Ruth is an experienced B2B news journalist having worked in both the environmental and grocery sectors for different publications before joining Drapers to cover the fashion sector. Prior to starting at Drapers in February 2011, Ruth worked for supermarket and FMCG trade title The Grocer where she covered companies including M&S, Waitrose and Ocado. At Drapers Ruth covers the womenswear, footwear and lingerie sectors for the newsdesk and has developed a particular interest in the footwear industry. This year she is working on the re-launch of the Drapers Footwear & Accessories awards and will also be present at all the major footwear tradeshows. https://twitter.com/ruthfaulkner
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