The owner of our independent boutique, Rowena Howie, was interviewed by Marc Ashdown for BBC London News this afternoon.
Describing the interruptions to UK small business that are likely to happen over the next 6-18 months, Rowena used the example of a London shoe designer that supplies our small shop, Miss L Fire Shoes.
Unable to visit China to collaborate with the factory on the techical designs for the shoe range or visit the markets to source leathers, it puts into question whether businesses will be able to develop new products for next season and bring this to market in time.
For a small shop that relies on small business suppliers who produce products that are special and different it's difficult to source alternative brands and if there was an interruption to the supply chain this would affect our business.
Small businesses are incredibly resilient though and we will work to overcome any challenges that Coronavirus presents.
Revival Retro will work with all it's suppliers to maintain our award winning boutique offering including our marvellous range of womens shoes.