CNMI and Parsons discuss diversity and education at event in Milan

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana has confirmed its global leading
role in the promotion of positive and effective changes across the fashion
industry. In keeping with its continuous involvement in the creation of a
stimulant dialogue among the players of the sector aimed at defining and
reaching more and more ambitious goals, CNMI is glad to announce the
“Including Diversity” event, a talk that took place on Dec. 3 at Milan’s
Gerolamo Theater. How to increase and enhance inclusivity and diversity
within the fashion industry is one of the most crucial issues that the
industry is facing in such an historic moment defined by significant
changes and huge progress.

As a result of CNMI’s working group “HR & Education”, the Manifesto was
created with the support of Kimberly Jenkins, fashion and costume professor
at Parsons School of Design. CNMI has presented the CNMI Inclusion and
Diversity Manifesto, which traces a transformation path of companies’
strategies to make them more inclusive, also considering concepts such as
ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, intellectual
and physical skills, as well as socio-economic conditions. CNMI’s working
group was established in 2017 and it is composed of the most prestigious
Italian fashion houses: Aeffe, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo
Zegna, Etro, Fendi, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Guccio Gucci, Loro
Piana, Max Mara, Missoni, OTB, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo
and Valentino.

With the world becoming more and more globalized and interconnected,
fashion companies have started to feel the urgency to reflect the variety
of social and cultural backgrounds, especially at organizations’ highest
levels. Always at the forefront, CNMI organized an event dedicated to this
theme with the goal of raising awareness among both fashion companies and
final consumers.

Photos: courtesy of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

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