TOOLS OF THE TRADE


23-05-2016

Fitting Log

Document all your comments on these sheets when you are fitting the first make sample or a fit sample. Be specific. Specify finished measurements...

28-10-2015

The Breakdown of Technical Words

These words are commonly used in the fashion industry. This is the breakdown of exactly what they mean. Abrasion This is a type of fabric...

14-07-2015

Fabric Types Part 2

 Fabric Types Part 2 focuses on the properties of Nylon, Rayon, Acrylic and Polyester…   Fabric Types Part Two Nylon Source: Nylon is a...

01-05-2015

Confidentiality Agreement

Imagine this scenario.You have worked on your collection for eight months sourcing amazing fine silks, the highest qualities of trims and the...

13-01-2015

Costings

Get an industry insight to costing… Product Determining the product costing is a process that tracks and studies the various components...

21-11-2014

Choosing your manufacturer

At Cutting Edge we see designers every week who tell us how difficult it is for them to get their designs made. There’s so much to think...

25-09-2014

Budget Forecast Template

Successful businesses try to work out a financial plan for the business, usually covering a year. This is called the ”˜annual budget’ or...

25-09-2014

Cash Flow Monitoring

Find out the imporance of Cash Flow and download the correct documentation to get you started… One of the most important things for any...

16-08-2013

Coats Presentation – Why Consider Thread

As part of our Level 3 Apprenticeship programme we had a member of the Coats team come in amd present Why Consider Thread, teaching our current...

01-05-2013

Fashion Capital Successful Brand Management In The UK Presentation

Exclusively, check out Jenny Holloway’s Successful Brand Management in the UK presentation and speech…       ...

11-03-2013

Eco-friendly Fashion

The fashion industry has often been criticized for the environmental effects of production, after all resources are finite. As a designer it is...

02-10-2012

What Are Design Rights?

Design rights are play an important role alongside the protection of trademarks and copyright at keeping the copyright of products within the...

02-10-2012

What is Copyright?

Copyright infringement occurs when companies deliberately copy or rip off another companies work. It can also occur unintentionally when a company...

02-10-2012

What Is A Trade Mark?

Trade Mark can be a symbol, writing or a distinctive picture or print to represent and distinguish a company or the good of a company from it...

06-09-2012

Couture Measurement Chart

This is an excellent chart because it highlights the different measurements that are required for garment and body spec-ing but also shows you where...

27-07-2012

Costing Sheet

Costing is a nightmare when you first start off with your label; it then continues to be vexing and difficult as your label progresses. However...

14-07-2011

Working In Finance and Accounts

  The Finance or Accounts Department is very influential within an organisation. Without the correct money management, the business cannot...

14-07-2011

Sourcing Information

Sourcing can be considered as a way of obtaining a competitive advantage. In order to expand on the knowledge needed to carry out the sourcing...

14-07-2011

Grants and Funding for Businesses

In the current economic climate, the numbers of people choosing to set up their own businesses are increasing dramatically. In 2010, 35,000 people...

11-01-2011

Working Example of Brief

It is important at all stages of design to consider your design brief. This will be given to you either by your company or the company you are...

11-01-2011

Machinist Worksheet

What does a machinist worksheet look like and how should you monitor your machinists? Click here to download the Machinist...

11-01-2011

Gant Chart

What is a Gant Chart and when should you use one? Click here to download a Gant...

11-01-2011

Labelling and Packaging Legislation

Labelling and packaging can add a final visual touch to goods or services sold. There are many forms of packaging including boxes, bags, tins and...

11-01-2011

Different Industrial Machine Types

There are many different types and makes of sewing machines. You will either be using an industrial sewing machine which is designed for heavy duty...

11-01-2011

Sampling

Get an industry insight to the sampling process… Packaging & Labelling The packaging and labelling is an important element in creating a...

11-01-2011

Information Gathering

The fashion industry is fast paced and highly competitive. Key trends within the industry usually initiate from the catwalk, where many designers...

11-01-2011

Prediction Service

Trend Union’s Li Edelkoort delivers two presentations a year predicting the future trends to industry professionals in the most important fashion...

11-01-2011

Waste

All you need to know on the importance of waste in the workplace…  The 8 Wastes WASTE T   = TransportI   = Inappropriate ProcessingM =...

10-01-2011

Quality Report

When a factory is merrily producing your garments on its production lines you must ensure that the garments are to your sealed samples. Sealed...

10-01-2011

Style File

This is all about organisation! When I was a buyer for M&S every garment had a Style File set up and I have added to the concept putting in...

10-01-2011

Client Sheet

  What is a client sheet and when should you use one? Click here to download a Client Sheet...

09-01-2011

Style Lines

There are many different types of classic style lines out there. Take a look at these classic shapes and use them as inspiration for design...

06-01-2011

Tucks

This is a decorative method of controlling fullness by creating a number of small pleats. These are evenly spaced and stitched to the required...

06-01-2011

Domestic Machines

The domestic sewing machine is the machine most people have access to. This shows you exactly what is on the sewing machine and what it does....

06-01-2011

Silhouette

When designing a garment it is key to follow a silhouette style. A silhouette is the shape clothing forms when on the body. This can be achieved by...

06-01-2011

Customer Order

Within the stage of design cycle sourcing is needed to research and gain more information into the subjects below.  Sourcing Within this stage of...

06-01-2011

Button Sewing

Buttons must always be sewn onto double fabric when sewing on single fabric re-enforce with tape or interfacing.  Buttons must always be sewn onto...

06-01-2011

Pockets

It is essential that a pocket is made strongly and large enough for the purpose it is needed. It must be attached firmly to avoid strain on the...

05-01-2011

Pleats

Always mark your pattern with an arrow showing the direction of the pleat There are three main types of  pleats. Knife pleat- equal with pleats...

05-01-2011

Pressing

Pressing must not be confused with ironing. The reason for pressing is to make your production process easier as well as making the perfect looking...

05-01-2011

Garment Construction Tick List

Garment construction tick list         STAGE    PRESSED    COMPLETED  Preparation of the fabric – cut out the pattern      Mark...

05-01-2011

Pattern Alteration

At some points you may need to alter either a brought pattern or a pattern you have previously done yourself  by reducing or enlarging, grading up...

05-01-2011

MANAGING YOUR OWN WORKSTATION

Sourcing is stage in the development involving the actual planning to change the ideas taken from the mood board and range plan into a real...

05-01-2011

COSHH

What is COSHH? COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers’...

04-01-2011

Packaging

The label is to be made of polythene and should contain the following information:   OVER PLY BAG LABEL Use: To be used on over bags containing...

04-01-2011

General Manufacturing Standards

Fabric must meet performance standards for end use and be approved prior to bulk production cutting.  FABRIC Fabric must meet performance standards...

04-01-2011

A Brief 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...

04-01-2011

Quality Control

Quality Control is a very important and time consuming part of the garment production process. This needs to be done at many different stages. This...

04-01-2011

Your Sewing Space

Whether sewing at home or in a work environment, it is essential to have a practical and safe work space. This will allow you to work efficiently...

04-01-2011

Understanding your Employment Status

Understanding your employment status is the first step to finding out what rights and protection you may have at work. This article explains three...

28-12-2010

How to Make a Toile

A toile is the practise run for your garment. Usually made from calico this garment can be pinned and cut in order to make any changes that may need...

28-12-2010

Presentation Techniques and Communication

Presentation Techniques and Communication… TECHNIQUES The first step to develop a presentation is planning. Consider the purpose of the...

28-12-2010

Thread Types

There are many different types of threads which have many different uses.  This is a breakdown of the types and there uses. To determine which...

28-12-2010

Smocking

This is a decorative technique controlling the area of fullness. It also provides elasticity for ease of movement. The allowance of fabric needed is...

28-12-2010

Interfacing

Interfacing is a fibre used on the wrong side of the fabric. It is used to stiffen or strengthen a fabric. This is used in such things as a shirt...

26-12-2010

Pre Production Sealing

Sealing is, as the name suggests, a stamp of approval. Every retail organisation undertakes a similar sealing procedure to ensure that there is a...

26-12-2010

Work and Families

If you are pregnant at work your employer must protect your health and safety and you may have the right to paid time off for antenatal care. You...

26-12-2010

Interview Questions

When attending an interview there are a few general questions that will be asked of you. Below are some questions to be prepared to answer and tips...

23-12-2010

Industrial Machines

Choose the right needle size and threads according to your fabric to avoid common sewing problems. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE POWER BEFORE...

23-12-2010

Cutting

To cut out pattern pieces it is important to have a sharp pair of scissors and a steady hand. Before starting the cutting process it may be...

23-12-2010

How To Construct a Basic Trouser Block

This is a basic block for a basic trouser. To achieve this follow these simple steps.      1. Begin with an origin point located at the top of...

23-12-2010

How To Construct a Basic Sleeve Block

By following these simple steps you can construct a basic sleeve block which can then be adapted to any design. This can also be transferred onto...

23-12-2010

How To Construct a Basic Bodice Block

          From this basic bodice block you can create any pattern. Follow these simple steps on how to make the basic bodice block pattern....

23-12-2010

Fastenings

Worked Loops This is used frequently with children’s wear or small openings that meet edge to edge but do not overlap.  They are also useful for...

23-12-2010

Seams

There are many different types of seams, some more complicated than others. You need to make sure you are choosing the right type of seam for the...

23-12-2010

Tension

It is important when sewing to check the tension is correct and you are using a suitable length of stitch and size of needle. Thick and heavy...

23-12-2010

Equipment List

It is essential to have the right equipment in place to start the production of a garment. This list consists of everything needed to produce a...

23-12-2010

Employment Contracts

All employees have an employment contract with their employer, although it might not be in writing. If you don’t have a written employment...

23-12-2010

Stitching by Hand and Free Machine Embroidery

Stitching types and their purpose… TEMPORARY STITCHES These are needed for marking your fabric pieces with your pattern marks therefore...

23-12-2010

Fabric Manipulation

There are many different ways to manipulate fabric. Fabric manipulation simply means altering the quality or appearance of your chosen fabric to...

23-12-2010

Fabric Faults

Monitoring fabric faults is an essential part of quality control and garment production. It is important to recognize, detect and evaluate fabric...

22-12-2010

Cuffs

A general method for a self neatening cuff is: Place the two pieces of cuff together with the right sides facing each other. Pin onto the fitting...

22-12-2010

Crossway Strips and Bias Binding

These are narrow strips of fabric cut at an angle of 45 degrees to the warp and weft thread another word for this is bias binding. The reason cross...

22-12-2010

Pattern Block

BASIC STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE A PATTERN BLOCK   Making a basic pattern block means you have a basic shape in which to develop future patterns from....

21-12-2010

Body Measurements and Sizing

Body measurements and sizing are a vital part of production. It is important to make sure that when taking body measurements that they are as...

21-12-2010

Company Incorporation

Company Incorporation is the forming of a new business. Selecting the right business status for you is vital to commence trade. The various...

15-12-2010

Health and Safety Poster

  This poster is legally required to be displayed in the work place. The old version of the poster is now obsolete. The posters are below.   OLD...

15-12-2010

Risk Assesment

Identifying hazards, assessing potential risk and deciding how to eliminate the hazard or reduce the risk. Typical Risk Assessment Format: Hazard...

15-12-2010

Signs

Safety signs in the work place: There are four types of safety signs”¦ RED SIGNS BLUE SIGNS     PROHIBITION Things that you must not do. e.g....

30-11-2010

Garment Sizing Technology

Size UK conducted a national sizing survey, measuring 11,000 women and men using body-scanning technology to capture and extract the size, shape and...

24-11-2010

Using a pattern cutter? Who owns your design?

If your pattern cutter is not your employee, a strange thing happens if they modify the design of your pattern (which many will do, as part of...

20-10-2010

Finding a Manufacturer

 For a new designer finding a manufacturer can be a daunting task. Indeed, for the more established designer, finding an alternative manufacturer...

14-09-2010

Fair trade

The fair trade movement is a topic that we should all know about to help us make the right decision about buying products.Fair trade is a word...

09-07-2010

Bamboo The Next Best Thing in Ethical Clothing

If you’re looking for the next best thing in Eco-friendly trade and fair-trade, it’s bamboo. Just what is bamboo? It’s renewable and...

25-05-2010

Layplan

How many designers do not use before they order their fabric? It’s madness.   Lay plans are a pictorial representation of how all the pattern...

11-05-2010

The Sealing Procedure

Sealing is, as the name suggests, a stamp of approval. Pre Production Sealing Sealing is, as the name suggests, a stamp of approval. Every retail...

07-05-2010

Santoni – Latest Seamless Technology

Santoni, one of the leading seamless knitting machines, in June 2010 is exhibiting their latest seamless technology at ITMA ASIA and CITME in...

04-05-2010

Pre Retailing… Get it Right!

The role of ”˜pre-retail’ work in the fashion sector today may not be glamour but it sure is important and can cost a company dearly if it’s...

04-05-2010

What is cabbage?

If you dont tackle this problem early on you are in to lose a fortune.   Cabbage occurs when you don’t cost your garments out correctly in...

19-04-2010

Technology is the way forward

The fashion world has always progressed with the progression of technology. Technology improvements of the last forty years included improved fabric...

19-03-2010

Fashion capitals top ten tips of becoming a good leader

Fashion capitals top ten tips for becoming a good leader. 1 One thing you must definitely have as a good leader is confidence in yourself, if you...

12-03-2010

Our Safeguarding Children Policy

Our Safeguarding Children Policy (the legal age of a child being someone under the age of eighteen) Safeguarding is defined by the Children Act 1989...

20-01-2010

Factory Assessment Form

This is a handy form for anyone who wants to assess a Factory before they put the production through the site. It’s a quick way of assessing...

18-01-2010

Retail Report

The Christmas sales boost has meant a light of hope for a lot of retailers since a depressing economic year but is this a good sign for the year...

08-01-2010

Economise on Transport Costs

The universal business issue of keeping costs down is evermore paramount at this current time of economic crisis.   The Freight Transport...

07-01-2010

Beamer

Beamers are mainly responsible for loading yarns onto the reels (or beams) of textile weaving machines. Beamers are usually employed by clothing or...

15-12-2009

Importing and Exporting

There are rules, paperwork and costs involved when importing and exporting goods. It is important to be aware of all, to avoid unnecessary fines and...

09-12-2009

Project Management

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the preconceived project...

27-10-2009

Help with Budgeting

You have had a year into the business and its time to analyse the good and bad and plan for the year ahead. This is a guide to help plan your budget...

27-10-2009

New Legislations Oct 2009

 New Legislations October 2009 The Work and Families Order 2009 increases the amount of a ”˜week’s pay’ to be accounted for when statutory...

20-10-2009

Export: the way forward

During times of economic crisis it seems ever the more challenging to create business opportunities to sell and make money. Exports may be the way...

21-08-2009

Garment Manufacture

Manufacturing is undoubtedly a hugely important part of fashion and fashion design. Traditionally in the olden days clothing was made at home as one...

20-08-2009

Garment Manufacturing

Manufacturing is undoubtablely a hugely important part of fashion and fashion design. Traditionally in the olden days cothing was made at home as...

04-08-2009

Porter’s Five Forces

Porter’s Five Forces looks at competition affecting your business from five different angles. Porter’s Five Forces examine competition in an...

04-08-2009

SWOT Analysis

The SWOT business tool, is an essential element for planning and strategising in any business. FashionCapital.co.uk provide an extensive overview of...

29-06-2009

Sustainable Fashion

The aim of this is to create a cycle which can be supported forever in terms of social responsibility of the world and the resources which will be...

08-05-2009

Exporting Essentials

All you need to know about breaking into international markets from market development to finance and distribution When considering exporting you...

05-05-2009

Fabric Studio @ FashionCapital.co.uk

When you think of Turkey do you think of sun, sea, beautiful beaches, great food and hospitality? Most of us do. But did you know that its export...

10-03-2009

Solving People Problems

Specialist advisor Susan Sia offers her industry and business expertise to minimise costs. Reducing payroll without redundanciesThe news is full of...

03-02-2009

Business Measures of Success

The measurement and regular monitoring of success is imperative for your teams motivation as well as your own so going through the following...

03-02-2009

Morgan’s Metaphors

  Gareth Morgan created an initial five metaphors to define the different ways different businesses run before defining a further three a few...

30-01-2009

Range Plan

I have been in the buying offices of Littlewoods, M&S and the Arcadia Group.It didn’t matter which company I worked for we always used a...

28-01-2009

Made in London ”˜Manufacturing in London’ Paper

To help maximise the effectiveness of public funds going into the manufacturing sector and minimise the impact of recession Contents This paper...

13-01-2009

Cross the Borders and Beat the Crunch

FashionCapital provide essential industry tips to beat the crunch and utilize the economic environment to succeed. US consumer confidence is at the...

12-01-2009

Ethical Sourcing Summit

The International summit for sustainable sourcing in the fashion sector Draft Outline January 09 Target Audience Fashion professionals: Designers,...

08-12-2008

Facts On Fashion Production!

What does fashion manufacturing involve? Fashion Manufacturing/ production, baffled? What does fashion manufacturing involve? The Manufacturing...

04-12-2008

Fashion Friendly?

We all know by now that fashion and textiles cause the most waste, but just how much exactly and what happens to it all? We all know by now that...

25-11-2008

Organic cotton

Organic cotton, where to begin? Organic cotton where to begin? I know how about where on earth does the highest volume of organic cotton come from?...

29-10-2008

Key Customer Service Tips for Success

Fashion Capital present eight musts to maximise customer service impact in every organisation. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4...

21-10-2008

Sanlam South African Fashion Week 2008

Heading fashion first into Summer See Fashion Winter’s chill may still be in the air but the fashion set are already anticipating the first flush...

05-10-2008

Chemical Clothing Facts

Disturbing facts about chemicals in our daily apparel. The cotton industry is strangely the globe’s second largest user of agricultural...

04-10-2008

Team Development Model – Bruce Tuckman 1965

Dr Bruce Tuckman created the Forming Storming Norming Performing theory to explain the development and behaviour of a working team. Normal 0 false...

18-09-2008

Shoddy packaging threatens fashion consignments

Insurers could reject insurance claims LONDON, 17 October 2008 – Poor packaging by the fashion industry could mean that insurers refuse to pay...

04-09-2008

Latest News from KnittingIndustry.com

KnittingIndustry.com is the online portal for knitwear industry,presenting designers a range of showcased knitwear machinery technology models for...

13-08-2008

What is MRP?

MRP is Material Requirements Planning and is a business planning technique that was launched into business in the 1960s based on computer algorithm...

04-08-2008

Copyright applies to… Art

Copyright applies to original artistic works such as paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, photographs, diagrams, maps, works of architecture...

31-07-2008

What are auxiliary services in fashion?

When you are putting together your collection you need a cross section of auxiliary services to ensure you can complete your label. These services...

30-07-2008

Understanding how to use patterns

We have recently had various requests regarding commencing a career in pattern making or how to make your own patterns. We have recently had various...

15-07-2008

Supplier Handbook

This is only the Executive Summary of one leading retailer and it is to provide you with an insight of your roles and obligations, plus the clients...

13-07-2008

Heading Fashion First into the Summer

Winter’s chill may still be in the air but the fashion set are already anticipating the first flush of spring and the coming of the local...

11-07-2008

Opportunity to take ownership of fashion production unit/teaching and business support

If your organisation is interested in taking ownership of the operations recently run by London Apparel (LARC) please read the current status below...

10-07-2008

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2008

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2008 Fashion Business Essentials Panel Proposal 350 Fifth Ave. 59th Floor | New York, NY 10118 | E: This email...

03-07-2008

Import/Export

In economics, an export is any good or commodity, transported from one country to another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in...

03-07-2008

Ethical Trade

Ethical trade means different things to different people. In particular, some people refer to “ethical trade” as an umbrella term for...

03-07-2008

Marketing

Marketing is an ongoing process of planning and executing the marketing mix (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion) for products, services or ideas...

02-07-2008

Staying in Season All Year Round

The term ”˜eco-fashion’ is one that has been appearing around the fashion industry for quite some time now… To those who are not familiar...

30-05-2008

Fashion +

Fashioning Development: Integrating sustainability into fashion business training programmes  Definitions For the purposes of this project, ...

27-03-2008

Production Cutting

This process involves careful prior planning and plans and schedules are important to both batch and mass production.  The plan must set out...

27-03-2008

Sample Spec Sheet

Detailed key points of a product, in the design stages in post and pre production. The sheet should include a front and back sketch, brief...

27-03-2008

Initial Sampling Sheet

 Again another simple document and probably more important for a larger design company that has their own in-house team of pattern cutters and...

25-03-2008

Essential Advice When Getting Ready To Sell Your Company

Business plans involving ”˜selling’ have been swayed by prospective alterations applied to the capital gains tax regime. Pre-sale your...

03-03-2008

Broken Needle Policy Report

The company recognises that it has a responsibility to operate and demonstrate the effective prevention of metal contamination in products made at...

03-03-2008

Promote Your Business

Knowing what works is critical. Look at how others in your field do it to see what kinds of promotions have been successful. You may also have to...

28-02-2008

Order Processing and Despatch Cycle

This is a flow chart of how party plan works. People totally underestimate the high impact of party plan!  At one point when I had my own label...

28-02-2008

Line Drawing

A line drawing spec is the first stage of your garment. It’s your idea on how you want the garment to look and you must give some guidelines to...

28-02-2008

Order Form

If you were at a selling event or visiting a wholesaler the confirmation of order is a useful document. I have seen at major events new designers...

28-02-2008

Terms and Conditons

This is a specially prepared legal document to save you money. One of the key aspects of law of contract is the passing of ’consideration’ i.e...

28-02-2008

First Fit Sample Card

This is attached to your first sample made. Not every designer does this but its so easy to get confused and for core critical measurements I have...

28-02-2008

Invoice

This is an important piece of documentation! If you are going to be taken seriously and professionally you need to have an invoice complete with...

28-02-2008

Confirmation of Order

This is really important and so many designers do not use this documentation. If you were on a trade stand and an independent boutique wanted to buy...

28-02-2008

Licence Agreement

Click here to open Licence Agreement...

28-02-2008

Planning Your Finance

When you reach the detailed planning stages for your idea, you will need to think through a number of issues relating to money. Sources of finance...

28-02-2008

Balance Sheet

As its name suggest your balance sheet balances two different fiscal elements, and it has to accord with other financial information produced for...

28-02-2008

UK fashion exports

UK Fashion Exports is an independent trade association supported by its  members. They offer practical help to British exporters and to overseas...

28-02-2008

UK Fashion Export Awards, 12th June 2007

The next UK Fashion Export Awards will take place on 12th June 2007 at London’s prestigious Landmark London hotel. UK Fashion Exports’...

28-02-2008

Business statistics for the Fashion Industry

The following directories are the key industry recognised databases most of which can be found at the British Library by the reference provided in...

28-02-2008

Interested in Franchising?

Before you enter into any franchising agreement go through the document carefully first and look for some key information about the proposed...

28-02-2008

Statutory regulations and getting started with your business

It may be that you have had a burning desire to create your own collection for years, training extensively and putting yourself through university...

28-02-2008

How to contact buyers

One of the most nerve racking parts of the selling process is cold calling and making calls directly to buyers. Your head will be whirling, your...

28-02-2008

In work quality checks at a CMT/Manufacturing Unit

So you have a wonderful concept on paper. You have managed to secure a good size docket (order with a manufacturer and now the garments are in...

28-02-2008

Nobody plans to fail but many fail to plan – The importance of Business Planning

The importance of planning can not be stressed to minimise the risk of failure and ensure that any designer is not part of the transient fashion...

28-02-2008

Metric Sizing

  METRIC SIZING Size codes – numerical 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Size codes ”“ chest size 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 Chest size – centimetres 92...

28-02-2008

Working with Manufacturers

You may be a designer with your first collection, or an inspired retailer who wants to make the leap into designing your own brand for your outlets....

28-02-2008

Overseas v UK Production; it’s not just about price!

Its hard to work with manufacturers and CMT units…actually it can be a nightmare. You immediately feel disadvantaged because the balance of...

28-02-2008

How to make appointments with buyers

I was lucky; when I started my own label I already had contacts in the trade to start selling to and I knew the lingo because my last position was a...

27-02-2008

Statutory regulations and getting started with your business

It may be that you have had a burning desire to create your own collection for years, training extensively and putting yourself through university...

27-02-2008

Looking for someone who can help me with my business?

Business Eye A service that provides Welsh companies with free advice for a whole range of business issues, Business Eye currently operates in 30...

27-02-2008

Value Added Tax (VAT)

VAT is a tax on the final consumption of certain goods and services. We provide a brief introduction to VAT and a guide that provides a summary of...

11-02-2008

Measuring and Marketing

Part thirteen of the learning about textiles technology: To cut accurately plans are needed to show measurements, preferably in centimetres or...

05-12-2007

Corporate Social Responsibility

You may believe your business subsists in seclusion, you are right, however this is only relevant to your one main objective; making money. Your...

27-11-2007

Common Auxiliary Services – JOFIT

Common auxiliary services for the ever developing global fashion industry and its increasingly diverse demands can be found.  though it seems true...

26-11-2007

EXPORTING

Although your business may have an established UK market, there’s often no reason why it couldn’t successfully compete overseas too, growing...

22-11-2007

What is Shipping?

What is Shipping? – History and Nature of Shipping – Advantages and Disadvantages – Shipping Internationally – Duties and...

12-11-2007

What is Packaging and Waste?

Packaging can be defined as materials used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery, and presentation of goods. Packaging can be divided...

01-10-2007

Are you ready to export?

Exporting can have a great effect on your business, helping to extend your market, boost your turnover and prevent you having too great a dependence...

08-05-2007

Care Labelling

What are care labels? Care labels indicate how to clean textile articles in the best possible way. Care symbols provide all the necessary...

08-03-2006

What To Do If Your Company Is In A Financial Mess!

Running a company today can be a tricky business and with most companies going bust in only their first year of business, it is likely your company...

19-09-2005

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26-08-2005

SHOREDITCH BUSINESS NETWORK;

September Lunch Workshop ’Time-Team-Money’   Wednesday 7th September 2005 12.30-2pmat the offices of Silverman Sherlikers Solicitors, 7 Bath...

05-07-2005

An Introduction to PAYE

Self Assessment – What is it and How does it affect you ? Hazlems Fenton Annual Tax Calendar Hazlems Fenton Annual Tax Calendar    ...

20-06-2005

Writing a health and safety policy

Writing a health and safety policy View full article Writing a health and safety policy1.pdf (pdf, 137K) Viewing this document requires Adobe...

09-05-2005

Think London newsletter – London Update

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06-05-2005

London Business Support Network

LBSN E-newsletter May 2005 edition   INTRODUCTION Welcome to the new look London Business Support Network E Newsletter. It draws together key...

05-05-2005

London update

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04-05-2005

SHOREDITCH BUSINESS NETWORK

SHOREDITCH BUSINESS NETWORK BUSINESS NETWORKING & SOCIAL EVENING   VENUE:   INDUSTRY, 1 Curtain Road , EC2 DATE: Wednesday 25 May 2005 TIME:...

15-04-2005

Inventique

Latest newsletter April 2005 issue – Contents     * Lead story: WRTI member Brian Pascall’s new device could become a profit...

17-01-2005

The FundAssist Programme – Supporting start-ups and businesses that are looking for fu

K Benson Associates, the providers of business advisory services to fashion and creative companies, in association with the Business Link for...

14-01-2005

Nick Fenner’s Legal Q&A Surgery

It has never been more important to know how to protect your business and failing to operate wisely could cost you money or a whole lot more…...

23-12-2004

Nick Fenner – Your employment rights

Your employment rights. What you should know! New Statutory and Disciplinary Procedures Resolving issues On 1 October 2004, a new law requiring...

10-12-2004

BUSINESS LINK FOR lONDON FACTSHEET

Dealing with difficult customers…assess your business performance…simple book-keeping   Dealing with difficult customers Factsheet...

03-12-2004

Small Business Europe Monthly Newsletter

There is some great information at: http://www.smallbusinesseurope.org/downloads/Issue_037 This is 1-page only, containing brief information on some...

29-11-2004

White Ribbon Day

25th November was White Ribbon Day > The start of 16 days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women > > The White Ribbon is the...

19-11-2004

Getting the Best from Trade Exhibitions .

This next Prince’s Trust Fashion Focus event is in collaboration with the Newham’s ZIP COVE project and is very generously being hosted by the...

15-11-2004

Coleg Sir Gar

Coleg Sir Gar has built up a reputation within the garment and textile industry for its commitment to the support and development of both small and...

15-11-2004

Shared Technology Resource Centre

The Shared Technology Resource Centre, based within Coleg Sir Gar in Carmarthen, was established in July 2002 to assist the growth of the garment...

04-11-2004

legal

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01-11-2004

Business link for london – Dealing with bullying in the workplace, Your sales strategy

    Factsheet Workplace bullying is increasingly recognised as a serious issue that needs to be tackled for a range of reasons.   Not only is...

18-10-2004

Practical promotions

Practical Promotions We have recently launched the Pocket Seat, a small inflatable cushion, on behalf of our client, Practical Promotions. It is a...

08-10-2004

Businesslink4london -factsheet

How to make your website accessible Factsheet        How accessible is your website? Are you confident that disabled users can navigate your...

01-10-2004

New Technologies and Smart Textiles for Industry and Fashion.

    Ã¢â‚¬Å“New Technologies and      Smart Textiles      For Industry and     ...

01-10-2004

Automatic Braiding appoints new marketing manage

Automatic Braiding Limited, one of the UK’s leading manufacturing suppliers of elastic waistband, cord and tape products, has announced the...

23-09-2004

Business Advisory Services

A sad fact of life is that many businesses in London fail to access necessary finance, not because funding is unavailable, but because their finance...

23-09-2004

LBSN E Newsletter – Special Edition, September 2004

LBSN E Newsletter – Special Edition, September 2004   London Development Agency: Business Support Review The LDA is currently carrying out...

16-09-2004

New Innovation Centre in Central Croydon

Innovative South London in association with Croydon College. innovate south london           Ideas for Growth   ACCOMMODATION, BUSINESS...

16-09-2004

Karrot – Kitch

Kitch – the fashion show held at Tate Modern a year ago by young south Londoners thanks to the Metropolitan Police Service’s...

14-09-2004

New innovation centre in central Croydon

Innovate South London ENewsletter, September 2004...

08-09-2004

Cass Creative Report:

Cass Creatives Report: Looking for the New Black Thursday 17 June, 7pm Cass BusinessSchool, Bunhill Row, London EC1   Panel Gity Monsef –...

31-08-2004

Business link for london – factsheet

Small firms warned of resurgent ad scam 10.08.2004  London Small businesses are once again the focus of an advertising fiddle that last year...

27-08-2004

Business Link for London Factsheets

London Business Awards call for entries London Business News17.08.2004 The London Business Awards will celebrate the achievements of London’s...

19-08-2004

Interactive KnowHow

Bright ideas for active mediaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 020 7837 5090 Home | What...

18-08-2004

SMALL PRODUCTION RUNS

LOW MINIMUMS 5 – 50 HIGH QUALITY DESIGNER LEVEL REASONABLE PRICES WOMENS WEAR, SPECIALISING IN:JERSEY WEARSOFT SEPERATESDRESSES PATTERN...

12-08-2004

Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios 2004

Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios 2004 Dates announced for this excellent Christmas shopping opportunity     Cockpit Arts was one of the first...

10-08-2004

Business Link for London factsheets.

three new factsheets from Businesslink4london – Running an effective advertising campaign, What’s lurking in that IT contract? and Holidays...

06-08-2004

The Access to Finance Programme – Supporting start-ups and businesses that are looking

       The FundAssist Programme – Supporting start-ups and businesses that are looking for funding     A sad fact of life is that many...

05-08-2004

Business Link

Everything your business does – from launching a new product or promotion to responding to customer complaints -helps define your reputation....

04-08-2004

DEFENCE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

UK UK-London: reflective vests 2004/S 129-109495 Official name and address of the contracting authority:  Metropolitan Police Authority, 10 Dean...

03-08-2004

Platform 3

Platform3 has been commissioned to design and build a website for New Contemporaries, Britain’s most important open exhibition for emerging...

03-08-2004

Premier Kids – July 2004

    Premier KIDS sees 12% increase in visitors Premier KIDS continues to grow from strength to strength each season showing a 12% increase in...

03-08-2004

Small business/europe

Issue trackerHomeAbout usServicesContact usLinksSearchGlossaryArchiveRegister fore-mailing listPrint pageE-mail page     Influences on small...

19-07-2004

london fashion forum

london fashion forum Equal opportunities policy       London Fashion Forum     Equal Opportunities Policy   The London Fashion Forum (LFF) is...

13-07-2004

One London

oneLondon’s enterprise development services provide help to people from disadvantaged communities and support to growing,...

12-07-2004

Business link for London setting up an office

    Setting up an office   Factsheet In a well set up office, the equipment, the systems and the environment all contribute to making you and...

12-07-2004

Business Link for London Health and safety

  Health and safety Factsheet Looking after health, safety and welfare is not just a legal requirement, it makes commercial sense. Failing to...

12-07-2004

Marketing on a shoe string

  Marketing on a shoestring Top Tips If your marketing budget is limited, you have to find ways to be more creative. These tips show you how to...

12-07-2004

West Midlands Access to finance

    WELCOME TO ACCESS TO FINANCE    Welcome to West Midlands Access to Finance – the site offering the most comprehensive regional...

12-07-2004

Creative Business campus

              Content   Page ·             ·           FOREWORD   ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 3   4  ...

09-07-2004

RKHB fashion

July 2004   PRESS RELEASE   “PRACTICAL HELP IN ACQUIRING FINANCE”     ACCESS TO FINANCE PROGRAMME     A sad fact of...

09-07-2004

Government Office for London

                  Business Within Government Office for London there are two teams dedicated to helping businesses achieve their...

06-07-2004

Events/Seminar organiser & Evaluator required

Thames Gateway Creative Skills Partnership are looking for consultants to undertake an evaluation of their pilot programme and to support and...

21-06-2004

Nesta Creative investor

NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, was set up by Act of Parliament in 1998. Our purpose was to help create a...

18-06-2004

Welsh clothing and textile centre

The Clothing and Fashion Industry in Wales received a huge boost when a Centre of Excellence was officially opened on Friday 11th June, 2004 by...

16-06-2004

uk fashion Exports overview

Are you a exporter? Are you looking to export internationally or overseas? Read on to find out more. UK Fashion Exports overview    The UK Fashion...

16-06-2004

Top tips on building online trust

Building online trust is vital if you want to attract and retain customers. With stories of security breaches and fraud, your customers need to feel...

16-06-2004

Cost Control

Cutting costs is the simplest way to improve your bottom line. Introducing a cost control system can bring immediate savings and ensure that you...

16-06-2004

Lunch Club

Hello Jenny I was completely overwhelmed with requests for more information about the commercial property investment seminars we are holding in...

15-06-2004

The Business Link for London overview.

Are you a small business? or are you thinking of setting up a small business? Read on to find how The Business Link for London can help you!   The...

14-06-2004

We are looking for the best ideas for innovation

Do you run an innovative business with original products or services or know someone who does? Are you an individual with a novel idea you want to...

09-06-2004

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR THE UK TEXTILE & CLOTHING INDUSTRY

DTI – and the Government more widely – provides a wide range of help and assistance to the UK textile and clothing industry. Support has...

04-06-2004

Peter Muller:- Professional Photographer

My name is Peter Muller, I am a professional photographer. My commercial speciality is people and portraits, however I do love most aspects of...

03-06-2004

Long live “Creative London”

The Mayors commission on Creative Industries follows a 6 month enquiry into London’s creative industries. Creative London is a brand new...

03-06-2004

A Leading light for the manufacturing industry the London A.R.C.

If you asked garment manufacturers and CMT units what they really need today to make their business successful you would probably here the following...

27-05-2004

DTI’s Business Support- Latest

DTI’S new business regime Details on the DTI’s business support offer can be accessed via www.dti.gov.uk/bss and www.businesslink.gov.uk . The...

26-05-2004

Profile: Jenny Holloway

Project Manager, London Fashion Forum  Following her graduation with a 2:1(Hon) Business Studies degree, Jenny Holloway commenced her career as...

06-03-2004

BSO & useful links

There are numerous Business Support Organisations out there to help you and this is where you can discover the best one for...

05-03-2004

manufacturing / CMT

How can designers, manufacturers and retailers work together to build healthy and sustainable working relationships? The information in this section...

30-11-1999

Olivier Theyskens takes on Rochas

Olivier Theyskens, the Belgian design school loafer with his reputed gothic tendencies, has been hailed as one of the most original new talents on...

30-11-1999

Street (UK) Client Profile – Retailer Abul from London

Abul – Retail outerwear Requirement: Volume discounts  With his Street UK loan, Abul got a volume discount when prices were lowest. For...

30-11-1999

Christmas trading promises to be merry for fashion retailers

Prospects for the UK retail sector are likely to remain bright through Christmas and into 2004, according to a survey of 150 industry leaders at an...

30-11-1999

Selfridges Stripped Bare!

On Sunday morning, before the store opened up for business as usual, 500 members of the general public could be found wandering the store naked. As...

30-11-1999

Design, Manufacture and the Supply Chain

One of the roles of the BL4L Supply Chain group is in assisting London companies to improve and develop their supply chains. London manufacturing...

30-11-1999

No future for London fashion?

Catwalk shows are seen as the way of making your name in the fashion industry – but costs can spiral up to £50,000, forcing some designers to...

30-11-1999

Julien McDonald off to Milan next season?

Milan seems to be luring even more British Designers away from London Fashion Week and now it appears that Julien McDonald is leaving the UK camp...

30-11-1999

Increased Profit at Arcadia Allows Green To Cut Debt Levels By £200 million

It appears that retail entrepreneur Phillip Green has given Arcadia shareholders something of a late Christmas present, as the billionaire investor...

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