Almost a quarter of fashion employees say they have seen biased behavior in the workplace, usually based on race, ethnicity, or appearance. A Black fashion executive told us, “I’ve had a white peer say to me that I don’t have to worry about layoffs because [the company] can’t let go of the Black person, or they verbalize that they think I got a promotion because I’m Black.”

Fashion’s bias cut
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To explore the interactive, see “Voices and viewpoints of fashion students and emerging designers,” July 20, 2021.