American fashion company PVH Corp, through The PVH Foundation, has announced new investments totalling $10 million over the next four years in global non-profit organisations, to support their programming and initiatives aligned with the company’s Inclusion and Diversity priorities. The initial list of selected partner organisations will increase awareness of and access to opportunities in the fashion industry for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities.
PVH will work with these partners to support programming for high school students and training for individuals with ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds seeking new career opportunities in the fashion industry. High school students from underserved and underrepresented communities will be provided opportunities to explore careers in fashion, develop technical skills, and participate in mentorship programmes. Individuals from ‘non-traditional’ talent pipelines, such as those re-entering the workforce or seeking a career change, post-high school students who are not college graduates, and immigrants will have the opportunity to leverage skill-building and practical training to prepare for success in the industry, the company said in a media release.
The PVH Foundation, has announced $10 million investments over the next four years in global non-profit organisations, to support their programming and initiatives aligned with the company’s Inclusion and Diversity priorities. The initial list of selected partner organisations will increase awareness of and access to opportunities in the fashion industry.
“With driving fashion forward for good at the core of everything we do, our new partnerships will help PVH make a greater global impact in our communities,” said Stefan Larsson, chief executive officer, PVH Corp. “As a company, we are committed to making a difference with inclusion and diversity, and we look forward to elevating the next generation of innovators around the world.”
The global partner organisations include KELY Support Group and World of Art Brut Culture (WABC) in Asia; Australian Business and Community Network in Australia; Ecotece Institute in Brazil; and Fashion Council Germany (FCG), Graduate Fashion Foundation and House of Denim Foundation in Europe. The organisations from North America are Creatives Want Change (CWC), Custom Collaborative, I Love First Peoples, Misa Hylton Fashion Academy (MHFA), National Urban League, New Circles and Prep for Prep.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)