Bespoke tours and Workshops

FEL’s popular factory tours and CPPD workshops can be adapted to meet specific requirements and areas. The aim is to provide industry professionals and students with a workshop that is informative and engaging. Fashion aside we can tailor workshops to cover core topics such as; business and management, working with start-ups, compliance and ethics, lean manufacturing, buying and sourcing, workers’ rights and labour exploitation, career’s advice and more.

FEL is the only factory in the UK today with a leading status in the Fast Forward audit and members to the AGM PPP. Over the last two decades we have provided quality workshops to groups from a broad range of industry sectors.

The courses can be either 2, 3 or 4 hours long and prices are on an hourly rate for a maximum of 10 participants. Please get in touch for an initial consultation, we then recommend that you come and visit us, review our working environment, read our feedback forms and discuss your requirements.

Bespoke workshop examples:

The quality of the training provision at the FTA has been so highly regarded by the awarding body SEG that the FTA can offer accredited CPPD training. Continual professional and personal training allows the learner to receive a Quality Licence Scheme certificate.


“I learned about business model uniqueness and how being a smaller business can provide strategic advantages over larger competitors. Caroline provided an exemplary presentation. She’s truly a gifted director and educator. This was a wonderful experience.”Mike, MBA student, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida.

“Gained real insight into garment production and manufacturing – really interesting and not what I expected.” – SJ from Barclays bank.

“Not personally doing fabric / clothing but the discussions about costings made me think about my particular products. Also the ‘dirty tricks’ was an eye opener. It was really insightful, really worth the trip.”Lisa from Sainsbury’s Plc.

“Found out about the importance of ethical practices, the efficiency within the production line and the benefits of Optitex.”Terri at The Very Group