The Directory:

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Black in Fashion Council

Mission: To represent and secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry. We envision workforces where Black people are represented and amplified at every level, holding jobs in both C-suite and junior-level positions, and can work...

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Costume Institute of the African Diaspora

The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) is dedicated to researching the history and culture of clothing and adornment from the African Diaspora — and using that research to produce outcomes such as projects and lectures in order to educate the public...

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Decolonizing Design

Decolonizing Design is a group blog, composed by academics, researchers, and practitioners working in and with the fields of Design Studies and Design Research. It is a collective endeavour, born out from a general frustration with how design ontologies and...

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Fashion Africa Now

Curators: Beatrace Angut Oola, Cornelia Lund and Claudia Banz Fashion Africa Now is a media brand for contemporary creative Africa. Celebrating creativity, culture, identity and featuring the names and faces behind it. We are establishing a network that connects...

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Remake

From extreme waste and environmental destruction to illegal wages and unsafe working conditions, the fashion industry’s focus on trendy, disposable clothing has staggering impacts on people and our planet. Remake is a community of millennial and Gen Z women who...

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Remember Who Made Them

We all love clothes. Let's remember who made them. Remember Who Made Them is helping to energise a new solidarity economy in fashion: An economy that centres the health and wellbeing of workers over corporate profits An economy that cares about the social and...

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Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion

(formerly the Non-Western Fashion Conference) The Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion was established in 2012 to move beyond the stubbornly persistent Eurocentric and ethnocentric underpinnings of dominant fashion discourse and to construct alternative...