FCFTA Leicester: Weekly Update 19th July

Summer Special – 1 Week Course Introduction to Industrial Sewing and Garment Making

Our summer special course  is perfect for those that want to learn a new skill over summertime. This 1 week course is the prefect introduction to industrial sewing and garment making, here are the details…

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Leicester – New Fashion Studio 

The Fashion Studio creates first patterns, samples, seals, grades and short run production from 1 unit to 20. This service is available for anyone – from those staring a new brand, local community groups, through to factories and businesses.

Our inhouse sample making service is available at £19 p/h (+ VAT)

Pattern making and lay planning can also be offered through our London studio £29.50 (+VAT)

Please contact Jackie@fashion-enter.com if you would like to start creating.

FCFTA Leicester manager Jackie said: “The Fashion Studio is a great way to support the talent here in Leicester today. Our team at FCFTA will support you to ensure that your design is ready to be sampled through an initial consultation meeting. We will make your sample here in Leicester by our experienced machinist and we can provide you patterns from our London studio This is a great way to start a brand or just put your design ideas into fabric.”

Workers Rights’ and Labour Exploitation Courses at the FCFTA

The Academy continues to deliver the SEG Level 1 Award in Workers Rights’ and Labour Exploitation. This course raises awareness of the basic employment rights provided by UK law and covers such topics as; finding a job and applying for a job safely, the national minimum wage, holiday pay and reading payslips. Also learners are taught how to identify the main signs of modern slavery and labor exploitation, and the ways you can report concerns to the GLAA and law enforcement. 

These courses have been provided FREE through funding from the Community Renewal Fund and LCC. 

Congratulations on  the Launch of the ATMF 

Fashion-Enter attended the launch of the Apparel and Textile Manufacturers Federation on Monday 18th July at the House of Commons. 

The aim of the Federation is to  weed out any bad practices, in collaboration with various audit bodies, and move forward together. 

Jackie, manager FCFTA Leicester said: “This new federation is very much in alignment with the work we have been doing over the last 6 months in Leicester,  supporting on skills, compliance and positive business relationships. Therefore we are looking forward to collaborating with the ATMF – it will be great to have a supplier voice.”