×
214
Fashion Jobs
TIFFANY & CO
CRM & Marketing Executive
Permanent · Sydney
TIFFANY & CO
Sales Supervisor - Melbourne International Airport
Permanent · Melbourne
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant - Myer Castle Hill- Part Time
Permanent · Sydney
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant - Perth International Airport- Part Time
Permanent · Perth
CLINIQUE
Clinique - Consultant - Myer Chatswood- Part Time
Permanent · Sydney
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Assistant Store Manager
Permanent · MELBOURNE
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Assistant Store Manager
Permanent · MIRANDA
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Assistant Store Manager
Permanent · PARRAMATTA
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Casual Sales Assistants
Permanent · INDOOROOPILLY
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Visual Merchandiser
Permanent · MIRANDA
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Store Manager
Permanent · PARRAMATTA
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Flagship Store Manager
Permanent · CHIPPENDALE
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Visual Merchandiser
Permanent · PARRAMATTA
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Visual Merchandiser
Permanent · BRISBANE CITY
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Assistant Store Manager
Permanent · WOLLONGONG
GLUE STORE CAREERS
Assistant Store Manager
Permanent · INDOOROOPILLY
H&M
E-Commerce Merchandiser – Australia- h&m
Permanent · Sydney
H&M
E-Commerce Visual Merchandiser (Digital Experience) – Australia
Permanent · Sydney
H&M
E-Commerce Visual Merchandiser (Customer Analyst) - Australia
Permanent · Sydney
H&M
E-Commerce Communications Planner- h&m Australia
Permanent · Sydney
COVET SHOES
Fashion Footwear Designer
Freelance · SYDNEY
NONI B
Store Manager - Part Time - Noni b Brandon Park
Permanent · Wheelers Hill

Canada Goose, Gap to produce medical gear in fight against Covid-19

Published
Mar 25, 2020
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Toronto-based luxury parka maker Canada Goose and casual wear group Gap Inc are joining dozens of other fashion brands in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Canada Goose to produce medical gear for Canadians in fight against Covid-19. - Facebook: Canada Goose


The outdoor apparel brand announced on Wednesday that it will begin leveraging its manufacturing facilities to produce necessary medical gear for frontline healthcare workers and patients across Canada. 

Starting at its manufacturing facilities in Toronto and Winnipeg early next week, approximately 50 employees per facility will work to manufacture the gear with an initial goal of producing 10,000 units.

Employees will work to manufacture scrubs for healthcare workers as well as patient gowns, which will be donated locally at no cost. The company said it would extend production across additional facilities as needed. 

"Across Canada, there are people risking their lives every day on the frontlines of Covid-19 in healthcare facilities, and they need help. Now is the time to put our manufacturing resources and capabilities to work for the greater good," said Dani Reiss, president & CEO, Canada Goose, in a news statement. 

"Our employees are ready, willing and able to help, and that's what we're doing. It's the Canadian thing to do.”

Likewise, U.S. retailer Gap said it would connect some of the largest hospital networks in California to its manufacturers to deliver masks, gowns & scrubs for healthcare workers on the front lines.

Last week, the outerwear brand and San Francisco-based fashion group joined hundreds of other brands and retailers in store closures. 

Canada Goose announced the closure of all of its retail stores in North America and Europe until at least March 31, while Gap took a less drastic approach, temporarily closing just over 100 locations in its extensive retail network in the U.S. and Canada, and reducing opening hours at its remaining locations in the region.

Reiss has also committed to foregoing his salary for at least the next three months, with the resulting funds being used to establish the Canada Goose Employee Support Fund, which was established for employees who are impacted by store and manufacturing closures but are not eligible for government assistance.

Moreover, last month, Canada Goose announced a RMB 1 million donation to the Wuhan Charity Federation to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan.

Canada Goose and Gap are just some of many brands giving back amid the Covid-19 crisis. Others, and luxury conglomerates like Prada and LVMH, are using their factories to produce everything from face masks to hand sanitizers for healthcare personnel across Europe. 

Likewise, many brands including Everlane and Kenneth Cole are giving back by committing profits from sales to the charities that need it the most. 

Copyright © 2020 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.