Delta Galil Industries Ltd. is investing in the future of fashion and textile design in Israel with a $300,000 donation to Shenkar College.
The donation, which is described by the company as an “investment in the future generation of designers and textiles development in Israel,” will commemorate Dov Lautman, the late founder of the global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private-label apparel products for men, women and children.
Delta Galil will support the College’s Department of Textile Design, which will be renamed the “Department of Textile Design named after Delta Galil — Dov Lautman.” The company will initially focus on the renewal and renovation of the department, and will ultimately award scholarships to students from the departments of textile and fashion design. Delta Galil will also oversee activities and events to present and preserve the study of textile ingenuity.
The collaboration will be launched at a ceremony Wednesday at the newly renovated textile department. Speakers will include Isaac Dabah, chief executive officer of Delta Galil; Noam Lautman, chairman of the Lautman Foundation, and Prof. Yuli Tamir, president of Shenkar College.
Dabah called Dov Lautman a “man of vision who believed in the human factor, ingenuity and innovation.
“Delta, as the leading company in the textile industry in Israel and one of the leading textile companies in the world, sees a natural connection with Shenkar, as the main creator of the next generation of the industry’s leaders,” said Dabah. “Even today, as Delta operates in dozens of countries worldwide, the brain and spine of the company are here in Israel, and Israel is where the most important and most innovative developments stem from. The collaboration with Shenkar will help us continue to lead the field of innovation in textile design, and will open a door to a variety of job opportunities for the students.”
Dov Lautman’s son, Noam Lautman, said his father dedicated his life to building Israel’s textiles and fashion industries.
“As a person who dedicated his life to developing the textile industry, as well as promoting education in Israel, there’s no doubt that Shenkar is a most fitting place to commemorate my father’s name. I’m happy we will be able to give new opportunities to hundreds of students as they develop themselves personally and professionally. I would like to thank Delta and the Dabah family for making this commemoration possible,” said Noam Lautman.
Since its inception in 1975, Delta Galil has specialized in creating innovative products that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality. The company is known worldwide for its seamless apparel including bras, shapewear and socks; intimate apparel, and underwear for men, as well as babywear, activewear, sleepwear and leisurewear.