ABOUT US

Fashion Roundtable advocate for long term strategic and sustainable growth for the entire fashion industry in the global marketplace.

Fashion Roundtable’s team of experts from fashion, business, economics and politics, engage with Governments and policy leaders, to provide the optimum outcomes for the economic and cultural future of the fashion industry. We consult across fashion and business.

Our papers, events, public affairs and political intelligence give fresh focus to the fashion industry. Fashion Roundtable support better understanding of the diverse needs and voices of the industry, harnessed to create the potential for long-term inclusive sector growth. We are a non-partisan, independent voice.

MEET THE TEAM 

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Tamara Cincik, Founder & CEO

Tamara is a UCL graduate and has 20 years experience working in the fashion industry, as a fashion editor and brand consultant, both in London and globally for publications such as i-D, Bazaar, Muse and Vogue, VIP clients and designer brands on advertising campaigns, fashion shows, consultancy and brand design.

Uniquely, Tamara has also worked in Westminster as a Parliamentary Researcher for Sharon Hodgson MP, who was her mentor on the prestigious Fabian Women's Network Mentoring Scheme. Tamara organised events at the Houses of Parliament, with politicians, educationalists, key sector stakeholders and creative industry leaders and a series of roundtables for the fashion industry to meet with Parliamentarians, to discuss their concerns around Brexit and future sector growth. Tamara now heads up the secretariat team for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion.

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Jodi Muter-Hamilton, Communications Director

Jodi has worked across fashion, tech and communications for the past 20 years. As a designer for her own swimwear brand, with her podcasts for her company Black Neon Digital, exploring all aspects of sustainable and circularity in fashion through a fashion lens and as a communications consultant for leading UK FashionTech firms. Jodi's expertise in tech, sustainability and inclusive business innovation are core values in line with Fashion Roundtable's vision for the industry.

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Swati Dhingra, Economics Expert

Swati Dhingra is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, researching globalisation and industrial policy.

Swati is co-author of the recent “Life after Brexit” report published by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, which looked at the UK’s options outside of the EU.

She is also associate editor of the Journal of International Economics. Swati was awarded the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award by the European Trade Study Group for her work on firms and globalization.

Swati's work has informed bodies such as the Parliamentary International Trade Committee, CBI, Treasury, Social Enterprise UK, Credit Suisse and Sunderland City Council, and has featured in the media, including the BBC, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, The Economist, The Times and Business Standard.


Anna Fitzpatrick, Sustainability & Education Expert

Anna has a background across politics and fashion. She works at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the University of the Arts, London, communicating the Centre’s voice, values and ideas for a more sustainable future. In the run-up to the 2015 General Election she organised an event at the Houses of Parliament to engage young people in politics. Anna has been the secretariat of All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion.

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Navjyot Lehl, UK Politics Expert

Navjyot is an LSE graduate, she has previously worked for Glenda Jackson MP and then Seema Malhotra MP in their Westminster offices and currently works at leading think tank UK in a Changing Europe.

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Sally Farr, Art Director


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Karen Binns, Fashion and Style Director

New Yorker Karen Binns has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years, beginning her career as muse to legendary artist Jean Michel Basquiat, as well as hosting celebrity downtown NY nights. Integral to 1980's NYC, with artists such as Andy Warhol and Basquiat, This understanding of popular culture and its currency in our creative, visual and fashion markets is implicit in her work as a fashion director as well as creative director for a number of international recording artists and celebrities.

She has consulted for designers such as Kanye West, Zandra Rhodes, Ashish, Maharishi and Bernard Chandran. Karen has spoken on numerous panels including at the V&A, SHOWstudio, MASTERED and for Lulu Kennedy.

Marc Jacobs says: 'I've known Karen both personally and professionally for over two decades. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm for fashion is always a great and welcome inspiration to me. Her soaring, distinct vision and her insightful unique interpretation of "what is " and "what will be " makes her a truly rare and exceptional voice in the fashion universe.'

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Bev Malik, Fashion Buying and Retail Director

Bev began as an acclaimed Buyer for Harvey Nichols and Browns across menswear and womenswear. She has also worked with the British Fashion Council, and award winning retailers in Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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Sara Ali, Luxury Business Expert

Sara Ali is a luxury business expert, stylist and mentor with over two decades of experience in the industry. Today, Sara has the privilege to style several pioneering world leaders and is a business insider collaborating with influencers that want to extend their reach whilst remaining exclusive as they grow their brand. Furthermore, Sara was recently nominated as a finalist for the National Mentoring Awards in two categories, Fashion Mentor and Diversity Mentor Of The Year 2019.


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Betty Abeng, Fundraising Officer

Betty has had a varied career working for a number of Not For profit organisations in London delivering events, project management, Fundraising and business development. 

Betty has also worked closely with African diplomatic missions in designing and delivering Investment events workshops, lectures and debates involving and engaging policy makers, private and institutional investors and entrepreneurs with a common interest.

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Rafaella de Freitas, Policy and Research Assistant

Rafaella is a Philosophy, Politics and Economics graduate from King's College London. She has previously worked with academic research, acting as a Research Assistant to KCL's Political Economy Department in a project investigating the democratic accountability of regulatory agencies, and is currently in the role of Equity Research Analyst in an independent primary research and stakeholder intelligence firm.

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Lottie Jackson Writer and Correspondent

Lottie is a an Oxford Graduate with an impressive track record in bylines across ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, and research work for Vanity Fair since graduating in 2017. Lottie’s writing for FR focuses on sustainability, new business models, inclusion and diversity within fashion and she co-curated our first Body Image and Identity Politics agenda.


FASHION ROUNDTABLE ADVISORS

Rehana Ameer            Councillor for Vintry Ward, City of London & Business Woman

Zowie Broach             Head of Fashion at The Royal College of Art

Caroline Burstein        Former Creative Director at Browns Fashion, Former CEO at Molton Brown and CEO at Browns Brides

Frances Card               Luxury Brand Consultant, Former COO of Matchesfashion and board member of Liberty London and Bauer Media

Emma Hart CEO & Founder Push PR LTD

Kenya Hunt                  Deputy Editor ELLE UK

Harold Tillman CBE     Former CEO of the BFC and Chair of Fashion Matters 

LEGAL NOTICE

Tamara Cincik and her associates divide their time between Fashion Roundtable Limited and Fashion Roundtable Organisation Ltd. The latter undertakes not-for-profit work involving education, mentoring, policy work and as secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion.

Fashion Roundtable Limited is a for profit consultancy business also operated by Tamara Cincik and her associates.

The funds for not-for-profit work are accounted for and administered separately from the work undertaken by Fashion Roundtable Limited.

 

What we have to say about Fashion Roundtable


Tamara Cincik, Founder & CEO

Bev Malik, Fashion Buying and Retail Director

Swati Dhingra, Economics Expert

Karen Binns, Fashion and Style Director

All videos shot at SHOWstudio.