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Fashion and Microfibres
20.09.2018 Fashion and Microfibres

London Fashion Week kicked off this season (SS19) with an environmental message about the use of plastics in the industry. As much as two thirds of UK clothing is created from synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic or polyamide, which...

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Ralph & Russo Shortlist Their Candidates
19.09.2018 Ralph & Russo Shortlist Their Candidates

Yesterday, 18 th September, design house Ralph & Russo came along to the Factory to interview the final 20 candidates selected for the apprenticeship opportunities at the haute couture atelier. It was a fantastic session...

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Industry Collaboration - The Launch of Fashion District
10.09.2018 Industry Collaboration - The Launch of Fashion District

This morning (10 th September 2018) the launch of ‘Fashion District’ at designer Christopher Raeburn’s studio gathered a hub of industry educators and professionals, including our very own CEO Jenny Holloway. The collaborative initiative...

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Have You Heard of Econyl?
04.09.2018 Have You Heard of Econyl?

Econyl is a fabric few have heard about, but it could revolutionise the swimwear market. It is made from waste products often found in our oceans,  such as fishing nets, old carpets and other non-degradables . These items are shredded, before...

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The Future of Fashion
31.08.2018 The Future of Fashion

When Councillor Charles Adje, Cabinet Minister for Regeneration visited the Fashion Technology Academy we ensured he met with three of our brightest stars, all making waves in the industry since graduating from the apprenticeship programme....

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