New Fashion District Sets East London as Hub of Fashion Technology


LONDON — London’s East End wants to become an international tech hub with the launch of the Fashion District, a center for manufacturing, innovation and design, part of mayor Sadiq Khan’s project to create a creative and business powerhouse on and around the former site of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The district, which has sites set up in East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, Haringey and Polar, is primed to become a leader in fashion education, design and innovation.
The latest technologies for 3-D printing, laser cutting and interactive fabrics will be available and partners and stakeholders on the project include London College of Fashion, the British Fashion Council, UK Fashion and Textiles, Greater London Authority, and the London Boroughs of Hackney.
Details will be unveiled on Monday morning during an event in East London, where the fashion economy is worth 1.4 billion pounds. The eastern part of the British capital houses 23 percent of its fashion enterprises. Between 2010 and 2015, it gave rise to more than 10,000 fashion jobs, according to the project’s organizers.
The area has been integral to the fashion industry and The Fashion District is an extension of London mayor Sadiq Khan’s East Bank project, a 1.1 billion pounds investment

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