Jenny Holloway, CEO, Fashion Enter Ltd

Jenny Holloway has been working in the fashion industry for over thirty years mostly in the private sector. Initially she was a buyer for Littlewoods, M&S and a senior buyer for the Arcadia Group before opening her own label Retro. For almost ten years Jenny was Director of her successful business Retro UK Ltd which included retail boutiques, party plan, wholesaling to major retailers such as John Lewis, Principles and independents. Retro UK also had an excellent export business with key accounts in the Middle East and Europe.

In 2000 Jenny commenced a consultancy business and was approached to be an Industry Advisor on Government funded initiatives. In March 06 Jenny incorporated Fashion Enter Ltd.

Today Fashion Enter Ltd has two distinct areas of operation - Production and Training. The Factory provides large scale bulk production alongside the Fashion Studio for sampling and small production runs. Then most recently, as an extension of the already successful Stitching Academy, the UK's first Fashion Technology Academy was launched enabling learners to train for qualifications in manufacturing in a live factory environment.

Fashion Enter's 7,500 square foot Factory in North London manufacturers 10,000 garments a week for leading retailers such as ASOS, Marks & Spencer and Finery and a Fashion Studio for sampling and small production runs for LFW designers and new business start-ups. Core production centres on ladieswear soft separates in both jersey and woven being manufactured by a team of over 40 machinists. A selection of semi-tailored garments is also produced. The factory is focused on fast-track quality fashion producing bulk production, from idea concept to delivery, using stock cloth, within a three-week period. The Factory operates the Galaxius Management Information System centring on constant improvement in efficiencies for optimum quality production.

Fashion Enter is also England's largest training provider for the Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship Programme offering the Level 2, 3 and 4 pathways in Fashion and Textiles.

In 2015 Fashion Enter launched the Fashion Technology Academy with investment of £470,000 from Haringey Council and support from ASOS. Opened in March 2015 the fully equipped FTA includes qualifications across the entire garment life cycle incorporating pattern making, fabric inspection, fabric laying, fabric cutting, quality controlmachine maintenance and stitching. The academy is the first apparel manufacturing training academy in the country to operate alongside a live factory environment ensuring that students gain exposure to real manufacturing whilst training for their qualifications. The FTA has been created to ensure that the UK manufacturing sector continues to thrive with a skilled local workforce.

 

www.fashion-enter.com

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