Diversity In The Fashion Industry Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"In 2018, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition reported that women held only 12.5% of board positions within the fashion industry."

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"In 2016, 78.25% of fashion print campaigns featured white-only models."

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"By 2020, the adaptive fashion industry, which caters to individuals with disabilities, is expected to be valued at nearly $400 billion."

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"In 2017, only 32.5% of the models during London Fashion Week were non-white."

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"In 2018, transgender and non-binary models made up 2.1% of castings in 2018’s Spring runway shows."

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"In 2016, only 6 out of 136 covers of major US fashion magazines featured plus-size models."

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"In the Spring 2021 season, models of color made up 33.57% of castings in Paris and 47.84% in New York."

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"Over 60% of global fashion brands have no people of color in top management positions."

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"In 2018, only 50% of global fashion brands had disabled or differently-abled models in advertising campaigns."

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"In the Fall 2018 season, only 43 plus-size models walked the runway during New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks combined."

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"In 2019, 24% of models in London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 shows were people of color."

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"In 2020, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) reported that only 13% of CFDA members identify as Black or African American."

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