Why fashion needs to understand the difference between inclusivity and diversity

Both diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords in the fashion industry in recent months. The terms have been bandied about by brands and companies keen to show their alignment with both causes, yet too many are using them incorrectly, putting us steps behind, rather than finally moving forward. It is, of course, excellent (and high time) that both elements are now at the forefront of business goals, but to ensure accountability and promote progression, clarity is needed on what both words really entail, and crucially, how they differ from one other. The problem we currently have in fashion is that diversity and inclusion seem to come as a package. It means that when the diversity ‘box’ is seemingly ticked, it’s wrongly assumed that it means the inclusivity one has, too, but this is far from the case. Read more at Harper’s Bazaar.