Representation & Inclusion in Fashion Report Meeting
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Access and representation to and within the fashion industry is lagging behind other industry areas. As well as hindering people’s ability to develop professionally and fulfil their potentials, it limits the growth of the industry by restricting the talent pool. In the ‘Representation in the Fashion Industry Policy Paper’, Fashion Roundtable aims to map the opinions of industry insiders and consumers to understand the cause of these discrepancies and propose and assess potential solutions.
Within the design and fashion design sub-sector in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, people of BAME origins held only 9% of jobs in the sector.
The Creative Industries has the lowest percentage of jobs held by people who qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 at 10.1%, and in the design and designer fashion subsector it is 8.75%.
People are still unable to identify outside ‘male’ and ‘female’ in legal documentation, and statistics for the non-binary and trans population are not included in the sector breakdown given by the DCMS.