How our partners and friends are doing their part.
Many fashion labels are in a unique position to help flatted the Covid-19 curve. Here's an updated list of what our partners and friends are doing to pitch-in towards the cause. Plus, a small initiative by us at Harry Rosen.
Armani is giving a total of €1.25 million to hospitals in Milan as well as Italy's Civil Protection Agency, an agency that deals with crisis response.
Los Angeles brand AG is donating $1 million dollars to the LA Country Response Fund support community clinics and hospitals across the country scale up capacity, staffing and implementation.
The Vancouver brand is producing 30,000 medical gowns for local healthcare workers in B.C., helping address the shortage in the province.
Hugo Boss is using all the production capacities at its German headquarters to do their part, reorganizing its workshops, conference rooms and other facilities with sewing machines and equipment.
Among the first Canadian brands to join the cause, Canada Goose has committed to producing PPE for frontline healthcare workers with 8 Canadian production facilities producing a total of 60,000 gowns per week.
British loungewear brand Derek Rose has donated more than 500 pairs of pyjamas, underwear and T-shirts to the NHS staff & ICU teams and is now donating another 100 units to 10 more ICUs (amounting to 1,000).
Dolce & Gabbana
The Italian label is funding research that will combat coronavirus at Milan's Humanitas University.
The Zegna family has announced a €3 million personal donation to Italy’s Civil Protection Agency. Zegna has also converted part of its production facilities to the manufacturing of masks and is making direct donations to hospitals.
Gucci has committed to manufacturing 1.1 million face masks along with 55,000 hospital gowns. Gucci has also donated €1 million (1.1 million) to the National Protezione Civile Department through to help Italy deal with the shortage of medical supplies in the country. The luxury house also donated €1 million ($1.1 million) to the UN Foundation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which will help ICUs around the world fight the virus.
Since mid-March, nearly 100 employees from the company’s French factories have volunteered to work on the manufacturing of 145,000 washable and reusable masks until 30 April. Some of these masks are intended to supply local shopkeepers and enable them to protect themselves in their daily lives and another part will be made available to the French government in the fight against Covid-19.
Dozens of Lacoste volunteers have also mobilised at the company’s San Juan, Argentina factory, where they are making gowns and masks.
Donating €10 million to support the construction of a hospital with 400 intensive care units in Milan.
The Veronese outerwear purveyor is producing and donating thousands of certified masks and medical scrubs to hospitals in Verona and across Italy.
Montreal-based brand Pajar is producing and delivering medical grade masks and other personal protection equipment to local hospitals and communities in Canada.
The Italian outerwear brand has recently donated over €20,000 to Regione del Veneto and NYC Health & Hospitals.
Paul & Shark
The Italian sailing label continues to donate protective masks, manufactured at their production plant, for local healthcare workers.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren will be donating $10 million to various COVID-19 funds and charities. The brand will also be making 250,000 face masks, in addition to 25,000 hospital gowns.
Prada has donated two resuscitation and complete intensive care units to each hospital in Milan and started the production of 80,000 hospital gowns and 110,000 masks which will be given to healthcare professionals.
3 million euros to the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana that will help supply ventilators and other equipment like masks, testing reagents and protective gear to meet the growing demand in Italy. (100,000 anti-bacterial masks, 50,000 units of hand sanitizer and 3,000 masks to local healthcare units).
Santoni has set up a Go Fund Me campaign with the hashtag #NoiSiamoLeMarche, which translates as “we are Le Marche”. Guiseppe Santoni, the founder and CEO said in a statement, “Marche is the region in Italy I belong to, the region where my family, my company, my people are grounded. It is a beautiful place, that is currently suffering due to Coronavirus. Now, I want to give to this region that has always given so much to me.” The designer donated a generous amount to the campaign before encouraging others to do the same, with the goal of raising 500,000 euros to help buy essential lung equipment to help those suffering from the illness.
The Della Valle family — which owns and operates Tod's has given €5 million to a fund that "support[s] the family members of health personnel who lost their lives in the fight against Covid-19." The money being earmarked for donation will be administrated by Protezione Civile, the emergency body in Italy.
American luggage label Tumi is donating 400 waist packs to emergency room and intensive care unit workers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, with delivery set for next week. “The staffs of NY Presbyterian, as in most other hospitals, are working 12-hour shifts each day and hardly have time to grab a meal, let alone head back to their lockers for any forgotten items,” Tumi said in a statement. “Tumi is proud to continue the fight against COVID-19 and support our medical professionals by helping to ensure they have what they need in order to care for their patients and themselves.”
Donatella Versace and her daughter have donated €200,000 to the ICU of Milan's San Raffaele hospital, which has become overwhelmed with patients who are being treated for Covid-19.
Long-time supporters of the UK’s National Health Service, Dame Vivienne Westwood is donating to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.
Non-Medical Face Masks: Buy 1, We Donate 1
You asked, we listened. It all started with our effort to help hospitals with the COVID-19 relief effort, but after an enthusiastic response from our customers, our non-medical face masks are available for purchase so you can join us in supporting those in need. When you buy a mask for yourself, we will donate one to hospitals and communities in need.