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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 experienced team, and to learn from her vast industry experience!


‘Sourcing Briefing’ seminar sessions

Click here to go to the programme page for the seminar programme.


The Fashion Station

The Fashion Station sessions have been designed specifically to address issues facing new and emerging brands and retailers. So, if this is you, or if you are a new designer wanting to launch your own brand or someone taking their first steps in the fashion industry, then The Fashion Station is a great place to learn, network, ask questions and get practical insight on how you can push your aspirations and plans forward.

You can get invaluable advice and guidance from any of our speakers, all of whom have vast experience across all different aspects of the fashion industry, so make sure that you take advantage of the industry professionals that we have gathered together to provide you with essential insight on a wide range of subjects!

Many of these professionals will also be available throughout the 2 days of the show on their own stands and will be more than happy to speak with you on a one to one basis as well as at their Fashion Station sessions.


The JobsForum in Association with FashionJobs.com

Do you want to find a new position? Or, are you looking for a new recruit and you want to search the widest and most experienced pool to fill your vacancy? Do you want to compare salaries and experience for your next performance evaluation? For all of the above, and much more, visit the JobsForum!

Free for applicants and companies in the UK, take this opportunity to see what is currently on offer in the market place!  At the JobsForum you can register your CV, access available opportunities, get access to the CV database, post positions and receive alerts – See how it can help you!

Established in 2001, FashionJobs.com is the leading recruitment website for fashion, textile, luxury and beauty professionals. The website has over 4 million visitors per month and is active in over 70 markets providing a specialised job search platform for fashion professionals and delivering over 15,000 monthly job postings worldwide.