Our tireless work with initiatives closely related to the pandemic has not stopped the Armani Group from continuing its usual support for:
Giorgio Armani supported the Horizon Foundation’s first project to raise awareness and funds for medical research on retinitis pigmentosa. In 2023 the founder of the non-profit association, Benjamin Demarquilly, led a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by sailboat. Demarquilly himself suffers from this degenerative, genetic eye disease for which there is currently no cure.
Since first taking part in 2018 with Nobu Milano, in 2021 all of the restaurants in Milan as well as the restaurant in Bologna have adhered to the charitable Restaurants against Hunger campaign, in support of the global humanitarian organization Action against Hunger, committed to ending child malnutrition. Among the association’s many initiatives, in May 2022 Milan’s Emporio Armani Ristorante Chef joined the Mai più Fame – dall’Emergenza all’Autonomia project, in support of the most vulnerable households affected by the food emergency.
In February 2022, during Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani decides to show his Giorgio Armani womenswear and menswear collections without music as a sign of respect towards the people involved in the Ukrainian conflict. The Group joins the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) fundraising initiative for people forced to flee. In addition, a donation of basic necessities destined for refugees is announced and distributed through the Community of Sant’Egidio and through the Italian Red Cross. A further donation was made in favor of the fund set up by the Municipality of Milan and intended for the reception of refugees, with particular attention to women and children.
Acqua for Life
The environmental and social project Acqua for Life (AFL) has been in operation for more than ten years thanks to the Armani Group’s initiative and the collaboration of its partner L’Oréal.
The project aims to provide universal access to water in regions affected by shortages.
Save the Children
In 2020, this partnership was expanded to include the association’s international projects. Significant donations were made in Mozambique to support mothers and healthcare for infants. The project predicts that within two years, it will reach approximately 26,000 adults and 13,000 children with food security efforts and education, information and assistance programs.
The Covid-19 emergency
Over the course of 2020, deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Armani Group integrated social and healthcare initiatives into its usual community support work.Find out more