Glossier is Donating $1 million Dollars to Black-Owned Beauty Brands and Black Lives Matter
Text: Jillian Fabiano
“We’re so inspired by so many people in our community who are using their voices and making change. We see you and are with you.”
Balm Dotcom, Boy Brow, and Futuredew, are just a few of the reasons why we can’t get enough of Glossier. But now, there are even more reasons to be obsessed with the beauty brand. Glossier announced on Sunday that they will be donating $1 million dollars to Black Lives Matter, and Black-owned beauty brands.
Glossier will be donating 500k to organizations “focused on combating racial injustice,” such as, Black Lives Matter, The NAACP, Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Equal Justice Initiative, The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and We The Protesters, as well as 500k to Black-owned beauty businesses. Glossier will release more information regarding which businesses later in June.
This donation is in response to the murder of George Floyd, and the protests and fight for justice that have followed. On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was murdered in police custody during an arrest in Minneapolis, after being accused of using a counterfeit twenty dollar bill to buy cigarettes.
Glossier recognizes that the murder of George Floyd is not an isolated incident, as the black community face death at the hands of the police, time and time again.
The donation from Glossier makes it one of the first beauty companies to openly pledge it’s monetary support to the black community following Floyd’s death. Glossier announced the pledge on Instagram and Twitter, stating, “We stand in solidarity with the fight against systemic racism, white supremacy, and the historic oppression of the Black Community. Black Lives Matter.”
“We’re so inspired by so many people in our community who are using their voices and making change. We see you and are with you.” reads Glossier’s Instagram post.
Read Glossier’s full statement below.