FEL Welcomes Back Secondary Pupils from Colfe’s School

On Tuesday 27th June the Fashion-Enter team welcomed year 10 students from Colfe’s School, located in Lee in the London Borough of Lewisham, southeast London. It was fantastic to welcome pupils from this school after three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The pupils, aged 14 and 15, wanted to learn about the full garment production process from initial design drawing to finished and packed product. They were particularly keen to hear about how ethics and sustainability is implemented at each stage and what make Fashion-Enter’s factory in Haringey north London fully compliant.

Leading the seminar and tour FEL Director, Caroline Ash, said:

“Today we had a group of year 10 students from Colfe’s School visit us for the factory tour for the first time since covid. It was great to have them back! They were interested to learn the whole garment lifecycle, technological advancements and had a particular interest in sustainability and ethics as they had an ongoing project on this subject. It was great to understand the detail that is now being taught in schools.”

Feedback from the pupils included:

“I found out how designs can be printed onto clothes and how much money employees earn for the same job in different countries.”

“I learnt what it looks like in a factory, how machinery can be made more sustainable and how skilled people are at sewing and designing.”

“I learnt how quick clothing can be made and the full process of making a garment.”

“It was good to find out how clothing is made in the UK and about the working conditions.”

“I found out about all the different processes to make a garment. I have also learnt about the different wages and waiting times when working with different countries.”