Scoop has announced a partnership with TheIndustry.Fashion on a campaign to help independent retailers revive the high street, looking at the industry issues of sale dates and discounting.
The partnership has launched a survey of UK fashion's independent retailers to "ascertain their re-opening plans, their attitudes towards sales and discounting, and their thoughts on how the buying seasons could best serve them."
Karen Radley, managing director of Scoop, says, "The coronavirus crisis is one of the most challenging and heart-breaking events we have experienced in our lifetimes. This period has proved exceptionally trying in both our personal and professional lives."I have taken this strange and challenging time as an opportunity to carefully fine-tune the key elements of Scoop's philosophy and refocus on the values which are at the heart of all that we do. This includes providing a platform for our designers and retailers to communicate and share their learnings and experiences of the state of the fashion industry.
"For some time now, the issue of sale dates and discounting has been raised by many retailers and agent. For this reason, we have partnered with the TheIndustry.fashion on a campaign to support independent retailers and revive our high streets.
"Scoop's exhibitors and agents will know that independent fashion retailers have long been the essence of our show. It is their support that makes Scoop such a valuable platform for you to share your latest designs and collections. Now is the time to show your support for them."
Ahead of the reopening of shops on June 15th, the two companies will publish the results and use the findings to form part of a dossier of evidence. It will then be present to a Government body to raise the issues faced by the independent retailers while seeking the appropriate support to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for the industry.
The survey can be found here, and must be completed by midnight, Wednesday 10th June.