Designer bag and luggage brands are unpacking their inventories to make the lives of hardworking health-care employees easier during the coronavirus pandemic.
American luggage label Tumi is donating 400 waist packs to emergency room and intensive care unit workers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, with delivery set for next week.
“The staffs of NY Presbyterian, as in most other hospitals, are working 12-hour shifts each day and hardly have time to grab a meal, let alone head back to their lockers for any forgotten items,” the brand said in a statement. “Tumi is proud to continue the fight against COVID-19 and support our medical professionals by helping to ensure they have what they need in order to care for their patients and themselves.”
Also making a fashionable bag donation is Hannah Fastov, the 29-year-old entrepreneur behind the NYC-based backpack, tote and gym-bag brand Go Dash Dot.
After hearing from a Nashville nurse — who praised the company’s many-pocketed utilitarian bags, which she fills with saline and other supplies during her rounds — Fastov announced Thursday that she will donate her entire inventory to medical personnel in New York. In addition, 10% of Go Dash Dot online sales will go toward relief for first responders.
By Haley Wells