Brexit concerns the fashion industry. What effects will it have?

 

On our minds (and the rest of the European fashion industry workers’ too it seems) is the Brits’ decision to leave the EU, and what effects it will have on fashion. While at a first glance, one country’s exit from the politico-economic union may seem irrelevant to the world of apparel, in fact it’s got it shaking, much because of Britain’s important stance in the European fashion industry. Any restrictions that the exit will cause to trade agreements and the free movement of people are expected to have a negative effect on the industry that will go beyond higher retail prices. One major concern is how the exit may make it more difficult for European talent to attend the prestigious fashion colleges in the UK; and for thriving British designers to access producers and consumers on the continent. London has made a name for itself as a multicultural creative hub, and disconnecting it from the rest of Europe is expected to delimit not only London’s influence as a fashion capital but creative ideas and initiatives to spread and mix elsewhere. Read an article from British institution Not Just A Label discussing the topic here.


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