More than two weeks have passed since Haiti's earthquake. The Red Cross estimates about 45,000 to 50,000 kids and adults, people who had lifes, dreams, and hopes, have died. Deaths are continously increasing. International ONGs, people, doctors and goverments are helping Haiti's victims as well as the Fashion Industry.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and many fashion leaders such as Anna Wintour, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren,Diane von Furstenberg, and among many others are supporting the initiative of "a 25$ "Fashion for Haiti" T-sirt". The lime green and black logo was designed by Peter Arnell and will be avaible on a short sleeve t-shirt manufactured by Theory under the "Fashion for Haiti" label. For more information on pre-orders please see http://www.cfda.com/america%E2%80%99s-fashion-industry-launches-%E2%80%9Cfashion-for-haiti%E2%80%9D/.
Ralph Lauren said that “The total devastation of Haiti is unimaginable. I am always amazed by the strength, talent and compassion of our industry and now more than ever it is essential we come together and help make a difference,”
Scarlett Johansson, the face of the Spanish brand Mango for two consecutive years, designed a handbag with the message "Supporting the People of Haiti" and a ancient cartography of Haiti signed by the actress.
"I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Mango to promote conscious consumerism and to benefit Oxfam's Haiti Earthquake Response Fund. By purchasing this bag, which I specially designed, you are helping to provide life saving assistance like clean water to the people of Haiti" said Johansson. This handbag will be avaible on all Mango stores worldwide on March 2010 priced at 19.90€ which will be donated to victimns of Haiti's earthquake.
Before London Fashion Week officialy starts, Naomi Campell and Sarah Brown will be part of a charity fashion show, on February 18th.They have landed dreses from Alexander McQueen, Wivienne Westwood, and Dolce and Gabanna. Part of the profit will go to victims from Haiti's earthquake.
Our help is also needed! We, fashion blogger, should also try to think of something that can be done to help Haiti's victims. Any ideas?
Bloggers can add the Red Cross's Haiti's widget to their blog. http://buzz.blogger.com/2010/01/support-haiti-disaster-relief.html
-The Trendy Fashionista