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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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Think tank working on international affairs: https://www.chathamhouse.org

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.

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.

Think tank working on jobs and social mobility as well as the public sector: https://policyexchange.org.uk

Creative Sector Foundation: https://www.nesta.org.uk

The website of the European External Action Service: https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en

The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

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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.

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Fashion Roundtable, working with leaders
and representatives across the creative industries, have put together ‘Fashion’s Brexit Manifesto. The aim of this report is to put our marker in the sand and to set the policy agenda we will be working towards over the coming months. Within the manifesto, we set three key policy objectives: 

1 Maintain the Single Market

2 Continue our Involvement in EU Cultural, 
Educational and Business Programme

3 Provide Legal Guarantees for EU Nationals

 

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Some of the Fashion Roundtable team of experts came together to discuss our Brexit Paper for a part of the In Conversation series for SHOWstudio. Chaired by CEO and Founder Tamara Cincik, the panel was Eszter Kantor came from Brussels, where she works as a policy negotiation expert, as well as Navjyot Lehl our UK Politics Expert, Samuel Nicholls our Politics Director and Karen Binns, our Fashion Expert. Thanks to Nick Knight and the SHOWstudio team for hosting and supporting Fashion Roundtable

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Tamara Cincik, Fashion Roundtable CEO and Founder in conversation with Jodi Muter-Hamilton, Founder Black Neon Digital.