In the previous four days (12-fifteen February), sixty% of grant enquiries obtained by the charity have arrive from Arcadia team.

Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge were being taken over by Asos before this month, whilst Boohoo Group agreed to get Arcadia’s Burton, Dorothy Perkins, and Wallis models for £25.2m. No Arcadia retailers were being acquired by either Asos or Boohoo Group, so all stores will continue to be shut, and countless numbers of redundancies are expected.

The charity claimed it was already providing grant support to Arcadia team, “but quantities have noticeably elevated following closure and get-out announcements”.

Most of team are implementing for grants by social media referrals from Arcadia colleagues.

Anna Pangbourne, FTCT CEO, claimed: “It’s straightforward to reduce sight of the unique personnel guiding the headlines about Arcadia. Everyday our staff are hearing from mums, dads and carers whose life have been irreversibly altered by the pandemic, which includes people now going through redundancy. It is going to be a different difficult 12 months for people throughout the United kingdom and we will continue to be right here to assistance people in our sector.”

Drapers’ vogue retail redundancy tracker has already logged more than 41,000 work cuts in the sector since the get started of the pandemic.

FTCT presents a totally free and private service to people and corporations, with both of those grant funding and operating expenses mostly coated by the charity’s personal money.


To support vogue retail personnel going through hardship as a final result of the coronavirus pandemic, Drapers is operating a Covid-19 charity enchantment in partnership with the Fashion and Textile Children’s Have confidence in (FTCT).

FTCT presents grants for the small children of United kingdom vogue and textile personnel, to support people with economic challenges in buying requirements these types of as outfits, bedding and specialist tools for people small children who want it.

In the course of the Covid-19 crisis, FTCT has supplied more than £170,000 in grants to people in economic problems. Virtually one,000 vital merchandise have been funded for small children who were being going without having, which includes school uniforms, beds and bedding, outfits and laptops for learning.

This has been mostly supported by the donations to the Drapers x FTCT Covid-19 Enchantment.

Your donation, no matter what the measurement, could make a big variance to a child’s everyday living.

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