The PVH Foundation will invest $10 million to create opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities
As a member of PVH Corp. HPV I&D commitments Launched in 2021, PVH, through the PVH Foundation, is proud to announce new investments totaling US$10 million over the next four years in global nonprofit organizations to support their programs and unique initiatives aligned with the company’s inclusion and diversity priorities.
The initial list of selected partner organizations will all increase awareness and access to opportunities in the fashion industry for people from underserved and underrepresented communities.
PVH will work with these partners to support programs for high school students and training for individuals with “non-traditional” backgrounds seeking new career opportunities in the fashion industry. High school students from underserved and underrepresented communities will have the opportunity to explore careers in fashion, develop technical skills and participate in mentorship programs. People from “non-traditional” talent pools, such as those re-entering the workforce or looking to change careers, post-secondary students who have not graduated from university, and immigrants will have the opportunity to take advantage of skills building and hands-on training to prepare for success in the industry.
“With promoting fashion for good at the heart of everything we do, our new partnerships will help PVH have a greater global impact in our communities,” said Stefan Larsson, President and CEO of PVH Corp. “As a company, we are committed to making a difference with inclusion and diversity, and we look forward to raising the next generation of innovators around the world.”
Global partner organizations include:
- KELY Support Group (KELY): KELY empowers young people with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to support themselves and others.
- World of Outsider Art Culture (WABC): WABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering art and promoting social inclusion. Through various integrative activities such as artistic creation and social advocacy, WABC seeks to eliminate discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities, build the self-esteem of special groups, and create an understanding and social environment. tolerant. Since its creation in 2010, it has supported more than 130 projects, and has a network of charitable projects and almost a million supporters in more than 10 countries around the world.
- Australian Business and Community Network: The Australian Business and Community Network is a purpose-driven non-profit organization that brings businesses and schools together to tackle educational disadvantage.
- Ecotec Institute: The mission of Ecotece Institute is to inspire new logics of production and consumption, making fashion more ethical, clean and inclusive. She works on socio-educational and cultural projects in the fields of youth training, support for vulnerable productive groups in the fashion chain and ethical management of the production of fashion brands.
PVH worked closely with our partner TommyCares, Fashion Minority Alliance, to select the three European charities below:
- Fashion Council Germany (FCG): FCG is a major patron of the German fashion industry, whose mission is to strengthen the German fashion and design landscape for a visionary, technological and sustainable future in a global market. FCG promotes German fashion design as a cultural and economic asset and supports young German designers.
- Fashion Graduate Foundation: Graduate Fashion Foundation bridges the gap between education and employment. Their mission is to bring together graduates, fashion educators and industry leaders to support and encourage the next generation of talent to reach their full potential upon graduation.
- House of Denim Foundation: The mission of the House of Denim Foundation is to connect and inspire denim stakeholders by designing and launching platforms, projects and events to make denim dry, clean and smart. The House of Denim Foundation is “educating the best” by nurturing a new generation of bright blue talent aimed at raising the bar for knowledge, skill and innovation across the fashion industry.
- Creatives Want Change (CWC): CWC is dedicated to cultivating black creative talent starting in high school and continuing through early professional development.
- Personalized collaborative: Custom Collaborative trains, counsels and advocates with no/low income and immigrant women to develop the skills needed to succeed economically in the sustainable fashion industry and in society at large.
- I love First Peoples: I Love First Peoples empowers Indigenous youth, primarily in remote communities, to succeed through educational programs, including the creation of sewing skills labs that encourage access to entrepreneurship and the sewing industry fashion.
- Misa Hylton Fashion Academy (MHFA): MHFA is an educational institution representing black and brown communities that supports and empowers the next generation of fashion stylists, designers, creatives and entrepreneurs, with a focus on promoting and cultivating the inclusion, innovation and personal development.
- National Urban League: The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality and social justice.
- New circles: New Circles Community Services is a local non-profit agency that builds strong, caring communities by providing free clothing, job training, and settlement support to low-income newcomers, refugees, and other marginalized people.
- Preparation for preparation: Prep for Prep’s mission is to nurture future leaders by creating access for young people of color to world-class educational, leadership development, and career opportunities.
About PVH Corp.
PVH is one of the world’s largest and most admired fashion companies, connecting with consumers in over 40 countries. Our global iconic brands include Calvin Klein and TOMMY HILFIGER. Our 140-year history is built on the strength of our brands, our team and our commitment to moving fashion forward for good. It is our power. That’s the power of HPV.