Oaklands College Fashion Students Take the Factory Uncovered Tour

Oaklands College is a further education college offering full & part time courses, Higher Education & Apprenticeships in St Albans & Welwyn Garden City. On Monday 14th March 2022 Fashion-Enter welcomed a group of Year 1 & 2 students on the Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Fashion course.

The group were shown each step of garment development as it took place live in our north London factory by Production Director, Caroline Ash. She was also keen to show the students how new technologies are paving the way towards a sustainable and circular business model along with key points at every stage.

Overall the students were enthusiastic and complimentary about Caroline and the tour, feedback included:

“I found out how a responsible and sustainable factory works. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to visit this factory. The tour made me feel sure that this is a place where I could work happily.”

“I learnt about the circular system that they are putting in place this year. Caroline was a great speaker. Thank-you.”

“I have learnt a lot of useful tips about the industry. Caroline was very nice and helpful.”

“I found out about the different aspects that go in to the production of a garment.”

“I learnt about the process of garment construction and was given multiple research points for my own business. Thank-you.”

“I gained an in-depth look into garment construction in a factory along with ethics and sustainability.”

“I learnt about the process a garment goes through – from design to delivery.”