PVH Corp., whose brands include Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen, has contributed 100,000 Australian dollars, or $68,662 at current exchange, to the Australian Red Cross Disaster and Recovery Fund.

The contribution supports immediate rescue and relief efforts as the bush fires sweep through Australia, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding.

PVH expanded its presence in Australia last year with the acquisition of Gazal Corp. Ltd., a long-time business partner in Australia and New Zealand, most recently as PVH’s joint venture partner in PVH Brands Australia.

“We are devastated by the tragic bush fires impacting the people, communities and wildlife in our beautiful country,” said Michael Gazal, chairman of PVH Australia. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this disaster. We thank the brave firefighters, volunteers and emergency personnel for committing their time and resources to the recovery effort.”

All contributions made at Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen stores in Australia during the month of January will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. No purchase is required.

Tapestry Inc. said Wednesday that the company’s Coach Foundation would be making a donation of $100,000 (U.S.) or 145,581 Australian dollars at current exchange, to Australian bushfire relief efforts. The gift will be made to the Australian Red Cross through the Foundation’s Fund at CAF America for relief and recovery efforts that are supporting people affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis.

In addition, the company has a matching gift program for employees in North America and will match employee contributions to the Australian Red Cross or to a qualified relief organization of their choice through the Coach and the Kate Spade New York Foundations.

“Our hearts go out to the countless  number of people affected by the bushfires,” said Jide Zeitlin, chairman and chief executive officer of Tapestry, Inc. and chairman of the Coach Foundation.  “While what has been lost cannot be replaced, we want to help the affected communities repair and rebuild in the wake of this disaster.”

Jide Zeitlin

Jide Zeitlin  Courtesy shot.

Tapestry’s brands include Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.

Ralph Lauren Corp. has also contributed $100,000 (U.S.) through its foundation to the Red Cross for relief and will match its employees’ contributions up to $1 million.

On Jan. 13, Capri Holdings Ltd., said it would donate 100,000 Australian dollars, or $69,120 at current exchange to the Australian Red Cross in support of those affected by the country’s catastrophic bushfires. The pledge will help fund relief and rebuilding efforts for individuals and communities devastated by the fires.

“We are saddened by the destruction and suffering caused by the bushfires in Australia,” said John D. Idol, chairman and ceo of Capri Holdings Ltd. “Our thoughts and hopes are with those heroically working to stop the fires and we stand with everyone involved in the efforts to rebuild.”




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