Event Title

Diversity Issues

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17-2-2016 4:00 PM

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Although the fashion industry is open to more diversity than average – for example there are many openly homosexual designers, it purposefully excludes certain groups (e.g., the plus sized). The fashion industry is not exempt from these forces of burgeoning actions towards inclusion of all diverse populations. Understanding diversity for fashion professionals is both an ethical and moral responsibility. Moreover, from a business standpoint, it is very important because fashion is sold to and consumed by a diverse population. Identifying diverse groups can also highlight niche markets that can be profitable and fill a void for many diverse groups.

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Feb 17th, 4:00 PM

Diversity Issues

Although the fashion industry is open to more diversity than average – for example there are many openly homosexual designers, it purposefully excludes certain groups (e.g., the plus sized). The fashion industry is not exempt from these forces of burgeoning actions towards inclusion of all diverse populations. Understanding diversity for fashion professionals is both an ethical and moral responsibility. Moreover, from a business standpoint, it is very important because fashion is sold to and consumed by a diverse population. Identifying diverse groups can also highlight niche markets that can be profitable and fill a void for many diverse groups.