Our Diversity Roadmap
After watching The True Cost documentary, Ethical Made Easy’s founder, Jas was inspired to learn more about the fashion industry. That was back in 2016 and since then Ethical Made Easy has grown to consider all aspects of what we consume and how we live our lives, including the importance of diversity and inclusivity.
Until the events of 2020 and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we hadn’t fully understood our privilege or the systemic racism that is alive and well in the fashion industry and all around the world. Today, we acknowledge that we’re a predominately white team (that only consisted of Jas until very recently) and we’re actively working to change that.
We’re doing our best to ensure the brands we feature, the things we write about, and the people we interview are diverse. This is a long term commitment that ensures the ethical fashion world is inclusive and that many perspectives are shared and celebrated.
When we look to grow our small but nimble team, we will prioritise diversity and inclusivity to further cementing that we’re a platform for everyone, no matter your gender, race, size, ability or socioeconomic status.
Current Team Diversity
As of October 2020, Ethical Made Easy is an entirely bootstrapped business that isn’t backed by investment funding. That means we have a very small (but talented) team of two – excluding our contributors. All working on EME part-time —100% are women, 50% identify as Maori.