Fashion Enter The Factory Tour London
Unit 13/14 Crusader Industrial Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, Harringay, London, , N4 1LZ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: OnLine Interactive Workshops | School Virtual Tours | Curriculum Subject / Activity Type | Art and Design | Business Studies | Design and Technology | Textiles | Day Trip Destinations | Educational Tours | Factory Visits | Factory Tours
What we offer on a school trip
Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) is an award-winning social enterprise which is a centre of ethical garment manufacturing with a leading status in the Fast Forward audit and is also SMETA audited. FEL has a minimum order quantity of 1 for their Fashion Studio service and currently produces up to 12,000-15,000 garments a week for speed of response fashion from their three units in Haringey, North London. Clients include ASOS, Tesco F&F, Brora and brands such as Louisa Parris and Matthew Williamson.
FEL launched the UK's first SFA approved Fashion Technology Academy in 2015 operating alongside the Factory and includes a range of qualifications at Levels 1 to 5 covering the 'Garment life cycle' including Stitching, Production, Pattern Cutting and Tailoring. FEL is also the largest training providers of Apprenticeships at levels 3 and 4 within Apparel Manufacturing (fashion) working with employers such as ASOS.com, Marks & Spencer, River Island and Amazon
In November 2019 FEL launched the Tailoring Academy following funding from the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund and Haringey Council. The Tailoring Academy is a state-of-the-art clothing manufacturing and training facility based which provides specialis
In August 2020 FEL has opened the FC Designer Collective retail shop with Islington Council, LEAP and the GLA to provide business support to local brands and working alongside the garment makers and wholesalers of the famous Fonthill Road. This program will be expanded to include Affordable Workspaces in 2021.
In November 2020 FEL opened a second factory in Wales which is producing up to 20,000 garments a year employing the highly skilled staff that were made redundant from Laura Ashley in Newtown Powis
'We believe the integration of industry into education is fundamental in the learning process. The educational site visit takes students on a tour of the garment production process so they can understand how an ethical factory operates and the skills involved in producing a garment.'