The French corporation Kering said it would make a donation to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, which suffered massive flooding. It led to the death of fourteen people and several thousand people were deprived of their homes. WWD writes about it.
Kering donates on behalf of the fashion houses he owns, including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Pomellato and Brioni. The amount of it is not disclosed. In a statement, the conglomerate expressed its sympathy and support for people affected by natural disasters. More than 13,000 company employees are from Italy.
The country’s government, which has earmarked 30 million euros for flood relief, is expected to declare a state of emergency in the region next week. Now hundreds of roads and bridges have been destroyed, some cities have been completely cut off from the rest of the world.
Emilia Romagna plays a central role in the Italian clothing and cosmetics supply chain. For example, the Modena area, which was only partially affected by the floods, is the hometown of the Liu Jo brand. The San Mauro Pascoli area is home to brands such as Sergio Rossi, Giuseppe Zanotti and Casadei, while Parma is home to the Italian cosmetics company Davines Group. Max Mara Fashion Group is based in Reggio Emilia.
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