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Fashion Impact Fund to Provide Fashion Enter LTD with Further Workforce Development Grant

Fashion Impact Fund to Provide Fashion Enter LTD with Further Workforce Development Grant

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Hot on the heels of the introductory 4-day Stitching course the Fashion Impact Fund is providing a further grant to support student program placement at Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) .

In February, the Fashion Impact Fund generously supported 15 female learners to undertake a 4-day beginners Stitching course with Fashion-Enter Ltd. The feedback from this session, held at the FC Designer Workspace, was excellent and many learners were keen to progress to the next level.

Both Fashion-Enter Ltd and the Fashion Impact Fund are committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as adopted by the United Nations Member States in 2015; specifically with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

As part of the Fashion Impact Fund’s mission to advance equitable workforce development in the fashion industry; the organization is pleased to offer a grant for 15 students to participate in FEL’s Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Textiles. This is a 12-week course that will develop the students’ stitching and production skills to a professional level.

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Kerry Bannigan, Founder and Executive Director, Fashion Impact Fund shared: “As we look to the future of fashion workforce development, it’s clear that supporting women is critical to building a more sustainable and equitable industry. This means prioritizing investments in women-led businesses and initiatives that promote gender equality, as well as fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity across the fashion supply chain. By working with Fashion Enter LTD, we can create a fashion industry that not only delivers on its promise of creativity and innovation but also promotes social and economic progress for women around the world.”

Jenny Holloway, CEO at Fashion-Enter Ltd added: “We were over the moon to be selected for this funding with Kerry and the Fashion Impact Fund. The aims of the Fashion Impact Fund align totally with Fashion-Enter. We provide a host of free seminars and workshops and our audience is very much female from all ethnicities. It’s not often that women are recognised as courageous agents of change and champions for a better tomorrow.  As a social enterprise we know that we are transforming communities both personally at an individual level but also regionally within Haringey, Leicester, Islington and Newtown in Powys. A sincere thank-you to Kerry for recognising who we are and what we do. It’s a great boost for our team.”


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