a group of manufacturing and engineering...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Fix – Dora Kelemen

At FashionCapital, we are advocates of all emerging designers who choose to create in a sustainable manner – a conscious concept which resonates...

22-01-2022

Jenny Holloway Talks Fast Fashion with Patrick Grant on the BBC

Our very own CEO Jenny Holloway recently sat down and debated ‘fast fashion’ with Patrick Grant, the British menswear designer best known as a...

22-01-2022

New Fashion Academy Launches in Leicester

A NEW fashion academy has launched in Leicester to help train people in the skills they need to work in the textiles industry. Leicester City...

22-01-2022

London College of Fashion BA Show

This year the London College of Fashion show entitled LCF LOVES was all about inclusivity, diversity and...

22-01-2022

A Real Hands-On Approach to Learning

Fashioning tomorrow’s designers, production workers and industry professionals…   Newsletter 3rd August 2016 Dear all, We make no bones about...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Fix – 29th April 2019

As we are currently transitioning between seasons and temperature patterns seem to be fluctuating, denim seems to be a solid go-to option for our...

22-01-2022

A Question of Fit: Learn How to Make Garments that Fit Beautifully

Black Friday returns are predicted to cost fashion retailers 1.6 billion pounds (source Fashion United). ‘Receiving clothing that doesn’t...

22-01-2022

A Leader in Sustainable Fashion Business!

Newsletter 22nd December 2021  What a year it has been! An end of year message from Fashion-Enter Ltd’s CEO Jenny Holloway: “When we...

22-01-2022

Building a Post-Brexit Fashion Industry

Newsletter 19th June 2019 Urgent Meeting To Safeguard Britain’s Skilled Production Workers Fashion Enter is joining forces with The All Party...

22-01-2022

5 Reasons to Register for the Budgeting, Finance + IP Online Workshop

Many creatives need support and mentoring on the financial aspect of their business. This N17 Creative Callings employer session, supported by the...

22-01-2022

Textile Exchange Supports Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly

Textile Exchange have just announced (23rd September 2020) that it is participating in Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help...

22-01-2022

Free Life Coaching Lessons

There are many talented designers that we work with; today we have over 80 clients working with us at the Fashion Studio and we genuinely see such...

22-01-2022

Jobs & Courses Available as Lockdown Eases

Newsletter 3rd June 2020 Dear all, 25 Positions Now Available As we ease out of lockdown and client orders return to the Factory floor we now have...

22-01-2022

The Industry Interview – British Factories and Ethical Compliance

After the media frenzy surrounding Boohoo and unethical factory practices taking place in Leicester our CEO Jenny Holloway has been asked to comment...

22-01-2022

3 Skills You Need to Succeed in the Fashion Business

Skills are essential for getting by in life – there is no way around it. Everyone needs skills from the moment they wake up to the moment they go...

22-01-2022

Interview: Sustainability & the Environment with the Vice President, Global Business Management Textiles at Lenzing

Florian Heubrandner, Vice President, Global Business Management Textiles at Lenzing, talks to FashionCapital about his career journey, the...

22-01-2022

The Changing Face of Fashion

Newsletter 1st July 2020 Dear all, One of the key elements when it comes to being successful in business is ‘adaptation’ and with the fashion...

22-01-2022

Apprentices Are More Employable!

Newsletter 10th February 2021 National Apprenticeship Week 2021 This week, 8th – 14th February 2021, is National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2021)...

22-01-2022

Fashion-Enter Featured in MADE HERE NOW Article on Reusable PPE

Published on the 22nd September 2020 the article: ‘New bid to fashion UK-made protective wear for virus second wave’ by Peter Marsh features...

22-01-2022

Another Earthling Headpieces Now Available on SilkFred.com

Founder and designer of ‘Another Earthling’ headwear brand – Mary Obaseki is well-known to the Fashion-Enter team, not only are her...

22-01-2022

A Guide to: General Manufacturing Standards

From fabric to thread to hems, darts and pockets – there are general manufacturing standards that need to be adhered to…FashionCapital...

22-01-2022

New Textiles Training Centre to Launch in Leicester

An innovative project to deliver apprenticeships and accredited training for the textiles industry is set to be launched in Leicester. Leicester...

22-01-2022

See You At: School and College Fashion Week

This week on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 2019 ‘School and College Fashion Week’ will celebrate the creativity of students...

22-01-2022

The Annual ‘Fashion Awards’ Go Virtual

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has just announced that the 2020 Fashion Awards event will take place via a digital format on Thursday...

22-01-2022

See You at Fashions Finest SS20

London Fashion Week is around the corner and Fashion Enter / Fashion Technology Academy will once again have a stand at the up and coming designer...

22-01-2022

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...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ Fashion Awards & Eco Edit

In this weeks instalment of ^The Fashion Fix^ we find out who the big winners were at The 2019 Fashion Awards, as well as exploring the new release...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter Passes Quality Licence Scheme Audit with Flying Colours

Great news, Fashion-Enter Ltd’s educational division has passed its annual Quality Licence Scheme Audit with no follow-up points or additional...

22-01-2022

Student Dissertation Support: Fashion Manufacturing in the UK

Due to demand on Tuesday 16th March 2021, Fashion-Enter held an online seminar to support fashion students compiling their dissertations on the UK...

22-01-2022

Your Omnichannel Strategy – How To Launch on Ecommerce

On the 13th May 2021, Carley Johnson, founder of Unzipped Fashion Connections, hosted a two-hour masterclass on: Your Omnichannel Strategy –...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter Launches Level 2 Apprenticeship

Fashion Enter, the award winning not-for-profit social enterprise, will soon be the first Fashion and Textiles training provider in England to offer...

22-01-2022

Launching Leicester Fashion Technology Academy!

Newsletter 13th January 2021 Launching the Leicester Fashion Technology Academy! We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of an innovative project to...

22-01-2022

London Fashion Week Straddles the Digital and the Physical

There has been a much awaited buzz surrounding this season’s London Fashion Week SS22, presented by Clearpay, the five day event (17 – 21...

22-01-2022

Manufacturing’s ‘First Lady’ Has Arrived!

Newsletter 17th March 2021 Manufacturing’s ‘First Lady’ Has Arrived! Last week, 10th March, Drapers published an in-depth interview with our...

22-01-2022

Sting – Turning Waste into Contemporary Wearable Design

Sustainability is certainly no temporary fad for design duo VIN + OMI, creating eco fabrics and sustainable designs has been at the very backbone of...

22-01-2022

Comment: £15 Billion in Stock Write – Offs! Time to Change How We Produce Fashion

Unprecedented amounts of fashion stock is building up in warehouses as retailers are unable to sell their planned spring / summer lines. Shops not...

22-01-2022

Fashion Capital Newswire – 22nd July 2009

If you have problems viewing this email please click here .     NEWSLETTER Dear all,  Launch of the Stitch in Time programme This Friday sees the...

22-01-2022

The Future of Fashion’s Production Workforce in the UK

Today, 8th July, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion and FashionCapital organised a Parliamentary meeting to discuss...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective Official Launch – A Retail Experience Like No Other…

FC Designer Collective: Islington Council and fashion co-operative launch innovative, ethical fashion store in grass-roots economic revival A retail...

22-01-2022

The UK is Ready for Ethical Sustainable Production

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 26th February 2020 Dear all, Talking Immigration and Low Skilled Workers Fashion-Enter has been all over the...

22-01-2022

Bringing Production Home!

Newsletter 25thNovember 2020  These Covid Times   A message from Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway:  Just one month until...

22-01-2022

Strength Lies in Differences, Not in Similarities

FashionCapital Newsletter 1st May 2019 Dear all, Happy #internationalworkersday! We would like to say a big thank-you to all of our staff and...

22-01-2022

MP’s Reject 1p Per Garment Tax Proposal

In February 2019 the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) caused industry debate with a series of proposals directed at reducing the amount of cheap...

22-01-2022

Consumer Demand for Instant Gratification: From Runway to Retail

The emergence of digital media into the fashion world has helped revolutionize the industry and today the average consumer can easily access their...

22-01-2022

#tiktokxgff Week 1 at the FTA London

It’s week 1 of the 2021 TikTok / Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) residency here at Fashion-Enter’s Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) in north...

22-01-2022

Ethical Manufacturing Uncovered

Newsletter 29th January 2020 Dear all, Live & Direct From Fashion SVP Today and tomorrow (29th & 30th) the Fashion-Enter team are at Fashion...

22-01-2022

Top 10 Most Expensive Wedding Dresses

With the Haute Couture shows revealing dresses that are not only made from the most luxurious fabrics but require handcrafted precision from highly...

22-01-2022

Fashion Technology Academy Makes The Tes FE Awards Shortlist

We are thrilled to announce that the educational division of Fashion-Enter Ltd, the Fashion Technology Academy has been shortlisted in the Tes FE...

22-01-2022

Creative Community Spirit

Newsletter 14th July 2021 Opening This Month – FC Designer Workspace As a non-profit social enterprise community and opportunity is at the...

22-01-2022

Nick Gould – A Lawyer’s Legal Life

Nick Gould “The common sense lawyer with mismatched shoes” is a Partner at the law firm of Gunnercooke in London. He advises companies from...

22-01-2022

Tottenham Creatives – Find Out How We Can Support You

Calling creative small businesses and start-ups in the Tottenham CEZ area – do you need support and practical solutions to ensure business success...

22-01-2022

Brits Let Their Creative Fashion Juices Flow During Lockdown

The lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on life in the UK. With millions of Brits being confined to their...

22-01-2022

Denim Textiles in the Technological Age

The denim industry is renowned as one of the most polluting industries in the world, from excessive water use to its reliance on a cocktail of...

22-01-2022

Learn How to Create Your Own Brand Online

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to design your own range? Be the designer you always wanted to be?  If you now have time on your hands...

22-01-2022

Labour Behind the Label Disclose Damning Report on Factories in Leicester

On the 1st July 2020 Labour Behind the Label (LBL), a campaign that works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry,...

22-01-2022

How Tech Can Transform the Fashion Industry’s Supply Chain

As the fashion industry has grown over the years, with more people shopping for garments and more clothing options than ever before, companies have...

22-01-2022

The Pop – Up Club Returns

Temporary markets boost footfall to flagging high streets… Following months of closure for many retailers on UK high street, pop-up...

22-01-2022

Getting the Community on Board – The New Designer Emporium North London

Lorna Tavares Brand Manager from Fashion-Enter ltd met with local sewing groups in the North London, Finsbury Park / Islington area regarding the...

22-01-2022

Student Wins Missguided Fashion Designer Competition

Katie Macpherson, from Manchester Metropolitan University, has won a dream break into the fashion industry after entering a UNiDAYS competition to...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective – Support and Sell

This week, 2nd December 2019, Brand & Development Manager of the FC Designer Collective shop, Stephanie Knapp, met with designers and a local...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: The Design Cycle Series Part 2 – Sampling & Production

For the second part of the Design Cycle series Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway and Production Director Caroline Ash covered sampling and...

22-01-2022

Why Nostalgia Is the Megatrend of the 2020s

The last year has been a strange one. We’ve been unable to create new memories that are memorable for the right reasons – no holidays, no...

22-01-2022

Need for a New Fashion Design Paradigm

To avoid having such a wasteful fashion manufacturing model we need a New Fashion and Technology Paradigm by Anastasia Vouyouka, Business Owner at...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: The New Fashion Paradigm with James Stewart

On Wednesday 3rd June the N17 Creative Callings seminar programme presented 2-hour masterclass on ‘The New Fashion Paradigm’ and adopting lean...

22-01-2022

Diary of a Junior Designer #2

Each month Fashion-Enter’s Junior Designer based in Leicester, Brooke Tate will be giving us an inside view of her role with the company and what...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Workspace: Mi – bambino London Launches Online

New, online luxury sustainable children’s clothing & lifestyle brand, Mi-bambino London launched this week (27th October 2021)....

22-01-2022

Fonthill Road Christmas Market: Meet the Designer – TemAD

In the lead up to the Fonthill Road Christmas Market on Saturday 4th December FashionCapital will introduce the designers and brands that will be...

22-01-2022

Boardroom Fashion: The Evolution of the Apprentice Uniform

With the new season of BBC’s most coveted reality show – The Apprentice 2022 underway we review apprentice and office attire… In business,...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – Belles Special

There’s much excitement circulating eco fashion brand Belles of London at present! The leading ethical garment manufacturer in London has just...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings’ is Calling Tottenham

We are pleased to announce that Fashion-Enter Ltd will be delivering an exciting new project called ‘N17 Creative Callings’. The project, which...

22-01-2022

Business After COVID & What’s Next After Your FTA Education?

On 23rd March from 2pm – 5pm we will host a three hour zoom session aimed at current FTA learners and N17 creative businesses. The employer...

22-01-2022

Autumn Trend: Antique Style Chintzy Florals

Chintz is a pattern that exploded in the 1980s but was quickly tossed aside at the turn of the 21st-century. However, antique floral chintz turned...

22-01-2022

Fast Forward Grade Fashion Enter’s Factory with ‘Leading’ Status

Fashion-Enter’s fast-track quality apparel factory has just been graded as ‘Leading’ after a recent Fast Forward audit. This equates to a...

22-01-2022

Spot the AlvaForm Fit Mannequins on ‘Next in Fashion’

Alvanon, the global innovations company specialising in fit and sizing for the apparel industry, have previously provided Fashion-Enter /...

22-01-2022

Fashion-Enter Talks to BBC Business About PPE Orders

Published on the 29th March 2020, Fashion-Enter Ltd was one of the manufacturers interviewed by BBC Business reporter Simon Browning, on the topic...

22-01-2022

Athleisure is Leading the Eco – Path in Combining Life and Work in Fashion

Over the past decade, the term “athleisure” has often been cited as a dominant fashion trend, however the concept of blending fashion with...

22-01-2022

Garment Workers Face a Pandemic of Exploitation

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused mass devastation across the globe, and garment workers have taken an immense hit. Revelations made by the Clean...

22-01-2022

How Shoppers’ Habits Have Changed

As time goes on, the way things are conducted change. Whether this is to keep up with changing times or to reinvent the way things are done,...

22-01-2022

Open & Operational!

Newsletter 22nd September 2021 Open & Operational! Last Friday we marked Day 1 of London Fashion Week with an industry event of our own: the...

22-01-2022

Step Up & Save UK Manufacturing

As an industry there is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the UK manufacturing hard. However, despite all the depressing figures, such as...

22-01-2022

2 – Day Tailor Made Cutting Course

From 30th November – 1st December 2021 the Fashion-Enter team welcomed another group of four individuals from HMPS. The group completed a...

22-01-2022

Georg Jensen Fine Diamond Jewellery

Many people consider diamonds a symbol of passion and commitment; especially when chosen as a gift for someone you love the most. In short, no...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Fix – Sustainable Swimwear & Haute Couture

Inside this weeks Fashion Fix, we take a look at a number of sustainable swimwear brands that are designing pieces using scrap from our seas to be...

22-01-2022

How to Avoid Losing Revenue & Optimise the Customer Buying Journey

By Ed Whitehead, MD EMEA, Signifyd Consumers today expect a superfast, seamless shopping experience whether they are buying online or in a...

22-01-2022

Unifying Two Tech Giants Lectra & Gerber

On Monday 8th February 2021, French technology specialist Lectra announced its plan to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of US-based...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Workspace Residents Open Day

On Tuesday 14th September the Fashion-Enter team welcomed London borough of Islington residents to the recently refurbished FC Designer Workspace on...

22-01-2022

‘Proud to be Part of this Innovation.’

Newsletter 30th October 2019 Dear all, Fanfare please! The state-of-the-art Tailoring Academy is coming along very nicely and with the launch date...

22-01-2022

New Talent & the New Normal

Newsletter 6th May 2020 Dear all, Global Action Week for Education Global Action Week for Education took place between the 26th of April and...

22-01-2022

The Importance of a High Quality Catalogue in Fashion

Why a catalogue? Are they still necessary in this digital age? What do they bring and what are they made for? Catalogues and look books represent...

22-01-2022

Recent Report Reveals a Footwear Sales Surge

According to The British Fashion Council and leading ‘buy now pay later’ service, Clearpay‘s jointly commissioned State of Retail Report...

22-01-2022

Planning Post Graduation

Grad season is almost here and for many that have been fully absorbed in their final year project it can present a ‘what to do next’ moment....

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – Fashion Week Sustainability Special

As we find ourselves almost wrapping up another fashion week season, one thing has been evident: sustainability is here to stay. What was once...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Legal Eagle with Nick Gould and Co – Partners

On Thursday 4th June 11:00 – 13:00 the N17 Creative Callings seminar programme presented an insightful Legal Eagle masterclass with Nick...

22-01-2022

Prepare for Tomorrow Today!

Newsletter 29th July 2020 Dear all, The Apparel Industry is Crying Out for Tech Savvy Pattern Cutters As with all industries technology in fashion...

22-01-2022

Brilliant Business Support that Works: N17 Creative Callings

N17 Creative Callings is a brilliant business support initiative set up to ensure continual development and growth of creative businesses and...

22-01-2022

How to Start a Fashion Showroom

Would you like to run your own business, be your own boss? Owning a successful business is a dream for many, and in recent years the number of SMEs...

22-01-2022

Carley Johnson’s 5 Step Formula on How to Produce a High Selling Product

On Thursday 28th October 2021 fashion wholesale and brand launch expert Carley Johnson gave a highly informative masterclass on ‘How to Produce a...

22-01-2022

Hybrid Selling: How to Provide a Blended Retail Experience for Your Customers


The pandemic encouraged business owners to rethink their methods of operation. One of the ways businesses adapted to the growing online market was...

22-01-2022

Innovation, Enthusiasm & Expertise

Newsletter 15th December 2021  Mayor Tours FEL London Factory On Friday 10th December we warmly welcomed the Mayor of Haringey, Adam Jogee, to...

22-01-2022

7 Reasons Why Pearls are Making a Fashion Comeback

The title of the article is a bit of a misnomer. When have pearls ever not been in fashion? That said, it is true that this year, they are having a...

22-01-2022

Why Italian Fashion Is So Popular

Some countries are famous for wildlife, some precious stones, and others, tourist sites. In Italy’s case, it’s known for well-tailored,...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter launches Level 2 Apprenticeship

Fashion Enter, the award winning not for profit social enterprise, will soon be the first fashion and textiles training provider in England to offer...

22-01-2022

High Quality Training Happens Right Here

Newsletter 10th July 2019 Dear all, Ofsted Moderation Visit Now Live We are only half way through week and so much has happened already! As an...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Business Profile – Zara Afflick – Textile Print Designer

Textiles designer Zara Afflick (pictured right with Jenny Holloway) founded Box Of Prints LTD in April 2016, specialising in creating unique...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 3rd September 2019

During the last seven days, the world of fashion has unearthed news of Prince Charles partnering up with London Fashion Week designers Vin + Omi on...

22-01-2022

Leicester Textiles Sector Under Scrutiny Commission With Clear Objectives for Positive Change

Last week, 22nd April 2021, Leicester City Council met up to discuss the findings of its latest Scrutiny Commission regarding the area’s fashion...

22-01-2022

Retail Sector Blueprint For Survival: How?

It’s time to break the fourth wall of the retail pantomime. Start talking to the real consumer audience watching, listening and waiting in the...

22-01-2022

Khadra Osman Case Study

Khadra first became involved in the ASOS Stitching Academy through an advertisment she saw on...

22-01-2022

David Beckham Launches the Fashion Studio Apprenticeship in South London

This week (Tuesday 24th September 2019) the British Fashion Council (BFC) launched the Fashion Studio Apprenticeship during a visit at Prendergast...

22-01-2022

Summer Fashion: Quick Hacks for the Male Wardrobe

Believe it or not, summer is almost upon us. It means from a fashion perspective everything is about to change. Now, depending on where in the world...

22-01-2022

The Beauty of UK Manufacturing

Newsletter 21st October 2020 A Visit From Nick Ashley It was wonderful to receive a visit from Nick Ashley, son of Laura and Bernard founders of the...

22-01-2022

Will the Pandemic Assist the Fashion Industry in Its Journey to Sustainability?

The fashion industry has taken a substantial hit during the pandemic. The closure of non-essential stores and limitations on social interaction has...

22-01-2022

Building A Community Network

Newsletter 15th September 2021 FC Designer Workspace Welcomes Local Residents Yesterday, 14th September, the Fashion-Enter team welcomed London...

22-01-2022

Introducing Dulcima Wear and Tear Couture

Dulcima Wear and Tear Couture is an environmentally conscious, minimum-waste, womenswear brand that introduces a creative slant on the classic...

22-01-2022

Boohoo Needs to Come of Age and Instill ‘Made in Britain’ Confidence

What does ‘Made in Britain’ mean to you? For the likes of Fashion-Enter Ltd and many other garment manufacturer’s ‘Made in Britain’ should...

22-01-2022

Click Here to Buy: How Retail Delivery Can Help Britain Meet Its Net Zero Target

Online deliveries – is there anything more convenient? You browse through endless options, click on the product that tickles your fancy, and wait...

22-01-2022

The #LFW Take Over

Taking place from 14th February – 18th February 2020 London Fashion Week (LFW) is to become a city-wide event that will include...

22-01-2022

This Independents’ Day Saw the Launch of #2020vision

Independents’ Day – 4th July 2020, saw the launch of #2020vision, a reactive initiative that aims to support independent fashion businesses...

22-01-2022

HUM.AI.N Digital Models Have Now Arrived!

Covid-19 coupled with developing digital solutions has encouraged us to rethink how we can continue to work and do business. Homes have become...

22-01-2022

Sew Far So Good – Fashion – Enter Seamstress Features in the Daily Mirror

On the 26th November 2020, The Daily Mirror published an interview from Fashion-Enter’s youngest seamstress located at its Welsh factory in...

22-01-2022

5 Men’s Fashion Trends for 2021

The start of a New Year is a good chance to look ahead to what men’s fashion trends are likely to dominate over the next 12 months. Of course,...

22-01-2022

‘Leading’ Status Retained!

Newsletter 19th May 2021 ‘Leading’ Status Retained! The Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) factory has just received excellent news on their recent Fast...

22-01-2022

Fashion SVP – Busiest To Date

The organisers of Fashion SVP, the international sourcing show, have reported back from a successful January edition. The latest instalment took...

22-01-2022

Comment: 400,000 Surgical Gowns from Turkey Fail to Meet Safety Standards – Time to Make in the UK!

As Fashion-Enter Ltd factory based in North London heads into fifth week of producing NHS scrubs and gowns news has hit the headlines that 400,000...

22-01-2022

Denim Producers Tackle the UN’s Sustainability Goals Head On

Durable, versatile and arguably one of the common staples found in a person’s wardrobe regardless of age and sex is denim, particularly in the...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Ltd Gains CO 2022 Leadership Award

Breaking news, 22nd December 2021, Fashion-Enter Ltd has been awarded a CO 2022 Leadership Award! The CO Leadership Awards, run by Common Objective...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book

Former FashionCapital journalist Samata Angel is somewhat of a fashion chameleon, from designer to public speaker, director and now author with her...

22-01-2022

Never A Dull Moment

New designers open day  On the 2nd August, our factory doors will be open for free from 12:00 to 1:30pm to designers who would like to gain...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter’s Weekend Away

In line with ‘International Week of Happiness at Work’ Fashion-Enter Ltd staff are about to embark on their next weekend away. Taking place 25th...

22-01-2022

The Fashion – Enter Family

Newsletter 29th September 2021 Fashion-Enter’s Weekend Away ‘You are only as good as the people around you.’ Being part of a team is central...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Careers Event for Year 10 Students

On 21st October Year 10 students from Heartlands High School in Haringey attended the N17 Creative Callings: Creative Careers Event with...

22-01-2022

Tips on How to Save Money When Ordering Custom T – Shirts

Brands of all sizes can maximise with custom t-shirts as a cost-effective marketing tool. Most small businesses run on a low budget and often look...

22-01-2022

How Sustainable Textile Fiber Brand TENCEL Leads the Way in Versatility

There is a whole lot more to fabric sustainability than natural versus synthetic. For most weighing up the options natural wins hands down in terms...

22-01-2022

10 Top Tips For Staying Positive During COVID – 19 by Eric Gilston

With the current pandemic, and not knowing when and how it will all end, many people are feeling negative about the whole situation. As a life coach...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 4th November 2019

In the world of fashion this week, the focus on sustainability is in the spotlight once again with Selfridges unveiling their second-hand fashion...

22-01-2022

Thread: Style Nirvana?

Paul Markevicius discovers Thread the online styling platform… Whether it’s a desire to follow trends, cross-refer pricing, tap into...

22-01-2022

Leading Status for our London Factory!

Newsletter 11th December 2019 Dear all, Introducing Patterns to the FCFabricStudio Our sister website FCFabricStudio has been well established with...

22-01-2022

Support & Links for Creatives

We are here to support you – thanks to our N17 Creative Callings partner Collage Arts here are some useful links that may be helpful:...

22-01-2022

Five Minutes with the Designer & Founder of Willique

Luxury leather goods brand Willique has evolved its range to include eco products created from pineapple fibres. Anya Willique is the designer and...

22-01-2022

Join Us at the Clubhouse Fashion Virtual Experience

International business development agency Global Fashion Marketplace is hosting ‘Clubhouse Fashion’, an interactive virtual event with...

22-01-2022

Unwanted Stock Required by the British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched an urgent appeal to retailers and businesses with excess stock or unwanted assets, to donate and...

22-01-2022

Extensive Training to Ensure Excellence at Fashion – Enter Wales

Here at Fashion-Enter Ltd we want to ensure the very best practices are implemented in our factories right from the start, which is why we have had...

22-01-2022

Covid, Compliance & Job Opportunities As We Enter the New Normal

CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd Jenny Holloway discusses how the company has had to constantly adapt over the past two months to ensure workflow, heath...

22-01-2022

Keep Your Spirit Level Level

Newsletter 2nd October 2019 Dear all, Local Initiative N17 Creative Callings We are thrilled to be involved with a new local project called ‘N17...

22-01-2022

New Apprenticeships and New Opportunities!

Newsletter 26th August 2020 Dear all, Happy #WomensEqualityDay2020 We have always said at Fashion-Enter that skill and ability are key to career...

22-01-2022

Reasons To Invest in a Virtual Assistant

Imagine if you had someone who could help do all those boring admin jobs that you hate, while you focus on the real reason you got into your...

22-01-2022

4 Sustainable Fashion Hacks We Can All Learn from Baby Boomers

Britons buy five times the amount of clothing they bought in the 1980s*, so environmental charity Hubbub and natural knitwear...

22-01-2022

Small Business Saturday: Go Behind The Brands of Soho London

Ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5th December, Soho Speaks is a series of digital films to celebrate independent businesses in this creative hub....

22-01-2022

Chinese Retail Players are Doing These Things to Stay Alive through the Coronavirus Crisis

Fashion apparel retailers rely heavily on offline retail for sales – more so than any other category given that apparel consists of...

22-01-2022

How to Be a Sustainable Glasses Wearer

If you’re determined to be eco-friendly, you might be wondering how you can make your specs greener without actually changing their colour....

22-01-2022

Your Timeless Summer Guide to Fashion

The fashion shows may have arrived delayed and in slightly different forms through the course of the last twelve months, but that doesn’t mean...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Employer Engagement Session with ASOS & Kornit Digital

On 21st October 2021 Fashion-Enter hosted an employer engagement workshop as part of the N17 Creative Callings project.   Guest speakers from ASOS...

22-01-2022

Be Brave – Be Kind – Be Grateful

Newsletter 20th May 2020 Dear all, Mental Health Awareness Week A subject close to all our hearts here at Fashion-Enter Ltd is mental health, and...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Develops Interactive Digital Resource with the UFI

Fashion-Enter Ltd and the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) have been working with the UFI Charitable Trust on a series of technical skills...

22-01-2022

Talking the Future of Fashion at Make it British Live! Online

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway made up an informative panel of six at the recent ‘Make it British Live! Online’ talk titled ‘Sketchpad to...

22-01-2022

5 Reasons to Get Involved with the FC Designer Collective Retail Space

At the end of last year (2019) Fashion-Enter Ltd secured a retail space thanks to a unique collaboration between Islington Council and the Mayor of...

22-01-2022

New FTA Course to Bridge the Gap from Education to Employment

The educational division of Fashion Enter – Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) has had fantastic success with both the Stitching Academy and...

22-01-2022

In – House Accounting Manager Required

Based at Fashion-Enter Ltd HQ in Haringey, North London, the team are currently looking for an Accounting Manager to oversee all aspects of the...

22-01-2022

Learn New Skills This Lockdown!

Newsletter 17th February 2021 At Home Learning Learn new skills this lockdown! The classroom maybe closed but thanks to the beauty of technology...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter’s Micro – Factory Concept

Newsletter 30th June 2021 Zünd UK Join Fashion-Enter’s Micro-Factory Concept News of Fashion-Enter’s partnership with Zünd has been featured...

22-01-2022

What It Takes To Be A True Fashion Creative

Newsletter 7th July 2021 TikTokxGFF Round 2 Design creativity is in overdrive at Unit 4 of the Fashion Technology Academy as the team are busy...

22-01-2022

Fashion Action: Leading a Green Recovery in Scotland

Today, Friday 23rd July, Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway joined Fiona Gooch, Senior Policy advisor from Traidcraft for a Fashion...

22-01-2022

Level 1 Stitching – Learner Feedback from Academic Year 2020/21

By 2012 Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) realised that there was a large gap in the skills requirement for stitching. The factory was growing year-on-year...

22-01-2022

How Lockdown Changed our Wardrobes and our Mindsets Forever

2020 has been the year that no-one could have predicted. Many of us have seen our worlds turned upside down, our work life completely transformed,...

22-01-2022

FEL Factory Receives Fast Forward Leading Status

The Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) factory has received excellent news on their recent Fast Forward Audit. A factory audit was conducted on an unannounced...

22-01-2022

Top 3 Trench Coat Trends for 2019

The classic and timeless elegance of the trench coat never goes out of style. Since it made its entrance on the fashion circuit after World War II...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Makes a BBC Newsnight Appearance

Last night (Monday 8th June 2020) Fashion-Enter’s north London Factory and CEO Jenny Holloway appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss Health and...

22-01-2022

Small Business Saturday

Newsletter 2nd December 2020 As from today, 2nd December, our shop based on Fonthill Road is open and ready for business. According to...

22-01-2022

Putting ‘Lean’ into Practice

Newsletter 4th September 2019 Dear all, As Quoted in Drapers Last week we mentioned the big news surrounding the G7 summit in Biarritz where 32...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter CEO Featured as an ‘Unsung Hero’

June O’Sullivan, The Early Years Social Entrepreneur, is a pioneer for positive change. June saw the need for something completely different – a...

22-01-2022

A Retail Experience Like No Other

Newsletter 30th September 2020 It’s Official – The FC Designer Collective Exciting news…last Friday 25th September the FC Designer...

22-01-2022

Conversations With Fashion File on Northbound Radio – Jenny Holloway

Honest conversations always give you accurate answers!   Conversations with Fashion File featured on Northbound Radio, explores honest...

22-01-2022

Taster Classes + Update on the Affordable Workspace Project – Islington

Brand & Development Manager Stephanie Knapp attended the Sewing Group Sub meeting at the Durham Road Community Rooms yesterday afternoon (4th...

22-01-2022

Are You a Designer Fashion Business in Need of Support During the COVID – 19 Crisis?

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has launched the ‘BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund’, supporting creative fashion businesses and...

22-01-2022

Presenting Eco Pure Technology at Première Vision Paris

When it comes to selecting a material that is truly sustainable there is a lot more to consider than the source of origin alone. Fabrics such as...

22-01-2022

Launch Brand ‘The Well Worn’ by Emma Shaw

Last month we introduced FashionCapital member Fashion Design Consultant – Emma Shaw and she told us all about her fashion career to date....

22-01-2022

Community & Charity This Christmas!

Newsletter 8th December 2021 Festive Fonthill Road! Last Saturday, 4th December, we hosted the first Fonthill Road Christmas Market, promoting local...

22-01-2022

Creative Community

Newsletter 1st September 2021 Building a Creative Community Network As a genuine social enterprise Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) was delighted to be...

22-01-2022

The Black Friday Backlash

While many Christmas shoppers are poised to snap up some Black Friday deals (on and around 26th November 2021) a growing number of consumers are...

22-01-2022

Feel the fear and do it anyway by Jenny Holloway

Feel the fear and do it anyway - article produced in 50/50...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective: Sundown Society

Each week FashionCapital will shine a spotlight on one of their creative talents stocked at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4....

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter CEO Discusses the Leicester Fashion Technology Academy on BBC Radio

This morning, 18th January 2021 at 10.35am, Fashion-Enter’s CEO Jenny Holloway joined Deputy City Mayor, Councillor Adam Clarke to discuss the...

22-01-2022

New Initiative to Support Local Talent

Lorna Tavares Brand Manager from Fashion-Enter ltd continued to meet with local sewing groups, including the Holloway Neighbourhood Group, and...

22-01-2022

Selling Online: A Must for all Fashion Brands

These days people practically buy anything online: from shoes and clothes to household related items, even cars and homes. But, surprisingly, not...

22-01-2022

Where is the Adult Education Budget for Hard Working Training Providers?

There is so much talk from Government regarding the importance of an education for all and skills development is a necessity to improve social...

22-01-2022

Leading the Way in Fashion Apprenticeships

Newsletter 5th February 2020 Dear all, Happy National Apprenticeship Week! National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2020) 3rd – 9th February 2020...

22-01-2022

How Youth is Shaping Fashion with TikTok

TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media apps on the market, with the platform announcing that it hit one billion monthly active users in...

22-01-2022

The Chunky Sneakers Trend Is Here To Stay

Dad sneakers. Chunky sneakers. Balenciaga trainers. Whichever one you’re rocking is still the right choice. See why the trend is still in....

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – What Makes A Manufacturer Ethical? With Caroline Ash

Crammed full of essential need-to-know information Fashion-Enter Ltd’s Production Director Caroline Ash gave an informative N17 Creative Callings...

22-01-2022

Time for Fashion To Grow Up!

Newsletter 8th July 2020 Dear all, Leicester’s Clothing Factories Under Intense Scrutiny The big industry news this past week has been damning...

22-01-2022

Highly Commended – Fashion Revolution Scotland

The Scottish parliament has highly commended Fashion Revolution Scotland (FRS) for its successful campaign during Fashion Revolution Week between...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective: Margaret Griffith Jewellery

Each month FashionCapital will shine a spotlight on one of their creative talents stocked at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4....

22-01-2022

Sportswear Starts To Move Towards Sustainability

From the way we shop to how we socialise, the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a wave of changes in a relatively condensed amount of time. These...

22-01-2022

How To Turn Your Craft Skills into a Thriving Fashion Business in 2019

Samantha Richards of Gazeboshop, specialists in gazebos and mini marquees for vintage fairs and pop-up fashion stalls “You should sell these and...

22-01-2022

The Excess Stock Problem: How Retailers Can Move Forward

By Gavin Fallon (pictured right), General Manager for UK, Nordics and South Africa at Board International. Retailers around the world are facing...

22-01-2022

An Excellent Result From Ofsted

On the 1st July our latest Ofsted Provider Monitoring Report was published and we are thrilled to say that from three key themes we were awarded two...

22-01-2022

ECAP’s Report Aims to Inspire & Inform Fashion Businesses on the Hot Topic of Sustainability

The four-year pan-European programme ECAP (the European Clothing Action Plan) is about to complete this month with the publication of its report...

22-01-2022

Join the Learning Revolution!

Newsletter 4th March 2020 Dear all, An Educational Building of Excellence! This week began with some fantastic news…our state-of-the-art FC...

22-01-2022

BFC Foundation Fashion Fund for the Covid Crisis Reopens for a Second Round

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced (29th July 2020) that following the initial £1,000,000 made available for the BFC Foundation...

22-01-2022

The Business of Fashion in the UK Today

Historically fashion has always been big business for the UK. From trading in wool during the medieval times to the industrial manufacturing boom in...

22-01-2022

The Imperfect Progression of Diversity of Magazine Covers

Body confidence is a topic that attracted a lot of attention last year. With more time spent on social media, the focus on celebrities continues to...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter Launches Level 2 Apprenticeship

Fashion Enter, the award winning not for profit social enterprise, will soon be the first fashion and textiles training provider in England to offer...

22-01-2022

Industry Specialised Training at the Fashion Technology Academy London

The UK garment manufacturing sector received a major boost in November 2015, following the official launch of the UK’s first ever Fashion...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Fix – 7th May 2019

Want to know the hottest trends for summer and where directly to purchase them? No need to look any further! We’ve compiled a number of the...

22-01-2022

Education & Skills at Fashion – Enter Ltd (Wales)

Education and skills are all a part of manufacturing’s bigger and future picture. After celebrating it’s first anniversary in October...

22-01-2022

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2016!

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 has arrived (14th – 18th March) and three of our apprentices can be seen fronting the latest campaign to...

22-01-2022

Made in the UK On the Rise

Newsletter 20th January 2021 Leicester FTA On the Radio This week kicked off with a radio interview regarding the new Leicester Fashion Technology...

22-01-2022

The Fully Equipped FC Designer Workspace

Newsletter 8th September 2021 From Disused Car Park to Designer Workspace Last Thursday 2nd September the Fashion-Enter team welcomed over 60...

22-01-2022

UK Regulators to Clamp Down on Greenwashing

With the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place in Glasgow in just over a months time (31 October – 12 November...

22-01-2022

Early Predictions Reveal Christmas Spending Set to Hit Record £84.7BN

UK shoppers are set to spend a record £84.7bn during the six weeks leading up to Christmas this year, as the nation prepares for its first...

22-01-2022

How Retail Businesses Can Adapt in a Post – COVID World

By Karl Baxter, CEO of Wholesale Clearance UK  The past year has been challenging for the retail industry, with the...

22-01-2022

What’s Trending in Women’s Fashion – London

Fashion has, for a long time, been characterized by a cyclic revolution. It all started when Charles Fredrick, who is believed to be the founder of...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 3rd October 2019

This week in the world of fashion, we discover how designer Patrick Grant is supporting our struggling clothing industry by introducing an ethical...

22-01-2022

A Vibrant Powerhouse of Skills & Creativity

Newsletter 6th November 2019 Dear all, New Academy New Courses We are just one week away from the official opening of our new Tailoring Academy and...

22-01-2022

Production and Positivity

Newsletter 1st April 2020 Dear all, Message from Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway “Six weeks ago no-one could have ever foreseen the effects...

22-01-2022

The FC Designer Collective is Now Open!

On Saturday 1st August 2020 Jenni, Leyla and Yvonne opened the doors on our latest creative concept store and hub – the FC Designer Collective...

22-01-2022

Fashion Industry Needs to Up Its Game To Address Climate Change

To achieve global climate goals, the fashion industry will have to cut carbon emissions in half by...

22-01-2022

2022: The Future of Retail and Returns

Al Gerrie, CEO at retail returns specialists, ZigZag reveals his thoughts on the future of retail and returns as we head into the new year…...

22-01-2022

5 Problems Faced By Online Fashion Retailers (And How to Solve Them)

Are you hoping to open your very own online fashion retail outlet? 2021 is THE year for online fashion, and there’s been an explosion of...

22-01-2022

Contactless Dramatically Increases as the Most Popular Payment Method

Contactless spending is expected to account for almost half of all transactions by the end of 2022 (47%), as it becomes the most popular payment...

22-01-2022

Fashion Revolution Week 20th – 26th April Online and Global

Fashion Revolution Week 2020 (20th – 26th April) is now underway with a packed agenda of online events, workshops and talks. Now, more than...

22-01-2022

5 Ways N17 Creative Callings Can Help You & Your Business

Are you based in the Tottenham CEZ area? Do you have your own business or would like to start one? Then you need to know about the free business...

22-01-2022

Social Value Matrix of Social Enterprise Fashion – Enter Ltd

Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) is a genuine social enterprise and as such FEL works on a Social Value Matrix to ensure that outcomes and outputs are...

22-01-2022

Training a New Generation of Industry Experts

Newsletter 8th May 2019 Dear all, We have some fantastic news regarding Fashion Enter Ltd’s (FEL) latest initiative – the Tailoring Academy....

22-01-2022

Upskill with EFI Optitex This New Year

Earlier this month (December 2019), Claire Solley, EFI Optitex / Senior Pattern Cutting tutor at Fashion-Enter and the FTA, held a free introductory...

22-01-2022

Red Carpet Green Dress 2020 Design Competition is Now Open

The Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe is now open (12th May 2020) for entries. A leading...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – Business Profile – Negin Shadmanesh – Embroidery & Hand Embellishment

My name is Negin. I would like to explain about my art and how I improved in this field. First of all, I initially learnt all about hand stitching...

22-01-2022

Key Jewellery Trends for Autumn/Winter 2020

Jewellery is the last thing you put on before you leave home, and for such small, ornamentation items they can make or break an outfit. With the...

22-01-2022

Wellbeing and Health: How to Make Working from Home Work for You

Working from home can be a dream if you let it. There is no stressful daily commute, you have more independence, and you can even skip out on the...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings Employer Engagement: Business After COVID

On 23rd March Fashion-Enter delivered a three-hour employer engagement session on Business After COVID as part of the N17 Creative Callings business...

22-01-2022

K Sewing Machines Generously Supports Fashion – Enter’s Stitching Academy in Wales

K Sewing Machines (UK) Ltd has kindly agreed to support Fashion-Enter in Newtown, Wales with a generous grant for its new Stitching Academy. ...

22-01-2022

Fashion-Enter’s PPE Production to Feature in ‘Hold Still’ Exhibition

When photojournalist Heathcliff O’Malley came to photograph Fashion-Enter Factory staff making PPE for The Daily Telegraph little did we know that...

22-01-2022

Level 1 Award in Workers’ Rights & Labour Exploitation Coming to Leicester

Earlier this year Fashion-Enter Ltd’s educational division, the Fashion Technology Academy, worked with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority...

22-01-2022

Pitching Opportunity for Fashion Businesses

Do you have a fashion business idea for which you need funding or mentoring and business support? FatakaFashions.com is hosting a pitching session,...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – How to Sell Your Brand

On Friday 17th April 2020, CEO Jenny Holloway and industry expert Jax Johnson paired up for an in-depth 3-hour session on How to Sell Your Brand....

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings to Join Local Creative & Social Entrepreneurs Panel Event

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the borough of Haringey will be hosting a panel event on Saturday...

22-01-2022

Want to Work With Us?

Newsletter 10th June 2020 Dear all, Whether you are looking for an online seminar, a new short course, a production service, or even a new...

22-01-2022

London Fashion Week for an On Demand Yet Considered Generation

Another lockdown and another fully digital London Fashion Week, with close contact restricted designers have once again rethought the presentation...

22-01-2022

In Collaboration…

Newsletter 26th May 2021 Alvanon Generously Supports FCFTA Leicester Alvanon, the global innovations company specialising in fit and sizing for the...

22-01-2022

5 Winter Wardrobe Essentials for 2019/20

Winter brings with itself a variety of clothing items that serve as wardrobe staples in terms of style and practicality. Layers, leather, outerwear...

22-01-2022

Creative Enterprise Zones: One Year On

Creative Enterprise Zones are a Mayoral initiative to designate areas of London where artists and creative businesses can find permanent affordable...

22-01-2022

Apprenticeship Excellence

Newsletter 28th October 2020 Gieves & Hawkes Apprenticeship Success When it comes to fashion and textiles apprenticeships Fashion-Enter Ltd is...

22-01-2022

#WorldBookDay Choice: Slave To Fashion By Safia Minney

This time last year, May 2016, we reported on the KickStarter campaign behind the ‘Slave To Fashion’ book and campaign, a year later the book...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Fix – 3rd June 2019

In fashion industry news this week…Retail giant Topshop is to close all of its US stores, Marc Jacobs launches a new affordable clothing label...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – Looking Back at 2019

As we edge closer to the start of a brand new decade, now is the perfect time to reflect on the biggest news that has hit the fashion scene in 2019....

22-01-2022

Maintaining Optimum Safety at the Fashion – Enter Factory During COVID – 19

As a Fast Forward ‘Leading Status’ audited factory we constantly revise every element of the business to ensure that it is efficient, fully...

22-01-2022

Learners Enrichment Masterclass with Tricia Blake from Diva Choice

Tricia Blake is the owner and founder of Diva Choice, a women’s brand specialising in statement jewellery, swimwear, lingerie and accessories. The...

22-01-2022

Tips for Fashion Career Beginners

Whether it’s how they style themselves or the latest trends sweeping the industry, fashion is something which most young people have a passion for...

22-01-2022

Eco Couture Textiles on the Oscars® Red Carpet

In an exciting new step to expand its impact within the global fashion industry, Red Carpet Green Dress™ collaborated with textile giant...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Shortlisted for Make UK Manufacturing Award 2020

The Make UK Manufacturing Awards 2020 recognises and awards manufacturers and their apprentices who have done exceptional work in the sector. The...

22-01-2022

How to Look Chic in Spring with A Raincoat

As we enter spring, for many people, it means just one thing and that is getting a step closer to summer! Before we get to the beach weather,...

22-01-2022

Fashion: The Sustainability Issue

Baby Food Talk or Serious Reflection for Action? Asks A. Vouyouka, FCFI, FTI, Clothing Technologist Expert… A. Sustainability issue background...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter on the BBC News Making Scrubs for the NHS

Fashion-Enter Ltd’s Factory featured on the BBC News today, 2nd April 2020, as it got its first delivery of fabric to make scrubs and masks for...

22-01-2022

Fashion Gifts for Teens

If you have a teenager who loves fashion, or if you’re looking to get your most fashionable friend a present this year, you might feel like...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Ltd hire 77 former Laura Ashley workers in Mid Wales with Welsh Government support

More than 70 former Laura Ashley workers are set to return to the clothing industry following Fashion-Enter Ltd’s decision to open a new...

22-01-2022

Investment in Skills Starts Here!

Newsletter 1st December 2021  Mayor of Leicester Officially Opens New Academy It’s the first day of the festive season and what a week it is...

22-01-2022

What Does the Future of Shopping Hold for the Fashion Industry?

Over the course of 2020, the way we shop has changed forever. Although many new shopping trends are a direct result of COVID-19 and brands adapting...

22-01-2022

The ‘Return’ of Retail Fraud

Returns management platform, ZigZag conducts research to show that retail fraud, including wardrobing and staging is on the rise: A quarter (26%) of...

22-01-2022

BFC Stresses That A No Deal Brexit Would Be A Disaster for the Fashion Industry

Ahead of London Fashion Week September 2019, the British Fashion Council (BFC) held a seminar for designers specifically around preparing for a no...

22-01-2022

Online Masterclass: Top Marketing Tips from Rosie Middleton

On the 15th July we held an online masterclass with industry expert Rosie Middleton, Marketing Director of the vibrant womenswear brand Dancing...

22-01-2022

Getting into the Sports Fashion Industry: Expert Tips

Sports fashion is one of the least explored segments of the industry. While there are a lot of players that specialise in sports fashion as a...

22-01-2022

Simple Steps to Improve the Environmental Impact of Your Ecommerce Operations

Abi Brodie, VP of ecommerce at DHL Express advises on logistical solutions that all fashion businesses need to think about… It’s no secret...

22-01-2022

Keep Calm & Wear A Mask!

Newsletter 13th May 2020 Dear all, Back To School Masks As the PM Boris Johnson recently announced the UK is easing into a relaxed version of...

22-01-2022

Top Marks For the FTA Teaching Team

Newsletter 2nd September 2020 The FTA Receives Excellent External Assessor Results! The Skills & Education Group have over one hundred years of...

22-01-2022

Team FEL – A Year of Major Projects

As we near the end of 2021 Fashion-Enter Ltd CEO Jenny Holloway reflects on what a major year for ‘team FEL’ (Fashion-Enter Ltd) it has been....

22-01-2022

10 Top Tips for Staying Positive This New Year…

Eric Gilston, Life & Business Coach, Author of the Amazon Best Seller ‘The Life Coach’s Toolbox’ and regular FashionCapital masterclass...

22-01-2022

The Fashion Of The Apprentice

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22-01-2022

The BA Central St Martins Show 2004

By this time next week Graduate Fashion Week will be well under way, but first up was Central St Martins with a show of their very own. Held at York...

22-01-2022

5 Clever Shop Fittings to Bring Your Store to Life

The fixtures and fittings in your shop are going to make nearly as much of an impact as the items that you sell. Therefore, it is in your best...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ 10th September 2019

During the last seven days in the world of fashion winners were announced at the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, two luxury labels...

22-01-2022

To a New Decade and New Opportunities!

Newsletter 18th December 2019 Dear all, As we enter the final weeks of 2019 our thoughts look to the future, to a new decade and to new...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings The Design Cycle Series: How to Start a Fashion Brand

On the 2nd April 2020, Fashion-Enter CEO and Fashion-Enter Production Director Caroline Ash presented an online employer engagement session titled...

22-01-2022

eBay Reveals Huge Spike in Demand for Stylish Face Masks

Ten-fold sales spike sees more than half a million face masks sold on the day new face mask guidance was announced on 14th July. eBay UK has...

22-01-2022

Matrix Accreditation for the Fashion Technology Academy

The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice...

22-01-2022

The TikTok GFF Graduate Residency Returns to the FTA

Last summer, 2020, the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) teamed up with TikTok to provide selected fashion graduates with a unique residency. Based...

22-01-2022

Minju Kim Crowned ‘Next in Fashion’ 2020

Big congratulations to fashion designer Minju Kim! Minju was recently announced as the winner of Netflix’s ‘Next in...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Budgets Forecast and Cashflow for Creatives

Many creatives need support and mentoring on the financial aspect of their business. The N17 Creative Callings employer session 2 provided a...

22-01-2022

Pulling Fashion Manufacturing Together…

Newsletter 24th March 2021 Triumph Needle to Support FCFTA Leicester As announced in January 2021, Fashion-Enter Ltd has teamed up with...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective: Buttress & Snatch

Each week FashionCapital will shine a spotlight on one of their creative talents stocked at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4....

22-01-2022

How To Prepare for a No-Deal Brexit

While the outcome of Brexit at this late stage in October is pretty much anyone’s guess the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ on October 31st cannot...

22-01-2022

100% Success Rate on Gerber Courses

As seen across all industries technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we work. In terms of fashion production the requirement for CAD...

22-01-2022

A Visit From Nigel Lugg OBE Chairman of UKFT

On the 13th July, we welcomed Nigel Lugg OBE Chairman of UKFT to our Welsh factory in Newtown, Powys. Eddie Bebb, Commercial Manager of the factory...

22-01-2022

Sistaglam: 2 Apprenticeship Positions Available

We have two fantastic apprenticeship opportunities with Sistaglam, the one stop party girl shop. SistaGlam, first launched in 2011 with the aim of...

22-01-2022

16th January 2020: Retail Defined: You Must Change or You Will Die – 1 Day Seminar

The past five years has seen the retail industry come under immense pressure. From independents to leading High Street chains many long-established...

22-01-2022

The PCIAW® and Gerber Technology Webinar

On the 8th July 2020 Fashion-Enter CEO, Jenny Holloway, joined an industry strong panel that included the likes of Richard Jessup – Gerber...

22-01-2022

How TV Influences Fashion

Fashion has a cyclical nature, and like a revolving door, trends are reinstated as popular thanks to a variety of influencing factors — pop...

22-01-2022

Learn All About Fashion Management in Milan

For anyone who loves fashion and wants to make a career out of it, taking the Masters in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) in...

22-01-2022

Radio 4 – In Business – The March of Robots

Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway opened an informative Radio 4 programme with David Baker titled: ‘The March of Robots’. Aired on the 30th...

22-01-2022

Tackling Counterfeit Goods in the Fashion Industry

With a network of IP specialists with specific expertise in anti-counterfeiting, global IP firm, Marks & Clerk responds to the growing...

22-01-2022

Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest

Newsletter 2nd June 2021 GFF & TikTok Residencies Return to the FTA Last summer, 2020, the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) teamed up with...

22-01-2022

5 Ways We are Taking Fairtrade Inspiration to Change for the Better

Fairtrade is about doing business as ethically and sustainably as possible. The Fairtrade ethical mark reassures the consumer that an excellent...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 11th November 2019

Inside The Fashion Fix this week, we find out the talented recipient of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund; discover that Prada is the first luxury label...

22-01-2022

World Book Day 2021 – Pattern Cutting Books As Recommended by the Experts

To acknowledge and celebrate World Book Day 2021 (4th March) we asked our pattern cutting tutors and team what books they would recommend to those...

22-01-2022

Alvanon Generously Supports the New FC Fashion Technology Academy Leicester

Alvanon, the global innovations company specialising in fit and sizing for the apparel industry, has continuously supported the educational division...

22-01-2022

Thinking Lean – Fashion’s Future

Newsletter 9th October 2019 Dear all, The Tailoring Academy Countdown It’s just over a month until we open the doors of our state of the art...

22-01-2022

Tips to Help You Afford a New Wardrobe

Whether your body has changed, or you simply want to restyle yourself, sometimes a new set of outfits can be at the top of your to-do list. However,...

22-01-2022

Happy Earth Day!

Newsletter 22nd April 2020 Dear all, Happy Earth Day! Now in its 50th year Earth Day celebrates the beauty of nature and health of our one and only...

22-01-2022

Meet Emma Shaw – Fashion Design Consultant & Founder of ‘The Well Worn’

Q Tell us about your career? Emma: My first job after graduating was working in knitwear – in a factory based in Manchester. This was great...

22-01-2022

How To Select the Right Type of Gym Apparel

Countless individuals from all walks of life head off to the gym on a daily basis. Whether they intend to lose a bit of extra weight, to gain lean...

22-01-2022

TSA Joins Forces with FTA to Address PPE Repair & Maintenance

The Textile Service Association (TSA) has warned employers that thousands of UK workers are at risk from inadequately maintained and cared for PPE...

22-01-2022

GFF / TikTok Residency at Fashion – Enter

It has been a hectic yet exciting first week for selected students on the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF) and TikTok residency. 70 students in...

22-01-2022

Time to Clean Up Fashion’s Dirty Underwear

The global intimate apparel market is reported to be growing at steady pace and is estimated to be worth US$55.83 billion by the end of 2024,...

22-01-2022

Data Privacy Implications from 31 December 2020

Aria Grace is an award-winning law firm with a totally unique ethical model to deliver corporate legal services. FashionCapital has worked...

22-01-2022

Jewellery Trends As We Head into 2021

Jewellery expert reveals key trends for 2021…are 2020’s biggest trends set to continue? 2020’s Top 5 Jewellery Trends: Chain Links This...

22-01-2022

Garment Workers in Leicester Needed for Study into Experiences in Factories

Academics are seeking garment workers in Leicester to take part in a study to understand what can be done to improve their lives and working...

22-01-2022

Fashion’s New Direction

Newsletter 11th September 2019 Dear all, In Remembrance Our newsletter comes to you today on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on...

22-01-2022

Achieve Perfect Fit Patterns with Telestia

This month, Friday 13th March, we are offering a Telestia taster masterclass to introduce the Telestia methodology to attain perfect fit patterns...

22-01-2022

New Seminar & Award in New Garment Manufacturing Processes Today

Five years ago The Times wrote an article on us (Fashion-Enter Ltd), and how we believed that manufacturing had to return back to the shores of the...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter & Working with Retailers

As a leading training provider for Fashion & Textiles and the only UK factory with a leading Fast Forward status, here at Fashion-Enter Ltd...

22-01-2022

How Can Fashion Retailers Make the Most of Gifting Occasions this Spring?

Five top tips by Kathy Allen, senior marketing strategist at e-commerce and digital marketing agency, Visualsoft. Spring is a key sale-boosting...

22-01-2022

^THE FASHION FIX^ – 6th August 2019

This week in the world of fashion, the news was unveiled that Victoria’s Secret decided to hire its first-ever transgender model following the...

22-01-2022

Your Tailoring Academy Has Arrived!

In March 2018 we announced that we (Fashion-Enter ltd) had been awarded ‘Good Growth Fund’ and Haringey Council funding to expand our...

22-01-2022

GAP Announce Store Closures – Work in Retail? What To Do If You Become Redundant…

By Kevin Mountford, co-founder of savings provider Raisin UK “With a reported loss in just 3 months, Gap are closing 81 of their UK and...

22-01-2022

The Official Launch: FC Designer Workspace

An official launch for the innovative FC Designer Workspace will now take place on the 17th September in line with the opening day of London...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Wales Joins Forces with Newtown College

Fashion-Enter Ltd is delighted to create a unique partnership with Newtown College, NPTC Group.  Following a meeting in November with Carys...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – A Decade of Change

As we close the door on the last ten years of fashion, it’s time to embrace an exciting new decade – but before 2020 emerges, let’s...

22-01-2022

Fashion Academy Gets £150k Boost

Newsletter 24th February 2021 Fashion Academy Gets £150k Boost from Etailer Exciting times at Fashion-Enter we have so much to tell you about!...

22-01-2022

3 Top Women’s Styling Trends for 2021

After the survival of staying indoors for a year it’s time for us to celebrate – dress up, make an effort and enjoy the latest and fun...

22-01-2022

Time to Exit the Waste Age

From the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Iron Age, materials have defined the ages, now it seems we have entered the ‘Waste Age’ – an...

22-01-2022

FTA London & Leicester – Online & Open

Newsletter 24th November FCFTA Online Update The team have been busy behind the scenes on the new FC Fashion Technology Academy (FTA) website. The...

22-01-2022

5 Key Trends for 2022 and Beyond

As we head into a new year hope and optimism pave the way forward with a keen emphasis on biodegradable fabrics, comfort enhancing technology and...

22-01-2022

5 Common Types of Ecommerce Fraud

If you run an ecommerce business, it’s likely that you’ve experienced some type of fraud. Scammers are creating more sophisticated ways to...

22-01-2022

Kurt Geiger Is Suing Small Independent Clothing Label Over KG Logo

The multi-million-pound company Kurt Geiger is suing a small independent clothing label over similarities of their KG logo.   Karen Gold is a...

22-01-2022

Black Love Matters

Lauren Morrison, Fashion Consultant and founder of Mi-bambino London Ltd and Jenny Holloway, CEO of Fashion-Enter Ltd openly discuss their views in...

22-01-2022

Virtual Reality Alternatives The Way Forward for Fashion Buyers

As industries across the world have been forced to innovate and be creative in the challenges of COVID-19, one sector which was surprisingly quick...

22-01-2022

A New Way Forward

Newsletter 25th August 2021 Join Us & Learn All About New Garment Manufacturing Processes We have created a new short course that combines all...

22-01-2022

Enrichment Learning with Fashion – Enter Ltd

At Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) we recognise the importance of our dynamic industry in fashion and the impact macro variables have on business.  When...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 9th October 2019

It has been a week of ‘firsts’ during the last seven days in the fashion world – for the first time, Hed Mayner, a fashion designer from...

22-01-2022

Mistakes Clothing Lines Must Avoid to Survive in the Fashion Industry

Do you want to make your clothing line a big success? It is not an impossible endeavour at all. However, you need to think smart. Many clothing...

22-01-2022

UFI VocTech Trust Explores Current Challenges When Developing Digital Learning Resources

UFI VocTech Trust is an independent charity whose mission is to support the development of digital technologies that help us all to obtain the...

22-01-2022

Check Out to Help Out: Fashion – Enter Joins the ‘eBay for Change’ Marketplace

A new report released today (3rd June 2021) from eBay UK reveals that over three quarters (81%) of UK adults have changed their approach to shopping...

22-01-2022

What’s Hot on the Heels? Trainer Trends of 2021

Trends come and go, but trainers and sneakers always find their way into everyone’s wardrobe. The global sneakers market has gone from strength to...

22-01-2022

Investing in the Future – Optitex Fabric Testing Unit

Over the past year Fashion-Enter has invested in cutting edge Optitex technology that enables the fashion production process to not only flow more...

22-01-2022

Shop Small Business Saturday with the FC Designer Collective

With Britain’s lockdown restrictions lifted our shop, ‘FC Designer Collective’ based on Fonthill Road, is open and ready just in...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter (Wales) Launch In – house Brand Spyce Jones

The Fashion-Enter Welsh team have created their own in-house kitchenware brand: Spyce Jones. The brand name is a play on Pryce-Jones the pioneering...

22-01-2022

Partnerships for Progress

Newsletter 19th January 2022 The fashion industry is notoriously tough, throw in a pandemic and inflation and it can sometimes seem impossible....

22-01-2022

Best Practice Representative…

Newsletter 11th March 2020 Dear all, Coping with Covid-19 As reported in Drapers today the Bank of England has announced extra support for small and...

22-01-2022

Coming Soon: Waste Age: What Can Design Do?

The Design Museum presents a new vision for the near future with Waste Age: What Can Design Do? Opening on 23 October 2021, the museum...

22-01-2022

Students Respond in their Droves to Discount Offers

As students return to university for a new academic year, new research finds that student discounts are key to attracting customers, as 79% of...

22-01-2022

Quality is the Best Business Plan

FashionCapital Newsletter Wednesday 10th April 2019 Dear all, Mindful Practises At Every Stage With Fashion Revolution Week taking place later this...

22-01-2022

4 Ways To Dress Like A Street Style Icon On a Budget

On-point fashion is all the rage these days amongst people of all ages – Fashion Week’s have become extremely popular all over the world and key...

22-01-2022

Bridging the Gap Between Online and Offline Retail

Historically, retail has shifted from offline to online. Argos, for example, was famous for its in-store catalogue experience before branching out...

22-01-2022

Pop – up Power: The Rise of Pop – up Shops and Events

As the world evolves and becomes more digitally focused, and everything can be ordered and delivered within the blink of an eye, it becomes more...

22-01-2022

Fashion Needs to be ‘Leaner, Smarter and Cleaner’

Newsletter 5th June 2019 Dear all, Hello #WorldEnvironmentDay! Climate Change, Plastic Pollution, Save Our Bees…the list goes on about the...

22-01-2022

Exploring the Concept of Being a Sustainable Fashion Brand

If you want to create your own fashion brand today then it really does have to be sustainable. Ethical and sustainable fashion can no longer be seen...

22-01-2022

Excellent Feedback On Fashion – Enter’s Apprenticeship Tuition & Coursework

Fashion-Enter’s apprenticeship department recently received a visit and Moderation Report from Sarah Atkinson, Chief Moderator at University of...

22-01-2022

National Apprenticeship Week 2014

The seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week begins from the 3rd – 7th March...

22-01-2022

As Seen in Vogue Business…

Faced with a shortage of talent, Britain’s only couture house, Ralph & Russo has launched a training scheme for artisanal skills and...

22-01-2022

UK Immigration System Needs to Align with Modern Industry

A document entitled ‘EEA -Workers in the UK Labour Market – Annexes’ commissioned by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)...

22-01-2022

Adopting 3D Tools to be Leaner and Cleaner – EFI Optitex Seminar

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. will be hosting a seminar, “Adopting 3D tools to be leaner and cleaner,” on Tuesday, Oct 15th, at The...

22-01-2022

FEL Market Stall Events Manager Required

Market Stall Operator  Introduction – The Welcome Back Fund  The Welcome Back Fund is providing councils across England a share of £56...

22-01-2022

Fonthill Road Christmas Market: Meet the Designer – Margaret Griffith

In the lead up to the Fonthill Road Christmas Market on Saturday 4th December FashionCapital will introduce the designers and brands that will be...

22-01-2022

Get Your Free Business Support Right Here!

Newsletter 12th February 2020 Dear all, London’s Creative Leaders of the Future Fashion-Enter is thrilled to be a part of the Creative Enterprise...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Start Your Fashion Brand Today!

Following a number of highly successful online N17 Creative Callings seminars we have received a lot of requests to undertake a deep dive into the...

22-01-2022

Top Tips on Sustainable Packaging & Deliveries for Retailers & Brands

After months of non-essential shop closures and social distancing measures still in place this year’s holiday shopping season is set to break all...

22-01-2022

The Development of Denim in 2021: Beginning of a New Chapter

Akin to the stock market, the denim industry also has a great ability to bounce back. Regarded as a fashion staple and long-time classic,...

22-01-2022

Fashion & Fairytale – The Community Shall Go to the Ball

Inspired by the Fashioned from Nature and Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert museum, ‘Fashion and...

22-01-2022

Time to Change for the Better

Newsletter 20th March 2019 Dear all, Happy Happiness Day! It’s officially the First Day of Spring and additionally the International Day of...

22-01-2022

Opportunities and Employment for Refugees

Fashion Enter Ltd has recently been working with Irina Bormotova, Senior Employment Advisor at Elevate / Groundwork London, an employment support...

22-01-2022

New Year’s Resolutions…

What are yours? Asks FashionCapital’s Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston… Another year begins. Yes, it’s 2020 – a New Year and...

22-01-2022

ZARA Leads the Way With Its Lean Speed of Response Business Model

With reports of unprecedented amounts of fashion stock piling up in warehouses dating by the day this coronavirus pandemic is surely a wake up call...

22-01-2022

10 Simple Ways to Make the Most of the Black Friday Sales

It’s that time of year again. Black Friday (27th of November) and Cyber Monday (30th of November) are just around the corner, and shoppers...

22-01-2022

We’re Seriously Ready for #madeinuk

Newsletter 12th January 2022 The Welsh Stitching Academy Has Arrived! We are pleased to announce a unique partnership with Newtown College, NPTC...

22-01-2022

Fashion Capital Newswire – 3rd September 2014

This email contains graphics, so if you don’t see them, {readonline}view it in your browser{/readonline}.   Newsletter 3rd September 2014...

22-01-2022

Continuing to Support Industry with Insightful CPPD Sessions

Fashion-Enter has continued to support the fashion and retail sector with their accredited CPPD workshops. These highly successful bespoke CPPD...

22-01-2022

Legal Eagle Notes: Paper Trails…The Key to Many Things…

Recently our resident Legal Eagle – Nick Gould delivered another successful masterclass where he discussed all things legal from; IP rights,...

22-01-2022

Caren Downie Talks – Brands, Business, Social Media & Marketing…

On Thursday 21st January 2021, Caren Downie joined FashionCapital’s CEO Jenny Holloway for an online discussion regarding her extensive fashion...

22-01-2022

Learning for Life

Newsletter 17th July 2019 Dear all, Eric’s First Motivational Masterclass Next Week Eric Gilston has been a Life & Business Coach for the past...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective: Another Earthling

Each week FashionCapital will shine a spotlight on one of their creative talents stocked at the FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4....

22-01-2022

Starting a Clothing Line for the Fashion Conscious

Are you planning to launch your own clothing brand? Well, there is no denying the fact that fashion industry is a competitive field. You need to...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Ltd Listed in the NatWest SE100 Index 2020

Great news: Fashion-Enter Ltd has been recognised as one of the Top 100 social enterprises in the NatWest SE100 Index 2020! The UK’s...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings – How to Manufacture Your Garments Part 1

On Wednesday 20th May we had 76 individuals signed up to our N17 Creative Callings online seminar on Manufacturing Part 1 Sampling & Small Run...

22-01-2022

Diary of a Junior Designer #1

Each month Fashion-Enter’s Junior Designer based in Leicester, Brooke Tate (pictured right), will be giving us an inside view of her role with the...

22-01-2022

Working with the GFF & TikTok

Newsletter 15th July 2020 Dear all, GFF / TikTok Residency at Fashion-Enter Fashion-Enter’s Tailoring Academy (unit 4) has been buzzing with...

22-01-2022

FC Fashion Technology Academy Leicester Gets £150k Boost from Fashion Etailer

A new fashion training academy in Leicester is joining forces with a popular fashion etailer to help raise industry standards and embed best...

22-01-2022

PPE and the Tussle for UK Contracts

Made Here Now founder and reporter Peter Marsh is a devoted advocate of Made in the UK manufacturing. Throughout the pandemic he has been...

22-01-2022

2022 Skills & Services

Newsletter 5th January 2022 Welcome 2022! Welcome back and a Happy New Year from the FashionCapital team! We hope you all had a relaxing festive...

22-01-2022

Legal Eagle Notes: The Value of a Contract in Writing

Recently our resident Legal Eagle – Nick Gould delivered another successful masterclass where he discussed all things legal from; IP rights,...

22-01-2022

Business As Usual

Newsletter 4th November 2020 Fashion-Enter Ltd to Remain Open As Britain heads into a second coronavirus lockdown we would like to keep you...

22-01-2022

Critical Role of Skills Featured in Autumn Budget Speech

In his recent Autumn Budget (27th October 2021) The Chancellor, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, was adamant that the UK needed to strengthen the skills...

22-01-2022

15327-Where Are They Now?

From Stitching Academy to employment we celebrate our students...

22-01-2022

LFW SS20: The BFC Launch the Institute of Positive Fashion

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced its intention to launch the Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) during this...

22-01-2022

Highly Recommended for Your Creative Business – N17 Creative Callings

Since the latter part of 2019 the Fashion-Enter team have been involved with the innovative N17 Creative Callings business support initiative. The...

22-01-2022

Introducing: URBAG ® A Stylish & Sustainable Solution to Unnecessary Dry Cleaning Plastic

Founded by Marie Callan URBAG ® is a young start–up with big ambition…to shake up the dry–cleaning industry and eliminate the...

22-01-2022

The Launch of the Tailoring Academy

Newsletter 13th November 2019 Dear all, It’s official, London’s first state-of-the-art Tailoring Academy is here and ready to educate a new...

22-01-2022

London College of Fashion Students Become Future Agents of Change

At the end of January creative agency Superimpose, facilitated a takeover, ‘The Anti-Fragile Collective’ at London College of Fashion’s entire...

22-01-2022

Mental Health Awareness Week

A subject close to all our hearts here at Fashion-Enter Ltd is mental health, and this week 18th – 24th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week...

22-01-2022

New Account – I Saw It First

Fashion-Enter Ltd is delighted to announce a new account has been opened with I Saw It First – the online fashion retailer that was founded in...

22-01-2022

The All New FC Membership

Newsletter 9th December 2020 What FashionCapital Membership Can Do For You! Since 2001 here at FashionCapital we have nurtured, developed and...

22-01-2022

Boohoo Suppliers Revealed

In the summer of 2020 a negative light was shone on UK manufacturer’s with a particularly damning report on the online fashion retailer Boohoo and...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter To Demonstrate & Advise at Fashion SVP

Fashion SVP, the UK’s leading apparel and accessory sourcing show featuring over 100 leading global apparel producers, is back at Olympia, London...

22-01-2022

5 Best Spring 2020 Shoe Trends

Spring is a favourite season for many fashion labels; the weather is just right, you don’t need to worry about it being too cold or too hot....

22-01-2022

Non-Essential Shops Reopen with the FC Designer Collective to Follow

Today, 15th June 2020, non-essential shops re-opened, albeit with preventative health and safety measures in place. All non-essential stores selling...

22-01-2022

Supporting Design Students & Grads with Construction & Making Expertise

While the UK produces some of the most innovative and creative design talent in the world those working in industry will often state that many...

22-01-2022

FC Memberships Are Currently Full

Our popular FC Membership program is currently closed as we are at full capacity. The FC team are dedicated to the provision of this quality...

22-01-2022

Join Us at the 3D Tech Festival for Apparel & Fashion

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...

22-01-2022

Pioneering PPE Reusable Isolation Gowns

Fashion-Enter Ltd, (FEL) an award winning social enterprise based in Haringey, has been working with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation...

22-01-2022

Waking Up to a Growing Eco – Conscious Home Textiles Market

Waking up to a growing eco-conscious home textiles market to evaluate efforts in promoting sustainability… The COVID-19 pandemic has forced...

22-01-2022

From Disused Car Park to Designer Workspace

On Thursday 2nd September Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) welcomed over 60 individuals, made up of community groups and Councillor’s, to its fully...

22-01-2022

Wings4Fashion: Industry Support Starts Right Here

London has been long established as the number one capital to discover the very latest fashion talent. Creativity, innovation and complete free rein...

22-01-2022

A New Era of On – Shore Garment Manufacturing

Newsletter 17th November 2021 FCFTA Leicester Official Opening With our first cohort of learners on site we are preparing for the Official Opening...

22-01-2022

Women For Women International Host Second Car Boot Sale

On Saturday 6th May the highly anticipated #SheInspiresMe car boot sale will return to...

22-01-2022

Trends Analysis – The N17 Creative Callings Way!

With over 60 participants signed up for our Zoom seminar on the 23rd April 2020 (the most to date) we were delighted to have such an informed...

22-01-2022

Cultivating Community Creatives!

Newsletter 5th August 2020 Dear all, Creative Community Hub Now Open! The FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road is now open and looking fantastic!...

22-01-2022

Time to Embrace New Technologies that Accelerate Textile Supply Chain Transparency

For well over a decade, activists and journalists have been alerting the general public to the dark side of fashion. The sweatshops, the inhumane...

22-01-2022

Fashion Gets Serious About Going Carbon Neutral

COVID-19 may have taken centre stage in terms of media coverage for most of 2020, but there is no denying the immense pressure the environment is...

22-01-2022

LFW SS20 – From Sustainability to Suiting Its Fashion’s New Direction

London Fashion Week (LFW) has evolved into something more than a platform for the latest designer collections. With plenty of film crews,...

22-01-2022

Stay One Step Ahead of the Curve with Fashion File

Your affordable, information-packed, easy-to-use trend forecasting service has arrived! At the request of many designers and brands we are pleased...

22-01-2022

Talking Corporation Tax on BBC Newsnight

On 25th February 2021 BBC Newsnight reported from Fashion-Enter’s London Factory to discuss pre-budget strategies including a possible increase in...

22-01-2022

Gloria Fashions Tailoring Featured in D Day Commemorative Event

Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day commemorative events have taken place all week in remembrance of those that fought and died in the largest...

22-01-2022

From Courses to Careers – You Choose!

Newsletter 21st August 2019 Dear all, As Seen in OK Magazine! We were thrilled to start the week with some press coverage on our in-house brand...

22-01-2022

5 Key Factors to Consider When Starting Your Own Fashion Brand

Starting your own fashion brand is not as difficult as many think. Sure, it takes commitment, hard work, and patience. Even the most successful...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings

What N17 Creative Callings Can Do For You… Are you based in the Tottenham CEZ area? Do you have your own business or would like to start one?...

22-01-2022

Givenchy, History & Features of the Luxury French Brand

A Close Look at Givenchy’s History Close to seven decades have passed since the birth of one of the biggest and most respected brands in the...

22-01-2022

LFW Men’s Kicks Off the Designer Circuit

It was back to business as per usual as London Fashion Week Men’s kicked off the international designer circuit of shows and presentations. Now in...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter’s 2-Day Workshop With Centre for Fashion Enterprise

FashionCapital’s sister company Fashion Enter will be collaborating with the Centre for Fashion Enterprise once again for a 2-day intensive...

22-01-2022

5 Top Tips to Keep Calm and Reduce Anxiety

The last few weeks has presented us all with a situation that is completely alien and beyond our control. Having to stay indoors and keep the mind...

22-01-2022

3 Key Watch Trends for 2020/21

When it comes to creating personal style, few items make better investments than a quality watch. Not only are watches an effortless accessory,...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Ltd’s CEO Talks Kickstart in The Sunday Times

Announced at the beginning of the month (September 2020) the new government Kickstart scheme will provide funding to employers to create 6-month job...

22-01-2022

Jobs Available at the Fashion – Enter Factory in Newtown, Wales

Since news of the Fashion-Enter Welsh factory went live on Monday (5th October) we have received some fantastic coverage. From the BBC to Drapers...

22-01-2022

On Demand & Lean Manufacturing

Newsletter 27th January 2021 New Account – I Saw It First Fashion-Enter Ltd is delighted to announce a new account has been opened with I Saw...

22-01-2022

FC Designer Collective Event: Sip n Shop with Diva Choice

The FC Designer Collective on Fonthill Road, London N4, is the latest retail initiative from Fashion-Enter that supports fashion and creative brands...

22-01-2022

Happy New Beginnings!

Newsletter 31st March 2021 Happy Easter & Happy New Beginnings! Spring has arrived and with it in the UK is a sense of optimism as the...

22-01-2022

Tailoring Academy Launch Triumph

On Thursday 14th November 2019 Fashion-Enter ltd, with funding and support from the Mayor of London’s ‘Good Growth Fund’ and Haringey Council,...

22-01-2022

Skilled & Sustainable

Newsletter 10th November 2021 FCFTA Leicester Now Open for Upskilling On Monday, 8th November, due to high demand we began the first day of training...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Staff & Learners Create Ponchos for Local Homeless Centre

Back in November one of our very generous Fashion Studio clients donated some rolls of fleece and FS Assistant Gee came up with the idea to create...

22-01-2022

The Next #LFW Queen Elizabeth II Award Recipient Announced…

First Richard Quinn, then Bethany Williams, and now…Rosh Mahtani of Alighieri, will be presented with The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British...

22-01-2022

Community Connections

Newsletter 18th August 2021 #Islington4Women Today, 18th August, Development Director Jenni Sutton took part in the #Islington4Women walk and talk...

22-01-2022

How Was It For You? Digital London Fashion Week Makes Its Debut

During what would have traditionally been London Fashion Week Men’s the British Fashion Council (BFC) scheduled its very first all Digital London...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter Wales Now Open!

Newsletter 7th October 2020 Fashion-Enter Ltd Wales! Our huge news this week is that Fashion-Enter Ltd has opened a second factory unit in Newtown,...

22-01-2022

Learn from the Experts!

Newsletter 8th January 2020 Dear all, A Big Welcome to 2020! It’s our first Newsletter of the year, and indeed the decade, and the team are...

22-01-2022

Italian Company La Sportiva Powers Through To Produce Medical Apparel

In times of uncertainty and economic struggle, we can choose to focus on the negative or we can focus on the positive and what companies are doing...

22-01-2022

Fashion – Enter CEO Suggests Kitemark of Approval for UK Fashion Industry

Since the news broke of unethical working practices within Leicester’s manufacturing hub Fashion-Enter Ltd’s founder and CEO Jenny Holloway has...

22-01-2022

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...

22-01-2022

M&S and the Plan A Reset – Because There is No Plan B!

Steve Rowe, Chief Executive at Marks & Spencer Group plc has just announced the reset of Plan A, the Marks & Spencer’s (M&S)...

22-01-2022

Website Development Brief for Fonthill Road

Introduction – The Welcome Back Fund  The Welcome Back Fund is providing councils across England a share of £56 million from the European...

22-01-2022

Earth Month – Time to Work Together to Take Better Care of our Planet

Earth Month, with a dedicated Earth Day on 22nd April, has never been more important. This year, 2020, marks its 50th anniversary, set up back in...

22-01-2022

Leicestershire Innovation Week 21 – 26 June 2021

As preparations are underway for Leicestershire Innovation Week (21-26 June), we explore what’s in the programme and what innovation can mean for...

22-01-2022

GFF X TikTok Residency Draws To A Close

The two-week GFF (Graduate Fashion Foundation) X TikTok Residency has drawn to a close at Fashion-Enter’s Tailoring Academy. The final day (17th...

22-01-2022

UK Consumers Think Businesses Need to Act Now on Climate Change

With COP26 (31st October – 12th November) in the media spotlight sustainability charity WRAP reveals new research that UK consumers want...

22-01-2022

Meet Brand Scouts from SilkFred.com

Online independent fashion platform SilkFred.com was launched in 2011 and from small beginnings has grown to now feature over 800 independent...

22-01-2022

4 Tips for Starting a Successful Fashion Business

Launching a new business is both an exciting and a challenging time. If you pull it off, your reward will be complete control over your professional...

22-01-2022

Fashion Watchdog: TraidCraft Exchange Petition

In June FashionCapital reported that the UK government has agreed to create a powerful new Fashion Watchdog that will target worker exploitation...

22-01-2022

Can’t Find the Staff – Skilled Workers in Short Supply

Ever since Fashion-Enter Ltd opened the Stitching Academy in collaboration with ASOS back in 2013 it has been clear, both in-house and within the UK...

22-01-2022

Masking the Issue

Ever since the coronavirus crisis became a part of our daily lives there has been conflicting advice regarding the wearing of masks. While some...

22-01-2022

UK Menswear Forecast: The Challenge for Men’s Fashion

The pandemic is influencing men’s fashion more than anyone could’ve predicted, especially as more men are forced to work from home. Currently...

22-01-2022

£500k Funding Boost for Leicester’s Garment Industry

Leicester’s garment industry is set to benefit from a new £500,000 business support project. The sector has received a boost after the city...

22-01-2022

We Made It! Haringey’s Stitchers, Artists, Textile & Fashion Designers at Bruce Castle Museum

On now until the 14th July 2019 ‘We Made It!’– a celebration of past and present-day BAME creativity and innovation – all from...

22-01-2022

Fashion Enter CEO Joins the ‘Future of Fashion’ Panel

Fashion Enter will be joining the Ethical Brand Directory’s (EBD) 2nd Birthday with a panel discussion & party in Mayfair, London tonight...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings Employer Engagement Session 3: What’s Happening in Fashion Today

The creative industries are growing at more than twice the rate of the economy as a whole and contributes £101.5bn gross value added (GVA) to the...

22-01-2022

Be the Change

Newsletter 9th June 2021 Find Us on the eBay for Change Marketplace! We are super excited to announce that our in-house brand B of London can now be...

22-01-2022

LFW SS20 – Street Style

London is renowned for its eclectic take on fashion and this creative amalgam is clearly on show when London Fashion Week kicks off. Editors,...

22-01-2022

What Makes a Factory Leading Status in the Ethical Fast Forward Audit?

Do you understand the realities of ethical manufacturing? With the fashion industry named as one of the five main sectors responsible for enabling...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 2020 Trends

In the fashion world, a new year indicates a fresh flurry of style aspirations and trend-making possibilities – delivering an energising and...

22-01-2022

Footwear industry ups its ecological ante to speed up sustainability efforts

From “carbon neutral” to “zero waste”, it seems brands are jumping on the eco- bandwagon and footwear is catching up rapidly. Sneakers, or...

22-01-2022

ASOS & Fashion – Enter Partner with Kornit Digital for Sustainable On – Demand Textile Production

Global online fashion retailer and UK supplier teaming with Kornit for adoption of efficient, low-impact direct-to-fabric digital textile printing...

22-01-2022

N17 Creative Callings: Business Profile – House of Hoang

With a background in stitching Tram Hoang was keen to start her own fashion business but with so many elements to think about she was unsure of...

22-01-2022

5 Reasons Why University isn’t the Only Option for a Career in Fashion

August is ‘results month’ for A-Level and GCSE students #gcseresultsday2019 and for many young people it’s a defining moment in...

22-01-2022

^The Fashion Fix^ – 19th November 2019

This week inside ^The Fashion Fix^, it has been revealed that luxury British department store Harvey Nichols has made the controversial decision to...

22-01-2022

Fast Fashion can be Sustainable!

3rd August 2020, Berenberg hosted a Fireside Chat with ASOS’ CEO, Nick Beighton with c140 investors. The focus of the call was on ESG and...

22-01-2022

Two Thirds of Shop Workers Fear Abuse Regarding Face Covering Regulations

Two thirds of UK shop workers have said they fear abuse from customers if they try to implement Covid-19 related regulations when non-essential...

22-01-2022

Get Stocked & Get Involved with Our Unique Retail Opportunity

We are just weeks away from opening our retail concept store in North London. The ‘FC Designer Collective’ will be more than just a shop, it...