After communities across the UK mobilised to support the Black Lives Matter movement this spring, the dialogue between Black people and Black allies has now shifted from marching and chanting to a ‘where do we go from here’ stage.
All industries are now tackling issues within their own eco-systems, but the fashion and beauty worlds are being particularly heavily scrutinised. Prejudice within this industry has been no secret (it’s everywhere, from the model faces you see cast in adverts, to the way financial investment is distributed to start-up companies) and so the importance of spending money with Black-owned fashion and beauty businesses has caused great discourse.
It’s estimated that the Black British community has a spending power of £300bn, yet only two percent of this is spent with Black businesses. The… To continue reading
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