Organisers say they expect attendance "to be significantly reduced" due to the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the outbreak and added they will be carrying out "deep cleans" every evening at the event's central London hub.
While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the upcycle and vintage movements.
Stephanie Phair, chairwoman of the British Fashion Council, says the industry is urging the government to find a Brexit deal as studies show a no-deal exit would cost the fashion industry well over $1 billion.
Burberry said in its statement that the company's use of real fur had "been restricted for many years to rabbit, fox, mink and Asiatic raccoon", adding, "Going forward, these and angora will be" phased out.
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