Australian fashion brand Zimmermann to suspend sales to Russia amid conflict with Ukraine


Australian fashion brand Zimmermann becomes the latest company to suspend sales to Russia amid the country’s conflict with Ukraine

  • Australian high-end fashion brand Zimmerman has halted sales to Russia 
  • They’re the latest to cease business with the country amid the war with Ukraine 
  • Several global fashion brands have already stopped exporting to Russia


One of Australia’s biggest high-end fashion labels Zimmermann has halted sales to Russia following the country’s invasion and attack on Ukraine.  

It makes Zimmermann the latest company to temporarily cease business with Russia as global firms continue halting sales or severing ties with the country.

The iconic women’s fashion brand addressed their action to suspend sales in a brief statement on Monday.

One of Australia's biggest high-end fashion labels Zimmermann has halted sales with Russia following the country's invasion and escalating attack on Ukraine. Pictured: Zimmermann founders Nicky and Simone Zimmermann

One of Australia’s biggest high-end fashion labels Zimmermann has halted sales with Russia following the country’s invasion and escalating attack on Ukraine. Pictured: Zimmermann founders Nicky and Simone Zimmermann 

It makes Zimmermann the latest company to temporarily cease business with Russia as global firms continue halting sales or severing ties with the country as the war in Ukraine escalates

It makes Zimmermann the latest company to temporarily cease business with Russia as global firms continue halting sales or severing ties with the country as the war in Ukraine escalates 

‘Given the invasion of Ukraine and the trade sanctions imposed by the international community, Zimmermann has paused sales into Russia until further notice,’ a spokeswoman said. 

Over half a dozen stores in Russia sell Zimmermann clothing and products.

It comes as Tasmanian boot brand Blundstone, who have a Russian website and Instagram page, also stopped sending stock to their Russian distributor. 

'Given the invasion of Ukraine and the trade sanctions imposed by the international community, Zimmermann has paused sales into Russia until further notice,' a spokeswoman said. Pictured: Zimmermann Chatswood store

‘Given the invasion of Ukraine and the trade sanctions imposed by the international community, Zimmermann has paused sales into Russia until further notice,’ a spokeswoman said. Pictured: Zimmermann Chatswood store

Over half a dozen stores in Russia sell Zimmermann clothing and products

Over half a dozen stores in Russia sell Zimmermann clothing and products

‘We have held back a shipment of products that was due to go to our Russian distributor this month, and the product will be sent to other customers instead,’ Blundstone joint CEO Adam Blake revealed in a statement.   

He added that Blundstone have also ‘cancelled future orders [and] shipments as well’. 

While Australia’s clothing brands only make up a tiny percentage of Russia’s fashion imports, the two companies are joining a growing movement from the fashion industry to cease business with Russia.     

Some of the world’s biggest fashion brands including Nike, ASOS, Adidas and H&M have already stopped exporting their products to the country and have closed stores in Moscow. 

Some of the world's biggest fashion brands including Nike, ASOS, Adidas and H&M have already stopped exporting their products to the country and have closed stores in Moscow. Pictured: An Adidas store in a city near Moscow

Some of the world’s biggest fashion brands including Nike, ASOS, Adidas and H&M have already stopped exporting their products to the country and have closed stores in Moscow. Pictured: An Adidas store in a city near Moscow 

H&M, which has 168 stores in Russia, released a statement saying the company was ‘deeply concerned about the tragic developments’ in Ukraine and that it stands with all the people who are suffering. 

‘H&M Group has decided to temporarily pause all sales in Russia. The stores in Ukraine have already been temporarily closed due to the safety of customers and colleagues.

‘The situation is continuously monitored and evaluated. Representatives of the company are in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders.

‘H&M Group cares for all colleagues and joins all those around the world who are calling for peace. Clothes and other necessities are donated by the company. H&M Foundation has also made donations to Save the Children and to UNHCR.’

H&M, which has 168 stores in Russia, released a statement saying the company was 'deeply concerned about the tragic developments' in Ukraine and that it stands with all the people who are suffering. Pictured: An H&M store in Moscow

H&M, which has 168 stores in Russia, released a statement saying the company was ‘deeply concerned about the tragic developments’ in Ukraine and that it stands with all the people who are suffering. Pictured: An H&M store in Moscow

H&M has stopped all shipments to Russia. It has also closed its stores in the country, with these women walking past a shuttered shop in Omsk

H&M has stopped all shipments to Russia. It has also closed its stores in the country, with these women walking past a shuttered shop in Omsk

Nike has made merchandise purchases on its website and app unavailable in Russia as it cannot guarantee delivery of goods to customers in the country. 

Swedish furniture brand IKEA, music streaming site Spotify, car company Jaguar Land Rover, investment firm HSBC, and oil companies BP and Shell are among the other big name brands to reduce their ties with Russia. 

Mastercard and Visa have even blocked Russian institutions from using its payment systems.

Pictures emerging from IKEA warehouses in Russia show a sea of shoppers desperately trying to grab products before the shutters were slammed down indefinitely (St Petersburg outlet pictured)

Pictures emerging from IKEA warehouses in Russia show a sea of shoppers desperately trying to grab products before the shutters were slammed down indefinitely (St Petersburg outlet pictured)

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