LIZ GETS THE WORD OUT: Liz Claiborne Inc. and Marie Claire magazine are hoping to raise awareness of domestic violence Thursday with “It’s Time to Talk Day.” There will be initiatives across the country to publicize the issue, including a briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D., Calif.) and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, posters in New York City police stations and a march at Illinois State University.

Claiborne is also teaming up with Rich’s-Macy’s, a division of Federated Department Stores, to sell a limited-edition “Love Is Not Abuse” collection, including knit scarves, gloves and long-sleeved cotton T-shirts. For each item sold, $7 will be donated to several charities, including the Partnership Against Domestic Violence in Atlanta.

“It is important that our consumers are aware of the extent to which domestic violence affects women in this country and that there are ways that they can make a difference,” Fritz Winans, Liz Claiborne group president, said in a statement.

This story first appeared in the October 13, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.