Gucci is continuing to make attempts at fixing their mistakes in regards to the blackface sweater that was released by the brand back in January. Most recently, Gucci has announced their Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program in which is a multi-year $5 million fund, as well as a $1.5 million scholarship program.
Gucci’s CEO, Marco Bizzarri, had this to say about the newly implemented scholarship program:
“I believe in dialogue, building bridges and taking quick action. This is why we started working immediately on the long-term infrastructure at Gucci to address our shortcomings. And now through our Changemakers program, we will invest important resources to unify and strengthen our communities across North America, with a focus on programs that will impact youth and the African-American community. I believe in the promise of the next generation, and through our scholarship fund we will also create more opportunities for talented young people of diverse backgrounds to gain access to careers in the fashion industry.”