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The Hub@FTM - celebrating Londonís design talent.

17 February 2010

London Style* is delighted to sponsor and launch the Hub@FTM

Based at the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM), the Hub@FTM is a vibrant new networking community for creative businesses, offering events that celebrate and support London’s cutting edge design talent.

The Hub@FTM is a new concept in socialising and sharing information and knowledge for creative designers working in the jewellery, fashion, accessories, homeware and furniture arena. The creation of this new network is central to the London Style project which is providing funding to allow designers to join at no charge.

This prestigious club will offer a lively and interactive format  - the Hub@FTM is the essential place to have a fun and informative evening out whilst chatting about the latest industry news (and gossip), talking to people in similar businesses, exchanging ideas, discussing trade issues and opportunities and sharing experiences with like-minded individuals.

Membership of the Hub@FTM includes quarterly events at the Fashion and Textile Museum, featuring a private view of the current FTM exhibition, wine and nibbles and the opportunity to connect with other inspirational designers and industry professionals.

For free membership of the Hub@FTM and to book a place at the first event, you need to register now at info@ftmlondon.org or download an application form from www.ftmlondon.org. Places are limited - so don’t miss your chance to be part of this exciting new club.

The first event will take at The Fashion and Textile Museum on Wednesday 24th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm 

ENDS

The London Style project is part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund and Newham College of Further Education.

Notes to Editors

London Style

Part-financed by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund, London Style works to assist London's creative businesses in a sustained support programme to access new markets and win new business.

Newham College in partnership with three distinctive partners within the creative sector: Holts Jewellery Academy works to assist jewellers in both practical and business-based skills; the East London Design Show enables emerging and established design businesses to access contemporary exhibiting and showcasing assistance and opportunities; the Centre for Sustainable Fashion provides specific assistance and support for businesses adopting or increasing environmental and sustainable practices. Newham College delivers a practical and specialised business mentoring programme, along with showcasing opportunities at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

The London Style programme offers participants:

*           Face to face diagnostic sessions

*           Individual intensive mentoring sessions

*           Interactive group workshops

*           Individual mentoring sessions to expand on group workshops

*           Additional mentoring and one to one support as required, both on and offline

*           Showcasing opportunities

The 2007-13 ERDF Programme is administered by the London Development Agency's European Programmes Management Unit (LDA EPMU) on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government.  The LDA, in partnership with the Mayor and in  consultation with London stakeholders drafted the Operational Programme (OP), which provides the framework for investment of ERDF in London. For further information about ERDF please visit www.london.gov.uk

For further information on the London Style project, please contact: Becky Hunt 0208 522 5700 / london.style@newham.ac.uk 

The Fashion and Textile Museum
The FTM is a cutting-edge education, exhibition and visitor centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery; providing a focal point at the heart of the industry and offering inspiration to a wide audience within a vibrant, creative and professional environment. 

Owned and operated by Newham College, the FTM offers access to business support for people working or wanting to work in the fashion sector. The Shop@FTM is a must for anyone interested in contemporary fashion and is committed to supporting young design talent with a great range of products from some of the best up and coming accessory and jewellery designers you will find anywhere in the capital.

For further information about the Fashion and Textile Museum visit: www.ftmlondon.org 
Press Enquiries - For further press information about the Hub@FTM or the Fashion and Textile Museum

Contact Alison Lowe – Press Officer, Felicities Ltd representing FTM

Alison@felicities.co.uk 0207 377 6030.

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