Upskill In 2020 With The FTA

2020 has arrived, a new year and a new decade and there has never been a better time to plan ahead and embrace new skills and opportunities. If you are looking to work in fashion, are a designer, or a brand start-up, or even own a creative business in the Tottenham area – then we can help you. From courses, seminars, mentoring, production services to local business initiatives – we are here to support you.

Tailoring Skills:

Alongside all the production courses and apprenticeships available at the Fashion Technology Academy we can now offer tailoring specific training at our state-of-the-art Tailoring Academy. From introductory to intermediate – to a bespoke diploma, the rolling programme will include courses at all levels of ability and you can browse and book via our Tailoring/Bespoke page.

If you are looking for a tailoring or fashion production specific course then please contact Esme:

Short Courses and Masterclasses:

Many studios and factories have moved away from manual pattern cutting to incorporate a streamlined digital systems and the likes of EFI Optitex and Gerber are leading the way. We regularly run short courses in these disiplines that range from one to three days. Time to gain those skills that today’s employers require. Additionally we host one-day beginner stitching and making workshops as well as personal development skills with our resident life and business coach.

Coming soon…

EFI Optitex 2D & 3D Pattern Design – 3-day January course 8th, 9th and 10th January 2020

Gerber AccuMark Digital Pattern Making for Beginners course – 15th, 16th and 17th January 2020

Essential Alterations & Upcycling Techniques – 22nd & 29th January 2020

If It’s To Be, It’s Up To Me with Eric Gilston – 23rd January 2020

EFI Optitex 2D & 3D Pattern Design – 3-day February course – 5th, 6th  and 7th  February 2020

Business Support:

Are you based in the Tottenham CEZ area? Do you run a creative business, or are about to start one? Did you know that thanks to a new project: ‘N17 Creative Callings’ funded by the Greater London Authority and the European Social Fund, and supported by Haringey Council, you can now receive free business support and practical solutions to ensure business success. Fashion-Enter has recently gone live with the initiative that offers free advice, support, networking and training opportunities.

We can offer accredited training in: Fashion and Textiles, Leadership and Management, Creative and Digital Media, Developing Social Potential, Professional Development, Retail, Customer Service and Finance.

Each business is unique which is why we offer bespoke business training and support and have an excellent selection of partners to cover your needs. The Fashion-Enter team have worked in Haringey for over 12-years and understands its vibrant and diverse mix of residents.

If you would like to put yourself / your business forward for this free support initiative please contact:

Get Stocked at the FC Designer Collective:

Last month more local designers have joined the FC Designer Collective located at 113-115, Fonthill Road, London N4. The shop offers selling space to local fashion design talent alongside fabrics, haberdashery plus an onsite bespoke service. If you are based in the North London area and would like to join this exciting retail project please contact:

And of course we can offer our range of on-going FTA courses in patterns, stitching and production skills alongside apprenticeships in fashion. Your 2020 fashion opportunities start right here!