This Week’s Need-to-Know Fashion News
In light of the events this week, we've decided to use our weekly fashion news round-up to highlight some of the important pieces we've run over the past five days that amplify Black voices and businesses.
We compiled a list of 51 Black-run fashion businesses in Canada and around the world that you need to know
Fashion News Director Odessa Paloma Parker compiled a list of 51 black-run fashion businesses to shop from Canada and across the globe. The list includes creative stars that deserve your attention whether you’re in the market for an evening gown or swimsuit – discover your next loungewear set with Cherry Gardens or a love for vintage lingerie at Bum-Cake.
Click here to shop these 51 Black-run fashion businesses in Canada and beyond.
Meet Stephanie Thomas, an adaptive fashion trailblazer
Stephanie Thomas is an advocate and trailblazer for inclusion in fashion. As a stylist, speaker and consultant, she has dedicated her work to making fashion more accessible as a disability stylist. Thomas is the founder of Cur8able, a platform that features content that addresses the fashion needs of people living with disabilities and raises awareness for this underserved market. Thomas, who has given a TEDx talk and made the Business of Fashion‘s list of 500 people shaping the industry last year, is a power player in the fashion industry.
Read our interview with Stephanie Thomas here.
Canadian brands showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement
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Our team is struggling to find the words—but the thing is, we need them. And even more than words, we need action. — What happened to #GeorgeFloyd—what has been and is happening to black lives—is a tragic reality. — As a brand, we are privileged to have a voice and platform. We are privileged to have a community that is listening. And we know that coming together is one of the most powerful things we can do in times of crisis. — We’ve made a donation to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. But we also know that is not enough. So we will continue to listen, to educate ourselves, to speak up, and to stand in solidarity. And we hope that where possible, our community will too. The link is in our bio to donate. — “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” –Angela Davis
Brands across the country voiced and showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement in various forms over the past week. Companies like Mejuri, Mary Young, Tanya Taylor and Deciem pledged donations to organizations supporting the movement on social media. While social media support and monetary contributions don’t solve the issues of systemic racism, voices raised continue to promote change.
See our round-up of some of the Canadian brands pledging support to the Black Lives Matter movement here.