Sumary of The British fashion industry failed an inclusivity test:
- There is cause for alarm in the British fashion industry where inclusivity and greater representation continues to be lacking, impacting a loss of potential revenue.
- The report ‘Representation and inclusion in the fashion industry’, published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion, found 68 percent of people have experienced or witnessed discrimination in the fashion industry based on appearance or beliefs.
- The British fashion industry does not pass the inclusiveness test.
- The report looks at the role of the fashion professional and the impacts which a lack of diversity and inclusion has, not only on the individual, but also the economic impacts on the business revenue of a brand and on the wider economy.
- The report also offers solutions to address the social, cultural and far-reaching implications of a less inclusive fashion industry.