Jaze Companies is proud to announce the Midwest Fashion Alliance
The Midwest Fashion Alliance is an advocacy group and think tank dedicated to bringing awareness and accountability for workplace safety within the modeling industry.
The modeling industry is largely unregulated leaving models with little to no legal protection from unfair treatment, sexual harassment and unprofessional behavior. Recent years have included several headline news stories where the dark side of the fashion and entertainment industries have started to come to light.
Given that models are generally classified as independent contractors they fall outside of workplace harassment protections afforded working individuals classified as “employees”. This loophole, combined with the pressure in the industry that speaking up can ruin your career, allows model mistreatment to go largely unchecked and unreported.
MWFA feels it’s time for a change. Accountability and safe business practices are long overdue. Models are human too and a safe, professional working environment is a basic human right – and protected by law in almost every other industry. MWFA is dedicated to educating and effecting change for the betterment of those in the modeling industry. There’s no better place to start than with us who are in the industry.