Charitable fashion: four ways to give back

From a Savile Row pop-up to Balenciaga’s collaboration with the World Food Programme, here are the fashion initiatives giving back this festive season

The net proceeds from Gabriela Hearst’s London, New York and online stores will be donated to Save the Children
The net proceeds from Gabriela Hearst’s London, New York and online stores will be donated to Save the Children

Gabriela Hearst for Save the Children

From December 2 to 9, the net proceeds from Gabriela Hearst’s London, New York and online stores will be donated to Save the Children’s efforts to provide aid to the 17,000 at-risk children in war-torn Yemen. As part of the initiative, the designer’s highly coveted handbags (including the Nina sported by the Duchess of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey), which are usually only available online via a waiting list, will also be available to buy immediately. gabrielahearst.com.

Balenciaga x the World Food Programme pussy-bow blouse. A 20 per cent donation from each sale supports the WFP
Balenciaga x the World Food Programme pussy-bow blouse. A 20 per cent donation from each sale supports the WFP
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Balenciaga x the World Food Programme collaboration

Balenciaga has released its second collaboration with the World Food Programme, its charity partner since 2018 and the world’s largest organisation dedicated to feeding people in need. The collection includes jumpers and T-shirts co-branded with the programme’s logo, as well as pussy-bow blouses, trousers and accessories featuring Balenciaga’s signature slanted lettering. A 20 per cent donation from each sale will support the WFP and its efforts to feed more than 86 million people in around 80 countries every year. balenciaga.com.

A Call to Garms will raise money for the UK homeless charity Crisis over the Christmas period
A Call to Garms will raise money for the UK homeless charity Crisis over the Christmas period
Vilebrequin’s signature Moorea swimming trunks in RED crimson; $15 from each sale goes to the charity’s fund to support HIV programmes in sub-Saharan Africa
Vilebrequin’s signature Moorea swimming trunks in RED crimson; $15 from each sale goes to the charity’s fund to support HIV programmes in sub-Saharan Africa

Savile Row pop-up for Crisis

A Call to Garms, a pop-up shop raising money for UK homeless charity Crisis, returns to Savile Row this year from December 9 to 19. Led by menswear stylist and writer Tom Stubbs and Anderson & Sheppard director Anda Rowland, the store sells clothes and accessories donated by the likes of Drake’s, Gieves & Hawkes, Connolly and Sunspel. There will also be an art installation by Ben Eine and a DJ set by Fat Tony. All the proceeds go towards Crisis’ mission to give shelter, companionship and warm meals to more than 4,000 homeless people across Britain over the Christmas period, offering health and dental checks, hairdressing and warm clothing. 31 Savile Row, London W1.

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Vilebrequin x RED capsule collection

Vilebrequin has launched a three-piece limited-edition capsule collection in collaboration with HIV relief charity RED. A beach bag, T-shirt and the brand’s Moorea swimming trunks, all rendered in RED’s signature crimson, are available as part of the collaboration, with $15 from each sale of swimming trunks and $10 from sales of the T-shirt and beach bag going directly to the charity’s fund to support HIV programmes in sub-Saharan Africavilebrequin.com.

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