Drapers and Fashion United vacancy rates see weekly falls

Both Drapers and Fashion United saw online advertisements for vacancies fall in the week to Friday 20th May although longer-term trends look more positive. Drapers Drapers advertised 1,996 vacancies online.  This was down 60 on the previous week although over the longer term 121 vacancies more than four weeks before. In terms of roles advertised … More Drapers and Fashion United vacancy rates see weekly falls

3rd month of turnover increases for fashion and textiles manufacturers

April’s Office for National Statistics monthly business survey has shown the turnover of fashion and textiles manufacturers has increased for the third successive month with March’s figure standing at £726million, £32million higher than in February. Despite this positive pattern, the current turnover levels are below a year earlier in March 2015 where turnover value had … More 3rd month of turnover increases for fashion and textiles manufacturers

Retail and Internet fashion sales up in April

The latest retail figures released by the Office for National Statistics paint a picture of UK consumers spending once more in textiles, clothing and footwear stores with a 1.3% jump on March’s value of purchases although spending still remains 6.6% lower than the corresponding month last year. The volume measure followed a similar trend 1.3% … More Retail and Internet fashion sales up in April

Producer prices steady in April

The latest Office for National Statistics relase on producer prices has shown prices remained steady for textiles, clothing and leather manufacturers during April and follows a trend for the year. Over the long term textiles production costs have continued to remain lower than what has been recorded across the leather and apparel manufacturing sectors.  Apparel … More Producer prices steady in April

Fashion vacancies trends remain upwards

This week jobs advertised through Drapers online continued their recent rise whilst FashionUnited saw a small fall, the onward trend remains good. Drapers Jobs advertised through Drapers Online reached 2,056, a mark higher than in the previous week and four week periods.  The most popular jobs advertised were for design, merchandising and retail management Figure … More Fashion vacancies trends remain upwards

Has the Chinese slowdown impacted UK fashion exports?

The latest news from the Chinese economy in April have reported weak consumer demand.  Imports into China fell 1.8% from a year earlier as analysts fear any indications of recovery may be short lived following strong export figures recorded in March. What does this mean for UK exports of fashion and textiles goods to China?  … More Has the Chinese slowdown impacted UK fashion exports?

Index of production shows more mixed messages in March 2016

The latest Index of Production figures for March 2016 show again the volatility in production levels within the fashion and textiles sector.  Textiles production was slightly up on February with production levels remaining steady since the start of 2015. However, despite very strong employment and export figures, apparel continued on its recent rollercoaster, with the … More Index of production shows more mixed messages in March 2016

Fashion vacancies fall but trajectory remains upwards

Both Drapers and Fashion United advertised fewer vacancies this Friday compared to last weeks figures although both publications have been posting a greater number of vacancies compared to four weeks ago showing a continued upward trend as we head into summer. Drapers Drapers advertised 2,021 vacancies, 110 vacancies down on last weeks numbers.  Greatest demand … More Fashion vacancies fall but trajectory remains upwards