Dec 7, 2022
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Phoenix Clothing brought down by unpaid bill

Dec 7, 2022

Nottingham manufacturer Phoenix Clothing is shutting down after almost two decades following the impact of an unpaid bill. It said a bill it’s owed adding up to £25,000 has forced it under.

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The business, which operates from a former lace factory in Nottingham city centre won a legal case against the unnamed customer that owed it the money, but that customer has ceased trading and fallen into insolvency, The Business Desk reported.

Phoenix makes a variety of products from dance wear to traditional African dress, baby booties, ‘vintage’ clothes and breastfeeding wear. And another customer, Olivia Swift of Lotus Maternity, has offered to help pay some of its manufacturing costs, so Phoenix can pay it wage bill ahead of Christmas.

She said it’s very sad to see the business brought down by a non-paying customer and that Phoenix’s input has helped her own business to become a multiple industry award-winner.

The directors of Phoenix, Christine Crawford and Hillary Booth, said they’re“devastated” by the development, but they have no other option than closure.

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