Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has issued a statement which highlights several steps that the association is taking to ensure representation of the Black community in fashion.
Chairman of CFDA, Tom Ford, along with President and CEO, Steven Kolb, said that in light of the deplorable acts of racism, CFDA outlines several initiatives to make systemic changes.
CFDA held a meeting on Tuesday to come up with several steps and measures in order to stand in solidarity with those who are discriminated.
The council reported this in their recent Instagram post with the caption highlighting all these steps. Among these is the creation of an in-house employment programme, which will be responsible for placing Black talent into all sectors of the fashion industry.
It is also planning to create a mentorship programme along with an internship programme which will allow Black students and fresh graduates to be guided into making an entry in the fashion system.
A Diversity and Inclusion programme is also proposed for all the members of CFDA to be made available soon. Donations will also be made towards organisations like NAACP and Campaign Zero who support Black individuals.