UAL and Regents University Factory visit
This week The Fashion Technology Academy welcomed the students of Regents University and UAL (University of the Arts London) to the factory for a site visit. Upon arrival students received a warm welcomed from one of our lovely members of staff who then escorted the students upstairs to the glass room where they received an introduction presentation, which explained each area of Fashion Enter. Shortly after the presentation students were introduced to Production Director Caroline Ash who proceeded to give them a tour of the factory floor, before the tour commenced Caroline talked the students through the important health and safety procedures carried out on the factory floor, once the students had received all the information, Caroline continued the tour and students were able to see first-hand fabric cutting, pattern cutting and the machinists at work. Students were then given a demonstration of the quality control process. After this, students were then given a tour of the Fashion studio, here they got to see and gain more knowledge about patterns, sampling and grading.
It was a pleasure to host a factory tour for the students of UAL and Regents University,
Overall the students really enjoyed their visit and gained a lot of knowledge about the garment life cycle and production process.
Here are a few comments from the students:
“I learnt how an ethical factory works and the conditions which give it this title” Maya – Regents University
“I love the fact that all the workers are friendly and kind” Misaki – UAL
“I had never seen a factory before today and I’m very grateful that I got to see such an amazing one” Nicole – Regents University
“This was very interesting and informative and an eye opening experience, I will take home the knowledge obtained today and hopefully incorporate it into my future career in fashion” Asma – UAL
“I have learnt about the importance of organisation for the safest work place” Rama – Regents University
“I have learnt about the whole process of the work in the factory, staff welfare, security policies, the cost of the garment (raw material) and how to make profit” Teresa – UAL