Isabella Fish is a reporter at Drapers, covering womenswear and finance across the magazine and website. She joined the Drapers team in 2019, having previously worked at the Daily Mail as a news reporter.
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Councils across the UK, including Sunderland, Devon and Cornwall, have this week started making grant payments to eligible businesses and organisations amid the coronavirus.
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has published guidance to brands on how to treat existing orders and future commitments with suppliers during the Covid-19 pandemic, which includes avoiding force majeure terms.
Coronavirus: London landlords call for helpSubscription
The London Property Alliance has written to the chancellor, on behalf of London landlords, to press for more flexibility from banks and lenders amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Suppliers have expressed concerns about Debenhams’ long-term future as the beleaguered department store chain prepares to enter administration amid the economic pressures of the coronavirus epidemic.
Attendees uncertain about postponed Pitti Subscription
Exhibitors and buyers have described the decision to press ahead with the spring 21 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo as a “bold move”, but predict its organiser will be pressured to cancel altogether.
Clarks marks some stores for permanent closureSubscription
Footwear retailer Clarks has drawn up plans for the permanent closure of some of its stores and drafted in bankers to review its finances.
Cath Kidston to appoint administrators Subscription
Cath Kidston has filed notice that it will appoint administrators amid the coronavirus outbreak, putting around 950 jobs at risk.
Primark to pay factory wages Subscription
Primark has established a fund to cover the wages component of orders that have been cancelled.
Ted Baker furloughs 75% of workforce Subscription
Ted Baker has furloughed around 2,000 employees, including head office staff, as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Sergio Rossi dies age 84 Subscription
Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84, reportedly as a result of coronavirus.