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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The fashion industry wants greater clarity from the government on a host of issues surrounding the coronavirus epidemic, Drapers research has found.
M&S offers frontline staff 15% extra paySubscription
Marks & Spencer has offered its frontline team “an additional 15% additional pay reward”, and confirmed furloughed colleagues will receive full pay to protect them financially from the coronavirus outbreak.
Anthropologie owner enters cash-preserving modeSubscription
URBN, which operates Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, is taking additional measures to protect its financial position amid the Covid-19 outbreak, including borrowing $220m (£177m) to help protect its cash reserves.
Debenhams defers concession paymentsSubscription
Debenhams is deferring all historic concession balances for 30 days, in a bid to mitigate the government’s “mandated” shut down of its store estate.
Moda pushes back spring show dates Subscription
UK footwear trade show Moda has pushed back the date for the spring season show to September, in response to the rapid spread of Covid-19.
Coping in the coronavirus jobs crisisSubscription
Redundancies across the retail industry are rife as businesses race to cut costs to try to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. But what is the reality of job losses on people’s mental health, and what can companies do to help relieve the impact?
Oasis and Warehouse Group delays supplier payments Subscription
The Oasis and Warehouse Group has informed suppliers that it will be delaying payment terms, in an attempt to protect the business during the coronavirus outbreak.
Urban Outfitters invokes 'force majeure' terms Subscription
Urban Outfitters has written to suppliers informing them that it can no longer accept delivery of goods on purchase orders, and will cancel all undelivered orders, in a bid to protect the business during the coronavirus outbreak.
Industry launches £10m appeal for shop workersSubscription
Retail Trust, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Retail Week and World Retail Congress (RWRC) and have joined forces in a bid to raise £10m for retail colleagues who are facing financial distress as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has written to suppliers to inform them that it will be cancelling all orders and extending payment terms, in a bid to protect the business during the coronavirus outbreak.