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Lacoste lanza un polo shirt de solidaridad, “L12.12 Polo Merci”, para apoyar a las instituciones de la Cruz Roja

LACOSTE SHOWS ITS COMMITMENT AND THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS BY LAUNCHING A SOLIDARITY POLO SHIRT

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Lacoste presents the “L12.12 Polo Merci”, a limited-edition solidarity product where by turnover will be donated to international partner associations that have worked in this health crisis thanks to the unfailing commitment of their volunteers.

Since December 2019, the world has been confronted with the Covid-19 epidemic, which is accompanied by an unprecedented social and economic crisis. Louise Trotter, Creative Director of Lacoste since 2019, has designed an exclusive limited edition polo called the "L12.12 Polo Merci”. Faced with the importance to take action and support the crisis, this product shows the brand’s commitment to the volunteers throughout the crisis.

Historically the Lacoste polo has always located its crocodile in place of the heart, a symbolic reference to Lacoste’s values. In a mark of solidarity, the brand is embroidering a heart around its iconic emblem.  For it is those who dare, who take care of others. The volunteers in the Lacoste factories who work in the production of masks and the tenacious people on the front line who represent a strong collective spirit to help the most fragile. All those who are determined to help the most vulnerable in this Covid-19 crisis.

The turnover from each sale of this “L12.12 Polo Merci” will be donated in full to the Lacoste Fund, which will support the actions of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent around the world.

This action is in line with citizen commitments made by Lacoste since the beginning of the crisis and responds to its willingness to participate in the collective effort in the fight against Covid-19. Since March, thanks to the voluntary commitment of its employees, Lacoste has made more than 200,000 fabric masks in its factories in France and Argentina. Almost all of them have been distributed to local authorities and stakeholders.

The "L12.12 Polo Merci" is in line with the brand's continued commitment in this unprecedented health crisis. This solidarity action illustrates how fashion can, at its own level, act in solidarity to serve the most exposed people" specifies Thierry Guibert, Lacoste CEO.

Reinterpreting the iconic Lacoste polo shirt by wrapping it in a simple red heart seemed to us the best way to show our admiration for those committed to saving lives during this pandemic adds Louise Trotter, Lacoste Creative Director.

The “L12.12 Polo Merci “ will be available from May 28th in Europe and from 1st June in the rest of the world in some Lacoste stores and on lacoste.com.

The polo retails at 130 Euros.

 

About the Lacoste Fund

The Lacoste Fund was created in 2020. It develops and structures the brand's social and solidarity actions. Under construction for several months now, its role has accelerated and focused on issues related to this unprecedented situation. Once the health crisis is over, the Lacoste Fund will refocus on its original mission: to accompany young people to create a responsible future together and to ensure - through associations and dedicated programs - the possibility for each individual to achieve fulfilment in their personal and professional life.

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