Filipino designer Carl Jan Cruz, known and beloved for his cool, masterfully deconstructed denims and linens, has announced that his namesake label is holding an online sale to help support the members of its skilled atelier team.
"After a few days of shock and trepidation, we are now recollecting ourselves to be proactive with this situation. As a business that moves forward only by the passion, hard work, and talent of its many moving parts, we believe that our employees deserve to keep doing what they love and earning what they deserve," CJ wrote in an Instagram post. "As part of the brand’s initiative to keep things going, we are initiating a special Carl Jan Cruz sale. This sales effort is channeled towards empowering the members of the CJC team, especially the mananahis, or, as we like to call them, 'the Ladies'."
He went on: "Because the given circumstances of the lockdown limit the operations at the studio, we have decided that we would like to uplift the women that fuel the success of the brand. The Ladies are now our priority, as we would wish to safeguard and direct the profits made from this sample sale towards our atelier who are all veterans at their work, and more importantly mothers who are dependent on the income to sustain their own families throughout these unpredictable, trying times."
CJ also stated that new pieces, all going for 30% to 50% off, will be scheduled to drop every other day, and may be purchased via e-bank transfers or PayPal, then delivered direct to your address within the next 48 hours.