Yoox Net-A-Porter donates delivery fleet to fight Coronavirus

Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) has extended the donation of its delivery fleet to help charities fighting the Coronavirus in both Italy and Hong Kong.

In addition, its London commitment to seven local Age UK charities has been expanded to include a second initiative, the Emergency Designer Network (EDN), delivering essential supplies to vulnerable communities.

In Milan, the new Mr Porter fleet of zero-emission electric vans, which are due to become operational for same-day deliveries later this year, has been donated to the Italian Red Cross. The volunteered vehicles will allow the Red Cross committee of Sesto San Giovanni to deliver food and essential supplies to the elderly and other socially isolated local communities.

YNAP is also extending its support to Hong Kong local charity partner ImpactHK, to facilitate the delivery of food packages and essential supplies to the homeless.

In the UK, YNAP will support the Emergency Designer Network (EDN), pioneered by London-based designers Holly Fulton, Phoebe English and Bethany Williams, winner of Yoox’s The Next Green Talents in 2019.

The volunteer-led collective is galvanising local UK manufacturers and designers to produce stocks of key protective garments such as robes, scrubs and masks, with the support of Make It British and Fashion Roundtable. YNAP's vehicles will provide logistical assistance to EDN, helping to transport raw materials and finished products to hospitals for use on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

The group also continues its recent partnership with seven local Age UK charities in London, delivering essential supplies across Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, East London, Enfield, Camden, West London and Lambeth.

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