Fashion Enter Interactive Workshops Fashion Enter is a not for profit, social enterprise, which strives to be a centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry. With both a factory for large scale production and a studio for grading, sampling and small productions runs, both Sedex approved, they produce for leading retailers, e-tailers, designers and new business start ups. In addition to the commercial enterprise, Jenny Holloway, CEO, is also an advocate of practical fashion education and also runs a Fashion Technology Academy in collaboration with Haringey Council, DWP and global e-tailer ASOS.com. The Academy provides a wide range of high-quality industry learning, seminars and practical courses for technical skills and brand management and is a recognised ESFA approved Training Provider for apprenticeships. We are delighted to be showcasing Fashion Enter again at SVP this edition, and providing a 'drop-in' practical workshop and interactive area that all visitors, whatever your experience or level of expertise, can engage with. There is such a major return back to the UK with garment manufacturing at the moment, and this interactive area will reflect some of the skills that are required to make exceptionally constructed garments. There is also now such a large, industry wide, demand for stitching and pattern making, grading and cutting skills that the courses offered at the Fashion Technology Academy are currently full. It's time to embrace a new era in ethical garment manufacturing and at Fashion SVP this June, you can see just how to make this a reality! For established brands and retailers the Fashion Enter Interactive Workshop has a two tier offering; 1) Practical demonstrations and advice for more junior staff members of the entire end to end manufacturing process, from design to sampling to fabric and trim selection, to QC, final product and then on into production, delivery, logistics and stock management. Fashion Enter have a vast experience of the entire production process and will be able to impart valuable information and guidance to staff of all experience levels and across all sourcing and production departments. Plus, 2) Advice about the apprenticeship levy, which it has been reported that currently 80% of employers are not using. This could be a great opportunity for brands and retailers to talk to someone face to face to fully understand how to utilise this tax break so that the available 'pot' of money is not wasted. Fashion Enter is also offering a consultation corner where you will be able to discuss the training available at the Fashion Technology Academy, the apprenticeship programme, 'The Factory Uncovered' workshops for existing staff and the Tailoring Academy - all designed to help established brands and retailers continue the professional development of their own teams to achieve increased overall success! For new and emerging brands, start-up's and designers, Fashion Enter will be demonstrating pattern cutting and sewing on industrial machines and so much more! You can bring in a sketch and get advice on how this sketch could be translated into a commercial garment, can talk about costings, where to source fabric, trims and labels etc, how to find an ethical manufacturer, discuss courses, business support and the Fashion Studio for sampling so anyone visiting our this workshop area will gain a huge amount of information to help them grow their business. Make sure you do not miss this opportunity to meet Jenny and members of her professional and experience team, and to learn from her vast industry experience! Bio details - Jenny Holloway CEO, Fashion Capital and Fashion Enter Jenny Holloway has been working in the fashion industry for over thirty years, initially as a buyer, consultant and now CEO of social enterprise Fashion Enter Ltd. Comprising six divisions, Fashion Enter provides sampling and fast track production services alongside extensive industry training facilities and apprenticeship opportunities.
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