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International Fashion Week Calendars here.

The Fashion Spot's Diversity Report here.

Fashion Revolution's Manifesto here.

Eco-Age here.

Vogue here.

ELLE here.

Business of Fashion here.

SHOWstudio here.

UAL: Tips to starting a fashion brand here

UK fashion industry facts and figures by the FashionUnited.

British Fashion Council & DHL Fashion & Environment White Paper: an overview of fashion’s environmental impact & opportunities for action.

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How to find your MP here.

EU Council, Law and Political Links.

Eur-Lex is the online Official Journal of the European Union a website collecting all current and past EU law, international agreements and other public documents here.

The main website of the EU here.

The website of the EU Council here.

The website of the European Parliament here.

The website of the European Court of Justice here.

The website of DG TRADE here.

Whitehall Departments.

Department of Digital, Culture, Sport and Media, focusing on designer fashion here.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, focusing on high street and retail fashion here.

London Mayor's Creative Industries Team.

City Hall London Culture Department here.

Template letter: writing to your MP about the Government’s response to the Fixing Fashion Report here.

UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

Fashion for Good

Circularity/fashion waste - A New Textiles Economy

Write to your MP on:

1) Parliament being prorogued and a no-deal Brexit

2) The UK Government’s decision to not implement any of the 18 Policy Asks from the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry EAC Fixing Fashion

Trading after Brexit


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For confidential help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or click here.

For confidential support on suicide matters in the UK, call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here.

Rebecca Weef Smith worked as a counsellor specialising in supporting those in the creative industries before embarking on an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and developing WearingWellbeing as a platform to discuss how fashion can be good for us.

Read about mental health recovery and the work life here.

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Chatham House, a think tank working on international affairs.

UK in A Changing Europe, is a non-partisan think tank working on Brexit policy. It provides an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insights and analysis about UK-EU relations. Read their presentation for the APPG for Textiles and Fashion meeting on the 8th July here.

The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank headed by Charles Grant, devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world.

Policy Exchange, a think tank working on jobs and social mobility as well as the public sector.

NESTA, Creative Sector Foundation.

The European External Action Service.

The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

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Fashion Roundtable support #freemovecreate as we are keen to see solutions around domicile support for talent back into the Brexit conversation. We advocate for the creation of hyper local talent hubs for fashion and the arts in all cities and a creative policy to support all levels of the fashion industry and creative sector with on-going freedom of movement once the UK leaves the EU.

Fashion is about fluidity of travel and thought, for both our talents and for our products.

Any slowing down on travel to brands or to talent, will mean in a reduction to the UK fashion reputation and presence on the global stage. Brands will consider relocation, talent will go where the brands are to shoot. This will impact upon our tax, meaning a £29.7bn UK industry will start to unravel. Fashion and the arts are intrinsic to the cultural value of the UK: we make it a great place to live, surrounded by the best talents in the world.

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Fashion Roundtable supports the #baccforthefuture campaign because we know the value: economic, cultural and for the future talent pipeline, of a generation of students educated in the arts.

The creative sector is thriving, 1 in 11 of us work in these industries with fashion leading this exciting growth.

The jobs of the future will need us to be critical and creative thinkers: all the skills learnt by a STEAM education.

But while other countries are pumping money into creative education, the unintended consequence of the UK’s Ebacc is a 16% decline to Art and Design GCSE uptake in 2 years.

That’s not future-proofing our economy or our international reputation. In combination with Brexit, with its call for the reduction in immigration, we need to ensure our domicile talent is well educated across all skills sets, to remain innovative, global leaders.