Tumi and Go Dash Dot donate bags, fanny packs to health-care workers

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Designer bag and suitcase brands are unpacking their inventories to make life easier for healthcare workers who work hard during the coronavirus pandemic.

American luggage brand Tumi is donating 400 waist packs to emergency room and intensive care unit workers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, with delivery scheduled for next week.

“NY Presbyterian staff, like most other hospitals, work 12-hour shifts every day and barely have time to eat, let alone return to their lockers for any forgotten items,” the brand said in a statement. . “Tumi is proud to continue the fight against COVID-19 and to support our medical professionals by helping them ensure they have what they need to care for their patients and themselves.”

Hannah Fastov, the 29-year-old businesswoman behind the backpack, handbag and gym bag brand Go Dash Dot, is also making a donation of fashion bags.

After listening to a Nashville nurse who praised the company’s utility bags from many pockets, which she filled with saline and other supplies during her rounds, Fastov announced Thursday that she will donate her entire inventory to medical personnel in New York. Additionally, 10% of Go Dash Dot online sales will go towards relief for first responders.

They are teaming up with other brands that offer helpful gear for medical workers, including Universal Standard and Nike, who are donating cozy outfits and creating face shields, respectively.