LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wildfox (www.wildfoxjimmysommers.com) CEO, Jimmy Sommers, announced today that the popular fashion brand, Wildfox, is donating more than $100,000 in-kind to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines leaving millions of Filipinos homeless and causing widespread destruction.
Upon the request of the Filipino people for much needed clothing, food and medicine, Wildfox CEO Jimmy Sommers will donate more than $100,000 worth of clothing via FilAm TV and International Needs USA, which will be distributed in the coming weeks in the Philippines.
"Our hearts go out to all those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines," said Wildfox CEO, Jimmy Sommers. "We are proud to support FilAm and International Needs USA as they reach the victims who have been displaced due to this tragedy; we hope our contribution will make a difference to those who are suffering."
As relief efforts continue, Wildfox CEO Jimmy Sommers is prepared to engage in ongoing recovery efforts, including other in-kind donations.
About Jimmy Sommers
Wildfox CEO, Jimmy Sommers, (www.wildfoxjimmysommers.com) is a world-renowned jazz saxophonist whose love for the instrument began when he was still a grade school student in his native area of Chicago. His affinity and aptitude for the sax progressed to a worldwide recognition in the smooth jazz circuit releasing six albums during the course of his successful musical career. His live performances have taken him to concert stages and festivals both in the States and abroad as well as appearing on such television shows such as The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Smooth Jazz TV, and Regis and Kelly. After finding success in the music world, Sommers established himself as an entrepreneur. He is not only one of Wildfox's founding members, but one of the original foundational partners in the publicly traded company, Baby Genius. Sommers' eye for exciting new opportunities and laidback business savvy has made him a master at any trade he ventures into.
Wildfox is a Los Angeles-based women's fashion label founded in 2007 popular amongst teens and young women. Known for its iconic campaigns, dreamlike quality, and clothes that tell a story, the brand has grown to include categories outside the core knitwear range, including Denim, Essentials, Intimates, Kids, Pajamas, Sun, Swim, and a White Label collection of luxuriously soft sweater knits, laces, chiffons, velour, and sequins. Wildfox Kids, the "little sister" adaptation of the women's line, launched in 2009. The brand can be found in better retail boutiques nationwide including Ron Herman, Planet Blue, Akira, and Shopbop, along with select department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Internationally, Wildfox is distributed in over 30 countries worldwide including the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Russia, and Taiwan and can be found in such stores as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Matches, and TSUM.