What Has Been Accomplished So Far

Since the release of the CEO’s letter on April 2, 2019, the staff at Vogue Knitting magazine and the DAC have been working on the following. As we mentioned in our mission statement, “we recognize that this is not a quick fix, but rather a journey to lasting change.” These are initial steps we have been able to take, and we assure you there is more to come.

  • Voted on council members, determined terms and Code of Conduct
  • Finalized the mission statement and set immediate and long-term goals
  • Accelerated efforts to recruit a diverse teaching staff and vendor presence at the Vogue Knitting LIVE events
  • Discussed initial thoughts about the teacher mentor program
  • Conceptualized the crafting business accelerator program for potential vendors
  • Planned ways in which we can be much more mindful and inclusive at our LIVE events, including early access to the Marketplace for attendees with disabilities, a room dedicated to relaxation to escape the crowds for attendees with sensory processing issues, and the structure of the Diversity and Inclusion Panel & Town Hall Discussion
  • Made teacher and vendor submission forms more clearly visible and accessible on our websites
  • Proactively approached diverse designers to submit designs for publication
  • Made the design submission process more clearly visible on our website and the process more transparent
  • Featured BIPOC and LGBTQ2IA+ designers in various upcoming articles
  • Designer Shirley Paden-Bernstein will be the contributing editor for Vogue Knitting Winter and we are in discussion with LGBTQ2IA+, BIPOC, and other identified underrepresented designers for the future
  • Designer Joji Locatelli will be the contributing editor for Vogue Knitting Late Winter