On Friday 4th November Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) had two groups of students from the University of Westminster in for the Factory Uncovered tour and seminar.
The groups were a mix of MA and BA fashion students who were very keen to learn about every stage of the garment manufacturing process, including time scales and sampling to new technology and one-piece-flow. Several were full of praise for the seminar and the company in general and requested about internships and jobs with FEL.
The seminar and tour was presented by FEL Director, Caroline Ash, she commented: “We had 2 groups from Westminster University for the factory tour and seminar and they were absolutely fantastic. The students were so enthusiastic about every aspect of the seminar and full of questions. It was a pleasure to teach them!”
Feedback from the students included:
“This was my first ever factory visit and it was without doubt so insightful. After all the information today ignited existing passion even more. Thank-you for all the information.”
“I learnt about the roles in a factory, the relationship with a buyer. The seminar was amazing, the only downside was that it was too short, would have loved to learn even more.”
“Found out how a factory works and the lifecycle of a product. The speaker was really interesting and had a positive energy, really enjoyed it.”
“Great learning experience. Received in-depth knowledge of how departments function and the industry speed. I have visited factories before but this is a new learning experience.”
“I loved the visit to the factory. I have learnt about new techniques and processes of manufacturing, how to manage time, new softwares and different samples. This seminar was really helpful to give a practical perspective of manufacturing.”
“I would love to intern with the company at some point to have hands-on experience about the construction process.”
“I would love to visit here again as it is one of the places I wish to work after I graduate.”