We decided to do something in support of the people on the ground in Houston and elsewhere who are doing so much for the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB)
September 05, 2017
Jill Milan®, a luxury fashion and accessories brand whose products are entirely vegan, announced that it will contribute 25 percent of sales during the month of September to the support of rescue efforts for animals displaced in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
“I founded Jill Milan out of a desire to do something for animals, and so offering this support is important to me,” said Jill Fraser, founder of Jill Milan. “We decided to do something in support of the people on the ground in Houston and elsewhere who are doing so much for the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Given what we saw after Katrina we know how big a task this is likely to be.” Estimates suggest 250 thousand animals were displaced or died in 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
It was Fraser’s interest in animal causes that prompted her to found Jill Milan, which launched in 2011. “I couldn’t find luxury-quality handbags that were not made of leather or other animal-derived materials,” Fraser said. “I finally decided the best thing to do was start a company to fill that void in the market.” Jill Milan has subsequently expanded its product offerings to include other animal-friendly fashion and accessories, including winter coats, scarves and wallets. The company has contributed more than 10 percent of revenue to non-profit organizations working on behalf of animal welfare causes, as well as groups supporting women battling cancer.
The Jill Milan brand appears frequently on the red carpets of Hollywood, New York and Europe. Celebrities who carry Jill Milan include Academy Award winners Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, who carried Jill Milan to multiple premieres for their films. Numerous other celebrities have carried Jill Milan for red-carpet appearances:
Amy Poehler carried the Art Deco Clutch when she was both nominee and presenter for the Emmy Awards.
- Singer Miranda Lambert carried Jill Milan to the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. and to American Country Music Awards.
- Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld carried…