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Tommy Hilfiger partners with singer, DJ and LGBTQIA+ icon Kiddy Smile for intersectionality online learning course

Tommy Hilfiger has collaborated with online learning platform, FutureLearn, to inspire change by designing and creating access to a unique portfolio of social impact educational courses.

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is launching a free online course exploring intersectionality and what makes us unique with DJ, dancer, producer, and self-expression and identity activist, Kiddy Smile. With the shared belief that creating a better future begins with creating the best versions of ourselves, the course will be freely available on the FutureLearn.com platform across mobile, tablet and computer devices beginning March 22, 2021.

FutureLearn is transforming education with its meaningful course material, making online learning engaging, enjoyable and accessible. Through its thousands of courses taught by world-class universities and organizations including King’s College London and Johns Hopkins University, users can develop hobbies, new skills and career-changing expertise 100% remotely. The intersectionality course was researched, developed and shaped by a team of accredited subject matter experts to ensure it meets the highest educational standards.

This latest Tommy Hilfiger FutureLearn course dives into how factors like race, gender, and sexuality impact everyone’s lives through a mixture of storytelling, dialogue, new social knowledge and progress celebrations. Designed by certified subject matter experts and hosted by Parisian artist Kiddy Smile, the course can be completed at the user’s own pace.

In Week One:

  • Discover: Users learn about the term intersectionality and how it relates to other forms of discrimination.
  • Explore: Kiddy shares his personal story, and users discover why the concept of intersectionality was coined, what it means today and how it impacts people.
  • Dream: Kiddy shares his dream for society’s future and how communities are working towards implementing a more intersectional approach to life in Western societies.
  • Reflect: Users discuss what they have learned so far and how to move forward together for change.

In Week Two:

  • Discuss: Users look inwards and are encouraged to deeply assess what they have learned thus far.
  • Challenge: Kiddy further discusses his personal experiences regarding intersectionality.
  • Action: Users will learn more about the importance of safe spaces and how they bring communities together in the face of adversity.
  • Wrap-Up: Users will check their understanding through a short quiz and close the course with a final reflection.

To fully equip users with the tools and understanding needed to drive social change, Tommy Hilfiger has collaborated on four additional FutureLearn courses focused on body neutrality, sustainability, LGBTQIA+ allyship and community building. Through the platform, users will have a safe space to explore diverse experiences, share their personal dreams and unique challenges.

Alongside the FutureLearn courses, Tommy Hilfiger will be giving a series of live talks on its global social channels to provide additional short form, snackable life hacks. For more information on TH’s sustainability commitments, visit sustainability.tommy.com.

Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger.

 

About Tommy Hilfiger

With a brand portfolio that includes TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS, Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s most recognized premium designer lifestyle groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality men’s tailored clothing and sportswear, women’s collection apparel and sportswear, kidswear, denim collections, underwear (including robes, sleepwear and loungewear), footwear and accessories. Through select licensees, Tommy Hilfiger offers complementary lifestyle products such as eyewear, watches, fragrance, swimwear, socks, small leather goods, home goods and luggage. The TOMMY JEANS product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men and women, accessories, and fragrance. Merchandise under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS retail stores, leading specialty and department stores, select online retailers, and at tommy.com.

About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconic Calvin Klein, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True&Co. intimates brand. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues in 2019. That’s the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.

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