The financial burden when starting out plays a huge role in fashion’s lack of diversity
The expectation that those entering the fashion industry will be able to take on unpaid internships or work that pays below the living wage means that only the most privileged can afford to be a part of it. We want to rebalance the industry by ensuring that all internships or apprenticeship programmes are fairly compensated, and ensuring that access to vital equipment or studio space required is made available to those that need it.
In 2021, we will be:
➭ Supporting paid internship and apprenticeship programmes (with salaries meeting at least the living wage of each city)
➭ Offering or sponsoring studio space and equipment usage for Rubric student access