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Celebrating 130 years of Drapers

On Saturday 6 August 1887 Drapers Record was born. Over the last 130 years the fashion industry’s bible has striven to represent, inform and support the sector.

Drapers 1887 2017

The Drapers’ Record first issue, dated 6 August 1887, and this week’s Drapers magazine

From the introduction of Sunday trading, the swings between off-shore and UK manufacturing, and continual product development, to the start of the digital era and ever-changing consumer habits, this innovative and dynamic industry has undergone many changes over the years.

But what remains throughout is the creativity and passion of those that work within it.

As Drapers celebrates this milestone anniversary, it is a time to reflect on its history and the defining moments that have fundamentally changed the industry – and also to look to the future and the innovations that the future may bring.

It’s been a fascinating 130 years. Here’s to 130 more.

 

 

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