Hey London 👋 Our friends at the Centre for Fashion Enterprise have asked that we pass on information about their upcoming event on the future of manufacturing. For those who don’t know, the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is dedicated to nurturing small-to-medium enterprises and providing opportunities for networking. This spring, they’re hosting back-to-back must-attend events for design entrepreneurs, including a manufacturers trade show and a fashion tech meetup.
The CFE Manufacturers Trade Show aims to connect designers with tech and manufacturing businesses at a day-long trade show followed by their fourteenth FashTech meetup. The event will showcase traditional and innovative manufacturing processes and explore the possibilities of technology-enabled design and manufacturing.
This unique trade show is for fashion businesses looking to connect with high-end production units, including manufacturers, pattern cutters, fashion software and embroidery services, which cater to smaller scale quantities for fashion entrepreneurs. Exhibitors include Jenny King Embroidery, Kitty Ferreira and London Pattern Bureau and new knitwear offers from Knitster and Harlowe Studios.
CFE’s 14th FashTech Meetup will explore the next wave of making: technology-enabled design and manufacturing. This evening event hosted by CFE will bring together a panel of experts, including Carys Roberts —Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR— to discuss: What will automation do to job supply? How are designers adopting technology in their creative processes? Will circular technologies demand that designers take ownership over a garment’s entire life cycle?
Date and Time
Wednesday 3 April 2019; 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Manufacturers Trade Show
Time: 9.30 am – 6 pm
CFE FashTech Meet-up 14
‘The next wave of making: technology-enabled design and manufacturing’
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
LSO St Lukes, 161 Old St, London, EC1V 9NG
To attend, register here …. (pssst, it’s FREE!)