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What does it really mean to have influence? How can we use our platform and voice to create change? What responsibility does an influencer have in guiding society to purchase or change their opinion? Find out from our expert panel:
Katharine Hamnett CBE Designer and Activist
Karen Binns Fashion Roundtable
Dr Lisa Cameron MP Chair of the APPG for Textiles and Fashion
Christine Megson Education Adviser and Co Founder of the Fabian Women’s Network Mentoring Scheme
Carson McColl Chief Whip at Gareth Pugh and Co Founder RawPowerMovement
Anna Murray CEO and Creative Director at Patternity
Jessie Brinton Writer and Former Features Editor at Sunday Times Style.
Bev Malik: “In reality is that it’s actually the negative practice of fat shaming, not feeling included in a fashion conversation and feeling kind of left out, that’s a kind of emotional scar on our society..”
Tamara Cincik: “Identity as is it for everyone is crucial, because we have the identity we have for ourselves and the identity that’s put on us”
Frederica Boateng: “For fashion to be inclusive and to reach out to other markets, is to actually have people on those teams who actually represent who they are trying to reach out to….”
Tamara Cincik: “For me what luxury means is actually tied in with sustainability, because I won’t feel luxurious however beautiful the product is if I know that the supply chain has been enslaved, have not been paid a living wage, have not been treated with respect..”
Karen Binns: “I feel an influencer should be someone who gives you hope, who gives you a chance to feel better about yourself…”
Nick Knight: "There are certainly people in Westminster who don't see it your way, who want to take up the drawbridge and have a little England."
Eszter Kantor: "Think about what you are going to do with the freedom. And freedom is a lonely thing. Freedom is ultimately perceived as isolation."
Dr. Lisa Cameron MP: "The UK’s textile and fashion industry contributes £28 billion annually and textiles are a significant contributor to our Scottish economy. I am chair of the all-party group on textile and fashion. The industry is concerned about the passporting of goods and of highly specialist services, so how does the plan protect creative industry services? Will the Prime Minister do this and ensure no fashion faux pas going forward?"
"Our analysis together with Assay Corporate Finance puts a Hard Brexit at a 38% loss to GDP. We have over 90% fashion SMEs (thats's small to medium sized enterprises in the UK and I don't think they could take that hit."
Richard Malone: " I think it takes education, as if you know it takes 2 hours to make a shirt and you are paying 10 Euros, someone is losing out."
Ethnic Representation in the Fashion Industry Event at Push PR. Speakers Karen Binns Fashion Roundtable Fashion Expert, Kenya Hunt, Deputy Editor & Fashion Features Editor Elle UK, Karen Alexander, Eszter Kantor, Natasha Sivanandan, Rahemur Rahman, Frederica Boateng.
The fashion industry employs over 880,000 people in the UK and generates upwards of £28billion for the economy, but is its voice being heard over Brexit? Listen to Tamara Cincik speak to the Brexit Podcast.
Tamara Cincik, Founder & CEO of Fashion Roundtable discusses.....