The New York-based label, Pyer Moss, is stepping up in this time of need. The imprint is looking to help those who are being closely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The brand recently took to Instagram to announce that it has converted its office into a donation center for critical supplies. The label has also pledged $50,000 USD in funds for “minority and women-owned small creative businesses.” Founder and creative director Kerby Jean-Raymond spoke about the decision and what fueled the move.
He indicated it was partly fueled by recent conversations with several medical professionals “on the front lines.” These folks echoed the shortage of basic supplies, stating: “Many of them, including my sister, have not had enough N95 masks, and some are without gloves.”
The designer also listed the direct address of his office along with a contact email for any medical professionals that are in need of the supplies. For those interested, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. The brand is also setting aside $5,000 USD of its own to help purchase the items. Pyer Moss stated: “If you cannot make payroll or cannot cover pressing costs to keep your business afloat, please reach out, let us know what you do and how we can help.”
Find out more details about how to help by visiting Jean-Raymond’s or Pyer Moss’Instagram page. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more on this coming very soon.
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