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    Sustainability in Fashion at Crossroads

    The current pandemic has sent shock waves through the fashion industry and its entire supply chain, including the apparel and textile manufacturing.  Sustainability has been on the agenda of the fashion industry for years. Representatives have called for greater integration; attempting to move away from the linear economic model to an approach that more intensively…

  • European Perspectives on Measuring Impact of Covid-19 on Creative Industries

    There has been heightened activity among many public sector organisations, policy centres, unions and networks in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to collate and measure the impact of the current crisis on the sector. Here is an overview of some of the work at a transnational- European level. The next steps – coordinating support…

  • Creative Industries and National Approaches during Coronavirus Pandemic

    – UK, Czech Republic, Romania, UAE – Large proportion of microbusiness (with less than 10 employees) and self-employed are typical characteristics of the creative industries labour market. This is applicable globally.  In the UK, more than 95% of creative businesses employ less than 10 people. In addition, a third of the total creative industries workforce…

  • Crisis Planning Worksheet – Creative Micro and Small Businesses

    I have shared this crisis planning worksheet with creative businesses, mainly independent fashion brands, during discussions and consultations that we have had over the last week. It highlights what needed to be done at he beginning of the crisis and needs to be checked throughout the next three months to mitigate  risks posed by the…