The UK is facing a leisurewear shortage after the nation traded office attire for comfortable clothing during lockdown, a new analysis has found.
Fashion retailers said they had experienced an explosion in demand for trainers, jogging bottoms and leggings as the country eschewed suits and high heels and began working from home.
The spike in popularity for comfortable clothes coincided with issues with supply chains, as factories in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia were forced to close, the fashion analysis firm Edited found.
One retailer said he received less than half of the quantity of products he ordered during the pandemic, with brands forced to ration their stocks across the country.
The news comes after the online retail giant Asos reported a worldwide shortage of trainers, jogging bottoms and