Support Black Businesses: 3 initiatives to look out for

1.Black in Fashion Council

BIFC (Black In Fashion Council) is an organization with a mission to represent and secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry. 

By organizing a resilient group of editors, models, stylists, media executives, assistants, freelance creatives, and industry stakeholders, BIFC aims to build a new foundation for inclusivity.

2.The Kelly Initiative

250 Black fashion professionals put forth an actionable plan, The Kelly Initiative, poised to bring greater visibility to their experiences within industry and actively posit solutions via which their long-overdue equitable access to employment opportunities can be obtained.

They are a coalition of Black professionals—and diversely ranging allies—who stand in their commitment to positing authentic Black voices centrally in the work of creating equitable employment access within fashion industries for talented Black individuals.

3.15 Percent Pledge

The 15 Percent is a 501c3 non-profit advocacy organization urging major retailers to commit 15% of their shelf-space to Black-owned businesses. It offers large corporations accountability support and consulting services with the goal of advocating for and supporting Black-owned businesses.

The 15 Percent Pledge seeks economic equality and prosperity for Black future founders, Black students, and Black people in the workforce.

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