Appearance on BBC Radio Gloucestershire
On Tuesday 9th October this year, I was invited in to BBC Radio Gloucestershire to have a chat about an article that had recently appeared in The Guardian asking if 'The suit had had its day?'
You can read the article here
I have to say that I disagree with Marks and Spencers' view! The suit certainly hasn't had its day, in fact we have seen a growth in our suit sales over the last few years.
I think the problem that they are having that they are struggling to sell 'fast fashion' suits. Their suits are selling at around £100 for a two piece?!! We wouldn't even buy the fabric for one of our suits for that much!! and that is before the real skill and talent goes into making it!
Personally I think that consumers are starting to wake up to 'fast fashion' and the damage that it is not only doing to the environment, but also to the people who are making these suits.
We believe in a fair wages, and by selling suits at £100 for an obvious profit, someone, somewhere is not getting paid fairly for what they are producing. I expect that this is unfortunately the actual makers.
It's also a bit like cheap loo roll, it is a massive false economy. Why buy a new suit every year that doesn't last every year for £100, when you can spend £900 on a bespoke suit that will last you at least 10-20 years? The maths just doesn't add up.
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