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Fashion Roundtable is bringing the diverse voices of the fashion, retail and textiles industry together for a roundtable meeting on 20th January, to ensure that the industry across all areas, can be as effective as industries, such as film, fishing, music or pharma.
Fashion Roundtable is focusing on collaboration in order to address the worst series of crises to impact the fashion sector in generations. From the forced closure of retailers to Brexit red tape cost and confusion, from the on-going lockdown to the climate crisis, the industry is facing huge challenges at every level and this calls for a radical approach: one based on dialogue, shared goals and objectives.
According to a press release, "On 20th January we are bringing the diverse voices of the fashion, retail and textiles industry together for a roundtable meeting, to ensure that our industry across all areas, can be as effective as industries, such as film, fishing, music or pharma. All of which even when combined make far less than fashion for the UK economy."
Tamara Cincik, CEO of Fashion Roundtable said: "The landscape is bleak and everyone is feeling it. This calls for a collaborative, solutions-orientated approach. The Covid pandemic has closed our stores, we have a Brexit trade deal which doesn't allow for freedom of movement for goods or services with our largest trading partner, businesses have had to pivot to digital, our high streets are closed, plus an escalation in workers' rights concerns and a climate crisis. This is a perfect storm for the diverse needs of the fashion and textile industry to be overlooked and ignored. This has to change. Fashion Roundtable will work hard to create this change."
Fashion Roundtable wants to nurture the same policy ambitions and outcomes seen for fishing, the film industry and for pharma. This requires a new, strategic and highly collaborative approach.