To the Hobes Community,
We are heartbroken and saddened by the continued unjust treatment of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. We stand in solidarity with the movement against racial injustice. As a brand based in Australia and with a footprint in the US, we recognise racism is a worldwide problem. As a business, and as individuals, we’re committed to working towards the creation of a fair, just and equitable world.
We stand for change.
We recently paused our communications to listen, learn and try to understand what we could do as a small business, to step up and take action. We’re committed to change in the way we operate as a business, whilst also challenging the industry we operate in. We have put in place a number of steps to ensure that every day we’re working to achieve this.
> CAMPAIGN DIVERSITY
We are committed to focusing on diverse and inclusive content, featuring BIPOC across our platforms and communication channels.
> TEAM DIVERSITY
We are committed to engaging diversity through working with BIPOC suppliers, freelancers, and permanent team hires as our business expands.
We’ll continue our support for BIPOC focused organisations by committing to an ongoing donation schedule from this month to:
In Australia - Common Ground
In the United States – ACLU
> INDIGENOUS SUPPORT PROGRAM
We’re working on a program to celebrate local Australian Indigenous artists. We look forward to sharing details with you soon, including the support of Indigenous art organisation Warlu.
We are committed to continue learning and listening, because only doing so for a couple of weeks, is nowhere near enough. We have much to learn, and understand, and this in turn will help shape our decisions as a business moving forward.
This is only the beginning. There is a lot to be done, and we are committed to ensuring Hobes is a brand we are proud to say is standing for change, making change, and is continually evolving in the fight to make the world a more equitable place for all.
Team Hobes x