The Story


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Fashion Roundtable is the brainchild of Tamara Cincik, who uniquely for someone with almost 20 years experience working in the international and UK fashion industry, worked in Westminster as a Parliamentary Researcher and saw the real need for a clear channel for communication between consumer, the fashion industry and Government.

Our links with other creative sector organisations, has ensured that the needs of the fashion industry, making over £28bn of the overall annual figure of £87bn the UK makes from the creative sector, has been refocused on the political agenda.

 

 

 

Mission Statement:

Fashion Roundtable organise events, roundtables and papers, to best support consumer awareness, sustainable UK growth and business development for the fashion industry. 

We will be creating awareness with panel discussions and events in London and in regional areas of the UK. 

The focus of our events will be: 

  • Brexit 
  • Education 
  • Fashion Start Ups 
  • Fashion Business
  • Innovation 
  • Regional Growth 
  • Reputation 
  • Representation  
  • Sustainability 

    Fashion Roundtable integrate political intelligence with active public affairs, to advocate for and ensure long term strategic guidance for law-makers to design a Britain that works for fashion.

    Fashion Roundtable's Strategic Pillars:

    • Brexit
    • Digital
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Fashion 
    • Fashion Retail
    • Innovation
    • Law
    • Politics
    • Politics
    • Representation
    • Reputation
    • Sustainability

     


    Fashion Roundtable's Launch Advocacy

    We have worked hard to best advocate for awareness of the sector and ensure that the changing needs of the consumer, in light of Brexit and political uncertainty, both behind the scenes in Whitehall and Westminster and amongst the fashion sector. 

    Tamara organised two Parliamentary roundtables, one by herself and the second in conjunction with The British Fashion Council, during her work at the House of Commons, for the fashion industry stakeholders to meet Parliamentarians. The first included the Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock MP, Kevin Brennan MP, Shadow Minister of State for Digital and Culture, and Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the new Exiting the European Union Select Committee. This was a vital opportunity for the sector to share their concerns about Brexit with cross-party politicians, to better understand the unique nature, concerns and opportunities of the fashion industry as the UK leaves the EU.

    The white paper created in response to Tamara's Brexit and the Fashion Industry Questionnaire was taken as written evidence by the DCMS Brexit Select Committee and fed into several Whitehall departments, to highlight the concerns of the industry around Brexit and advocate for the best outcomes for the sector.

    Tamara has written and spoken extensively on fashion around the topics of Brexit, creative education and innovation, to highlight the need for joined up, integrated thinking between business and policy makers. Fashion Roundtable has held meetings with MPs at Westminster, with DIT, DCMS and the Shadow DCMS team, attended and spoken at Parliamentary debates, joined creative lobbyists at BEIS to meet civil servants working on policy, attended Fashion Revolution's roundtable, as well as held talks at UK fashion colleges and The V&A. 

    We have also meet with industry leaders to best understand their concerns and those of their consumers to maintain focus on the industry through the framework of political integration.


    ASHISH X FASHIONROUNDTABLE

    Ashish x FashionRoundtable is an exciting collaboration by our early supporter, leading UK based designer Ashish, to produce a limited edition organic cotton T-shirt to support our not for profit work and advocacy.

    The #dontmakefashionhistory T-shirt was created, designed and printed in the UK.

    Ashish Gupta first showed at LFW in 2005 and went on to win the New Generation award 3 times. 

    Born in Delhi and moved to London to complete an MA at Central St Martins. His first buying order was with Browns Focus in 2001. Since then he has built a global business and huge following. Ashish is an early supporter of Fashion Roundtable and worked with Stacey Duguid, Editor at Large for ELLE UK and his team, to design and create the t-shirt. 

    #dontmakefashionhistory is our launch campaign and aligns with our advocacy work to support the fashion industry.