Coronavirus Updates

Schoolwear Association issues message to the industry

Matthew Easter and Mark Stevenson, co-chairs of The Schoolwear Association have issued a statement to the schoolwear industry in light of the coronavirus pandemic. In this statement the pair say that the coming weeks and months will be testing for many sectors and the same is true of the schoolwear …

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Government furlough scheme extended to end of June

It was announced on Friday that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended to June 30 to reflect continuing social distancing measures. This announcement followed the news on Thursday, April 16 to extend lockdown for a further three weeks. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said the Coronavirus …

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Stanley/Stella commits to upholding in Bangladesh during COVID-19 crisis

Stanley/Stella has committed to honour all open orders with its five partner factories in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 crisis. While many in the fashion industry appear to be cancelling orders, leaving factories and the local garment workers in a very precarious position, Stanley/Stella remains fully committed to Bangladesh and its …

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Looking to the future: caring for your equipment during shutdown

Chris Bailey, managing director, Quality Print Services, provides some helpful advice on how to look after your equipment during shutdown. Hopefully, as a print business, you have now had the opportunity to ensure that your employees are safe from COVID-19 in accordance with government directives. Now, it is time to …

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Companies produce PPE to help in global fight against COVID-19

Companies across the printwear and promotional sector have turned their hand to manufacturing face masks and other personal protective equipment to help in the global fight against COVID-19. Here are just a few examples of what companies are doing around the world to help: Over in the States, Fruit of …

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme expanded to benefit more

Launched on March 23, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been significantly expanded along with changes to the scheme’s features and eligibility criteria. The changes mean even more smaller businesses across the UK impacted by coronavirus crisis can access funding. Importantly, access to the scheme has been opened …

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Dress for success while working from home

As the majority of the country adjusts to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, uniform supplier Dimensions takes a look at ‘what to wear’ when you don’t need to adhere to your office dress code. Generally, it is accepted that there are three styles of dress that people adopt …

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British Fashion Council announces launch of BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund

British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the launch of the BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund, supporting creative fashion businesses and individuals to survive the coronavirus crisis. The BFC, through its charity the BFC Foundation which brings all BFC charitable initiatives under one umbrella, is making £1,000,000 of emergency funds available …

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Top tips for working from home during COVID-19

Millions of workers are following government advice and are now working from home to combat the spread of COVID-19, so the interest to learning best remote work practices is at its highest.   Remote work is notoriously hard to transition to. Chief transparency officer of TransparentBusiness, Moe Vela knows this …

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