From the desk of Bijou Sauvage Clothier:

Posted on June 01 2017

From the desk of Bijou Sauvage Clothier:
Raising girls to be strong, confident, world-changers is difficult. In a world filled with ignorance, close-mindedness, intolerance, and hostility, it’s doubly so. Our words contributed to intolerance, and we are sorry. We have no excuses, and can only offer our apologies, profound regret, and a humble request for forgiveness.

We were wrong. There’s no other way to say it: we were wrong.

When we meet our lowest points with humility and a teachable spirit, our worst moments can become catalyst of change and growth. And yet, even as we renounce the errors of our past and pledge to move forward as changed women, we acknowledge the hurt we’ve caused. We recognize that the agonizing pain we feel is nothing compared to the pain felt from our words.

We are forever changed by this experience. “Where people fail,” wrote renowned French-Cuban author Anaïs Nin, “is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”

To remain entrenched in ignorance is to die. We do not wish this death. We do not wish to be static, but to be dynamic, moldable, humble, and teachable.

In everything we do at Bijou Sauvage Clothier, we wish to learn, to grow, to empower and to be empowered. We celebrate justice, truth, progress, and equality, and are committed to shaping a world where every girl can grow up in the spirit of sauvage, knowing she is wild, knowing she is fierce, knowing she is an uninhibited, unstoppable force for all that is good.

K & T

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