THE WHAT? French President Emmanuel Macron has emphasized the importance of the French fashion industry to the country’s economy, according to a report published by Reuters.
THE DETAILS On a visit to a Chanel’s Metiers d’Art workshops, the politician revealed that the apparel industry was one of France’s leading export sectors and accounted for some 600,000 jobs.
THE WHY? Growth has been fuelled by latent demand from international buyers as lockdowns are lifted across the globe, Reuters report. Macron is expected to run in the next French presidential election which is slated to take place in April, and is therefore keen to emphasize France’s success stories as the country battles a tsunami of Omicron cases.