SOURCE: Zutano


January 29, 2010 09:42 ET

Zutano Extends Support to Haiti With Product and Funds

CABOT, VT--(Marketwire - January 29, 2010) - Zutano, the Vermont-based designer of children's clothing, has undertaken a two-tiered approach to supporting Haitian children in need. From a financial standpoint, Zutano will donate 10% of their Itzy Bitzy Boutique online sales to Doctors Without Borders' Emergency Relief Fund from now through the end of February, 2010.

"As the world mobilizes to help in the face of this terrible tragedy, we feel particularly drawn to helping children who are in need," says Michael Belenky, President of Zutano.

"We have chosen to donate to Doctors Without Borders/Medicins Sans Frontieres for their 38+ years of brave and steadfast humanitarian medical efforts carried out in an independent and neutral manner," adds Belenky. "It is an organization committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation."

Please visit the Doctors Without Borders website to learn more about their organization:

From a product standpoint, Zutano has shipped a huge clothing donation to Haiti through Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S) ( this week. Zutano has sent more than 2,300 pieces of clothing in infant and toddler sizes with a retail value of over $25,000. The clothing will be distributed to key orphanages. One of those orphanages is Foyer Des Filles de Dieu, Located in Port-au-Prince, Zutano has maintained a long-standing relationship with this orphanage, having provided clothing and support for many years.

"Having helped out in Haiti for many years, we have a very special connection with this country and its children," says Belenky. "We will continue our commitment to Haiti for years to come, not just in response to this terrible tragedy."

Please visit the K.I.D.S. website to learn more about their organization

Cultivating a Community and Giving Back

Zutano strives to support a nurturing world for babies to come into. They believe that business has a responsibility to appropriately manage and protect the environment and community through respectful holistic practices locally as well as globally. Zutano has cultivated programs that support educational enrichment programs for children, reproductive rights to women, an end to childhood hunger, better healthcare programs, regional scholarship funds, breast feeding educational programs and clothing drives. Zutano is one of the most influential brands in children's fashion. Zutano is now available at more than 1,500 gift and specialty boutiques and retailers worldwide as well as on the web at select e-tailers and the Zutano e-boutique. New York's famed FAO Schwarz houses a 500-sq ft. Zutano boutique which carries the entire line of sweet and sophisticated designs.

For More Information: For more detailed product information, please contact Ann Pechaver: or call 802-578-7512. Visit the Zutano web site at

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