12 May 2016

As the European Union referendum on June 23 approaches, Drapers takes the temperature of the fashion industry over this historic vote.

There are only six weeks to go until the referendum on whether or not the UK should remain part of the European Union, yet confusion and uncertainty still reigns. While on the face of it most business leaders are in favour of staying, behind closed doors many have reservations. They may not be ready to leave the EU, but it does not follow that they are happy with the status quo.

The fashion and footwear industry is no exception. An online poll of 600 Drapers readers between February 23 and May 2, showed that 59% of you think we should remain in the EU and just more than a quarter (29%) would back a Brexit. The remaining 22% are undecided.

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