In recent weeks, international design houses have incited headlines for flipping their ateliers into manufacturing hubs for medical masks and gowns. These efforts have inspired additional corporations to follow suit and combat the burden that Covid-19 continues to inflict on the masses. While members of the fashion industry have made significant contributions to relief efforts, this area of commerce has faced a sharp decrease in consumer spending, placing strain on those working in production, retail, and beyond. Yet, in spite of current strains on these businesses, emerging fashion and design labels – both locally and abroad – are pooling their resources to support at-risk populations in whatever ways they can.
In a time when the principle of community bears crucial to protecting those who need it most, we highlight some of the fashion and design labels volunteering to provide relief to vulnerable members of society. Purchasing from these names will not only finance the production of critical supplies, but also supports the longevity of their businesses through this uncertain time.
This article first appeared on Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.