Amidst the recent outcry for equality within the United States in the form of protests, organized marches and calls for reform. Fashion brands, Beauty brands and the publications that cover them are being held accountable for their roles in upholding systemic racism. The recently launched Black in Fashion Council, founded by Lindsay Peoples Wagner, the editor in chief of Teen Vogue, and Sandrine Charles, the owner of Sandrine Charles Consulting will be addressing this call for change. On their newly launched website a statement reads
“As a collective, we envision a world in which black people in fashion and beauty spaces can be open and honest, guaranteed equal rights, and be celebrated for our voices.”
Peoples Wagner and Charles have enlisted the support of the Human Rights Campaign, which already has a Corporate Equality Index for people with disabilities and the LGBTQ community to establish an equality index score that will provide benchmarking around corporate policies and practices “pertinent to the inclusivity of Black employees.”
Read more on The Black in Fashion Councils website now.