We are learning. We are listening. We are reading. We are watching and ready to take action.
We have been asking what’s next? How can we, as individuals and as a brand, contribute and fight for a better tomorrow? We will be the first to admit that we have not done enough thus far in support of BIPOC, but that stops now. Below is our action plan in support of BIPOC voices. We are determined to build on this as we grow and more importantly never stop. As a BIPOC led company, this topic is and will always be an important part of who we are.
Support organizations that are actively defending Black people. Donate when we can, highlight and raise awareness when we can't. As a self-funded business, we don't always have the means to make recurring monthly donations. However, we will donate when we can and when we can't, we will highlight and bring awareness to these organizations making change.
Make space for Black voices. On a monthly basis, we will share resources and amplify voices from the Black community. This is the least we can do but we will make it a norm!
Support BIPOC brands, influencers, models, and creatives. We will do this through partnerships, interviews and by promoting brands using our platform. We will continue to partner with BIPOC women for our photoshoots and actively work towards being more size inclusive.
Promote BIPOC voices in the sustainability space. Sustainable fashion lacks representation of BIPOC voices. We will make it part of our mission to highlight sustainable BIPOC leaders, brands and influencers.
Never stay silent. We will speak up and take action against police brutality of Black and Brown people. We are asking our lawmakers to defund the police and we support investing money towards other forms of community social services.
We currently have no employees but when we do, we promise to promote BIPOC voices within the company. We will build structures that amplify their voices and create an environment that welcomes their ideas.
We promise to learn and listen everyday. We have such a long way to go as a company but we are committed to listening and educating ourselves as we grow. We are not perfect by any means, but we promise to do better each step of the way. And if we make mistakes, which I am sure we will, we promise to hold ourselves accountable. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know. Sending so much love.
At the end of the year, we will create a report that analyzes our commitment to this action plan. We will make the report public and share it on our website and social media.