I saw this article pop up on The Guardian and thought it was interesting. Many non-essential workers being laid off for an extended period of time, but have we considered the fashion industry when we’re thinking of who is affected by the pandemic?
In this article, it talks about how the fashion industry in the UK has taken a toll on designers and models. They express the struggles they’re facing such as not being able to do photoshoots thus “they can’t go live because the clothes can’t be photographed”. Many designers are finding themselves with unsold stock or excess material, as well as overheads such as studio rent which can’t be paid. “The supply chain has stopped, so everything’s stopped,”.