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The Fashion Station

The Fashion Station sessions have been designed specifically to address issues facing new and emerging brands and retailers.  So, if you fall into this category, or if you are a new designer wanting to launch your own brand or even a final year undergrad or masters student, 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 manufacturing 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 Fashion Station Daily Schedule

Tuesday 25th June

10:30

How to grow a 3D Fashion Business – achieving social, financial and environmental success.

Shope Delano / Qiulae Wong, Common Objective

The path to successfully integrating sustainability into fashion business is often unclear, filled with lengthy reports, expensive consultants, and a lack of clarity around what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Get exclusive insights into how to execute on your end-to-end sustainability strategy with Common Objective, and their latest suite of intelligence – The 3D Suite.

11:30

Questions that you need to ask a manufacturer to ensure a successful working relationship

Elizabeth Stiles, Fashion Brand Consultant & Catherine Erdly, Future Retail Consulting

13:00

What is a “Tech Pack” and how do you make it work for you?

Doreen Adusei, MBE & Lunia Oliver, FashionWorks

– How to produce a professional Tech Pack
– Effective management of the sampling and prototyping process
– Reducing wastage and costs

14:30

5 things successful fashion brands are doing to succeed

Elizabeth Stiles, Fashion Brand Consultant & Catherine Erdly, Future Retail Consulting

15:30

The Jobs Forum Career Guide

Taeman Kaya & Davide Zambetta, 360 Resourcing

For one to one career advice and guidance across all aspects of the fashion industry, come and see the experts.

Wednesday 26th June

10:30

How to grow a 3D Fashion Business – achieving social, financial and environmental success.

Shope Delano / Qiulae Wong, Common Objective

The path to successfully integrating sustainability into fashion business is often unclear, filled with lengthy reports, expensive consultants, and a lack of clarity around what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Get exclusive insights into how to execute on your end-to-end sustainability strategy with Common Objective, and their latest suite of intelligence – The 3D Suite.

11:30

Finance for fashion start-up’s

Alison Lewey, MBE, FashionAngel

– Sources of finance for fashion start-ups
– The 2 types of Crowdfunding
– What’s needed if pitching for funding

13:00

What is a “Tech Pack” and how do you make it work for you?

Doreen Adusei, MBE & Lunia Oliver, FashionWorks

– How to produce a professional Tech Pack
– Effective management of the sampling and prototyping process
– Reducing wastage and costs

14:30

Getting it made

Alison Lewey, MBE, FashionAngel

– Sourcing and selecting the right manufacturers
– Getting the best from your manufacturer
– Managing costs

15:30

The Jobs Forum Career Guide

Taeman Kaya & Davide Zambetta, 360 Resourcing

For one to one career advice and guidance across all aspects of the fashion industry, come and see the experts.

Speaker Biographies

Qiulae Wong,
Director of Marketing and Product, CO

Qiulae Wong is the Director of Marketing and Product at Common Objective, a tech platform that helps fashion professionals to do better business. Her expertise on the mechanics of the fashion industry, combined with her penchant for combining sleek branding and meaningful messaging have seen her become an expert in taking sustainability to scale. Building on her experience leading the marketing team for the Ethical Fashion Forum, Qiulae has led workshops with industry leading organisations, and is well known for her creative approach to large scale projects and achieving growth in an ethical way.

Shope Delano,
Marketing and Communications Manager, CO

Shope Delano is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Common Objective, a tech platform that equips fashion professionals to succeed in fashion business, sustainably. Previously working at ASOS, Depop and other venture-backed tech companies, Shope approaches the challenge of taking sustainability to scale through the lens of brand differentiation, consumer behaviour and data-driven strategy.

Elizabeth Stiles,
Fashion Brand Consultant

Elizabeth Stiles has a decade of experience in the fashion industry working for Next, Miss Selfridge & New Look so she knows the buying and supply process inside out. Now working as a brand consultant, she is passionate about helping small fashion businesses with design, sourcing and manufacturing.

Catherine Erdly,
Founder, Future Retail Consulting

Catherine Erdly is the founder of Future Retail Consulting and is on a mission to help people create the life they want by growing successful product-based businesses. Catherine brings nearly twenty years industry expertise and an inspiring passion for all things retail. She loves nothing more than enabling small and start-up brands and retailers grow their profits.

Elizabeth and Catherine will be presenting 2 sessions on Tuesday 25th June; The key questions you need to ask a manufacturer to ensure a successful working relationship, and 5 things successful fashion brands are doing to succeed.

Alison Lewy,
MBE, Fashion Angel

Alison is a fashion industry expert, mentor, author and founder of Fashion Angel, a fashion business support agency offering mentoring, training, networking events and access to funding for fashion industry entrepreneurs.

Alison will be presenting 2 sessions on Wednesday 26th June; Finance for fashion start-ups, and Getting it made and she will also be available throughout the show to answer questions and provide one to one advice and guidance on her stand SB24.

Taeman Kaya,
360 Resourcing

Having worked within the retail recruitment industry for over 10 years, on the back of a further 5 years retail store experience, Taeman  & Davide currently head up the London office at 360 Resourcing, where they partner with some of the world’s leading designer brands, supporting with all levels of recruitment within their store operations across the UK.

Davide Zambetta,
360 Resourcing

With over 15 years retail management experience working for some of the most prestigious luxury brands and boutiques in retail, including Prada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Ermanno Scervino and Harrods, Davide & Taeman currently head up the London Office at 360 Resourcing, where they partner with some of the world’s leading luxury brands, supporting with all levels of recruitment within their store operations across the UK.

Fashion Jobs & 360 Resourcing will be offering one to one career consultancy sessions on all aspects of the fashion industry on Tuesday 25th June

Doreen Adusei, MBE,
FashionWorks

Doreen Adusei MBE is the founder and creative director of Fashionworks, a design to manufacturing business consultancy for the fashion and manufacturing industries. After leaving the Royal College of Art with a Masters, she went on to design and oversee the production and manufacturing of collections for Harvey Nichols and Liberties. Successfully gaining European Funding, Fashionworks now offers design to manufacturing support to the industry. The Fashionworks consultancy includes business strategists, to woven, stretch to accessories manufacturers linkage.

Lunia Oliver,
FashionWorks

Lunia is Fashionworks Manufacturing, QC and Costing specialist and has over 19 years as a production manager. Working with designers such as Vin and Omi, Bethany Williams and Amanda Wakeley as well as production personnel from McQueen and middle high-volume markets.  All Fashionworks specialists are passionate about working with new designers, and host regular industrial workshops within factories and Universities in London.