PRESS RELEASE: Fashion Roundtable Launches With An Intimate Supper For Politicians and Fashion Industry at Hoi Polloi on 21/11/2017
Fashion Roundtable Launches With An Intimate Supper For Politicians and Fashion Industry at Hoi Polloi on 21/11/2017
Fashion Roundtable is the brainchild of Tamara Cincik, who has brought together a panel team of experts from the fashion, academia, business, politics and economics sectors, to create a new and exciting opportunity for the work of fashion, consumer needs and policy makers, to be better integrated and supported. Her unique experience working in both the UK and international fashion industry for almost 20 years, as well as in Westminster as a Parliamentary Researcher gave her access and insight all areas, to frontline politics. She organised two parliamentary roundtables where the fashion industry could meet with politicians in the House of Commons, to discuss their business and Brexit concerns with policy makers.
Nick Knight OBE, Photographer and Director of SHOWstudio discussing his creative and business concerns with Hilary Benn MP Chair of the Exiting the EU Select Committee, Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, and Tamara Cincik at the first Westminster Roundtable.
And so the idea for Fashion Roundtable began.
Fashion Roundtable is a new and unique not for profit organisation that specialises in seamlessly integrating the concerns and requirements of the fashion industry into mainstream UK and EU politics. We offer our partners political insight and access in one of the most challenging and uncertain periods in modern British political history.
Our launch dinner at Hoi Polloi will be the first opportunity for an invited guestlist of fashion insiders to meet our team of experts, including Swati Dhingra, Assistant Professor of Economics at the LSE, Navjyot Lehl, from leading non-partisan think tank UK In A Changing Europe, fashion retail expert Bev Malik and sustainability and education fashion expert Anna Fitzpatrick. Guests, including Sarah Mower MBE, Susie Lau and Patrick Grant, will also be meeting 6 confirmed cross-party Parliamentarians, including Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture and Liz McInnes MP, Shadow Foreign Minister.
Following on from this launch dinner, Fashion Roundtable will be organising events in London and regionally, to engage the consumer, business and policy makers in a much needed clear channel of communication.
Our launch campaign #dontmakefashionhistory launches at the dinner, with a limited edition AshishxFashionRoundtable collaboration to highlight concerns for continued creative and sustainable growth.
Tamara said: 'I am launching Fashion Roundtable to ensure that all of our voices are heard by those who will be shaping the political landscape, which will affect all of us: from the educational pathways to a great UK creative education, to prices we pay for products, or the ease of travel to and from a job overseas. It's vital that the needs of an industry worth over £28bn to the UK is understood and nurtured. It's ridiculous that the only time since the EU Referendum, a question on the fashion industry has been asked in the Chamber was as a result of my lobbying; whereas Game of Thrones has been mentioned 6 times! It is my hope that Fashion Roundtable will reshape the narrative and pathway better understanding between the fashion industry, politicians and the needs of the consumer.'
Note to Editors
Fashion Roundtable is launching on 21/11/2017
Our website will be live then.
Our pre launch survey is available on our holding page: www.fashionroundtable.co.uk