27 February 2017
Esprit partners with UN Women NC Australia for International Women’s Day – launching signature scarf for sale instore and online today
Socially conscious company, Esprit, is once again teaming up with UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia to launch a signature scarf marking International Women’s Day on 8 March. Esprit is proud to continue its fifth year partnering with UN Women NC Australia, supporting the empowerment of women and girls across the globe. The accessory will be available in stores from February 27 and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the scarves will go to UN Women programs, creating brighter futures for women and girls.
In addition to the signature scarf, 20% of profits from all sales instore and online from 4-5 March will go to support UN Women.
Stephen Newnham, Head of Retail Esprit Australia & New Zealand said, “It is an honour for Esprit ANZ to work so closely again with UN Women NC Australia and support this year’s theme. We are deeply committed to building a better awareness amongst our employees, consumers and the broader market of the important work that the UN Women’s committee delivers. We hope that our contribution and message enables women to be empowered through the UN Women’s projects across the globe.”
Janelle Weissman, Executive Director of UN Women NC Australia, says “We are thrilled to have the wonderful support of Esprit for the 5th year running. The scarf is more than just a fashion statement; it is also a symbol of our passion for women’s empowerment and gender equality.”
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Empower a woman, empower a nation’. We know that when you empower a woman, you unlock opportunities not just for one woman, but for her children, for her family, whole communities – and entire nations. Purchasing a signature scarf is a tangible way to show support for women’s empowerment around the world, now and into the future.
About the Scarf
The signature print scarf has been designed to support women across the globe this International Women’s Day. Soft and lightweight, this accessory is perfect for transeasonal layering. The scarves are available for purchase in freestanding Esprit stores in Australia and New Zealand, Esprit concessions in Myer and online at www.esprit.com.au.
Scarves will be sold for $39.95 in Australia and $49.90 in New Zealand. Esprit stores will also be selling International Women’s Day purple ribbons for $3 each. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the scarves and ribbons will be donated to UN Women projects.
Founded in 1968, Esprit is an international fashion brand that pays homage to its roots and expresses a relaxed, sunny Californian attitude towards life. Esprit creates inspiring collections for women, men and kids made from high-quality materials paying great attention to detail. All of Esprit’s products demonstrate the Group’s commitment to quality design and execution.
Esprit’s collections are available in over 40 countries worldwide, in more than 1,000 self-operated retail stores and through over 9,000 wholesale points of sales including franchise partners, and sales space in department stores. The Group markets its products under two brands, namely the Esprit brand and the edc brand. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1993, Esprit has headquarters in Germany and Hong Kong.
Mira Radovanovic, Marketing Manager
Esprit – Australia and New Zealand
(02) 8586 0135