Model Alliance, Advocates, & Lawmakers Celebrate Nation Leading Law to Create Models' Rights

Models Nidhi Sunil, Alyssa Sutherland and others urge Gov Hochul to sign the Fashion Workers Act into law ASAP

NEW YORK, NY (06/13/2024) (readMedia)-- Today, the Model Alliance will host a press conference to celebrate the historic passage of the Fashion Workers Act: pro-labor legislation that will regulate predatory management agencies in New York that currently operate without oversight in the $2.5 trillion fashion industry. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature and now awaits Governor Hochul's signature. This first in the nation legislation would guarantee models basic labor protections, setting a new standard for how models, management agencies, and brands work together.

About the Model Alliance

Founded in 2012, the Model Alliance has been at the forefront of advancing labor rights in the fashion industry for the last decade. Through strategic research, policy initiatives, and campaigns, the Model Alliance aims to promote fair treatment, equal opportunity, and more sustainable practices in the fashion industry, from the runway to the factory floor. The Model Alliance has championed multiple pieces of legislation, including the Child Model Act and the Adult Survivors Act in New York and the Talent Protections Act in California. The organization also runs the world's only industry-specific support line, MA Support. In 2021, the organization received the first Positive Social Influence Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America at the CFDA Awards.


Sara Ziff, Founder and Executive Director of the Model Alliance

State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, co-sponsor

Nidhi Sunil, model and Board Member of the Model Alliance

Kai Braden, model and actor

Kenny Sale, model and actor

Shaina Danziger, filmmaker and former model

Alyssa Sutherland, actor and former model

Ashley Grace, social worker, professor, and former model

Sydney Proctor, model

AM Lukas, model and filmmaker

Alex Shanklin, former model

Mame Adjei, model and actor

Camryn Herold, model

Nova Hagel, model



 Press conference to celebrate the passage of the Fashion Workers Act.

WHEN: Thursday June 13, 2024 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
New York

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 5446 8250

Passcode: 502686


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