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British Fashion Council urges fashion community to support Ukraine amid Russia's invasion

Jeremy Lim
04 March 2022

The British Fashion Council has issued a statement urging British brands and designers to support the global campaign condemning the actions of the Russian Government.

The UK fashion body referenced the stance of the British Government in its address, adding that it is offering further support and resources to Ukrainian designers, retailers, and media in these difficult times.

The not-for-profit organisation said in a statement: "We encourage all those in our network to show their support, however they can, for the global campaign condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This campaign is aimed at the Russian Government, not the teams of our Designer Members  and Patrons in Russia, or indeed Russian colleagues and friends here, who may be fearful of facing discrimination for actions over which they have no influence at all.

"Seeing and hearing the devastation in Ukraine and that faced by its people is heart-breaking and it can be difficult to understand how to make a difference, but if we all act, the difference will be measurable and meaningful."

The UK Government’s position on sanctions on Russia can be found on, with no product can now be shipped to Russia from the UK until the conflict is resolved.  BFC also shared a list of organisations and charities to reach out in support of the devastation on the ground.

For specific questions about trading with Ukraine or Russia, more information can be found on the dedicated service either online  or on  0300 303 8955.

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