A man walks past a closed H&M store in a mall in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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On February 24, after weeks of tension, Russian President Vladimir Putin declares war on Ukraine and begins an invasion of the country that has left many behind. The world has struggled to find ways to support Ukraine from a distance. In response, fashion brands like H&M, Nike and Puma have altered their operations in Russia, and companies like LVMH, Kering and Burberry have help offered to Ukrainians.
Fashion personalities have also used their platforms to defend Ukraine. 1 Granary, a global network for fashion graduates founded by Central Saint Martins alumna Olya Kuryshchuk, has released an open letter condemning the Russian invasion. To date, 2,500 people have signincluding fashion designers Christopher Kane, Charlotte Knowles, Richard Malone and Erin Hawkes.
Below, find out how brands are reacting to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Donated €100,000 (about $110,915) to UNICEF and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR. The brand also stopped all deliveries to Russia.
Suspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union and donated €100,000, shoes and clothes to aid organizations for children and refugees.
Stopped all sales in Russia and Ukraine.
Deleted his Instagram channel and donated an undisclosed amount to the United Nations World Food Programme, a humanitarian organization.
Stopped all sales in Russia.
Donate an undisclosed amount to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The brand also announced that it would match all employee donations to charities supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Donate contributions received from stage presentations and fashion shows to UNHCR.
Suspended all sales and deliveries to Russia.
Closed its stores in Russia and halted all e-commerce in the region. The brand has also donated 2 million euros (about $2.18 million) to relief funds for Ukraine, but did not reveal where.
Halted all business with Russia, as well as closing all stores and e-commerce in the region. The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation has donated $1 million to support relief efforts in Ukraine.
Donated 100,000 DKK (about $14,700) to the Danish Refugee Council and halted sales in Russia.
Donate $500,000 to UNHCR as part of its long-running global Chime for Change campaign.
Closed all its stores in Russia and suspended all business activities in the country.
Suspension of all sales in Russia and closure of the 170 stores located throughout the country as well as stores in Ukraine.
Donated an undisclosed amount to UNHCR.
Closure of all stores and beauty counters in Russia, as well as the closure of the brand’s e-commerce in the country. It also donates more than 5 million euros to United Nations agencies and has donated essential care and hygiene products to the people of Ukraine.
Donated €1 million (approximately $1.09 million) to UNICEF to help children and families in Ukraine.
Declared that “LVMH decided today to make an initial emergency donation of 5 million euros to support the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in order to help the direct and indirect victims of this conflict. The group also provides aid to its 150 Ukrainian workers and launches a fundraising campaign for the ICRC.
Closed its stores in Ukraine and suspended sales in Russia. The brand also donated €100,000 to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Will not enter into any agreements with Russian wholesale partners in the future and has stopped delivering to Russia.
Announcement that online and in-app purchases will no longer be available in Russia in the future.
Provide support to families and individuals fleeing Ukraine.
Stopping deliveries to Russia, although stores in the country remain open. Puma offered financial support and housing options in western Ukraine to its 380 employees in and around Ukraine.
The brand includes Cartier and YOOX Net-a-Porter and has closed stores in Russia and suspended all business activities in the region.
Closed all its stores and e-commerce in Russia.
Donated €1 million to the UN Refugee Agency and pledged to match employee donations to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees .
Shared that he would donate to World Central Kitchen.
Donate products to victims and refugees by shipping 8,000 items through Give Back Box Charity, Inc.
Partnered with humanitarian groups to help provide what displaced people need and halted all shipments to its sales channels in Russia.
The parent company of brands like Ax and Dove, it has pledged to donate essential products from its brands worth €5 million to humanitarian aid. It has also halted all imports and exports of its products to Russia and will not continue any business ventures in the country.
Donate €500,000 to UNHCR.
This post has been updated.