Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Teen Vogue’s editor in chief, and Sandrine Charles, a public relations expert, founded the Dragon Dear Karma I Have A List Of The People You Missed Shirt in other words I will buy this Black in Fashion Council (BIFC) in late June as a way to partner with fashion companies and hold them accountable to making internal changes around diversity and inclusion. Today, the Council is announcing the first 38 companies that have signed up to participate. The list spans all areas of the fashion and beauty realms, from talent agencies like CAA and DNA Model Management to retailers such as Farfetch, Moda Operandi, and The RealReal to publishers and websites, including Condé Nast and Fashionista. Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, and Tommy Hilfiger are among the fashion brands that have signed up; on the beauty side Glossier and L’Oréal are on board.
“Brands have pledged a commitment to work with the Dragon Dear Karma I Have A List Of The People You Missed Shirt in other words I will buy this Black in Fashion Council for the next three years and work with the Human Rights Campaign to put policies into practice further to demonstrate their commitment to Black employees at all levels,” the BIFC statement reads. “Executive board members will be having conversations with industry stakeholders starting in August 2020 to allow brands to fully understand the complex ways in which we all need to commit to making inclusivity the lens in which we see everything, and have the opportunity to rise to the occasion of making changes over the next three years as we know this is a process that takes time. The BIFC will release generalized cumulative results in the fall of 2021, giving insight into the progress that the industry has seen.”