THE WHAT? The Black in Fashion Council (BIFC) has announced the first 38 companies who have signed up to participate in the initiative, which was founded in June to evolve the industry’s inclusivity, according to a report published by Vogue.
THE DETAILS The list spans both the fashion and beauty categories and includes well known designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Tiffany & Co, publishers Conde Nast and Fashionista and Birchbox, Glossier and L’Oréal from the beauty sector.
THE WHY? According to a statement released by the BIFC, per Vogue, “Brands have pledged a commitment to work with the Black in Fashion Council for the next three years and work with the Human Rights Campaign to put policies into practice further to demonstrate their commitment to Black employees at all levels. Executive board members will be having conversations with industry stakeholders starting in August 2020 to allow brands to fully understand the complex ways in which we all need to commit to making inclusivity the lens in which we see everything, and have the opportunity to rise to the occasion of making changes over the next three years as we know this is a process that takes time.”