The brutal killing of an African-American man George Floyd has brought a wave of political and communal unrest in the United States of America amidst the global pandemic. Amidst these unfortunate situations, the fashion fraternity has stood together and done their bit for the black community as well as protestors. Many high-end fashion labels and ace designers have donated funds to the Black Lives Matter movement and other charities that support this cause.
In the wake of this unfortunate situation, Victoria Beckham has pledged to make internal changes and ensure inclusivity at her namesake brand.'
Sharing it on her social media page, Victoria penned her thoughts on how she as well as others, could take a step back, reflect on their actions, and be a better person, every day. “I’ve taken a step back this week to focus on the tragic events that have been highlighted recently. Watching things unfold and learning more about the Black Lives Matter movement, I’ve been truly sickened by how deeply ingrained racism is in our society,” read an excerpt from her note.
Beckham also stated that the fashion industry plays an important role in the BLM movement and that she aims to bring changes to her brand as well by ensuring inclusivity. “The fashion industry has a huge role to play, and for me, it starts with representation, both within my business and who we work with externally. I’ve always aimed for inclusivity, but we all need to look inwards and be better. At Victoria Beckham, we’ve set up an internal working group as a first step and will provide additional support to ensure that we are listening to each other, discussing the issues, identifying unconscious bias in ourselves and ensuring our short and long-term actions reflect all our learnings,” she continued.
While Victoria agreed that things won’t change in a day, but it’s a start towards a goal. “Whilst things won’t change or be solved in a day, we clearly can’t wait another day to start and I am absolutely committed to being better and doing more, both personally and professionally. I hope you all share my sentiment and are doing the same with your friends, family, brands, and businesses so that we all play our part in this vital issue,” she concluded.