This week, 27th October, Fashion-Enter Ltd welcomed a group of employees from Oliver Bonas.
Oliver Bonas is an independent lifestyle store that includes fashion and homeware. The first Oliver Bonas store opened in 1993 and has grown to nearly 80 stores across the UK along with an online offer. The group consisted of a range of individuals based at the Oliver Bonas head office.
Fashion-Enter Ltd Director, Caroline Ash, hosted the seminar and tour providing the group with a complete overview of the production process in a factory setting. She also took them to the FashTech Innovation Centre and talked about technology and the possibilities to create efficiently and made-to-demand.
“We had the pleasure of hosting Oliver Bonas for our factory tour and seminar today. They were very interested in the Kornit Direct-To-Fabric and Direct-To-Garment technology particularly as we had a print designer as part of the group.”
“I learnt about costings and what a small margin factories make, ethical practices, technical terms and about the factory floor layout.”
“This tour increased my knowledge on how factories work behind the scenes. I learnt about the future of printing digitally, direct to garment etc.”
“Really informative, great for entry level. Really great company set up.”
“It’s been really good to see the industry from a factory / supplier point of view. I especially enjoyed the fit comments, directions and 3D tech info. Loved the printing machines and the possibilities it opens.”
“This was really interesting for design not just buying – it helps to understand the process.”
“I really loved the tour and the tech / printing area, the information given was really informative.”
“I found out about all aspects of how a factory operates and gained lots of tips to bring into our working environment and fit sessions to improve the final product.”
“I learnt loads! Lots on costings, sampling, manufacturing processes, stitches etc. It was all brilliant.”