Apparel & Footwear

Apparel & Footwear, be it lifestyle or performance focused, is inherently a global category. That’s why our networks are not just national, but international. Whether they are in London, Paris, Berlin or New York, through thorough and specific research, we will identify and secure that high impact leader you need. Our specialist team will leverage their personal industry networks on your behalf.

Whether a brand owner or part of a multinational supplier, when you need leadership expertise across product creation, marketing & brand management, commercial & business development, or operational & supply chain management, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver the appropriate solution.

Why not start a conversation today which will lead to your search solution?

Sector expert

Harry Wells is a senior consultant at Drayton, leading and supporting projects across the consumer sector, with a particular focus on food & ingredients.

Sector expert

Wayne Mabbott is a member of our senior team and prior to joining Drayton had a successful career in Footwear and Apparel with Adidas and Dr Martens.

I would not hesitate to work with Drayton again in the future. Stewart Sawyer, CEO, D3O

Our consultants from the Apparel & Footwear team have done business in 29+ countries including North America, Scandinavia and Germany.

Athletic wear continues to dominate the market, with athleisure sales growing by 10% in 2023 due to ongoing consumer interest in fitness and casual comfort.

The second-hand apparel market is projected to double by 2028, reaching £60 billion, driven by a growing preference for sustainable fashion.