Building strong solidarity for the women in the company was crucial for Back Bone. We recognize how women are truly at the forefront of fashion. From our models, designers, and garment workers, we are surrounded by feminine energy everywhere. Our managerial positions and leadership roles are all filled by women with various backgrounds in fashion, graphic design, and corporate management. We are truly made by women, for women.
Part of Back Bone’s activism is making sure we can fill the gaps of gendered workplace imbalances. Women make up most of the garment industry’s workforce but tend to be paid much less and not receive higher positions. We have tackled this by paying livable wages, creating a socially positive work space, and providing resources to empower our garment and brand partners. Back Bone has built master classes in various cities covering topics that women can use for personal growth and skill learning. These events feature women working in community outreach, politicians fighting for women’s rights, and mental health workers. An important aspect of the Back Bone society is the partnership with Planned Parenthood where our 9th collection donates 30% of proceeds to help fight for women’s reproductive rights. Back Bone’s main use of fashion is to try and build collective change and awareness of women's issues.