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.”
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.