Launches Exclusive Collection Benefitting Veterans
TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- Moores Clothing for Men, a subsidiary of The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. (NYSE: MW), and Kenneth Cole Productions have collaborated to launch the "AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole" collection, available exclusively at Moores stores across Canada.
This collection of tailored clothing, which includes suits retailing at $649, sport coats at $349, dress slacks at $149, ties at $65 and dress shirts at $89 in slim fits, is part of the company's ongoing goal of giving back to the communities in which it serves, as they partner with True Patriot Love Foundation to benefit military veterans.
"We are excited to partner with Moores Clothing for Men and bring tailored clothing to their customer while at the same time, be able to assist our veterans in their transition into the workforce," said Kenneth Cole, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Kenneth Cole Productions. "We have always sought to make an impact on people's wardrobes, as well as communities in need, and are excited that this new partnership will do just that."
The collection benefits Canadian military veterans, a population that lacks significant supportive programs across the country. A one percent contribution from all everyday gross sales of "AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole" products will go toward helping veterans transition back into the workforce. True Patriot Love Foundation is a national charity that honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and their families in both times of peace and conflict. Proceeds from the sales will assist in the successful counseling and career placement for thousands of veterans, and provide transitional housing for those fighting homelessness.
"True Patriot Love is thrilled to be chosen as the Canadian charitable partner of the new Moores Clothing for Men & AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole collection," said Bronwen Evans, President of True Patriot Love. "It is extremely important to our organization to support veterans as they make the challenging move from military life to civilian life. This partnership is a natural fit with our vision of funding veterans' transition programming across the country."
This Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015, Moores Clothing for Men will increase the donation amount to ten percent of all gross sales of AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole products that business day.
About Moores Clothing For Men
Launched in 1980, Moores Clothing for Men is the leading national retailer of men's business attire in Canada with over 120 stores. Moores stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise brands. Moores is also the largest provider of tuxedo rentals in Canada. For additional information on Moores Clothing for Men, please visit www.mooresclothing.com or follow us on Facebook and @MooresClothing on Twitter.
About Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.
Kenneth Cole is an American designer, social activist, and visionary who believes business and philanthropy are interdependent. His global company, Kenneth Cole Productions, creates modern, functional, clothing, shoes, and accessories for inspirational urban lifestyles under the brand names Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Unlisted, as well as footwear under the name Gentle Souls. The company has also granted a wide variety of third party licenses for the production of men's and women's apparel, fragrances, watches, jewelry, eyewear, and several other accessory categories, including children's footwear. The company's products are distributed through department stores, better specialty stores, company-owned retail stores and its e-commerce website. Over 30 years ago, Kenneth Cole leveraged his passion and unique brand platform to make a meaningful impact on people's wardrobes, as well as communities in need. He did what others didn't and said what others wouldn't. Today, The Kenneth Cole Foundation remains committed to helping communities in need by supporting Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism.
About True Patriot Love Foundation
True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is a national charity that honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and their families in both times of peace and conflict. TPL funds unique programs and innovative research in the areas of family health and support, physical health and rehabilitation, mental health and wellbeing, and research and innovation. TPL is also committed to changing the conversation about our nation's veterans, hosting multinational symposiums and organizing ambitious global expeditions. Since 2009, True Patriot Love has raised more than $20 million to support military charities across Canada.
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