Zegna Group To Manufacture Hospital Suits

“Let’s look out for each other. Let’s get through this together.” – Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna.

As part of the Zegna Group’s efforts to aid in the fight against the global COVID-19 crisis, they have started manufacturing protective hospital suits for medical staff, with the aim of producing 280,000 units. These efforts will help provide urgently needed supplies to the Piedmont Region (250,000 units) and Canton Ticino (30,000 units), where they have converted a portion of there INCO plant in Novara and CONSITEX in Mendrisio to accommodate the suit production.

This is a collective effort made possible by the collaboration between the Zegna Group, Fondazione Zegna, the Piedmont Region, Italy and Canton Ticino, Switzerland. The protective suits are constructed with a non-woven fabric, produced by Pratrivero SpA in Biella, Italy.

The Zegna Group is incredibly pleased that the Biella textile district and Unione Industriale Biellese responded immediately to our appeal to work together during this difficult period. We are proactively collaborating with the Piedmont Crisis Unit and Canton Ticino relevant authority to speed up the production process in an effort to meet the pressing need for vital medical supplies.

The crisis we are all facing is a stark reminder that we must join together in every effort to combat the outbreak. UNITED, WE WILL MAKE IT!

Source: Ermenegildo Zegna

Coronavirus fashion industry campaign: #WeWearAustralian

We Wear Australian is an initiative to raise awareness for those in the Australian fashion industry who have been deeply affected by the global situation at hand, and are drawing together to contribute to the rebuild of our community.

Richard Poulson, Co-Founder of Morrison and CEO of new eCommerce environment Showroom-X, has led the We Wear Australian initiative. “The Australian fashion industry has never experienced tougher times, but we are a creative and resilient industry, by uniting and putting a spotlight on the industry impact and response we are able to support each other and contribute to the rebuild of Australia.” said Poulson.

The sudden and unplanned closure of bricks and mortar retail and the cancellation of many wholesale orders has left designers with empty stores and warehouses full of stock.

We Wear Australian is a three week initiative to drive awareness and sales to Australian designer’s e-commerce sites. Each designer will be offering special offers on their new season merchandise.

#WeWearAustralian participating brands will make a cash or clothing donation to support two Australian Charities; Dress for Success who assist women wanting to return to the workforce, and Thread Together who take excess new stock from designers and manufacturers and redistributes to vulnerable people, while at the same ensuring it stays out of landfill.

Leila Naja Hibri, CEO of The Australian Fashion Council said, “Despite the havoc of these unprecedented times, it is so wonderful to see the Australian Fashion community step up and come together. For those who can, please support your favourite Australian designer by buying Australian and wearing Australian. Help Australian Fashion unite, help Australian Fashion survive.”

By buying Australian brands you are supporting our fashion industry right now when it needs you, and in turn, ensuring we still have a thriving industry once we get to the other side.

We are #BetterTogether

Source:  We Wear Australian

Witchery and the OCRF announce Morgan Mitchell as an ambassador for the 2020 Witchery White Shirt Campaign

Witchery and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) have announced Morgan Mitchell as an official ambassador for the 2020 Witchery White Shirt Campaign.

Inspired by Cathy Freeman, Morgan Mitchell became an Olympian at the age of 21, as a 400-metre sprinter in the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2019, Mitchell switched focus to 800-metre sprinting and is now training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Off the field, Mitchell is studying, has a passion for fashion and style and follows a vegan diet, recently featuring in the documentary Game Changers which challenges the idea that athletes need meat to excel in their field.

An inspiring sportsperson, Mitchell wants to be a role model to others and encourages everyone to follow their dreams and do what makes them happy.

The White Shirt Campaign’s mission is to raise much needed funds to support vital research endeavours to develop an early detection test for ovarian cancer as readily available and habitual as a pap smear or mammogram. For every Witchery White Cotton Shirt sold, Witchery will donate 100% of the gross proceeds to the OCRF.

The Witchery White Cotton Shirt is available online at witchery.com.au.

Swimwear? Yup, a new collection from Montce.

Montce Swim’s Swim 2020 collection is almost here and their summer collection is beyond stunning!

With crushed velvet, rhinestone straps, and sexy one and two piece suit coming in a large array of different colors, styles and textures; this collection is truly nothing like you’ve seen before.

Source: Montce

WFH: Top trends in ‘Working From Home’ wear from Jasmine and Will, Glassons & Nimble Activewear

Whether stocking up on winter staples or adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle, the trend of luxury loungewear is a chic and comfortable way to stay warm and stylish this season.

From cosy co-ordinate sets, knitted cardigans, cashmere trousers and luxurious two piece pyjama sets, please see the latest AW20 product from KPR clients – the home of loungewear and monogrammed sleepwear label, Jasmine and Will, Australian fashion retailer, Glassons and sustainable activewear label, Nimble Activewear.

Knit Co-ordinates – The ‘off-duty uniform’ pairs knitted box tees with relaxed drop-crotch trousers and cute French knitted cardigans with a cami to match. Glassons and Jasmine and Will’s Autumn Winter 20 Collections provide the staples to achieving the cool-girl style, whether relaxing at home, hanging out with friends or at work.

Luxurious Pyjama Sets – Jasmine and Will’s offering of luxurious Pyjama sets are a winter staple providing women, men and juniors a classic and chic loungewear option from day to night. From soft silk to linen and cotton pyjama sets, Jasmine and Will has become a cult-favourite with their unique in-house monogramming service providing the option personalise a selected piece.

Sports-luxe – The ultimate AM to PM wear merging practicality, sustainability with comfort and style. Nimble Activewear’s AW20 Collection offers flexible and high-tech fabrics and iconic silhouettes that they are best known for in refreshing ocean hues of mist, Bondi speckle and brushed blue indigo.

Jasmine and Will have also launched their exclusive monogramming promotion online, offering a personalised Easter bunny on their cotton Junior Pyjama Sets ($89), along with free express shipping to squeeze in last-minute Easter weekend gifts.

Source:  Jasmine and Will,  Glassons and  Nimble Activewear.