Fashion Roundtable Are Delighted To Announce That We Are Secretariat For The All Party Parliamentary Group For Textiles And Fashion.
Fashion Roundtable are delighted to be working as secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Textiles and Fashion.
The APPG is chaired by Dr. Lisa Cameron MP and will be hosting a series of events and roundtables in the House of Commons.
The first event we are working on as the APPG secretariat, is the second annual Drawn Together event at the House of Commons on 24/01; where along with 9 other creative APPGS, Textiles and Fashion are bringing their voice to concerns across the creative industries about future freedom of movement post Brexit.
This Drawn Together is being hosted by Alison McGovern MP, Chair of the Performer's Alliance APPG.
Dr. Cameron MP said:
"The fashion and textiles industry are the great success story of the UK economy: 11% growth over 2015 - 2016 and generating almost 1m jobs nationwide. London Fashion Week is a global leader and our brands from heritage to high street, from avant-garde designer to sustainable fashion start ups, are world renowned. UK fashion also leads in digital: with international brands, such as Net-A-Porter and Asos all launched here. Amazon, Farfetch and Google also all host their European offices here in the UK.
However all of these fashion economic powerhouses are at risk from a future Brexit trade deal which fails to deliver on freedom of movement and on-going fluid EU customs union access. A failure to address and deliver on the needs of this sector will see these brands and others, making difficult decisions about where they are headquartered, with serious threats to the UK economy and our recognition as a world leader in fashion and the creative industries.
That is why the Textiles and Fashion APPG have joined forces with the other creative APPGs to call on the Government to protect our talent pipeline and exchange, along with a real understanding of the needs for freedom of movement for goods, as well as services, as they begin the all important trade deal negotiations with the EU."