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What's at the Heart of Your Mission? Take A Closer Look at Inside Fashion Designs' Core Values

Updated: May 21

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Core Values Poster

Here at Inside Fashion Design, we are dedicated to continuous growth and improvement in both our personal and professional lives. As part of our annual Spring Forward initiative, we take the time to reflect on our Core Values, which serve as the guiding principles for our actions and decision-making.

Our 5 core values are integral to our mission of creating positive change in the fashion industry. They are:

  1. Advocacy

  2. Inspiration

  3. Community

  4. Education

  5. Kindness

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at each of these values and how we define them. Join us as we explore the importance of aligning our actions with our values and the impact it can have on ourselves and those around us.

defining your core values chart
defining your core values chart

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Simone Cipriani for Ethical Fashion Initiative

1. Advocacy

We believe in the power of advocacy. We understand that when people come together to support a cause or policy, they can make a real difference. That’s why we strive to be advocates for important issues in our industry and beyond. Whether advocating for responsible development or supporting initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion, we’re committed to using our platform to effect positive change.

You are awesome!!
You are awesome!!

2. Inspiration

Inspiration is another core value that we hold dear. We believe that inspiration can come from many sources – a captivating idea, a powerful story, or a passionate leader. We work hard to cultivate and share a positive mental attitude in our workplace and beyond. We believe that enthusiasm and passion are contagious and that they can inspire others to achieve their goals and pursue their dreams.

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Community: One of our Core Values

3. Community Building

At IFD, we believe in the importance of community building. We understand that a strong community is one that is diverse, inclusive, and supportive. That’s why we’re committed to building a community that values collaboration, creativity, and innovation. We believe that by bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, we can create a community that is stronger and more resilient.

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Fashion Education to Empower Your Career

4. Education

Finally, education is a core value that we hold dear. We understand that learning is a lifelong process and that everyone deserves access to education. That’s why we’re committed to providing opportunities for others to be educated, whether through our research, our partnerships, or our outreach initiatives. We believe that education is a powerful tool that can help people achieve their full potential and make a positive impact on the world.

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The Importance of Kindness

5. Kindness

Kindness is a core value that is important to us at IFD. We believe that kindness is a universal language that can transcend boundaries and bring people together. We strive to be kind to ourselves, to our colleagues, and to the world around us. We understand that kindness is more than just being nice – it’s about compassion, empathy, and understanding. By practicing kindness, we can create a world that is more caring, supportive, and connected.

In conclusion, our five core values of advocacy, inspiration, community building, kindness, and education guide our actions and shape our culture at Inside Fashion Design. We believe that by upholding these values, we can create a world that is more just, more compassionate, and more connected.

If you participated in our Defining Your Values for Personal and Business Success & Action Guide, you will be familiar with a few key points that are worth a look;

Key points:

The Elements of a Core Value Some core values are strong and effective in building a business's foundation. Others fizzle out over time. The difference is that strong core values are:

Chart of Elements for successful core values
The Elements for successful core values

So are our values here at Inside Fashion Design meeting these criteria? We believe so! this is a great way to check on your own values. We keep our list front and center so it is a lens for every action and decision we make.

So what are your values & how will you act upon them? We would love to hear.....let us know!

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Core value check list

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