While travel and lifestyle restrictions have been eased in some countries, it doesn’t mean that Covid-19 has been completely eradicated. The pandemic is still affecting lives and economy globally.
The good news is, individuals and companies have come forward to help in the fight against Covid-19. Fashion continues to make an effort to help out with relief efforts, such as the recent collab between the two powerhouses, retail haven Net-a-porter and Gabriela Hearst, the eponymous label by the Uruguayan designer.
From now (June 29) to July 2, the British e-retailer will donate 10 per cent of sales made from five of Gabriela Hearst’s bags to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund. The five bags include a hand-knitted cashmere shoulder bag, the brand’s iconic Nina, Demi and Diana styles, as well as its latest bag Baez, an oblong top-handle. Funds raised will go towards providing impoverished children from around the world with food, education and healthcare.
Hearst will also match the funds collected during these two weeks.
“We are honoured to be partnering with Gabriela Hearst on our next initiative together, donating to Save the Children’s global relief effort, with funds helping to keep children around the world healthy, educated and protected during this uncertain time,” says Net-a-porter’s global buying director, Elizabeth von der Goltz.
Net-a-porter has been doing its part to help fight Covid-19. Previously, it donated its premier delivery service vehicles to aid in the delivery of necessities and essentials to socially isolated communities in the United Kingdom.
Prices for the bags start from US$888 (S$1,236.73), which means that at least S$247.35 (10 per cent from both Net-a-porter and Hearst each) will be going towards helping needy children – talk about looking good and doing good at the same time.