The raincoat created by the clothing company Wildfang, in response to the one worn by the first lady, Melania Trump, during her visit to a shelter for immigrant children in Texas, sold out today in just a few hours after its launch on the web.
The company, based in Portland, announced on Instagram that the entire proceeds will go to the nonprofit Center for Refugees and Immigrants for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), which is currently conducting a campaign to put end to family separation on the US-Mexico border.
Melania Trump’s jacket was printed with the words “I do not really care, what about you?” and caused public outrage on social networks.
In response, Wildfang posted a photo on Instagram that showed a model with the message on her jacket: “I really do care, what about you?” The company commented: “And what about if we make our own version of Melania’s jacket and donate all the profits to @raicestexas.
The publication went viral and received numerous samples of support.
Although the jacket model like the one that Melania wore on Thursday in her visit to Texas is exhausted (it had a price of 98 dollars), you can still buy the shirt and jacket with the printed message.
The company includes within these two models in its internet store a message to the first lady that says: “Hey, Melania, we do care about that, that’s why we made this jacket, we want to say that we support immigrants. say that we do care “.
The first lady no longer wore the trench coat when she landed a few hours later in McAllen, Texas, to visit one of the immigration detention centers and other facilities managed by the Border Patrol in that locality.
The jacket was from the Spanish brand Zara and sold for $ 39, according to the publication “Daily Mail”, although it does not appear to be available on the US website of the Spanish firm.
The spokeswoman for the first lady, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed the authenticity of the photograph that caused the controversy when asked about it by journalists.
“It’s a jacket – there was no hidden message – after the important visit to Texas today, I hope the media will not choose to focus on their wardrobe (as they did last year with their high heels),” Grisham said.
The expressions of surprise and disbelief multiplied in the social network Twitter as the photograph spread, with one user declaring himself “without words” and another venturing that the message was aimed at appeasing the base of voters of the US president, Donald Trump.
Trump said hours later on Twitter that the message inscribed in Melania’s gabardine was aimed at the media