Following the widespread criticism of Gucci’s “Blackface” Balaclava Sweater last week, the luxury label has introduced a new “Diversity And Inclusion Plan.”
After meeting with Dapper Dan and community leaders in Harlem, Gucci took to Twitter to share “four initiatives in a long-term plan of actions designed to further embed cultural diversity and awareness in the company.”
1/3 Gucci’s first four initiatives in a long-term plan of actions designed to further embed cultural diversity and awareness in the company. pic.twitter.com/xMIMn9PNDR
— gucci (@gucci) February 15, 2019
Along with accepting full responsibility for the incident, Gucci pledged to hire diverse candidates and has initiated a search for a new role, global director of diversity and inclusion. It will also introduce a multi-cultural design scholarship in partnership with fashion schools around the world.
Finally, Gucci will implement a diversity and inclusivity awareness program to be launched in May 2019. The program will roll out to its 18,000 global employees and will be developed in conjunction with regional experts.