But Which Way to Go?
Britain's fashion industry has a split personality. Glittering catwalks contrast with factories employing some of the country's lowest-paid workers. The classy 'cashmere and tweeds' English style is popular abroad, yet the British are among the world's least stylish dressers. Britain's innovative designers are internationally acclaimed, but foreign buyers complain of shoddy workmanship and late deliveries. With the crucial autumn collections approaching, can the industry resolve these contradictions? Francine Stock finds out. Producer HEATHER PAYTON
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