Article By Navjyot Lehl and Tamara Cincik from Fashion Roundtable for UK In A Changing Europe on London Fashion Week and Brexit.

Fashion has always been international. The thread in your jacket, the buttons on your shirt, the leather in your shoes, all come from different countries, and any one outfit is composed of materials from numerous territories. And it’s not just clothes. Being part of a large trading bloc brings in the investment, talent and skills and EU funding which allows London to maintain its seat on the global fashion stage.

Press Release On The Eve Of London Fashion Week And London Modest Fashion Week

UK fashion talent are the global leaders in this market: go to any fashion house or high street brand HQ across the world and you will meet Creative Directors, designers and CEOs from the UK. At the freelance end of the spectrum – itself a growing and vital part of our economy – many of our UK domicile talent travel weekly across numerous territories, but pay their tax here. Make their lives or international reputation in anyway lessened by poorly conceived Brexit and transition plans, and many of those talents will relocated, taking their taxes and creative brilliance with them. 

Eszter Kantor: Our EU Expert Decodes The European Commission's Proposal For The Brexit Transition Period & Fashion Roundtable's Asks.

As in all negotiations parties go in considering their own best interest and asking for everything they feel they can and should have. It would be great to have a written position on the asks and offers of the UK Government as well. It seems for the time being there are statements made behind closed doors (in Brussels) and statements made in public (in the UK) and these two are not quite aligned yet.

Fashion Roundtable Despatch January 2018

Blog Post by Dr. Lisa Cameron MP, Chair of the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion.

"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."

Mystery Guest Editor - Op-Ed on Brexit

Our Letter to MPs

Inside Parliament

Creative Gender Pay

Observations: Jack Tindale, Policy Connect - Division and Debate

 

 

Minutes from Drawn Together - A Parliamentary Event on 24/01 Where 10 All Party Parliamentary Groups For Creatives Came Together - Including The APPG For Textiles and Fashion

-       Gaming businesses of all sizes need access to international talent

-       Requires cross disciplinary skills - artists of all types

-       Relies on world class international to be cutting edge

-       ⅓ of the workforce are from the EU

-       UK candidates are not equipped with the necessary skills

-        The UK reputation abroad has been damaged and seen as unwelcoming to int’l talent

-       Need to remain open to top global talent

-       Shortage of skills domestically

-       Require a flexible system to bring international talent in

-       International talent provides insight in how to operate in emerging int’l markets

-       International talent brings with it new opportunities