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4 June 2020

Following on from the tremendous interest generated in sewing by the various hubs that have been making scrubs for care workers during the pandemic, UKFT has launched Sew Connect. The Sew Connect initiative aims to capitalise on the renewed national enthusiasm for sewing and help meet the growing demand for garments made in the UK. The UK fashion and textile 

18 May 2020

No footfall, no fittings. Shears have been downed and the boards lie empty… Sadly, this is the first time since Henry Poole opened its doors at No. 32 in 1846 that the craft of bespoke tailoring hasn’t been practised on Savile Row, but our members are now making plans to provide a safe space for business to resume. Following the 

8 May 2020

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s ‘road map’ announcement on Sunday which will explain how and when the lockdown is going to be eased, UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has issued a very useful set of guidelines regarding returning to work. Issues covered include distancing, sanitisation and working practises in general. Full details can be seen here. Further suggestions can 

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24 April 2020

The UK government has now released further guidance on the furlough Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was fully implemented on 20th April. The latest information includes details on directors’ pay and confirmation that employees are not to undertake any work for their employers when on furlough. Full details, plus updated information from HMRC on delaying Import Duty and VAT, 

27 March 2020

The government has now implemented a package of measures to help businesses throughout the coronavirus crisis. These measures include a three-month rent moratorium for retailers, support in paying employees’ wages and a 12-month business rates holiday. Full details can be seen here. A scheme to help the self-employed (of which there are many on Savile Row) was also unveiled yesterday. 

16 March 2020

UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) is preparing a series of guides to assist companies during the coronavirus outbreak. The first guidelines relate to sick pay and employment and can be read here. In another development relating to the coronavirus outbreak, Savile Row landlord The Pollen Estate has decided to postpone the Savile Row Concours classic car rally, which was 

12 March 2020

We would like to assure everyone that the Savile Row Bespoke Association and each of its members are following the coronavirus (COVID-19 virus) situation closely and are taking every precaution possible to ensure the wellbeing of our customers. Each of our members are adhering to government advice regarding the virus and, at present, are open for business as usual. You 

2 February 2020

Two fine examples of the long-lasting qualities of the best bespoke tailoring featured on the latest series of BBC1’s the Antiques Roadshow in the form of a pair of naval jackets (one of them is pictured, right) which were made for King George VI by Savile Row Bespoke Association member Benson & Clegg. King George VI enjoyed a close relationship 

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