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The Independents Survey

Antony Hawman
05 June 2020 has partnered with contemporary women’s apparel show Scoop on a campaign to support independent retail and to revive our high streets in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

As our first piece of joint work we are conducting 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.

Not only will we be publishing the results but we will be using our findings to form part of a dossier of evidence that we will present to a Government body to raise the unique issues that independent retailers face and seek the appropriate support to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for this most vital part of industry.

“I am delighted to partner with on this campaign. Independent retailers have proven they are a vital part of the fashion industry and their local communities during this crisis and we want to use both our platforms and voices to ensure their needs are fully considered by the Government as the economy is re-built,” said Karen Radley, founder and Managing Director of Scoop.

“The independent retail community has without doubt been rocked by this crisis but there is a huge opportunity to be had in revitalising this vital sector of fashion retail as consumers gravitate towards shopping more locally and supporting smaller businesses. With this campaign, we want to ensure the as many retailers as possible can capitalise on this unique opportunity and we are honoured to partner with a show that has always been such a true champion of independents,” added Lauretta Roberts, co-founder of

Please complete our survey below by midnight Wednesday 10 June. We will share our findings with you via email and on website.

***Please note, this survey takes less than 2 mins to complete***

Please keep an eye our site in the coming weeks and months as we will be conducting further research and sharing as much information with you as possible.

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