Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25th April, claiming over 5000 victims, manufacturing brands in the country are helping to raise funds to help with rescue efforts.
Eco-friendly brand Komodo, which employs over 700 people within 5 factories in Nepal, has launched Brand Aid – a fundraising campaign to support those in need. They have raised £3000 so far. Other brands include UK accessories brand Kusan, who also manufacture in Nepal, and have donated a similar sum.
Safia Minney, founder of British clothing label People Tree, employing 3,500 artisans in Nepal stated;
“We have a long-term partnership with Nepal and we have never encountered anything like this. It’s vital that we support them as best as we possibly can. The most important thing is to keep orders flowing and to find a way to make it work.”
Today People Tree has launched an online campaign in partnership with Fair Trade group Nepal, where 10% of sales will go towards helping communities in Nepal, offering 20% off your purchase using the code NEPAL20.
This week Inditex who owns Zara and Mango announced it would be donating £852,000 to the Red Cross, Oxfam and Caritas.