From Harper's Bazaar
The novel coronavirus is a global pandemic that has altered the way we live. Federal and local authorities have urged—and in some cases, mandated—their citizens to self-quarantine, leading to closures of schools, businesses, and public facilities. More pressing, hospitals are filling to capacity and draining the essential equipment they need to treat patients—particularly, surgical gloves and N95 face masks.
In the United States alone, the BBC reports more than 35,175 cases of coronavirus, a statistic expected to swell in the coming weeks. The outlet marks China at 81,496; Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, is listed with 59,138, Spain with 33,089, and Germany with 26,220. As of today, there are more than 340,000 confirmed cases worldwide, prompting many government officials to call for aid. They are asking organizations not only to be vigilant, but to help out as best they can.
Many fashion and beauty companies, the majority of which have ceased production altogether, have heeded the call, stepping up to taper down the adverse effects caused by COVID-19. Some are global firms with a breadth of resources, while others are small, independent companies. But all, in their own ways, are committed to stopping the spread of the disease, providing assistance to those who need it during this trying time, or a combination of both. See below the brands that are playing their parts.
The Italian label is providing 1,100,000 surgical masks and 55,000 medical overalls. It also plans on donating to crowdfunding campaigns that are supporting relief efforts, including the Italian Civil Protection Department and the World Health Organizations's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. In addition, through #GucciCommunity, it is asking fans to make a donation to the WHO's initiative, along with giving the agency complete access to its social media channels in the hopes of amplifying official public service information.
The American lifestyle brand has pledged $10 million to coronavirus relief efforts, the biggest donation by a luxury company thus far. The grant will go to the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the Emergency Assistance Foundation, and its Pink Pony Fund, which supports a network of international cancer institutions. It is also starting production on 250,000 face masks and 25,000 isolation gowns for health care workers. Additionally, the firm gifted an undisclosed amount to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to help fashion designers hit by the economic downturn. "We believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, we are all connected," said Ralph Lauren in a statement. "That is why we are taking significant action to help our teams and communities through this crisis."
Through its enduring Viva Glam campaign, of which Miley Cyrus was an ambassador, the beauty behemoth will distribute $10 million to 250 local organizations across the globe supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. "The Viva Glam efforts are only made possible by the continuous support of the MAC community and those who purchase a Viva Glam lipstick, of which 100 percent of the proceeds goes towards these local organizations," Cyrus said in a statement provided by the company. "To get involved, you can purchase any current shade of the current lipstick or send a virtual kiss to those on the front line via Twitter or Instagram with [the] hashtag #vivaglam."
The American fashion brand has partnered with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East to provide $5 million worth of products—which includes scrubs, belts, and sneakers—to health care professionals. It is also donating 3,000 yards of fabric that will be made into face masks and hospital gowns for the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. In addition, the Tory Burch Foundation is collaborating with United States Chamber of Commerce on a free webinar on April 16 that will provide information on navigating debt relief. The organization is also using its social media platforms and website to offer information on accessing debt relief and step-by-step guides to apply for funding.
The media corporation (and parent company of BAZAAR.com) is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross and $1 million to the United Way’s national crisis relief fund. It is also instituting a giving program that will match employee contributions up to $1 million.
Prada S.p.A is financing the ICUs of three new hospitals in Milan. The Italian company has also reconfigured its factory in Perugia to produce 110,000 masks and 80,000 medical garments that will be delivered to Tuscan hospitals on April 6.
The French luxury conglomerate is using the manufacturing facilities of its perfume and cosmetics brands to process large amounts of hydroalcoholic gel, which it will distribute free of charge to health authorities in France. It has also promised to donate 40 million face masks. “Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk and lack of product in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves from the spread of the virus,” read a statement issued by the company.
Many of the brands under the luxury company have pledged aid. The workshops of Gucci (see above), Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga will be producing face masks as soon as they get approval from health authorities. The corporation has also donated $1 million to CDC Foundation and its efforts to provide vital supplies and equipment to healthcare workers in the United States. Additionally, it has contributed to Kerby Jean-Raymond's Your Friends in New York initiative (read below).
Following the lead of LVMH, its parent company, the Italian jewelry brand, with fragrance partner ICR, will produce more than 100,000 hand sanitizer bottles that will be distributed through the Italian Civil Protection Department. Bulgari has also donated funds to the Spallanzani Hospital, which acquired a new microscope for researches looking to eradicate the novel coronavirus.
The parent company of Valentino, Balmain, and Pal Zileri will donate a new negative pressure ventilation installation to the Sacco Hospital in Milan. It will also donate €1 million (more than $1 million) to cover all the expenses related to the spread of coronavirus at the hospital, and another million to Protezione Civile Italiana, a government organization that deals with national disasters and catastrophes.
Johnson & Johnson
Since January, the multinational corporation of pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods has been working with the Biomedical Advanced Candidate and Development Authority to create COVID-19 vaccines, which will begin human clinical studies in September. According to a release, it had pledged $300,000,000 to support frontline health care workers.
Michael Kors, the American fashion label under Capri Holdings, has pledged $1 million, with the eponymous designer adding another $1 million personally, to New York–based organizations supporting coronavirus relief efforts. The amount of $750,000 will go to NYU Langone Health, another $750,000 to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, $250,000 to God’s Love We Deliver, and $250,000 to A Common Thread, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for COVID-19 Relief.
Donatella and Allegra Versace have pledged €200,000 (more than $215,000) to the ICU at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, with an additional $400,000 coming from the company. The brand will also donate $100,000 to Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana for its efforts to bring ventilators and medical equipment to hospitals in Italy. In February, Versace donated ¥1 million to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation.
The London-based accessories label has pledge $500,000 to organizations in the United Kingdom: $250,00 will go to the National Health Service COVID-19 Urgent Appeal by NHS Charities Together, and $250,00 will go to the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Jaguar and Land Rover
Under parent company Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, the two automotive brands (yes, not just fashion and beauty) will deploy more than 160 vehicles to organizations helping curtail the spread of coronavirus. They include the British Red Cross and the Red Cross Societies in Australia, Spain, South Africa, and France. It will also loan vehicles to the National Health Service in the U.K., along with wraparound safety glasses to hospitals across the country.
Jewelry Brands for No Kid Hungry
Spearheaded by publicists Danielle Gadi and Jennifer Lowitz, more than 100 jewelry brands have banded together for No Kid Hungry, an organization that provides meals to children across America—many of whom relied on the sustenance provided by schools that are now closed because of COVID-19. They include Irene Neuwirth, Brent Neale, Retrouvai, Jemma Wynne, Colette, and Zoë Chicco—all who will be donating between 10 and 30 percent of sales to the nonprofit.
The beauty corporation donated a $2 million grant to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières to support its efforts in countries that lack substantial resources to combat the coronavirus. It also announced the reopening of a factory in Melville, New York, which will start producing hydroalcoholic gel. “The Estée Lauder Companies is proud to contribute to the broader COVID-19 relief efforts by reopening our Melville manufacturing facility this week to produce hand sanitizer for high-need groups and populations, including front-line medical staff,” it tells WWD.
Tiffany & Co.
Through its Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the jewelry company has pledged $1 million to organizations supporting COVID-19 relief, with $750,000 going to the WHO's Solidarity Response Fund and $250,000 to the New York Community Trust’s NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund. The firm will also institute an employee donation program that will match the funds to qualified organizations combating the effects of the coronavirus.
The Della Valle family, founders of Tod's S.p.A., has entrusted the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile to distribute its €5 million (more than $5 million) to the families of health professionals who lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus. The fund, dubbed Sempre con Voi, is also open to others seeking to make a contribution.
The luxury denim manufacturer has committed to donating $1 million to the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund, which will support the implementation of coronavirus testing.
The denim label and its parent company, Kontoor Brands Inc., has committed to producing 50,000 medical gowns that will be distributed to North Carolina–based hospitals.
The Brazilian brand and its umbrella company, Alpargatas, has converted its factories to start producing protective equipment for health care professionals, including masks, sanitizers, and COVID-19 test kits, in its home nation. It will also distribute 100,000 kits with food and hygiene products to the most vulnerable communities. Moreover, Havaianas will donate sound equipment to the Conexão Favela radio station in Rio de Janeiro, so that low-income communities can have access to official announcements pertaining to the coronavirus.
The H&M Foundation donated $500,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The company is also arranging its vast supply chain to produce personal protective equipment that will be distributed to hospitals around the globe and is giving global aid to organizations via access to it is social media platforms, so as to spread messages of health and safety. Additionally, the company has donated about 70,000 pieces of H&M products to a number of children's organizations across the United States.
The storied English brand has announced that its Yorkshire factory will begin manufacturing non-surgical masks and gowns that follow the guidelines set by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. It will also fast-track the delivery of more than 100,000 surgical masks to the U.K. National Health Service. Additionally, it is funding research into a single-dose vaccine developed by the University of Oxford that, according to a release, is "on course to begin human trials next month"—along with donating to FareShare and The Felix Project, two organizations in the United Kingdom that supply meals to those in need.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Through its Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation, the American retailer has pledged $600,000 to organizations that support COVID-19 relief efforts. Amounts of $250,000 will be donated to the NewYork-Presbyterian COVID-19 Patient Care Fund; $200,000 to Bring Change to Mind, an organization that create virtual programs for high school students aimed to reduce isolation; and $150,000 to Girls Inc., which will provide social and emotional support for girls affected by the pandemic.
Fashion Institute of Technology
FIT and the State University of New York (SUNY) have launched Sew4Lives, a network of students, alumni, and faculty committed to producing medical-grade masks for health professionals in New York. So far, 3,000 masks have been made, with 1,500 already distributed. The school has also created FIT Friends and Neighbors Masks, an 800-person volunteer group that will make nonmedical masks for staffers at grocery stores and other workers at essential businesses.
For the launch of its capsule collection with singer Demi Lovato, the activewear company has committed to donating $5 from the sale of each item in the line to the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. “Recently, we have watched our world change and have thought long and hard about holding off on this launch,” said Lovato in a statement. “After sitting down to reflect for a few days, we realized there’s no better time to inspire others with my capsule, which has always been about channeling your inner strength.”
The American snowboard and outerwear brand is donating N95 masks to health care facilities in the Northeast region of the United States. Already, 48,000 masks have been delivered to hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire, with 452,000 more set be distributed to hospitals in New York and Boston.
Through its Graff Foundation, the fine jewelry company will donate $1 million to the WHO's Solidarity Response Fund. "The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is a vital tool in the global response to the virus," said Francois Graff, CEO of the brand, in a statement. "We are proud to contribute to its life-saving work and support the medical community and key workers who are heroically devoting their lives to caring for others during this global crisis."
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The hair care company has committed to $5.4 million worth of products to Good360, Donate Beauty, and the Selfless Love Foundation, organizations that distribute essential beauty and wellness items to hospitals, homeless shelters, or children in the foster care system.
The footwear company has secured 10,000 medical-grade masks that it is donating to nine hospitals in New York and Washington. It has also provided funds to Feeding America and No Kid Hungry.
Calzedonia Group—the Italian conglomerate behind Calzedonia, Intimissimi, and Falconeri—has converted its facilities in Avio, Gissi, and Croatia to the start producing of medical masks and gowns. The Verona-based company plans on making 10,000 masks a day, many of which have already been distributed to the Hospital of Verona.
The Texas-based jewelry brand will donate 50 percent of the sale of its Everlyne bracelets to Feeding America and its efforts to provide, as a statement reads, "nutrition to the children that normally rely on the free National School Lunch programs." It has already provided 500,000 meals to kick-start this campaign. The company will also host a virtual event, dubbed Kendra Gives Back, which, for 48 hours, will supply codes that give 20 percent of each sale to any charity of the purchaser's choosing.
The brand, a subsidiary of H&M, has partnered with Baby2Baby, an organization that supplies diapers, formula, and hygiene products to those in need. According to a release, it has already donated 2.5 million "essential items to some of the most vulnerable families across the country.
Along with retaining all its employees through the global pandemic, the French luxury brand is working with authorities to start producing face masks. "Today we are mobilizing our workforce and our partners ... to produce protective masks and blouses," the company said in a statement.
The diamond company announced that it will donate $200,000 that will be split between four organizations assisting women facing domestic violence as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. “As the world faces unprecedented health and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 virus, many women and children are also being exposed to a significantly increased risk of gender-based violence, while having limited ability to access support services and finding those services are under extreme pressure," said Bruce Cleaver, CEO, of De Beers Group and UN Women HeForShe Thematic Champion. The monetary aid—which supports these institutions in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa—is in addition to the over $5 million that De Beers has already contributed for COVID-19 relief. Cleaver also plans on giving 30 percent of salary to charitable organizations in South Africa.
The American fashion brand announced that its factories in New York, North Carolina, and Massachusetts will produce medical masks and gowns—with the goal of manufacturing 150,000 of the former per day. "We are deeply grateful to the medical personnel at the frontlines who are fighting the pandemic, and we are honored to do our part and join our peers in retail to provide protective masks that our health care system critically needs," said Claudio Del Vecchio, CEO of the company, in a statement. "I also want to thank our dedicated manufacturing employees who are returning to work as we reopen our factories to make this possible."
The Italian fashion label has donated €250,000 (more than $270,000) to the organizations in the Lombardy region of its home nation and is collaborating with suppliers to provide masks to health professionals in Tuscany. Additionally, the Carla Fendi Foundation made a €100,000 (more than $100,000) donation to support the intensive care unit at the Presidio Sanitario Columbus in Rome.
The French luxury brand is donating €20 million (more than $21 million) to public hospitals in Paris, along with 31,000 masks and 30 tons of hand sanitizer produced in its factories.
In collaboration with authorities in Tuscany, the Italian fashion brand is providing 3,000 dust masks, 100,000 TNT antibacterial masks, and 50,000 units of hand sanitizer to health care facilities.
In partnership with the New York authorities and Goldman Sachs, the American fashion label founded the city's Small Business Continuity Fund and committed $2 million to the trust.
The outerwear brand is donating €10 million (more than $10 million) to the construction of a hospital in the Lombardy region of Italy that will specifically treat patients suffering from the coronavirus.
The parent company of brands that include Dickies, The North Face, Vans, and JanSport is working with its supply chains to deliver 50,000 gowns by May and 675,000 gowns by June.
Responding to the plea by the French government, the luxury brand will utilize its workshops in its home country to, as a prepared statement reads, produce "hundreds of thousands of non-surgical protective masks." Louis Vuitton has also repurposed its workshops in the United States to begin producing non-surgical face masks that will be donated to regions with a high impact of COVID-19 cases.
The American retailer has donated 35,000 N95 masks to 18 hospitals across the nation, with an additional 215,000 en route to 70 others. It is also culling its brand partners and network of influencers to assist in procuring one million masks that will be distributed to healthcare facilities. “As a global fashion retailer with customers in over 150 countries and products from all over the world, we intend to leverage our strengths in this fight,” said Michael Mente, co-founder of Revolve, in a statement. “Our unique combination of competences, global sourcing expertise, streamlined logistics and operations, unique infrastructure and worldwide social media reach, allows us to contribute to the efficiency of getting this critical equipment where it is needed."
Upcycle Project, an organization that encourages the fashion industry to repurpose textiles, is employing seamstresses and garment workers that have lost jobs as a result of coronavirus outbreak to create 1,2000 reusable masks. The proceeds of the sale, which will be available on the nonprofit's website, will directly support the makers during this trying time.
Alejandra Alonso Rojas
The Madrid-born, New York-based designer intends to donate 30 percent of all sales to God's Love We Deliver and No Kid Hungry, two organizations that provide meals in the United States to those in need, until May 30.
The Los Angeles–based fashion brand has committed to donating 10,000 medical-grade and FDA-approved N95 masks to hospitals across Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Detroit, and more. It also plans to halt production of its collection so as to produce 5,000 masks that it'll distribute to local communities. The company will also donate an undisclosed percentage of the sales on its website to No Kid Hungry, and an additional $1 repost of its story on Instagram.
The American retail giant, in partnership with Kaas Tailorred, will have members of its alterations teams in California, Washington, Oregon, and Texas create over 100,000 masks that will be distributed Providence Health & Services. A press release also adds that it is supporting the COVID-19 relief efforts at the Seattle Foundation, YouthCare and Hetrick Martin Institute, along with "donating one percent of the sale of gift cards to support community grants and programs."
Mario and Enrico Moretti Polegato, presidents of Geox and Diadora, have donated €1 million (more than $1 million) to health services in the Veneto region of Italy. Said the former in a statement, “In this historic moment of extreme emergency that Italy and Veneto are experiencing, it is our moral duty to support our doctors and nurses, working every day at the forefront in the fight against an invisible yet so fearful enemy, which makes us all equal, vulnerable, helpless.”
The Hungary-based brand will distribute 12,000 medical-grade masks, which it secured from Chinese industrial supplier, to health authorities in its home nation. It will also use its atelier to produce masks for the general public at a rate of two thousand a week for the next four weeks free of charge.
The beauty company will donate 15 percent of all purchases to Feeding America, an organization that supports a network of food banks across the nation.
The outerwear brand’s manufacturing facilities in Toronto and Winnipeg will begin making scrubs and patient gowns that will be distributed to hospitals in its home nation. “Across Canada, there are people risking their lives every day on the frontlines of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities, and they need help,” said Dani Reiss, president and CEO of Canada Goose. “Now is the time to put our manufacturing resources and capabilities to work for the greater good.” The company has also donated RMB 1 million to the Wuhan Charity Federation to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coalition of American Brands
Fruit of the Loom, Parkdale Inc., Hanesbrands, American Giant, Beverly Knits, Los Angeles Apparel, Riegel Linen, AST Sportswear, and American Knits have all banded together to produce and distribute medical-grade masks.
The French apparel brand is distributing 10,000 masks made from excess fabric to nonmedical workers (so the medical-grade ones can be prioritized for essential personnel) at hospitals across France (particularly the Aulnay-sous-Bois hospital) and later throughout Europe and possibly the United States. It will also offer breakfast to hospital employees every Friday in alternating cities throughout the globe. The company has also designed a shirt that will be sold on its website starting April 23, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Red Cross.
The Barcelona-based apparel company has committed to donating two million masks that comply with the Spanish Ministry of Health’s guidelines to hospitals throughout the nation.
The beauty manufacturer behind CoverGirl and Calvin Klein fragrances is using its production facilities to make hydroalcoholic gel for medical and emergency services. “We stay close to our communities during these exceptionally challenging times,” said the company in a statement.
The apparel brand has formed a network called Your Friends in New York and set aside $50,000 to obtain N95 masks and medical supplies that it will distribute to local hospitals. It will be also providing financial aid to small minority- and women-led businesses suffering from this economic downturn.
The designer offered to help sew face masks in the wake of a possible medical supply shortage in the state of New York. “I am just in a unique scenario where I manufacture everything in New York already, I have a working atelier and everyone's working from home, and my office is a townhouse,” he tells BAZAAR.com.
The Galicia-based umbrella company of Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Stradivarius has produced and shipped a great number of surgical masks to coronavirus patients and medical professionals in Spain, and will continue to do so. It also plans on manufacturing hospital gowns in its factories.
The brand is perfectly suited to aid in this global pandemic, manufacturing liquid-repellent sneakers for healthcare workers. And with the coronavirus lasting on surfaces for prolonged periods, the fact that these kicks are easier to clean are handy during this time. So far, the startup has donated $45,000-worth of sneakers to doctors and nurses that were testing patients at a hospital in Philadelphia.
The Florida-based apparel brand has purchased two thousand N95 masks and three thousand gloves, which it will donate to Baptist Health, a series of Christianity-based hospitals in South Florida.
The Los Angeles–based brand has pledged 10 percent of purchases up to $100,000 to the UCLA Health Fund. It has also made a donation of $10,000 to the organization.
The corporation—which owns Theory, Uniqlo, J Brand, and Helmut Lang—has announced that it will donate 10 million unspecified masks to "high-priority medical facilities around the world."
The Los Angeles–based designer has designed a cotton-nylon blend protective mask with a 70-to-74 percent air filtration effectiveness rate, in comparison to the 97 percent effectiveness of surgical face masks. His team will produce 20,000 that will be donated to medical professionals, first responders, and hospitals in L.A. County.
Through its Kate Spade New York Foundation, the American label has pledged $100,000 to Crisis Text Line and the organization's efforts to provide crisis counseling and emotional support for doctors and nurses. It is also partnering with institutions like Pursuit, the American Red Cross, the United Nations, Catchafire, and UPchieve on a virtual volunteering program.
The New York–based fashion label is working with medical professionals to produce ASTM-standard masks. So far, it has donated 400 masks to the ER unit at Bellevue Hospital, and will expand the program to the Mount Sinai, Cornell, and NYU Langone hospitals.
Thursday Boot Co.
The footwear manufacturer is working with its factory partners in Mexico to produce at least 14,000 polypropylene masks that it will distribute to hospitals, fire departments, and homeless shelters. It has also raised $100,000 through a warehouse sale that will support Direct Relief.
The boxing service is curating a selection of mood-boosting items for health care workers, which will be offered gratis through a form on its website. It is also adding a charity module to its spring sale and will match donations up to $50,000, which will go to No Kid Hungry.
To liven spirits, the childrenswear brand will donate organic cotton pajama sets to health care workers and patients at hospitals in New York, Los Angeles, and Portland. The company is also providing pajamas to Baby2Baby's COVID-19 Emergency Response Program.
The accessory brand beloved by influencers will be hosting on-going auctions on its Instagram account, where 100 percent will go to a new charity–one of them being A Million Masks, an organization whose mission is to secure PPE for healthcare works in New York City hospitals.
The eponymous designer has donated $1.4 million to hospitals and health organizations in Italy.
Karla Colletto Swimwear
The brand has converted its factory in Virginia to produce protective equipment that it will distribute to medical professionals.
The Canadian apparel and accessories brand is donating 20 percent of online sales to a fund that, according to a release, will go to "internal team and the employees of our overseas partners impacted by COVID-19." The company has already raised $3 million.
Yurman Family Foundation
According to a letter released by David Yurman, the Yurman Family Foundation pledges $1 million to unspecified COVID-19 related causes. The statement also addresses how the jewelry company plans on bringing back all the employees that have been furloughed as a result of store closures.
Through the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, Sperry will donate 3,000 pairs of shoes.
The brand will donate eyeglasses to health professionals through an online form.
The parent company of labels like Nuuly, Free People, Urban Outfitters, and Anthropologie has sourced 15,000 units of personal protective equipment that it will donate to frontline workers. The Nuuly team has also created an additional 10,000 pieces it plans on distributing to health care workers and essential businesses.
The American menswear brand has partnered with Gladson, the Costume Designers Guild, and Motion Picture Costumers to distribute 50,000 protective masks to aid health care workers on the front line.
The Italian menswear label has donated €200,000 (more than $215,000) to the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza through its nonprofit foundation.
The Spanish fashion brand has partnered with Plataforma de Infancia, donating €500,000 (more than $540,000)—along with €40 (about $43) from each sale of the Paula's Ibiza collection—to the organization that works to protect children in the label's home nation. It will also donate 100,000 surgical masks to the Spanish Red Cross.
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group
The global retailer has volunteered its fleet of automobiles to God's Love We Deliver in New York.
Through the Coach Foundation, the shoe manufacturer has committed undisclosed financial resources to Vital Voices Global Partnership and its Voices of Resilience Initiative, which, according to a statement, "aims to build community during times of crisis."
The Italian brand will support scientific research for COVID-19, providing two-year scholarships across the cities of Veneto, Lazio, and Campania. The €300,000 will fund researchers at the University of Padua, the National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome, and the Microbiology and Virology Laboratory at the Hospital Domenico Cotugno in Naples.
The American fashion designer has donated 2,000 N95 masks to New York hospitals and frontline medical workers in partnership with the COVID Foundation. "I am thrilled to partner with the COVID Foundation to deliver critical protections to the heros working tirelessly to save lives,” said Gurung in a statement. “I am so inspired by their courage and unwavering resilience. During this difficult time, unity and hope are vital to the health of our humanity.”
Leret Leret has partnered with God's Love We Deliver to support New York City's most vulnerable community by giving 25% of all sweater sales. Their goal is to help provide 100,000 medically tailored meals to New Yorkers in need.
Dolce & Gabbana
The Italian luxury brand has partnered with actress Sofia Vergara to launch a new campaign, “Amore for Scientific Research,” that showcases the Devotion bag and, according to a release, "celebrates life and the beauty of Italy." A portion of the proceeds from online sales of the bag will be donated to Humanitas University and its COVID-19 research.
The company will donate a $100,000 from a portion of the proceeds of its Alone Together hats to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.