The Council of Fashion Designers of America will be launching an initiative during New York Fashion Week to support the ACLU, or American Civil Liberties Union. The initiative is aimed at making the world a more accepting place and encouraging people in the fashion industry to stand up against inequalities, such as racism or bigotry.
The CEO of the CFDA Steven Kolb (pictured above) commented on the program saying, “We want to be on the front line, not the sidelines, to boldly fight to protect our precious rights and freedoms, which has taken on a renewed urgency after the heart-wrenching events of Charlottesville.”
It is very inspirational to see the fashion community come together to support a cause that is much bigger than all of us. They are getting involved in real issues that our society and world are facing, exemplifying a certain fearlessness that the fashion industry can be famous for.
In order to spread the initiative, several designers will use the hashtag, #FashionforACLU and #StandWithACLU at their events. The designers are also encouraged to share the hashtags with their shows’ attendees and to pass out blue ribbons to support the cause.
50 designers have already agreed to take part in the initiative, such as Diane Von Furstenberg.
LYFT is also getting involved by donating $5 from rides during NYFW when customers use the promo code, FASHIONSTANDS.
The CDFA continues to strive for greatness by getting involved with different organizations that work to make the world a better, kinder place.