Uncommonly exposed to red tape and restrictions across the English Channel, the UK’s £35 billion fashion and textile industry is feeling the effects of its situation.
What it means
Despite no tariffs, operational costs to businesses have increased. The short-term problems are delivery delays and higher costs of returns – at a time when customers are using e-commerce more and returning more. In the longer-term, a lack of provision for creative workers and travel in the industry will diminish its competitiveness.
At large, the industry has published an open letter to the government, in which it criticises the done