The Road To Inclusivity Fashion Report 2024


We’re thrilled to announce that, in collaboration with Blurred Global, we have today published the results of our inclusion and belonging survey The Road To Inclusivity Report.

Is The Fashion Industry Heading in the Right Direction Towards an Inclusive Culture? Over the last five years, creative brands and businesses have undergone a seismic shift in how they think about, design and embed diversity, equity and inclusion within their organisation. Yet, even with progress across the industry, the last year has seen growing backlash and mounting opposition to the work of DE&I with complexities to navigate on many fronts.

For candidates or colleagues, with diverse characteristics, there can be a lack of inclusion or sense of belonging felt both acutely and across the span of the employee life-cycle, from talent attraction, recruitment and onboarding through to engagement, progression and retention.


The Road To Inclusivity Report provides a unique opportunity to gain insights from a diverse group of fashion and beauty stakeholders who have shared their profound understanding and personal experiences on the crucial topic of workplace belonging and inclusion.
While businesses have made public commitments to improve outreach and opportunities for underrepresented groups additional work must be done to ensure that each stage of the employee journey are developed within an authentic culture and framework of inclusion. 


Through our research, Blurred x Fashion Minority Alliance found that the fashion and creative industries are still facing three critical challenges related to equity and inclusion in the employee life-cycle, namely:

1. Attrition of staff from underrepresented backgrounds at the mid-level which is linked to lack of progression or promotion prospects for these individuals.

2.  Continued difficulty in creating a sense of inclusion and belonging consistently across corporate culture and business practices, leading to disengagement from affected employees and disruption to the employee lifecycle.

3. A disconnect between policies and practice, as well as a lack of preparation and education to avert crises related to representation – both internally and externally – that demonstrate performative commitment to inclusive practices.


Don’t miss the chance to be part of understanding how to reshape the landscape of creativity, belonging and inclusion. Download a copy of the report here:https://www.fashionminorityalliance.com/fma-inclusion-report