We are a fashion company. I believe that what we do and make brings joy to people and I consider that to be a noble endeavor. But we do not live in a bubble, we are part of a community. I’ve always been intent on Clare V. being a good partner in our communities, which to me, among other things, has meant giving back to causes that are important in the lives of women. We have partnered with Every Mother Counts, ACLU, Planned Parenthood and EveryTown for Gun Safety – all of these organizations are trying to affect change for good in underserved communities.
It is difficult to process the recent events in our world: the COVID pandemic, racial injustice and protests, both peaceful and violent, all of which have affected both me personally and the business that I founded and love. The country has experienced a major shift and as the leader of this company, made up of talented, socially conscious individuals, I will do my best to guide us to a place where we are not impartial to the suffering of others.
After the wake up call we all received over the last few weeks in the form of protests surrounding the death of George Floyd (and too many others), I now know that working for the greater good of issues relating to women is not enough. We must intentionally and actively work toward the end of racial injustice. I will be vigilant and as a company, Clare V. will be present, we will listen, and will work against it.
At Clare V. we are implementing changes to show our solidarity and support for the fight against racial injustice.