Tommy Hilfiger donates 10 000 T-shirts to coronavirus frontline healthcare workers to wear with PPE

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Tommy Hilfiger is providing in-kind donations to frontline healthcare workers, and creating a limited-edition capsule collection with all proceeds to directly support global COVID-19 relief efforts.

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp announces the donation of more than 10 000 classic white T-shirts to support public health efforts in Europe and the United States. 

These in-kind contributions aim to support healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients, as their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can get so warm that it causes them to change T-shirts up to three times a shift. This donation is part of the company’s pledge to support individuals and communities impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic.

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To show solidarity with those on the frontlines, Tommy Hilfiger is also launching a capsule collection of limited edition white T-shirts and sweatshirts designed in collaboration with consumers.  

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“As we're all facing these extraordinary circumstances, standing together is the strongest way forward,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “We’re committed to give back and provide help where it's needed the most. Never has our spirit of determined optimism been more present than it is today. We encourage everyone to continue supporting those supporting us by staying home.” 

“As we navigate these challenging times it’s more important than ever that we stand strong to support our communities and industry,” said Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “This crisis will change us, but it will not stop us. Together we will get through the challenges and keep serving our communities as best we can. We are thankful for the dedication of healthcare professionals all over the world.” 

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Other efforts underway by Tommy Hilfiger and parent company PVH Corp. include: 

- PVH, through The PVH Foundation, committed $2million (roughly R37 million) towards the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, in addition to other funds to support frontline medical workers, the fight against food insecurity, supply chain and industry relief, and community resiliency. The funds will be distributed to organisations across the globe. 

- In support of healthcare workers, PVH donated PPE that includes over two million isolation gowns, KN95 masks, 3-ply masks, and face shield masks to Montefiore Health System in New York to support healthcare workers.  

- The PVH Foundation also is working with PVH’s long-term partner Better Work, a collaboration between the International Labour Organisation and International Finance Corporation. Funds will be used to support activities benefiting suppliers and workers through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Tommy Hilfiger’s top priority is the well-being of its consumers, colleagues, partners, families and friends around the world. The company will continue to focus on the best ways to protect those most vulnerable and support communities and medical systems through this period.

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

Additional information provided by Styling Concepts on behalf of Tommy Hilfiger

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