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  • How is Black Girls in Fashion working to diversify the industry?
  • How is Black Girls in Fashion working to diversify the industry?
    Oladimeji Odunsi (2018) ©
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Black Girls in Fashion: diversifying the industry

The Black Lives Matter Movement of 2020 is casting the serious lack of inclusion and representation of Black women within the UK’s fashion industry into sharp relief. Recognising the need for change and access, BGIF is giving a leg up to those who have previously struggled to break through.

Location United Kingdom

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The reignited Black Lives Matter movement in the UK is shining a light on the lack of representation and cultural understanding as well as the racial inequality faced by Black people in the fashion industry – an industry that contributed £35 billion to Britain’s annual GDP in 2019. [1] Black Girls in Fashion is a growing digital and IRL community that provides a safe space for Black women to learn and develop their skills while arming them with practical knowledge to further their fashion careers and business ventures.

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