Icebreaker Donates to NZ Earthquake Relief

Icebreaker is to donate every dollar customers spend at its own stores on Thursday, March 3, to support the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, in the wake of their devastating earthquake.

Thursday’s takings – the amount it cost Icebreaker to make the garments, as well as the profit margin – will be donated to the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal.

Total takings will be donated from all Icebreaker-owned TouchLab stores and outlet stores in New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the U.S., as well as the company’s U.S. online store.

The campaign will run for 57 hours, from the time when Icebreaker’s retail stores in New Zealand open to the time when Icebreaker’s e-commerce store closes on Thursday night.

The money raised by the Icebreaker New Zealand Earthquake Appeal will help the Red Cross to provide essential support and humanitarian assistance to Christchurch after the devastation of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22.

Icebreaker’s global headquarters are in Wellington, New Zealand, and it has regional offices and a warehouse in Christchurch. Its staff and their families were fortunate to avoid injury in the earthquake, but all five retailers that carry Icebreaker garments in Christchurch were severely damaged.

Participating Icebreaker retail store locations in the US:
  • TouchLab in SoHo, New York, N.Y.
  • TouchLab in Portland, Ore.
  • Icebreaker Outlet in Woodburn, Ore.
  • U.S. online sales at
To find a participating store address, go to

To donate directly to the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, go to

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