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Italian National Fashion Chamber's 100 members adopt manifesto to improve racial and gender diversity

Author: Colleen Barry / AP, Time, Published on: 13 January 2020

"'We Saw There Is Disparity.' Italian Fashion World Adopts Diversity Agenda", 12 Jan 2020

The Italian National Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism for designs and remarks seen as culturally and racially insensitive.

Its manifesto backed by major Italian fashion brands aims to increase racial and gender diversity in key roles in Milan’s fashion houses, which fashion chamber president Carlo Capasa acknowledged was lagging...

’We looked at our industry and we saw there is disparity. We saw that a disparity of gender persists, that there are conditions not favorable to women in the workplace and in some cases there is discrimination.’’ ...

The chamber’s manifesto does not include hard commitments. Instead, it presents concepts that ‘’will serve as a model for a radical reform in terms of diversity and inclusion.’’

They were adopted by the chamber’s more than 100 members, which include most major Milan fashion houses... and will be monitored every year for progress...

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