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How Seasalt is navigating the coronavirus stormSubscription

6 April 2020

Paul Hayes, CEO of Seasalt, explains how the lifestyle retailer is coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Retailer Insight: Steering a small business through a pandemic Subscription

3 April 2020 By

Founder Lucy Aylen shares how agility and a focus on community spirit is helping womenswear brand Never Fully Dressed cope with coronavirus’s impact on wholesale partners.

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Comment: The compelling case for slow fashionSubscription

2 April 2020

Daniel Odermatt, senior product and marketing manager at Swiss textile company Ventile Fabrics, discusses the rise in “well-made” and performance-driven clothing materials. 

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Comment: 'Completely re-strategising' streetwear brand RepresentSubscription

2 April 2020

George Heaton is the founder of luxury streetwear label Represent, which is stocked by Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. He tells Drapers how the business is reacting to the impact of coronavirus.  

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Comment: Northampton footwear is weathering the coronavirus storm Subscription

1 April 2020

Martin Mason, managing director of footwear manufacturer and brand Tricker’s, explains how the 191-year-old Northampton business has reacted to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Editor’s Comment: Social distancing casts doubt on trade showsSubscription

1 April 2020 By

The future of the traditional wholesale model in fashion has been the subject of much debate over the past few years.

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An indie ready for the coronavirus fightSubscription

30 March 2020

Vanessa Hodgson, founder and managing director of Suffolk- and Norfolk-based independent womenswear chain Collen & Clare, discusses how communicating amid the coronavirus crisis is the “only hope of moving forward”. 

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Comment: The good, the bad and the ugly will be remembered Subscription

30 March 2020

Simon Berwin, owner of Simon Berwin Advisory, and former managing director of menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin, discusses the importance of supporting those less fortunate during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Editor’s Comment: Retailers will be judged on their coronavirus actionsSubscription

25 March 2020 By

During times of crisis, difficult decisions are necessary to save businesses in the long term. But the way in which some retailers have culled staff and cancelled orders will rankle for months to come. 

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Comment: KPMG's advice on accessing government supportSubscription

24 March 2020

Blair Nimmo, UK head of restructuring at advisory firm KPMG, tells businesses to make claims “clearly, early and with evidence” for the best chance of securing extended credit quickly. 

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Kurt Geiger CEO: Why I suspended my salary amid coronavirusSubscription

24 March 2020

Neil Clifford, CEO of high street footwear chain Kurt Geiger, explains why he has taken the decision to suspend his salary until stores reopen and how the business is supporting NHS workers fighting the virus on the frontline. 

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Comment: Coronavirus could see global supply chains grind to a halt Subscription

24 March 2020

Simone Cipriani, head and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative at the UN’s International Trade Centre, tells us how the coronavirus crisis will impact vulnerable people along the supply chain – and what retailers can do to help.

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Comment: No easy answers to the nightmare facing suppliers Subscription

23 March 2020 By

It has been a nightmare week for the world of fashion retail. The situation we are waking up to each morning was almost unimaginable less than a fortnight ago.

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Comment: Landlord support needed to stop high street decaySubscription

23 March 2020

Ailish Christian-West, president at property industry body Revo, calls for the government to support retail property owners to stop the “long-term decay of high streets”. 

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Comment: Wolfson's business-continuity plan for NextSubscription

19 March 2020

Next chief executive Lord Wolfson discusses the retailer’s “stress test” model, the importance of employee support and the need for continued innovation amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comment: Businesses must put people first Subscription

19 March 2020

Simon Berwin, owner of Simon Berwin Advisory, and former managing director of menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin, discusses the importance of supporting each other during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

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Comment: Business rates proposals not enough to ensure survivalSubscription

19 March 2020

Paul Moran, head of business rates at property firm Mason Owen, discusses the latest business rates developments.

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Comment: Coronavirus survival strategies for small businessesSubscription

18 March 2020

Bobby Lane, small business growth expert and accountant to the fashion sector, gives his advice on how independent retailers can prepare for the downturn in the wake of coronavirus.

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Comment: The unexpected impacts of coronavirus Subscription

18 March 2020

Mike Mikkelborg, former New Look and Gant supply chain director and CEO of data business Pilot Digital, discusses the impact the coronavirus is having on the fashion industry, from manufacturers to supply chain to retailers. 

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Comment: 'Supporting British footwear is our priority'Subscription

18 March 2020

Lucy Reece Raybould, CEO of the British Footwear Association, explains how it is supporting the industry in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.