Bvlgari donating tens of thousands bottles of hydroalcoholic sanitising gel to Switzerland

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After providing help in Italy, Bvlgari now offers its support to the cantonal authorities of Neuchatel in Switzerland in the fight against COVID-19 by donating tens of thousands bottles of hydroalcoholic sanitising hand gel.

As an economic stakeholder in Switzerland and particularly in the Canton of Neuchatel, Bvlgari has a responsibility to contribute to efforts aimed at preventing, fighting and eradicating COVID-19.

Jean-Christophe Babi, Bvlgari CEO

Initially, and as of April 10th, around 3,000 bottles of hydro-alcoholic hand gel (packaged in recyclable 75ml bottles) will be donated and distributed each week directly to the Réseau Hospitalier Neuchâtelois (RHNe) which comprises seven hospitals. Bvlgari plans to produce several dozen thousand flaconBulgari donated snatis over the next two months for the RHNe, and if capacity permits, the donation to the Canton of Neuchatel may be extended to other cantons.

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Avon Steps up its 16-Year Partnership with Feed the Children in Response to Covid-19 Crisis

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One of the harshest realities of Covid-19 and the necessity of the social distancing that tragically shutters numerous businesses and puts countless people out of work is a family’s sudden inability to access essential supplies and to afford them even if they can.

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Avon’s partner, Feed the Children, works closely with community partners like schools, civic organizations and food banks to serve the most vulnerable populations and others who may be experiencing difficulty due to a job loss in this uncertain environment. Feed the Children has alerted Avon to the most pressing needs of the most affected communities so it can send vital resources to help keep these families afloat.

This month, Avon donated $2 million worth of personal care products such as soap, body wash and skincare products to Feed the Children to support these families in need during this unprecedented time.

Avon is proud to have partnered with Feed the Children since 2004. Because of our longstanding relationship, it made sense to work with Feed the Children for their COVID-19 relief efforts. They work diligently to get our products to the people who need them most.

Paul Yi, CEO Avon

Over the last sixteen years, Avon has donated over 15,000,000 pounds of personal care and beauty products, clothing, shoes and home essentials to Feed the Children for distribution to families in need. In the last six months alone, Avon donations totaled over $40 million worth of necessities, bringing relief to nearly a million families including 3.5 million women and girls in 48 states and the District of Columbia, many of whom have shared their stories of improved self-confidence and empowerment as a result of their Feed the Children x Avon deliveries.

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Christian Dior Couture produce masks for those on the front lines.

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Teams of Christian Dior Couture ateliers have voluntarily undertaken to produce masks for those on the front lines.

Thank you to our wonderful Petites Mains who, in an exceptional show of solidarity, are working tirelessly to protect them.

Christian Dior is proud to reopen their BabyDior ateliers in Redon, which since yesterday have begun the continuous production of new masks on a volunteer basis. Dior is actively committed to aiding and protecting all those who are on the front line every day.

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Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

 

Aesop-Hand-Resurrection-Rinse-Free-Hand-Wash-500mL-largeDue to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s gripping the world at the moment, we’ve seen panic buying all over the world, at every supermarket, drugstore and pharmacy. People are out to get their hands on this year’s hottest-selling item: masks and hand sanitisers.

In addition to the appropiate distance that we must keep to each other of at least 1.5 meter, hygiene is very important. With hygiëne we mean washing hands regulary (how simple!) and using hand sanitisers. There is a brand you may not think about these days, but it has unexpectedly gorgeous beauty items that help sterilise surfaces or keep your hands clean on the go.

When you’re out and about and don’t have water close to hand, why not indulge in a wash-free, rinse-free hand wash courtesy of Aesop? With a botanical scent that’s also a sensorial trip, this hand wash can combat bacteria and contagions when you can’t find fresh water nearby.

Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash is the aristocracy of hand sanitisers. With a 58-62% alcohol content, it cleanses your skin and kills germs (approximately 99.9% of bacteria) without requiring a sink, so it’s perfect for travelling and looking after adventure-prone little ones. The packaging is so much chicer than most hand sanitisers and regular use won’t dry your hands, instead, moisturising agents make for soft and re-hydrated skin. It comes in a lightweight plastic bottle and the gel smells divinely of mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar wood atlas: making this a real pleasure to use – as well as a bacteria-busting powerhouse.

This is a standby you’ll want to keep in your handbag, in your pocket, and in your travel totes for those adventures to come……..  Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash is available as 50ml travelsize flacons, that are easy refileable from the larger 500ml pump flacon. Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash and Aesop’s regular handwash are available at Aesop and selected stores worldwide. Come int the beautiful world of Aesop.

 

 

 

Clarins donate 30,000 moisturizing creams to hospitals

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Day and night, the hands of healthcare professionals provide care and help, bring hope and comfort. This routine is hard on the hands, the skin suffers and becomes dry.

In the upcoming weeks, as a way of supporting these professionals in their fight against the epidemic, we will donate 30,000 moisturizing creams to hospitals.

Olivier Courtin-Clarins

The French Maison have already produced and offered more than 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to AP-HP, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris and hospitals in the Ile-de-France region. From now until the end of April, Clarins will produce 100 tons of hand sanitizer. In the next few days, they will do everything they can to respond to the demand from other hospitals across the world.

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Clarins also wanted to allow their customers to contribute to this wave of solidarity. On their French website, they can donate €1 to support hospitals.

Thank you to our Production, Research and Development teams, our suppliers and carriers, who have also been supplied with hand sanitizer so that they too can continue protecting themselves. Without them, none of this would be possible ❤️.

Olivier Courtin-Clarins

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Thank you to our clients for their generosity and for sharing the same values as we do.

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In this way, Clarins humbly contribute to the extraordinary collective effort we are witnessing today. Come into the beautiful world of Clarins.

 

 

 

Neiman Marcus & Jo-Ann Fabrics Are Working Together to Make Apparel for Medical Workers

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During the coronavirus crisis, hospitals and medical facilities are facing an enormens shortage of needed supplies. and Neiman Marcus Group and Jo-Ann Fabrics are working together to help.

As hospitals and medical facilities grapple with short supplies of PPE, numerous fashion players have offered to convert their supply chains, ateliers and factories to help meet demand. Christian Siriano, Brandon Maxwell and Prabal Gurung are among the New York based designers who are now making medical supplies.

In Europe, luxury conglomerates LVMH (Chaumet, Christian Dior, Celine, Bvlgari, Givenchy, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, to name a few), and Kering (Boucheron, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Ulysse Nardin to name just a few) have both pledged to contribute millions of masks, shipped from China, to aid in France’s relief efforts. Kering’s Balenciaga and Saint Laurent workshops will begin making masks after they receive approval from the relevant authorities. Major beauty companies, like Clarins, started to repurpose their manufacturing facilities to make hand sanitizer.

We’re incredibly proud to share that during this time of great need we’ve partnered with JOANN Stores to produce nonsurgical, personal protective equipment including masks, gowns, and scrubs beginning this week for front-line healthcare providers. We’re doing what we can to giveback and stop the spread of Covid-19.

Geoffrey van Raamsdonck, CEO and Chairmann Neiman Marcus

Beginning today, Neiman Marcus Group’s alterations facilities are receiving product from Jo-Ann to start creating personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns and scrubs for use by health-care providers. Jo-Ann is shipping fabric and materials recommended for medical settings, although the products are not medical grade. Employees in NMG’s alterations facilities will follow recommended social-distancing guidelines while creating the products.

The partnership between Neiman Marcus Group and Jo-Ann was created to help fill part of the immediate need of materials for medical personnel. Both companies have stepped up to this global and national crisis in support of those who are holding the front line of this pandemic. Any company that has the ability to manufacture medical materials should manufacture right now. The first batch of PPE is expected to be sent out this week, and the two companies will be paying for shipping and delivery themselves.

In addition to its partnership with Neiman Marcus, Jo-Ann is offering free kits to customers who want to make face masks. The retailer is giving away supplies including fabric, elastic and other materials; customers are instructed to drop off completed masks at their local stores, which serve as collection points.

Internationally, there have been more than 436,000 registered confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins data. The virus has so far killed over registrated 19,600 people. These numbers do not include people who have been tested, including, for example homeless people. Or elderly people who live together in a care home and died there from COVID-19 complains, but not have been tested.

 

 

 

 

Kering Group is playing its part in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in France.

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Founded in 1963 by François Pinault, Kering S.A. is a French multinational corporation and conglomerate headquartered in Paris, France. Its portfolio includes luxury brands specialized in the design, the making and the sale of fine products, especially in the fashion, leather-goods, shoes, watches and jewelry sectors: Gucci (fashion), Yves Saint Laurent (fashion), Boucheron (jewels and watches), Bottega Veneta (fashion, leathergoods), Balenciaga (fashion), Girard-Perregaux (watches), Alexander McQueen (fashion), Pomellato (jewels), Ulysse Nardin (watches), a.o..

The Kering Foundation is committed to defending women’s dignity and rights by combating violence against women and promoting women’s empowerment. Since 2009, the Foundation initiated 47 partnerships with NGOs and supported many social projects oriented towards women’s rights. Many of ‘their’ brands have their own philanthropic projects with the support of the Kering Foundation.

Now the Kering Group is playing its part in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in France. In the days ahead, Kering will provide the French health service with 3 million surgical masks, which the Group will purchase and import from China.

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Meanwhile, the French workshops of Kering’s Houses Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent are preparing to manufacture masks while complying with the strictest health protection measures for their staff members, with production getting underway as soon as the manufacturing process and materials have been approved by the relevant authorities.

With a view to providing a lasting response to the current pandemic, Kering has made a financial donation to the French Institut Pasteur to support its research into Covid-19. On March 11 in Italy, Kering and its Houses made donations to the four major foundation hospitals in Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany and Lazio.

More recently, Gucci responded to a call to fashion companies from the Regione Toscana for surgical masks and medical overalls, and could be able to donate 1.100.000 surgical masks and 55.000 medical overalls in the coming weeks, subject to relevant authorizations.

On January 28 in China, Kering and its Houses announced a donation to the Hubei Red Cross Foundation to help fight the spread of the virus.

 

 

 

I hope that you’ll all doing okey!

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To all my readers all over the world, I hope that you’ll all doing okey!

In the space of just a few weeks, our daily lives have changed drastically. It’s unbelievable what this Corona virus has done to all of us. As you all are probably too aware, the world is in the midst of a global pandemic, the Corona virus disease (COVID-19), affected everyone. We’re stuck at home, bombarded by videos of Instagram models working out in their apartments, teaching us how to use pots and pans to increase the effectiveness of push-ups.

We find ourselves in a situation that is both unreal, alien and frightening for all of us. We do not recognize our everyday life or the world around us. And yet we are only standing at the beginning of something we do not fully know the consequences of.

Uncertainty makes us vulnerable. The seriousness makes us anxious. The new everyday life can give us a feeling of powerlessness. Holland is affected along with the rest of the world. Now our most important task is to try to slow down the dramatic development – by following the orders given by the authorities.

We can be grateful that we have political leaders and professional authorities with the courage and knowledge to deal with the situation with honesty and realism. Holland is known as a trust society. Now there is a special need to show each other confidence. Both ensure that everyone takes responsibility for preventing the spread of infection. And for the country’s authorities to make good and wise decisions.

It’s quite a challenge for all of us. When people are uncertain or scared, they feel a great need for human contact. You want to share your story with someone. You want to have familiar faces around you. Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. Let’s make sure together that nobody feels abandoned. Thankfully, even when you can’t visit people anymore, we have many ways to communicate: online, by phone or by post.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all now. With you who are sick and with you who are relatives. With health professionals all over the world, day and night. With those who are experiencing financial loss and fear for the future. To all of you who hold important social functions so that our ‘world’ can function.

To all the children – who may be particularly anxious now – and whom we must take extra care of. And with those who feel the loneliness because our small and large communities are temporarily taken away from us.
Finally, I would like to remind you that everyone needs a little extra kindness during this time. Together we stand in this. And together we will be able to get through what lies ahead.

We urge you all to follow precautionary measures and hope you are all safe! Take care and stay positive.

Love you all, and I hope to bring some joy in this difficult time!

Jean Amr

 

 

 

Coty Starts Producing Hand Sanitizer to Combat Corona Virus

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In addition to many other, large companies that are reorganizing their businesses for the urgent need of sanitary products, alcoholic gels, and soaps, one of the world’s largest beauty companies, Coty, is starting the production of Hydro-Alcoholic hand sanitizer to help combat the COVID-19 virus.

As a responsible beauty company, we make our resources and facilities available to help the communities we are operating in during these exceptionally challenging times. We are proud to support the brave professionals fighting on the frontlines against COVID-19 by providing hand sanitizer where it is needed.

Pierre Laubies, Coty CEO

The hydro-alcoholic gel, which is used as hand sanitizer, will help the combat the COVID-19 virus, as said from the brand. Production and donations are expected to reach tens of thousands of units per week. The products are free of charge and are being distributed to medical and emergency services staff who are facing shortages due to the fast-spreading COVID-19 virus. Products will also be provided to Coty employees working in the plants and distribution centers producing the sanitizers, as well as pharmacy staff at some retail customers.

The health and safety of our employees is our top priority and we will take all possible measures and precautions to keep them healthy and safe as they work to protect our communities that we care for and serve. We are incredibly proud of our associates who are stepping up to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19.

Pierre-André Terisse, Coty COO

The company has produced its first batches of hand sanitizer at factories in Monaco and the United States. Additional factories will start production within the week. Production depends on the resources and materials available, as well as local government regulations.

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