Kiara Quick of Fashion Mermaid: "I Felt Like COVID Ruined Everything"

The fashion industry is another industry that has been hit hard during COVID. Many founders in this space could not connect with their distributors because production has either completely halted or slowed down. Thousands of suppliers and factories have lost their contracts and couldn't pay their workers. Many retailers have closed their doors and have transitioned to predominantly online shopping to serve their customers. One founder felt the devastating impact of COVID when she had to shut down her runway show, losing time and money