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May’s Flair, Not Fair for June
We were pleased to see a surge in fashion-related debate in the Chamber, in May, but it has come at the price of silence in June. A key part of our work is ensuring fashion stays at the top of the political agenda. It is a sad indictment of our legislature that Foie Gras had more airtime than a multi-billion pound industry.
APPG secures commons debate
The chair of the Fashion and Textiles APPG, Dr Sarah Cameron, secured a debate in the commons with a minister from the Department for International Trade to discuss the impact of Brexit on the fashion and textiles industries. Whilst the substance of the debate was limited, it was good to see textiles advocate Barry Sheerman MP join with Dr Cameron in expressing the concerns we have raised through our work.
“If we have learnt anything from these elections then, it is that politics needs some disruption, an alteration to the status quo. If we do not stand up and allow our voice to be heard, we can be confident that the outcome from Brexit, will unlikely be in the form we wish.”
After the local elections, what do voters think about Brexit now?
Observations: Eszter Kantor - Division and Debate - Brexit and Trade
Fashion Roundtable In Conversation for SHOWstudio
Fashion Revolution #whomademyclothes
"Fishing delivers roughly £1.9bn to the UK economy, compared to fashion’s £29.7bn. Nonetheless, fashion is yet to have a debate dedicated to the industry, in the House of Commons, in two years. Which means fashion has not been debated during the entire EU referendum process. As aforementioned, fashion did have a debate in the Lords but it only lasted 8 minutes. Fishing, this month, had a debate dedicated to the subject in the Commons and it lasted almost an hour."
Trade Wars – The Threat of Isolationism is Beyond Political Rhetoric
Fashion mentioned for 8 minutes in a House of Lords debate.
Seasonal Migrant Workers
Observations: Navjyot Lehl - Division and Debate - What Has Happened in Brexit and Where Are We Now?
APPG For Textiles and Fashion Meeting at the Houses of Parliament: Fashion Trade with China.
Cars Versus Fashion
Gender Pay Gap
100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Observations: Eszter Kantor: US Denim - Division and Debate
Populism in Italy
Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace
HM The Queen Attends LFW
"It is also crucial, to ensure diversity that Parliament looks at who is making that happen in the textile and fashion world – in terms of inclusion for disabled people, ethnicity, fashion across the lifespan and healthy body image. Importantly, we also want to champion regional developments and will shortly be launching a challenge to MPs to meet with local textile and fashion companies and to nominate them for a ‘Best in the UK’ award."
Our Letter to MPs
Creative Gender Pay
Observations: Jack Tindale, Policy Connect - Division and Debate
Sufficient Progress with Brussels?
Social Mobility Commission Walks Out
Fashion mentioned in the House of Lords
Observations: Eszter Kantor: Fashion Roundtable's EU Politics Expert