Fashion and textiles employment continues to surge in q1 2016

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics quarterly Labour Force Survey indicates the stellar employment growth witnessed in fashion and textiles manufacturing during 2015 has continued into the start of 2016. Employ across textiles, apparel and leather manufacturing now stands at 144,000 people, up 3,000 on q4 2016.  Interestingly, whilst apparel manufacturing employment … More Fashion and textiles employment continues to surge in q1 2016

Large drop in Drapers jobs advertised although Fashion United steadies

Monitoring this weeks job advertisements on Friday June 10th, has seen a large drops in advertisements within Drapers magazine, although Fashion United has seen a small rise.  Both publications however have both seen large falls over the four week measure as we move into the summer. Drapers Drapers Online advertised 1,797 vacancies.  Most popular job … More Large drop in Drapers jobs advertised although Fashion United steadies

No change for vacancies although longer term trend down

Both Drapers and Fashion United online have seen little change in job vacancy advertisements over the past week.  However, on the four week scale, there has been a large slow down in both cases. Drapers Drapers Online advertised 1,908 vacancies on Friday 3rd June.  The most popular vacancies advertised were for design, merchandiser and sales … More No change for vacancies although longer term trend down

High hopes for the future at Meet the Manufacturer

Having gained a lot of insight from the fantastic event last year, it was a pleasure to once again to attend Meet the Manufacture.  The strong conference and workshop line-up was very thought provoking with a large number of topics and subjects concerning UK fashion and textiles manufacturing covered. In many ways, it felt as … More High hopes for the future at Meet the Manufacturer

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

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

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

Challenges ahead but things looking good for UK fashion and textiles manufacturing – A review of ASCBI spring conference

It was a pleasure to attend the ASCBI conference last Tuesday on the topic of “The reality of UK manufacturing: is it a sustainable option?” With a variety of speakers covering different aspects of the industry (many of whom offered a very personal and fascinating perspective), the consensus was one where businesses were once again … More Challenges ahead but things looking good for UK fashion and textiles manufacturing – A review of ASCBI spring conference

Large rises in job vacancies advertised in Drapers and Fashion United

The following round-up of Drapers and Fashion United’s job advertisement numbers from Friday 15th April. Drapers Continuing the large rise in jobs advertised through Drapers the week before, Drapers online saw job vacancies rise again to 1,946 roles advertised, a rise of 88 on the previous week and 144 over the previous four weeks. Table … More Large rises in job vacancies advertised in Drapers and Fashion United

Drapers and Fashion United advertise rising recruitment needs

The following round-up of Drapers and Fashion United’s job advertisement numbers from Friday 8th April. Drapers After a substantial dip the previous week, there were over 200 net more jobs advertised through Drapers on 8th April bringing the number up to 1,858 advertised.   The largest single category was for design roles with 250 advertisements.  This … More Drapers and Fashion United advertise rising recruitment needs