INTERVIEW

Rebag Joins the
Black in Fashion Council

By Isabelle E, May 17, 2021

Rebag & Black In Fashion Council

We know the importance of feeling seen and heard.

Historically, the BIPOC community has been unfairly marginalized in professional settings. Rebag joined the Black in Fashion Council to increase our efforts to push for diversity and inclusion both inside and outside of our company. 

Rebag is proud to announce that we have joined the Black In Fashion Council, which was started nearly two years ago by editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner and public relations specialist Sandrine Charles to “build a new foundation for inclusivity.” To mark the partnership and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we spoke with BIFC’s founders about their incredible accomplishments, future goals, and more.
Rebag & Black In Fashion Council
Lindsay Peoples Wagner
Rebag & Black In Fashion Council
Sandrine Charles

What are some of your biggest goals for Black In Fashion Council?

Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles: One of our biggest goals is to make sure that we are working on the pipeline for young BIPOC individuals who want to work in fashion, or are starting out and having trouble staying in fashion. Fundamentally the industry has a ton of racism but also elitism, classism, and nepotism, and fixing the pipeline is a huge undertaking but we’re very excited about the possibility of making things better for the next generation to come.

 

What has been one of the biggest accomplishments since BIFC’s inception?

LPW & SC: We’re very excited about the Human Rights Campaign survey as there has never been an industry-wide look at how businesses are making inclusivity holistically part of their business plan. 

 

When did you each know that you wanted to work in fashion?

LPW: I knew I wanted to work in fashion after my first internship at Teen Vogue, I loved magazines and was instantly hooked! 

SC: It came naturally while exploring communication options in college. I was in the midst of internships and found a love in fashion comms.

 

What has working in the fashion industry taught you about your personal style?

LPW: For me, it’s really about simplicity, the industry has made me realize that people go through so many different styles and ways of getting dressed and brands that are in and out, and my style now is more so things that are timeless and that I don’t have to think too much about. 

SC: It has amplified my personal style and how I want to be present myself: authentic, simple, spicy, and chill.

 

What advice do you have for those aspiring to work in the industry?

LPW & SC: It’s a lot harder than you think, but if you continue to be hungry to [do] the work you’ll reap what you sow.