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diversity and inclusion

diversity and inclusion Archives

What it’s like to be ‘out and proud’ in the retail industry

PetCulture's head of CRM and personalisation Sebastian Kuemmel is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. We a...

Bravo for Brava: How the lingerie brand is changing the game for D+ cups

Mother-daughter duo Lin and Maxine Windram, founders of Brava Lingerie, are on a mission to offer the best-fitting bras...

Reconciliation Week campaign to highlight Indigenous Australians in the workplace

Professional social media network LinkedIn has launched the latest iteration of its #ConversationsForChange initiative w...

How to create a workplace culture your team loves

Workplace culture shapes behaviour. It gives a sense of belonging and of being a part of a team. That’s never more impor...

‘Blackfellas are thriving’: The bond between Indigenous design and culture

During an in-depth discussion at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, several Indigenous leaders across different industrie...

“We can’t afford it” and other plus-size fashion excuses designers make

Let’s instead examine the viability of explanations (or rather excuses) designers use to justify not expanding their siz...

Check it out: The “gamechanging” plus-size runway at Aus Fashion Week

In a move that much of the industry and consumers have been waiting on for years, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW...

Here’s what it was like to be in Fashion Week’s first adaptive show

The Adaptive Clothing Collective show wowed Fashion Week crowds. But the best part was a greater sense that people with ...

Plus-size fashion was in the spotlight at Fashion Week. What comes next?

For the first time in its history, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week put curve fashion in the spotlight. But the industry...

‘Gorgeous and sexy’: Here’s the powerful adaptive show at Fashion Week

Yesterday, the first ever adaptive fashion show hit the runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, featuring local labe...

How Coles’ in-school supermarket teaches kids with disabilities life skills

One-in-five Australians live with a disability, most of whom will struggle to find a job. Here’s how Coles is working wi...

How transphobia on social media inspired Bonds’ UnGenderwear Project

The iconic Australian underwear brand recently announced plans to audit all gendered terms across its products, packagin...

VIDEO | ‘I want to look cute too’: How diversity impacts the bottom line

From people of colour to those with disabilities or on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, there are big chunks of diverse customer b...

Mardi Gras and retail: How your brand can avoid “rainbow washing”

What sets apart retailers that have effective campaigns to support the underrepresented is a long-term focus and a commi...

VIDEO: T-shirt label Kind is Cool on how to become a true LGBTQI+ ally

Kind is Cool founder Amber Wilkinson and 78er and gay liberation movement co-founder Jude Munro discuss how brands can b...

How Every Human is changing the game for people with disabilities

In 2021, the brand expanded on its mission to make fashion that feels good accessible for the 1 in 6 Australians with di...

4 ideas for increasing Black representation in fashion – straight from NYFW

From closing the financing gap for Black-owned businesses, to changing the language around representation, here are four...

Fashion for people with disabilities celebrated at Australian Fashion Week

For the first time ever, a runway show for people with disabilities will feature at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AA...

Why Tommy Hilfiger is pushing for more inclusivity in the fashion industry

It’s likely you’ll know a Tommy Hilfiger red, white and blue sweater when you see it. The reality is that the brand is d...

Ikea supports people and planet with latest social partnerships

Furniture giant Ikea has partnered with social businesses in Southeast Asia to provide jobs for minority groups and brin...