Stitch Fix Launches Elevate Program to Support BIPOC Designers

Stitch Fix in partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row will be choosing five BIPOC fashion designers to mentor and support. (Courtesy Stitch Fix)

Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service, recently launched Elevate, an initiative to support and foster growth for BIPOC-owned fashion brands. 

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“We are committed to accelerating change within our industry and in the brands we carry by supporting Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs,” Stitch Fix said on Instagram. “Elevate will provide financial grants and mentorship, as well as Stitch Fix resources and data insights to help recipients grow their business.”

Stitch Fix is currently accepting applications for five $25,000 cash grants, access to its data insights, as well as market advisory support, and amplification through Stitch Fix’s marketing channels. When the program is complete, Stitch Fix will place wholesale orders for grantees’ merchandise, which will then be sold on the Stitch Fix platform.

Stitch Fix will be advised by Harlem’s Fashion Row, whose mission is to discover and showcase emerging talent of color, across all phases of the program.

The deadline to apply is October 31, and grantees will be announced in December. The mentorship for the five recipients will then run from January 2021 through August 2021. To apply and learn more, visit


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