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Design for Diversity

Mylands are proud to participate in the ‘Design for Diversity’ pledge to promote inclusivity and diversity within the interiors industry.

Kate Watson-Smyth, editor of Mad about the House, the UK’s number one interiors blog, and Rukmini Patel, a leading interior designer of British-Asian origin have launched a nationwide campaign ‘Design for Diversity’, to promote inclusivity and diversity, and to improve representation within the interiors industry.

Dominic Myland, CEO of Mylands: “Mylands are proud to employ a diverse workforce. We will continue to do so, and by supporting Design for Diversity we are pledging our commitment to openness and a positive change for good in the design industry.”

design for diversity

The Design for Diversity pledge

1 Visibility
A pledge that our channels – websites, blogs and social media – will endeavour to include people of every colour, gender and sexuality.

2 Opportunity
A pledge to seek out BAME candidates to interview for roles that arise in our businesses. Brands will always hire the best person for the job but promise to be more proactive in looking for more diverse candidates. Brands will stop short of positive discrimination and reject tokenism.

3 Accessibility
A pledge that any events brands hold – be they panel discussions or talks, dinners, receptions, or media events – will endeavour to include people of all colours and genders.

Rukmini Patel commented: "Design for Diversity is a simple pledge that we hope the design community will embrace to work towards a diverse, inclusive community to tackle the lack of representation across the industry.”

Kate Watson-Smyth said: "We hope the Design for Diversity sticker and pledge will open doors to conversations within the design community where there's a clear need to improve diversity and tackle under-representation. We do not offer this as a solution but as a starting point which we hope will pave the way for many more initiatives to come.”

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