FASHION ROUNDTABLE PAPERS

CURRENT RESEARCH

Representation and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry

Launched: 13th of May, 2019

Access and representation to and within the fashion industry is lagging behind other industry areas. As well as hindering people’s ability to develop professionally and fulfil their potentials, it limits the growth of the industry by restricting the talent pool. In the ‘Representation in the Fashion Industry Policy Paper’, Fashion Roundtable aims to map the opinions of industry insiders and consumers to understand the cause of these discrepancies and propose and assess potential solutions.

Call for evidence: have your say and contribute to the policy paper

As part of the research for the APPG for Textiles and Fashion’s ‘Representation and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry’, Fashion Roundtable is initiating this call for evidence to the public. Fashion Roundtable aim to understand the experiences of people who work in the fashion industry or are consumers of goods and services produced by the fashion industry in relation to access, inclusion and representation. Evidence will be reviewed and analysed to suggest policies for improving access, inclusion and representation within the fashion industry.

How to respond

  • To respond as an individual, please click here. In your attached statement, please feel free to share any experiences, datas and stories about your experiences as part of or as a consumer of the industry.

  • To respond on behalf of an organisation, please email you submission to rafaella.defreitas@fashionroundtable.co.uk, with the subject line “APPG Inquiry Response” and include the organisation name, and your job title.

Confidentiality and data protection

In submitting evidence, you agree to allow Fashion Roundtable to process your response and include it in the ‘Representation and Inclusion in the Fashion Industry Policy Paper’.

  • All individual responses will be used anonymously.

  • Submissions made on behalf of organisations will be made publicly available, unless otherwise agreed.

Please contact rafaella.defreitas@fashionroundtable.co.uk if you have any questions.


COMPLETED papers

BREXIT AND THE IMPACT ON THE FASHION INDUSTRY

 
 

Fashion makes over £32.3bn for the UK economy, if it was a nation state it would be the seventh richest global economy. We are an international hyper-connected industry, leading in innovation, technology and e-commerce. Fashion Roundtable's papers offer fresh thinking across key issues with data and policy. Our Brexit and the Impact on the Fashion Industry paper was our first and widely read report and with each of our surveys, there will be subsequent white papers to highlight all of these important topics.

Fashion Roundtable, working with leaders and representatives across the creative industries, have put together ‘Fashion’s Brexit Manifesto'.The aim of this report is to put our marker in the sand and to set the policy agenda we will be working towards over the coming months. Within the manifesto, we set three key policy objectives: 

  • Maintain the Single Market

  • Continue our Involvement in EU Cultural, 
    Educational and Business Programme

  • Provide Legal Guarantees for EU Nationals