Redemption is going all-in on its fight against the coronavirus.
The Milan-based fashion label was founded with the intention of establishing a new way of doing business. (It normally donates 50 percent of profits to charity.) Now the brand is giving 100 percent of proceeds from its online store to charities that support COVID-19 relief efforts.
“We decided, at the moment, we needed to do something more,” Gabriele “Bebe” Moratti, Redemption’s creative director and cofounder, told WWD. “We do it because we know we can. That’s kind of our m.o. If you’re willing and able and you have the chance to do something positive for something different, then I choose to do it.”
Redemption spring 2020.
Moratti wouldn’t disclose the specific charities, but said the fashion brand will donate to four nonprofits: two in the U.S., one in France and one in Italy. Donations include profits from all collections currently available online and may extend into future seasons “depending on how dire this crisis continues to be,” he said.
While the business model may seem a bit unorthodox (in its eight-year run Redemption has yet to turn a profit), Moratti said that was never the goal. It was about creating a more sustainable and socially