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Diversity and Inclusion

EXCLUSIVE: Revolve Turns to Mentorship to Show Greater Support for Black-Owned and Black-Designed Brands

"It was really in response to the 15 percent challenge," said chief executive officer Michael Mente…

A Brief History of Black-owned Beauty Brands

WWD looks back on Black-owned beauty brands from the 1900s on, featuring Annie Turnbo Malone, Eunice Johnson…

Sharon Chuter Calls for Redefining ‘Black’ in ‘Make It Black’ Campaign

"Black is classic, black is timeless, black is stylish, black is chic," Chuter told reporters in a virtual…

Black Designers Navigate Steep Barriers to Financing

Black entrepreneurs face enduring challenges finding investments, though some are still finding new avenues…

Tracee Ellis Ross Joins Ulta Beauty as Diversity & Inclusion Adviser

Ulta said it will double the number of Black-owned beauty brands it sells in 2021.

Dress and Protest: Fashion Hasn’t Been a Bystander in the Black Civil Rights Movement

The iconic images of protest movements past bear at least one thing out: that dress is as much a political…

L’Oréal USA, NAACP Launch Black-owned Business Fund

The grant program, christened the "Inclusive Beauty Fund," will provide 30 grants of $10,000 each to small…

Tapestry Named ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ’ by Human Rights Campaign

The recognition is given to U.S. companies that create nondiscriminatory workplace policies, offer equitable…

Prada Pledges to Make the Needs of People With Disabilities a Priority

The firm is the first luxury fashion house to join The Valuable 500, a global initiative that works to…

The Knot Worldwide Aims to Support Underrepresented Businesses

Thirty fellows will be chosen for the company's eight-month "Fellowship for Change" program.

James Whitner on ‘Product Swap’ Program, Kamala Harris, Retail Plans

James Whitner, owner and founder of The Whitaker Group, is using fashion as a platform to empower Black…

Why Amanda Gorman Represents a New Kind of Style Icon

It took five minutes for Amanda Gorman to take America by storm — both for her poetry and her Prada. And in…

Fast Retailing Joins Global Initiative to Target Disability Inclusion

The Uniqlo parent has signed on to the Valuable 500, following in the footsteps of over 400 companies…

Gender Parity in Jeopardy as Women Account for 100 Percent of December Job Losses

It could mean that it's not just the economic recovery that may be backsliding, but workplace gender parity…

Moncler Launches Jackets Entirely Made From Sustainable Materials

The jackets are available in black, and for men, women and children.