The founder and chief executive of US womenswear brand Reformation, Yael Aflalo, is stepping down less than a week after admitting she had “failed the Black community”.
Yael Aflalo, founder and CEO Yael Aflalo has officially resigned from the company, WWD reports. Her announcement comes days after allegations of racism surfaced on social media from past employees.
“I am resigning as CEO effective immediately,” Aflalo wrote in a statement on Friday, June 12, per WWD. “It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to build Reformation alongside such a passionate and talented group of individuals. Reformation has played a pivotal role in transforming our industry to be more sustainable, ethical and honest. I will always be proud of the company we built together.” WWD adds that the former CEO will be replaced by Hali Borenstein, current Reformation president, according to a rep from the brand.