The plans will create hundreds of new jobs and we are working closely with Hackney Council's Ways into Work team to make sure that local residents are first in line for those jobs - click here for more information
The job opportunities in the Fashion Hub include:
"This is an exciting opportunity for Hackney. The development will provide jobs for local people as well as opportunities for new business." - Meg Hillier MP (Hackney South and Shoreditch)
- Sales staff
- Manufacturing, stitching and alterations
- Catering and hospitality
- Security and maintenance
- Fashion Designers
As part of the Hackney Fashion Hub proposals, there will be a Stitching Academy to support textile production for start-up designers and makers working at the Fashion Hub.
The mission of the Academy is to train people who are interested and passionate about the fashion industry through apprenticeships and work experience.
Skills gained will include sewing and stitching, machinery operation, inspecting and measuring, and health and safety.
This will then lead to employment, further education or additional apprenticeships
Sampling, Alteration and Manufacturing Unit
The Hackney Fashion Hub will provide space for a new subsidised manufacturing and sampling space for Hackney business to use. This will allow fledgling design based companies to produce small unit runs at commercial prices which will help to develop their businesses.
This will result in the whole end to end process taking place in the heart of Hackney, from creation and manufacture to retailing directly to the customer.
Apprenticeships and Training
The Hackney Fashion Hub will create significant training and employment opportunities for local people in conjunction with Hackney Council's "Ways Into Work
We plan to work with Fashion Enter, the UK's largest provider of the Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeships Programme and other providers, to ensure apprenticeships are made available to young people along with training, workshops, and educational seminars on design and production of textiles.
Boost to the Local Economy
The Hackney Fashion Hub will deliver a significant economic boost to the local community. In addition to the jobs and training opportunities for local people, the proposals will bring more people to the area, providing more customers to the shops, restaurants and cafés in Hackney Central town centre.
The project will physically improve and regenerate the area and deliver a range of environmental improvements to the surrounding area.
The new buildings which will house the Fashion Hub have been designed by award-winning architect David Adjaye.
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