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Advancing equity

We recognize the responsibility, power and opportunity we have to advance equity by focusing on race and its intersections with other aspects of identity. We acknowledge and embrace difference, and design everything we do with the understanding that diversity makes our work and our world better.

The time is now

We have a strong foundation of values, principles and philosophies that have been grounded in equity with incredible employees who continue to hold us accountable for centering diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do. We have the power to make systemic change, led by each and every one of our employees, and to influence change in our industry. We’re not only up for it—we’re fueled by the hard work ahead and the knowledge that progress is the only option.

Our people

We’re in pursuit of inspiring people—including employees—to be their best selves. A diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace is absolutely key for us to fulfill that mission, and we own the charge to see this through.

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Threads of support


Universal parental leave

We understand the realities working families face, and encourage our employees to take parental leave to support theirs. In turn, we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave for full-time employees, with equal benefits to new parents of any gender or family composition.

Stitch Fix Communities

Our Communities (Employee Resource Groups) are a way for us to create and formally support safe, internal spaces for groups that have experienced systemic exclusion from opportunity in the societies in which we operate. Community Co-Leads receive a special equity grant in recognition of their contributions.

Inclusive benefits

In 2021, we introduced enhanced health benefits for transgender employees, including comprehensive coverage without “medical necessity” requirements, as well as care navigation through advocates and case managers who understand gender transitioning.

Our approach to pay

A fair and consistent compensation structure is a precondition to true pay equity. From our inception as a company, we established a system of equal pay by level and role, which has allowed us to mitigate bias in compensation and to attract and retain the highest caliber of talent.

Threads of Support


Universal parental leave

We understand the realities working families face, and encourage our employees to take parental leave to support theirs. In turn, we offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave for full-time staff, with equal benefits to new parents of any gender or family composition.

Stitch Fix Communities

Our Communities (Employee Resource Groups) are a way for us to create and formally support safe, internal spaces for groups that have experienced systemic exclusion from opportunity in the societies in which we operate. Community Co-Leads receive a special equity grant in recognition of their contributions.

Inclusive benefits

In 2021, we introduced enhanced health benefits for transgender employees, including comprehensive coverage without “medical necessity” requirements, as well as care navigation through advocates and case managers who understand gender transitioning.

Our approach to pay

A fair and consistent compensation structure is a precondition to true pay equity. From our inception as a company, we established a system of equal pay by level and role, which has allowed us to mitigate bias in compensation and to attract and retain the highest caliber of talent.

Models including a family with a baby.
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Our current representation


Now, and in the future, we remain committed to reflecting the communities we serve. We know that our ability to attract, develop, progress and retain talent from marginalized groups is essential to our ability to innovate and thoughtfully build for our growing client base. Since our founding, we’ve had an explicit focus on representation of women in places where they’ve historically been on the margins—particularly in technical roles and leadership. This has yielded results and remained a strength. Women represent  more than 40% of our technical employees (compared to an industry average of ~25%) and more than 50% of our managers and senior leaders. 

Admittedly, we still have work to do when it comes to race and ethnicity, particularly in terms of the representation of Black and Latinx talent in leadership, and understanding representation beyond the women/men gender binary.

Women

Gender diversity

We’re proud of the number of women at Stitch Fix: our Founder, new CEO, 42% of technical employees, 58% in leadership and 55% on our Board.

People of color

Racial & ethnic diversity

Our products and workplaces are made better with racial and ethnic diversity. We are committed to increasing the representation of POC across our teams & our Board.

dollar-for-dollar

Pay equity

We pay each person the same amount (dollar-for-dollar) as someone else performing the same job, regardless of gender, race or age, based on data-driven market analysis. 

Work, restyled


2020–2021 delivered many lessons, including a reminder that being tied to particular geographies limits our ability to attract and retain historically underrepresented talent who want to live and work outside of typical “tech hubs.” Learn more about how we’ve centered equity in our future-of-work plans.

Our ongoing work

We know that everyone we serve is one of a kind, and we’re committed to engaging with our clients, partners and vendors with that uniqueness in mind.

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Plus model wearing teal blue floral top, blue jeans and sitting in a chair.
Models wearing mens cargo pants with green sweater and kid wearing dark wash jeans with a yellow t-shirt.
Kid models wearing matching black and grey camo cargo shorts, black varsity jackets and lime green hats.

Diversity across our marketing

We intentionally partner with models, content creators and influencers who help us represent the communities we serve—and are diverse in terms of size, race, age and gender expression. Last year, we committed to partnering with and ensuring pay equity for 60% POC talent, and we’ve consistently met those goals ever since.

Size-inclusive clothing

Great style comes in every size. We carry 100 brands with Plus styles, and offer size-inclusive styles across all of our private label brands. We’re proud of our role in helping more than 30 brand partners expand their size offerings, as well as the size-inclusive women’s collaborations we’ve launched. Our product sizes range from women’s Petite to Plus sizes 0–24W/3X, to men’s Big & Tall.

Gender-neutral styles

Our Kids’ stylists have the ability to select from our entire inventory, so that a kiddo can get a Fix that reflects their true self in a fun, non-gendered and positive way. While we celebrate everyone’s individuality, we acknowledge that we still have work to do in order to extend the same level of access to adults.

Our vendor diversity

As a member of the Vendor Diversity Coalition, we’ve begun collecting diversity, equity, and inclusion data from our vendors to set the baseline for future vendor diversity commitments. This helps us make informed decisions about who we work with so that we do our part to create a more equitable and anti-racist vendor ecosystem.

Our brand diversity

We know we have a choice about our partnerships, and believe that we have a responsibility to make sure our product offerings reflect a diverse designer base. Our merchandising team is committed to laying the foundation for sustained brand diversity by increasing the number of Black-owned brands we sell/offer. In 2021, 15% of all new brands we onboarded were Black-owned. 

Stack of clothing on chair with green jacket and brown lace-up boots. FILE NAME: stitch-fix-clothing
Plus model wearing teal blue floral top, blue jeans and sitting in a chair.

Diversity across our marketing

We intentionally partner with models, content creators and influencers who help us represent the communities we serve—and are diverse in terms of size, race, age and gender expression. Last year, we committed to partnering with and ensuring pay equity for 60% POC talent, and we’ve consistently met those goals ever since.

Size-inclusive clothing

Great style comes in every size. We carry 100 brands with Plus styles, and offer size-inclusive styles across all of our private label brands. We’re proud of our role in helping more than 30 brand partners expand their size offerings, as well as the size-inclusive women’s collaborations we’ve launched. Our product sizes range from women’s Petite to Plus sizes 0–24W/3X, to men’s Big & Tall.

Gender-neutral styles

Our Kids’ stylists have the ability to select from our entire inventory, so that a kiddo can get a Fix that reflects their true self in a fun, non-gendered and positive way. While we celebrate everyone’s individuality, we acknowledge that we still have work to do in order to extend the same level of access to adults.

Models wearing mens cargo pants with green sweater and kid wearing dark wash jeans with a yellow t-shirt.
Kid models wearing matching black and grey camo cargo shorts, black varsity jackets and lime green hats.

Our vendor diversity

As a member of the Vendor Diversity Coalition, we’ve begun collecting demographic data from our vendors and making organizational commitments to diversity in our vendor base. This helps us make informed decisions about who we work with so that we do our part to create a more equitable and anti-racist vendor ecosystem.

Brand diversity

We know we have a choice about our partnerships, and believe that we have a responsibility to make sure our product offerings reflect a diverse designer base. Our merchandising team is committed to laying the foundation for sustained brand diversity by increasing the number of Black-owned brands we sell/offer. In 2021, 15% of all new brands we onboarded were Black-owned. 

Taking responsibility

We choose to use our resources and influence wisely to create positive, systemic change in the apparel industry and beyond.

Stitch Fix Elevate grantees wearing bold print clothing.
Stitch Fix Elevate grantees clothes hanging on a rack, including blue handbag, black shoes and yellow purse.
Stitch Fix Elevate grantees women's cream colored turtleneck folded on a chair.

Grant and mentorship program: Elevate

In 2020 we launched Elevate, our grant and mentorship program designed to promote a more diverse retail landscape by supporting the next wave of entrepreneurs of color. 

In our inaugural year, we provided financial grants and mentorship to six Black designers to help them grow their business and launch their 2021 collections of apparel and accessories. Through Elevate, they were able to access our resources, data insights and art and science approach to help bring their collections to a greater community of fashion-forward style seekers.

Stitch Fix Elevate grantees wearing bold print clothing.

Grand and mentorship program: Elevate

In 2020 we launched Elevate, our grant and mentorship program designed to promote a more diverse retail landscape by supporting the next wave of entrepreneurs of color. 

In our inaugural year, we provided financial grants and mentorship to six Black designers to help them grow their business and launch their 2021 collections of apparel and accessories. Through Elevate, they were able to access our resources, data insights and art and science approach to help bring their collections to a greater community of fashion-forward style seekers.

Stitch Fix Elevate grantees clothes hanging on a rack, including blue handbag, black shoes and yellow purse.
Stitch Fix Elevate grantees women's cream colored turtleneck folded on a chair.

See what Elevate is all about


Community connections


Supporting social justice

Beginning in 2020, we committed to donating $500K over 5 years to advance social justice, with our initial $100K going toward organizations supporting Black lives. We are committed to the ongoing work and support of dismantling systemic racism and other injustices.


Supporting an equal right to vote

The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and to advancing a more equitable society. We make sure that all of our U.S. employees, no matter their identity or political party, have time to vote. Our partnerships with Civic Alliance and Time To Vote reflect our commitment to supporting the systemic change needed to protect voter rights.


Atlanta Women’s Foundation

We support the AWF’s efforts to ensure that all women and girls in metro Atlanta live safe, economically self-sufficient, successful lives.


Black in Fashion Council

In 2021, we signed the Black in Fashion Council pledge alongside more than 50 other brands, as another component of our commitment to remove the barriers Black individuals have faced being recognized and finding success in the fashion industry. 


Stitch Fix for Good

Our Styling team supports the communities in which we live and work through regularly volunteering and supporting opportunities focused on equity and sustainability. 


Baby2Baby

Stitch Fix is a long-time partner of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization that provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing and more of the basic necessities every child deserves. To date, Stitch Fix Kids has donated more than $3 million in clothing to Baby2Baby and actively supports their initiatives each year.