While February is ending, the work of building Black Futures, amplifying diverse voices, and reaching racial equity isn’t.
This Black History Month, we took the chance to evaluate and learn how we could do better moving forward.
Here’s what we learned:
We had the opportunity to learn from voices that challenge and inspire us–from Black creators, brands, media, and organizations.
While our intentions have helped start our progress, we need quantifiable goals and clearly defined action plans to create more equitable representation in all areas of our business.
Here are some updates:
Another step in our commitment to transparency is sharing where we currently stand in diversity and inclusion around our own social media here and in our partnerships.
Because we believe that our plans to further equality need to be specific, we’ll keep you updated with two reports per year to track our progress while asking you to hold us accountable. We’re so grateful for your partnership to demand more of us as we demand more of ourselves.
In case you missed it, we had the incredible chance to have a conversation about Black Futures with one of our favorite partners and content creators, Kathleen Elie. She was joined by our Founder, Barrett, and our Design Director, Krista on Instagram live. Watch the conversation below.
Kathleen is passionate about sustainability, fashion, faith, and social justice. You can follow her on her Instagram at @consciousnchic
While we’re working towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion, we’re thankful for your accountability and commitment to us as we’re fully committed to doing better. We’re excited to be learning and having you with us on this journey.