Mytheresa launches diversity and inclusion committee and donates €50,000
Mytheresa, the luxury fashion retailer, has launched a diversity and inclusion commitee and donated €50,000 to organisations that fight racism in light of recent events in the US and the global anti-racism protests.
The company has said the committee, which is made up of team members, will evaluate the level of diversity in its brand portfolio, in its castings and its collaborators.
It has also donated €25,000 each to NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which fights to eliminate race-based discrimination in the United States and Campaign Zero, an organization that aims to reduce police violence in the United States.
The recent death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis, sparked protests across America and throughout the world, including in London. Floyd, an unarmed man, was the latest in a line of black citizens to die at the hands of US police, including Breonna Taylor, a medical technician who was shot when police raided her apartment.
Their deaths, and others, have led to a global anti-racist movement and have prompted organisations and businesses to examine their practices and take a stand against conscious or unconscious racist behaviour.
MatchesFashion also announced a similar move to Mytheresa today, establishing a Black Employees Forum and pledging to add designers from minority backgrounds to its brand line-up.