Fashion Enter has landed new deals to manufacture a range of made in Britain clothes for Tesco, Harrods and Phase 8.
The not-for-profit training organisation founded by ex-M&S buyer Jenny Holloway in 2006 will create the lines, which include dresses, skirts and blouses at its factory in London, the Telegraph reported.
Fashion Enter’s Fashion Technology Centre is the UK’s largest provider of technical fashion apprenticeships and will train 4,500 new skilled cutters, stitchers and designers over the next five years, the story added.
Around 85% of Fashion Enter’s production is for Asos.com, which provided the six-figure funding for the apprenticeship venture in 2011, but the etailer does not own a stake in the business.
“Manufacturing should be the backbone of the UK economy,” Holloway told the newspaper. “We are not only creating the products but also the skilled people to ensure the future of this industry.”