im电竞官网-The rapid spread of COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to people across the globe. Along with its tragic human toll, the virus has provoked mass panic, sending the markets tumbling to historic lows and causing dramatic shortages in products even tangentially related to the outbreak. But the virus has also prompted displays of heroism on an equally unprecedented scale, a small but crucial reminder that in times of true crisis there is no more indefatigable force than the human spirit.
Over the last couple of months, corporations with the means to help have been rising to the occasion, pledging millions of dollars to assist the effort in any way they can. As the spread of COVID-19 reaches pandemic-level proportions, key players in the fashion industry are getting involved to do their part, from funding efforts to fight the virus to converting manufacturing facilities to better suit the needs of hospitals and healthcare workers around the world.
Below is a comprehensive list of who's doing what, and where, that we'll keep updated to reflect any new announcements regarding which brands are involved at home and abroad. These are trying times for us all, so there's some small comfort in knowing that so many of the brands we as customers invest so much in are now doing the same for us, and anyone afflicted by the virus, from Paris to Portland and everywhere in between.
Stay safe, folks.
To help those in need due to the coronavirus outbreak, check out our guide on where to donate here.
The French label made a lump-sum donation to the Fondation Hôpitaux de France- Hôpitaux de Paris, and, as of Tuesday, has pledged to contribute 10% of all purchases made through its website to the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, from now until the end of the confinement period in France.
im电竞官网-The iconic luxury label has pledged 1.25 million euros to a group of Italian hospitals and institutions, including the Luigi Sacco and San Raffaele hospitals and the Istituto dei Tumori in Milan, along with the Istituto Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome. Today, the Armani Group also announced a further round of donations to local hospitals, and that all of its Italian production plants have now switched to manufacturing single-use medical overalls.
The British heritage label has started producing PPE for National Health Service facilities in the northeast of England, where the company is based.
The British clothing brand, in collaboration with , has announced a partnership with the Costume Designers Guild, Motion Picture Costumers, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees to deliver up to 50,000 protective masks to healthcare workers on the frontline of the crisis and hospitals across the US that need PPE the most.
im电竞官网-The original American men's clothier recently announced it will be using its factories across the country to manufacture both surgical and non-surgical PPE supplies, to the tune of 150,000 masks a day.
im电竞官网-The L.A.-based brand has announced it will be manufacturing and donating 100,000 non-medical face masks to workers in California and throughout the country to help preserve the limited supply of N95 masks for those who need it most.
Earlier last month, Bulgari also made a donation of an unspecified sum to the research department of the Istituto Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome, allowing the hospital to purchase a microscopic image acquisition system valued at around 100,000 euros.
The British heritage brand has announced a series of measures dedicated to stopping the spread of the coronavirus, including a donation of 100,000 surgical masks to NHS workers and a commitment to funding research for a vaccine at Oxford University. The label also plans on repurposing the factory that makes its iconic trench coats to manufacture non-surgical masks and gowns for patients in British hospitals.
The iconic snowboard company announced it will be donating 500,000 N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers on the frontlines across the Northeast US.
The cold-weather brand has donated one million yuan (or roughly $140,000) to the Wuhan Charity Federation, and will be manufacturing surgical overalls for healthcare workers who desperately need them. As of April, the brand also announced it intends to ramp up domestic production of PPE for healthcare workers across Canada, with plans to deliver up to 1.5 million gowns.
On Tuesday, Canali announced it will be donating 200,000 euros (or roughly $215,000) to the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, through the brand’s nonprofit foundation, the Fondazione Canali Onlus.
On Tuesday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced the launch of A Common Thread, a fundraising initiative with Vogue im电竞官网-to support small businesses within the fashion industry impacted by the global pandemic. The fund will also repurpose the $700,000 typically dedicated to the duo's Fashion Fund Award, instead allocating the amount, and potentially more, to businesses that apply for grants starting on April 8th.
The iconic French fashion house announced over the weekend it will start producing face masks and other PPE supplies, pending approval from the French government.
After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted asking for PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies including face masks, the NY-based designer and his team got in touch with his office and now plan to produce modified surgical masks from fabric they already had on hand for healthcare workers not directly interacting with the virus.
The beauty manufacturer announced earlier this week it intends to repurpose its manufacturing sites to provide hydroalcoholic gel to efforts fighting the spread of the virus.
The American shoe company announced a program to donate 10,000 of its signature slip-on shoes a day to healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
In partnership with parent company VF Corporation, Dickies is converting manufacturing plants to produce PPE for hospitals and healthcare workers with plans to deliver 50,000 gowns in May alone.
im电竞官网-The Italian label announced a comprehensive plan to partner with Humanitas University to fund studies and further research dedicated to finding out more about the cause of the virus.
im电竞官网-The Zegna family has announced that, together with the Group’s top management, they've pledged to donate 3 million euros to the Civil Protection in Italy. The Zegna Group will also be converting part of its production facilities to manufacture medical masks and other PPE, and has donated separate sums directly to several hospitals.
The parent company of Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo has announced a donation of 10 million masks to medical institutions around the world, particularly in countries struggling with high infection rates.
The iconic American retail chain announced it's helping connect California hospitals with sourcing vendors in its supply chain that have access to PPE, and is working with its manufacturing partners to begin producing masks and protective gear.
Today, Gucci announced it intends to make two donations to crowdfunding campaigns: the first to the Italian Civil Protection Department (Protezione Civile) in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo, and the second to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the World Health Organization (through a matching campaign with Facebook).
im电竞官网-The French luxury-goods maker has pledged 5 million yuan (or $711,278) to the China Soong China Ling Foundation.
The Swedish fast-fashion giant has donated $500,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and has harnessed its supply chain to produce PPE to provide to hospitals and healthcare workers around the world. As of late March, the company is also allowing global aid organizations to use its social media channels for updates regarding the pandemic.
im电竞官网-The parent company behind fast-fashion brand announced it will be using its factories to make face masks for the Spanish government, with the company saying it expects to ship out 300,000 masks by the end of this week.
The British shoemaker has announced it will donate $500,000 to support relief efforts both in the brand’s home country and around the world.
John Elliott might be a smaller brand than any of the other big names on this list, but through its Mainline for the Frontline initiative, the label is doing its best to make an impact. The brand made a $10,000 donation to the UCLA Health Fund and has pledged to donate an additional 10% of proceeds from its sale section (which is full of fan favorites) to the same worthy cause, with a target goal of $100,000.
The French luxury conglomerate donated 7.5 million yuan (or $1 million) to the Red Cross Society of China, and Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri personally donated more than $100,000 to hospitals in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The group also announced it will be donating millions of masks to the French health service and will be converting some of its factories to produce other PPE supplies.
The American handbag company has created specialty Safety Bags to donate to doctors on the East Coast, giving them a place to put their scrubs at the end of each shift, and allowing them to easily separate their contaminated clothes from the rest of their belongings.
Along with a donation of 1 million euros to several partner organizations, L'Oreal has also used its facilities to start manufacturing hand sanitizer and hydro-alcoholic gel.
After donating 16 million renminbi (or $2.2 million) to The Red Cross Society of China, the Paris-based multinational corporation announced that it's converting the facilities formerly used to produce fragrances for its of brands to make hydro-alcoholic gel, to be supplied free of charge to the French government and healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic. On Saturday, LVMH also announced it will donate 40 million masks to France. As of April, Louis Vuitton will also use its workshops in France to produce hundreds of thousands of non-surgical protective masks, and will re-purposes select workshops stateside to make non-surgical face masks, as well.
The American lifestyle megabrand announced it will donate $1 million to support local relief efforts, including NYC hospital systems, the meal donation service, and the CFDA's A Common Thread initiative. Michael Kors himself and John Idol, the longtime CEO of the luxury group, have also announced plans to make personal contributions of an additional $1 million towards the efforts.
The Italian textile firm has converted its production lines to make regulation-approved face masks on an impressive scale (the company has said it will likely be able to produce up to 100,000 masks a day going forward).
Moncler has pledged 10 million euros (or $10.9 million) towards the construction of a new hospital in Milan with 400 intensive care units.
im电竞官网-Working with Cherry Optical Labs, a wholesale optical laboratory, Moscot plans on providing medical professionals on the frontlines of the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 with eyeglasses (prescription or non-prescription) to help reduce exposure to airborne particles or fluid-borne pathogens from patients.
im电竞官网-The Boston-based company announced it will be donating $2 million to various virus-related relief efforts, including and .
The Swoosh's top executives, in tandem with the company itself, announced they're committing more than $15 million to COVID-19 response efforts, including donations to regional organizations in Oregon and global foundations fighting the virus around the world. Nike also announced it's in the process of prototyping PPE products in partnership with the Oregon Health & Science University.
The Canadian outerwear company already donated $100,000 to Canadian hospitals, and recently announced that for the remainder of April it'll be donating 100% of its online sales to COVID-19 relief efforts.
Prada's co-CEOs (husband-and-wife duo Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada) and Chairman Carlo Mazzi have donated two complete intensive care and resuscitation units each to the Vittore Buzzi, Sacco, and San Raffaele hospitals in Milan. Today, Prada also announced its factory in Perugia will be producing 80,000 medical overalls and over 100,000 masks for healthcare workers in the region.
im电竞官网-The NYC-based label has pledged to set aside $50,000 for "minority and women owned small creative businesses" that are currently struggling due to the pandemic, and has spearheaded an initiative to help procure proper PPE for healthcare workers.
The American lifestyle label announced today it will be donating $10 million to charities dedicated to fighting the virus, including $1 million to the CFDA's initiative. It will also be making 250,000 masks and 25,000 hospital gowns.
im电竞官网-The luxury superpower has pledged 10 million renminbi (or $1.4 million) to stopping the spread of the virus through efforts around the world.
The Italian shoemaker started by Giuseppe Santoni set up a crowdsourced fundraising to purchase lung ventilators in support of the hospitals in his hometown region of Marche, Italy, donating the first 50,000 euros himself.
The online personal styling service is repurposing its factory in Pennsylvania to produce PPE, including reusable masks, for healthcare workers and local medical facilities.
One of the biggest secondhand marketplaces in the game, StockX is focusing not on the virus itself but those affected by it. For many, social distancing can lead to missed meals, so StockX's initiative is donating $20,000 to Feeding America, with an additional $1 (10 meals) for each tagged post from users.
The parent company of brands including Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse recently announced it plans on using its production facilities to manufacture non-surgical grade masks, and expects to ship out 50,000 within the next few weeks.
im电竞官网-The NYC footwear brand is working with one of its factory partners to produce HK-19 polypropylene masks to be donated to those on the front lines of the effort. Additionally, the brand has partnered with Direct Relief to hold its first ever warehouse sale, raising over $100,000 for charity in the process.
im电竞官网-Diego Della Valle, the chairman of the Italian footwear company, and his family, recently announced a donation of 5 million euros to support the family members of healthcare workers who have lost their lives in the fight against the virus.
The Santa Anna-based brand is donating more than 250,00 face masks, and has announced a ‘Foot The Bill’ initiative, an effort to support small businesses impacted by the strain the virus has put on their livelihoods
The Italian fashion house donated 1 million renminbi (or $143,748) to The Chinese Red Cross Foundation, and Donatella Versace and her daughter announced a personal donation of 200,000 euros to the ICU of Milan's San Raffaele hospital. As of April, the Versace brand is also donating a total of $500,000 to support local efforts in Milan in response to the pandemic.