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Hush to launch Refuge charity collection

By Danielle Wightman-Stone

25 Sept 2017

Fashion

Fashion and lifestyle brand Hush is launching #HushNOmore #OneForOne sleepwear collection in partnership with Refuge, and for every pair sold, Hush will donate one night in a refuge for a woman and her children.

“It’s truly shocking as a woman to learn that as many as one in four of us will suffer domestic violence in our lifetime and that two women are killed every week by an abusive partner,” said Mandy Watkins, founder and creative director of Hush. “One of the first things to help women escape from abusive relationships is to provide a place of safety, so we’re delighted to be working with Refuge to raise awareness of this issue and help them provide support and sanctuary to at risk women and children.”

Launching on October 1, the sleepwear collection features a pair of printed pyjamas and coordinating eye-mask in the brand’s metallic star print fabric. The set will be priced at 60 pounds and will be exclusive to the retailer's website.

Refuge chief executive Sandra Horley added: “Refuge is enormously grateful to Hush for donating 52 pounds per set of special edition pyjamas and eye masks sold.

“The proceeds from each set will fund the equivalent of a night in a refuge for a woman and her children, as well as essential practical and emotional support to help them rebuild their lives free from violence and fear – a truly life-saving and life-changing gift.”

Hush was founded in 2003 by Australian Watkins and the fashion and lifestyle brand has become of the UK’s leading online retailers. In September 2016, the brand also opened concessions in John Lewis in London Oxford Street, Peter Jones, Leeds, Birmingham, Chelmsford, Cheadle, Cribbs Causeway, Edinburgh, Kingston, Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Leeds.

Refuge has been the leading campaigner against domestic violence since 1971, on any given day the organisation supports more than 5,000 women and children across the UK.

Images: courtesy of Hush

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