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FASHION SPACES

Poplar Works

Making workspace more affordable, available and fit for purpose.

At the Fashion District, we use existing spaces, refurbish other spaces, and create new, more affordable spaces for fashion businesses, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and community groups.

An alliance of like-minded organisations safeguard those spaces. We have introduced a gold standard for good employment and sustainability for all the businesses that use them. Fashion space doesn’t just mean space. It means access to specialist equipment. Access to finance. Skills development.And employment programmes for local people that develop the area, long-term.

We encourage manufacturers to cluster together in hubs, promoting sustainable, inclusive working practices and spaces – with added business support.

The result? A resilient, creative fashion ecosystem where businesses of all sizes can thrive. A sustainable place for decades to come.

THE CHANCE TO INVEST IN AN AUTHENTIC, ACCESSIBLE AND AMBITIOUS INDUSTRY THAT WILL BRING LONG-TERM BENEFITS TO THE AREA – IT EXISTS: RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. POPLAR WORKS WILL BE A REAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY, OFFERING JOBS, TRAINING AND CREATIVE WORKSPACE FOR OUR DIVERSE AND GROWING POPULATION.

Paul Augarde, Poplar HARCA

POPLAR WORKS

We’re taking unused garages in Tower Hamlets – and giving them a total makeover. To create a vibrant fashion hub, with a community focus. Workspaces, educational facilities, events space and manufacturing facilities open to all. Professional skills training for early-stage businesses.

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THE TRAMPERY FISH ISLAND VILLAGE

Purpose-built studios at Fish Island. Spaces for promising domestic brands on the cusp of going huge. With added support – like enterprise growth programmes, networking, training, high-spec facilities and equipment.

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Arbeit Studios Leyton Green

A collaboration between Waltham Forest Council, and London College of Fashion, UAL, Arbeit Studios Leyton Green will provide affordable creative workspaces for fashion start-ups and creatives.

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FASHION TAILORING ACADEMY

Fashion Enter's new tailoring academy will create training pathways and address the manufacturing skills gap by offering accredited qualifications, apprenticeships and short courses in technical skills

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BUILDING BLOQS

Building BloQs is a hidden gem in Meridian Water, and with no joining fee, you can control your costs as you grow or get your business off the ground. BuildingBloQs has everything you need for toiling, pattern cutting and sampling, as well as opportunities for collaboration.

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