The Black Interior Designers Network has launched a campaign detailing ways for the home design industry to become more diverse and inclusive. The strategy is two-fold: First, the nonprofit professional organization released a series of actions called “The Designer Ally’s ‘How To’” that outlines what fellow designers can do to support Black professionals. (The list includes general actions, like “Stop colorblindness,” as well as those specific to the industry, like “Partner with interior design organizations of color.”) Second, the organization launched a $250,000 fundraising campaign. The money raised will go toward supporting BIDN’s mission, which is to provide opportunities for professional development, networking, brand partnerships, and social media features to Black interior designers, as well to the NAACP.
Want to learn more about BIDN? Follow along on social media (@blackinteriordesignersnetwork) as the group continues to share resources and spotlight talented designers.
To donate or become a member of BIDN, visit blackinteriordesignersnetwork.com.
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This story was originally published in the August 2020 issue of At Home in Arkansas.