June 30, 2020

Net-a-Porter has teamed up with Gabriela Hearst for an exclusive two-week handbag initiative, to benefit Save the Children’s global relief efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

The initiative will coincide with the global launch of the “Baez”, the latest in the line of the Gabriela Hearst handbag collections. The new style bag will be available alongside the iconic Nina, Demi, and Diana bags and the hand-knitted cashmere crossover shoulder bags on Net-a-Porter from June 29th.

The Baez bag features a turnlock closure and signature rose gold hardware, which gently unfolds and can be worn folded or styled as a small tote. It was introduced on the runway for the Spring Summer 2020 collection and is made of smooth Italian nappa leather.

Net-a-Porter will donate 10 per cent of profits from handbag sales to Save the Children’s global Coronavirus Response Fund and Gabriela Hearst has agreed to match this donation. Funds raised will go to keeping kids in the U.S. and around the world healthy, educated and protected during the crisis. Save the Children is working with communities in more than 110 countries to provide food, learning resources, healthcare, hygiene information and training to reduce the spread of the virus and keep children safe in their homes and communities.

Gabriela Hearst said, “The only way to navigate through a Covid-19 post-world is with values, purpose and substance. Any company or individual in the position to help has the duty to do so.” While Janti Soeripto, President and CEO of Save The Children US, added, “As the Coronavirus has spread around the globe, children’s lives have been upended. Hundreds of millions of children are now out of school. Faced with school closures, social restrictions and—for many—a loss of family income, children are struggling to cope with the new normal. But by scaling up our programmes in the United States and elsewhere, Save the Children is helping to minimise the impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable children around the world.”

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