ModCloth has taken the pledge. The online fashion retailer became the first brand to officially pledge not to retouch its models by signing the Heroes Pledge for Advertisers agreement last week.
The pledge was created by The Brave Girls Alliance, the same group behind the bipartisan bill called The Truth in Advertising Act, which was introduced in March and asks the Federal Trade Commission to develop regulations regarding retouched advertisements.
By signing the pledge, which is self-regulated, ModCloth has effectively promised three things:
- To do their best not to change the shape, size, proportion, color or remove or enhance the physical features, of the people in ads in post-production.
- That if the company does make post-production changes to the people in their ads, they will add a “Truth In Advertising” label.
- They will not run any ads that include retouched models in media where children under 13 might see…
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