The Cornwall summit, and a British Fashion Council forum, showed just how serious British designers, businesses and public figures are about promoting the circular economy, and nixing waste.
It’s been a busy G7 weekend for FLOTUS, who on Saturday sat down with volunteers from an organization providing social support and surfing excursions for veterans, and who met Queen Elizabeth on Sunday.
Britain’s first lady Carrie Symonds wore a rented suit to greet the presidents of South Africa and Korea on Day Two of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.
Carrie Symonds rented a dress, once again, for the G7 dinner at the famous visitor attraction that houses thousands of plant species.
While international leaders sat down to tackle pressing issues like the threat on democracy, the Duchess of Cambridge and FLOTUS met to discuss the importance of early education.
Symonds had tea with First Lady Jill Biden on Thursday ahead of the three-day summit in Cornwall, England.
Symonds wore a dress by Greek designer Christos Costarellos, rented from MyWardrobeHQ in London.
“Do not underestimate America’s willingness to assert its power,” and protect American businesses abroad, said consultant Allyson Stewart-Allen, who specializes in U.S.-U.K. cross-border trade.
They were among hundreds who attended vigils across the U.K. for the 33-year-old Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped and killed earlier this month. A London police officer has been arrested in connection with the crime.
Beauty, which employs mostly women, has been suffering the devastating impact of the pandemic with British shops and salons shut for much of the past year, and some businesses unable to survive.
Schools will be shut until Feb. 15 at the earliest, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told England residents to stay indoors to keep the virus at bay.
Brexit worries receded amid the panic of COVID-19, and British businesses are now looking forward to 2021 with cautious optimism, and the prospect of free trade with the European Union and the U.S.
As of Jan. 1, there will be no duties on goods passing between the two regions after a free trade deal was agreed just days before the final Brexit deadline.
The British government is locking down large parts of the country once again, with London mayor Sadiq Khan saying 2020 will be London’s “toughest Christmas” since World War II.
“There is no alternative open to me,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, addressing the nation on Saturday afternoon as he tightened COVID-19 restrictions in London and the southeast of England.