Hurricane Sandy may have passed but the memory of it won’t be going anywhere for awhile and the New York fashion industry, which hosts many jobs and careers, was on the frontline of the hurricane. One New York based designer is alone donating $1 million to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund which is quite a contribution for one man to make.
Fashion Industry Lends a Hand
The New York fashion industry is jam packed full of icons that are getting behind their own charitable initiatives and events; the next New York Fashion week is sure to give tribute to the unfortunate natural disaster. It’s no doubt that jobs in the fashion industry were affected by the hurricane just as every other industry, including the film and television, were and say what you will about the Big Apple, New Yorkers know how to rally around together.
It would appear that the fashion world is stepping out of its shell and contributing in a solid way to become a conscious voice in the world. Anti-fur is being adopted as well as sustainable fashion becoming a large focus for many designers; all steps that are going to put the fashion industry in good light in the news.
Amazing Fashion Industry Prizes
The American Vogue magazine, a fashion industry giant, are rolling out massive charity fundraisers kicking off today on CharityBuzz.com with exclusive prises sponsored by the biggest names in the fashion industry. Bidding in the charitable fund could see you visiting Tommy Hilfiger on his ritzy island getaway, Mustique Island. Afraid of water; then what about a nice sit down lunch with Gwyneth Paltrow?
A lunch date not suitable; then perhaps tickets to the US Open hanging out with Maria Sharapova is more your cup of tea. These prizes are just a few of the amazing things the fashion industry are offer UK, US and international enthusiasts alike; it’s all for a really good cause too. Prizes are also going to be added daily with the latest being a chance to see a runway show with Anna Wintour.
More Charity for NY
Meanwhile others are getting involved in their own way; Tony Burch being one such example. Partnering with the relief fund CFDA, he is putting up a sample sale of his latest lines at the Metropolitan Museum with all proceeds going to charity. The next time someone tells you the fashion industry has no conscious or doesn’t care; think a little of the Hurricane Sandy survivors benefiting from these initiatives and how they think of the fashion industry.
This is a guest post. Eugene Calvini is a writer and fashion pundit who is enthusiast about men’s suits and wool scarves alike; he enjoys sharing interesting industry news with the internet.
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