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It’s been almost a year since the world was touched by the tragedy in Haiti.
And at the top of 2011, a few well-known faces will work with giant fashion retailer, American Eagle Outfitters, to turn attention toward the island nation again.
Nine months after the Haiti tragedy, it’s easy to forget that the country is still trying to rebuild.
Thank God Macy’s has remembered.
Via Tweetphoto (@toryburch)
Donated money to Haiti? Wondering what’s happening with it?
At least one organization is putting its money where its mouth is.
This evening, the Council of Fashion Designers of America handed over $1 million to President Bill Clinton.
Diane von Furstenberg noted just how super-excited she was about the occasion on Twitter.
Tory Burch also shared the moment with her followers.
In January, the CFDA created needed awareness about Haiti’s plight with the launch of their “Fashion for Haiti” T-shirt.
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Nearly two months after the fact, it seems people are forgetting that Haiti still needs help. Thankfully, one month later, American Eagle Outfitters is reaching out.
Monday I got word that they’ve worked with Filter Magazine to offer customers an exclusive compilation CD to benefit relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.
The CD, “Hear to Help,” is available through March 19 in all 938 stores across the U.S. and Canada. It is also available online at www.ae.com.
One hundred percent of the $10 retail price will go directly to Oxfam America, who are already in Haiti providing water, latrines, plastic sheeting, cash, and relief materials to people in temporary camps.
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Fashion’s bad girl is doing something good for the people of Haiti.
Naomi Campbell is preparing to stage Fashion for Relief – Haiti NYC 2010, a special runway event benefiting the survivors of the recent tragedy on the island.
A few days ago, Sooo Fabulous! featured a post on what American designers are doing to help Haiti. (Read it here.)
Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America released the official list of retailers stocking the Fashion for Haiti t-shirt.
From the looks of things, there’s got to be at least one of these stores in your neighborhood.
Find out where you can get yours.
The race to help Haiti recover continues.
Today, the American fashion industry announced one of the latest, fashion-focused efforts to raise monies for the Caribbean island.