One of the world’s most famous textile firms, which began in Essex, has gone into Administration.
Courtalds supplied British Home Stores which went bust in April.
The same fate has befallen Derbyshire-based CUK Clothing.
They were behind the Pretty Polly tights brand and blame their collapse on the demise of the department store chain.
BHS fell into administration in April, putting 11,000 jobs at risk.