Fashion Industry Aids in Philippines Relief Efforts

CFDA’s Members are providing ongoing support for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Josie Natori is galvanizing individuals to aid people and areas impacted by the Philippines by including a link on to make a charitable donation to relief efforts. The charities include: UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross and Philippine Red Cross

Additionally, several years ago, Kara Ross decided to work with a group of talented artisans in the Philippines on woven handbags.  The Philippines is globally renowned for its fantastic weaves and each Kara Ross bag is handcrafted on wooden looms by home-based weavers. To honor the talented artisans who are primarily women, and help raise funds for the devastation in the Philippines, Kara Ross New York is donating 25% of the retail price of each bag to well-known organizations that are coordinating relief efforts.  The bags which include clutches and day bags are priced from $670 to $1,170 and will be available only through

Furthermore, The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation will make a direct donation on behalf of all Ralph Lauren employees to the American Red Cross specifically for the Typhoon Appeal Fund, and in addition, will match employee contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The CFDA has also committed to supporting Fashion Girls for Humanity’s Fashion for the Philippines auction on, in tandem with the charity’s cofounders Julie Gilhart, Kikka Hanazawa, Miki Higasa and Tomoko Ogura.