The rag trade is not a sector renowned for political lobbying. But worried fashion leaders are uniting to protect their £30 billion business after Brexit.
Britain’s fashion industry is launching a drive to make the Government listen.
Putting on the style: Pop star Taylor Swift is a big fan of designer Ashish Gupta
Fashion Roundtable, a campaign group formed last year, is today publishing its ‘Brexit manifesto’.
The move follows consultations with industry figures including designers Katharine Hamnett and Ashish Gupta.
Making a point: Ashish Gupta said the free movement of goods and a working visa system are ‘absolutely essential for the survival’ of the industry
It calls on Premier Theresa May to retain access to the Single Market and to offer guarantees to EU nationals working in the UK.
Gupta – whose fans include pop star Taylor Swift – said the free movement of goods and a working visa system are ‘absolutely essential for the survival’ of the industry.