Tapestry and Its Brands - Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman - Bring the Fashion Industry Together to Sign Open to All Pledge
Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE: TPR), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today announced it has signed the Open to All pledge, in support of the ethos that when “a business opens its doors to the public, it should be open to all.” Tapestry was joined by over 50 fashion houses and brands, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and the Open to All campaign, to make a powerful statement about the industry’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and protecting equality.
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Tapestry and its brands Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman bring the fashion industry together to sign the Open to All pledge. (Photo: Loren Matthew/AP Images for Tapestry, Inc.)
This collective effort was inspired by Tapestry’s work with the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. Founding Open to All signatories and fellow CEO Action members Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc. and Old Navy joined Tapestry as they signed the Open to All pledge alongside ascena retail group (Ann Taylor, Catherines, Justice, Lane Bryant, LOFT, Lou and Grey), Ban.do, Capri Holdings (Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace), Diane von Furstenberg, Fossil Group (Fossil, Michele, Misfit, Relic, Skagen, Watch Station, Zodiac), H&M Group (H&M, COS, & other Stories), Hudson’s Bay Company (Saks Fifth Avenue), Incipio, Inditex (Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Zara and Zara Home), Keds, Kering, Lifeguard Press, Lenox, Movado Group, PVH Corp. (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger), Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren Corporation (Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco), Richemont North America, Steve Madden, Tiffany & Co. and The Collected Group (Current Elliott, Equipment, Joie).
Jide Zeitlin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc. said, “When we founded Tapestry almost two years ago, we asked employees around the world what they wanted our company to stand for. Overwhelmingly, they told us ‘inclusivity,’ to represent the diversity of our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate. This is an important moment for us to reaffirm our commitment to inclusivity. By joining the CFDA, the Open to All campaign, and other fashion houses to collectively support and sign the Open to All pledge, we are sending a message that we will not tolerate discrimination. Together, we are taking a stand for the rights of our customers, our employees and our partners.”