|Newsletter 1st November 2017
Pioneering women – the fashion industry is full of them that know the business is flawed but are striving to make change for the good of the industry and the environment. Our very own CEO Jenny Holloway is one prime example, she truly believes in the ‘Made in Britain’ revolution and keeping that garment production footprint to a bare minimum.
Another pioneer is Anastasia Vouyouka founder and designer of Telestia, an online distance learning programme for fashion and clothing skills developed by SITAM-AB. Why is she such an influential figure? Because her pattern cutting methodology is revolutionary that minimizes waste and creates the perfect fit. Anastasia lands in London today where she is preparing for her unique course – The Online Pattern Cutting Course – Telestia Creator for Perfect Fit and Style with Fashion Enter, designed for professionals who care. Starting the 6th of November.
To find out more and to book a place please contact: [email protected]
Working With Savile Row
Yesterday Fashion Enter visited Savile Row for an initial meet and greet with the tailors following the announcement Fashion Enter has been named the preferred training provision for their Bespoke Tailoring Levels 2 & 3 as well as the ABC Level 5 Diploma.
Su Thomas, Manager at Savile Bespoke led the meet and greet and commenced the tour by introducing us to Managing Director Alex from Henry Poole. We were then lucky enough to be shown inside the workshop of Dege and Skinner – bespoke tailors and shirt makers with over 150 years experience! There we met a young apprentice who had trained as a cutter with the company for the last 5-years where he has been able to perfect his skill and learn the craft from the masters. As we continued the tour it was apparent that every company was passionate about training the next generation. We are delighted to be the official training provider for Savile Row Bespoke!
To read more about our training provision with Savile Row tailoring companies please click here.
Apprenticeship of the Week
N16 Vintage Ltd based in North London are looking for Garment Technology Apprentice. To find out more about the position and how to apply please click here.
Online Branding Workshop 9th November
Next Thursday 9th November we will be hosting our next essential workshop ‘The importance of branding and how to sell online’. Confirmed speakers are Aaron & Harriet Rudman-Hawkins from The Evergreen Agency. The duo have an impressive track record in digital marketing and are dedicated to supporting small businesses to create strong brand identity and marketing strategies. This is one not to miss!
Please contact Jenni Sutton email@example.com for further details and to confirm your attendance.
Members get priority access to all seminars and workshops including 20% discount to find out more click here.
Legal Eagle Surgery
On Wednesday 15th November Nick Gould (right), Partner at the law firm of gunnercooke in London, will be holding his popular Legal Eagle Surgery which offers crucial advice that every small company needs to know to enable them to grow and protect themselves.
One such legal example – the rules on Data Protection is about to undergo a massive change. Read the advice piece courtesy of gunnercooke here.
To find out more and register for Nick’s Legal Eagle Workshop offering advice on IP, copyright and contracts. Please contact Jenni Sutton
Arcadia Group Attend the Factory Uncovered CPPD Workshop
On 31st October we welcomed a further group of Assistant Buyers and Design Assistants from the Arcadia Group to see inside the factory and understand how a compliant manufacturer should operate.
Following the workshop led by Production Director Caroline and Senior Pattern Cutter Debbie a few feedback comments included:
“The workshop was interesting and useful and I definitely believe this should be for all Buying and Tech roles to attend. I have learnt from this workshop the production of a garment from start to finish. As well as different techniques used to maintain an ethically compliant factory.” – Alexandra
“Great Speakers! They all took time to explain things to us. I learnt lots of insightful info from a different perspective.” – Antigore
The next workshop with Arcadia takes place 9th November.
Gerber For Beginners
We are working with Gerber to provide a series of courses that will be led by two leading industry experts with extensive Gerber experience. The first course: Gerber Accumark V10 for Beginners, is a 15-hour course over 6-week period, is excellent for beginners or Gerber users that want to brush up on their skills. Places are strictly limited to five per course and the first will commence in January 2018.
For more information and costs please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Big Welcome to Jo Price
A warm welcome to Jo Price she joins the learning division of the company as a Senior Lecturer today.
Saturday Stitching Surgery
A big thanks to those that attended our Stitching Surgery last Saturday it was fantastic to see you all working on your personal sewing projects. We will be holding the Stitching Surgery at FashionCapital HQ every last Saturday in the month. Anyone is welcome to come in and use our machines and get expert advice on their repairs / upcycling / personal projects. The cost is £40 for the day. The next surgery takes place 25th November.
Halloween Spooktacular Competition
In celebration of all things Halloween we recently held a spooktacular competition with our Stitching Academy students, here are some of the results!
Follow Us on Instagram
We’ve been busy with our Instagram page so please follow us to see up-to-the-minute images from our HQ.
Fabric Swatch of the Week
After reading Katie Farley’s SS18 report on primary brights we’ve picked out this rubi stripe printed jersey in dark navy, bold red and cream. Available now from the FC Fabric Studio at £4.30 a metre.
We also welcome Josephine to the FC Fabric Studio, she is a Level 3 advanced apprentice at Fashion Enter after taking the Level 1 and 2 Stitching Academy courses. Josephine has now been assigned the FC Fabric Studio alongside her garment technology duties with the Fashion Studio.
This Week on FashionCapital.co.uk
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. Fashion Enter & FashionCapital CEO Jenny Holloway discusses the Adult Education Budget (AEB) issue.
Katie Farley reports on the designer trend for paint box brights looking forward into Spring/Summer 2018.
And our recent Fabric Appreciation workshop, held last week, with Deborah Shulton gains excellent feedback, to find out more click here.
Boutique Pick of the Week
This week we’ve picked out a just released book on the world-renowned Yves Saint Laurent. ”˜All About Yves’ documents the life of this iconic designer, from his childhood, to the seminal moments of his career, up until his death in 2008. This one-of-a-kind book includes unseen sketches and photographs of Saint Laurent’s key collections, as well as fascinating removable documents that include handwritten letters, paper dolls, contact sheets, magazines and invitations. All About Yves was compiled in collaboration with the Fondation Pierre BergÃ© ”“ Yves Saint Laurent and is essential for those with a passion for high-end fashion. Available now from publisher Laurence King retailing at £35-
Coming Soon…The New Look FashionCapital.co.uk