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  • Is It Safe To Rent Clothes During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

    As coronavirus — and coronavirus-related panic — spreads, the internet is brimming with theories and suggestions for what measures to take to stay safe. Some are helpful, and some aren’t really based in fact at all. Drinking water every 15 minutes, for example, won’t prevent you from contracting coronavirus. Cleaning your clothing at 300 degrees, however, very well might — which is what many clothing rental companies have been doing all along to prevent the spread of germs from returned clothing. And after the question of, “Is it safe to rent clothing during coronavirus?” arose among worried renters, many rental services were quick to set the record straight. Last Wednesday, popular rental company Rent The Runway sent out an email sharing what they know so far about the virus and how they are working to combat it. The email starts out with a matter-of-fact statement from Harvard Health which reads, “There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted from soft surfaces like fabric or carpet to humans.” It goes on to explain that the cleaning products and practices used at RTR are “designed to kill” the common cold and flu, giving the company no reason to believe that they won’t do the same for this particular strain. Rent The Runway’s cleaning process is as follows: Upon arrival, all returns are inspected before being sent to be both wet and dry cleaned. After, they are steamed using temperatures ranging from 248 degrees to 302 degrees, a heat significantly higher than 167 degrees, the heat at which flu viruses are killed, according to the CDC. All items are wrapped in sterile plastic after being washed, to then be sent to the next renter. Similar processes are being taken for accessories like sunglasses and jewelry which are thoroughly cleaned with alcohol, as well as handbags, which are disinfected before being sent out for reuse. Other popular rental services like Nuuly by URBN and Armoire are also keeping an eye out for the virus’s impact, and while doing so, continue to maintain the highest standards of cleaning for their pre-used clothing and accessories. “One of our areas of expertise at Nuuly is cleaning and sanitizing clothing,” Nuuly shared with us, along with their cleaning process which is almost identical to Rent The Runway’s. “The end result: clothing that is clean, free of germs or bacteria, and safe for the next consumer to use.” In addition, all Nuuly factories are equipped with hand sanitizing stations and all factory workers wear gloves at all times. > Anyone else who subscribes to renttherunway wondering if they should pause in light of coronavirus? Just occurred to me…> > — Dawn Elyse Warden (@eatDEWwrite) March 2, 2020Neither Rent The Runway nor Nuuly commented on whether or not their business (read: profits) has suffered as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but according to an article on Ad Age from March 4, RTR had yet to see a pullback in orders following the first diagnosis in the U.S. in February. As per the company’s FAQ page, customers are also concerned about wearing garments manufactured overseas. In response, RTR explains that, according to the CDC, there is currently no evidence suggesting that COVID-19 can be transmitted via imported goods. The World Health Organization is adamant that receiving packages from areas affected by the virus is safe, stating that “the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.”Darshan Shah, MD, founder and Medical Director at Next Health agrees with WHO, saying, “Although theoretically it’s possible for coronavirus to get onto a package at the source of delivery, it’s virtually impossible [for the virus to survive] due to the package going through harsh conditions in transit. Mechanical, temperature, and humidity changes would likely kill the virus before it arrives at your doorstep.” With that being said, it can’t hurt to take a page from Naomi Campbell’s book and wipe all packages down with disinfectant wipes before opening them — whether you late-night ordered a lifetime supply of hand sanitizer or rented a Rejina Pyo skirt via your Unlimited account.  Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Long-Term Effects Of Coronavirus On FashionWe Should All Be Traveling Like Naomi CampbellThe Coronavirus Is Now Officially A Pandemic

  • Naomi Campbell Shares Topless Photo for 'Selfie Sunday' After Walking London Fashion Week Runway

    Naomi Campbell, 49, Shares Topless Photo for 'Selfie Sunday'

  • Naomi Campbell on being the only black model early in career: 'I know what it’s like to be the token'

    The 49-year-old supermodel was "uncomfortable" being the "only black model in a show of 70 girls."

  • Naomi Campbell says she was banned from a French hotel ‘because of the color of my skin’

    Naomi Campbell says she was racially profiled at a French hotel during the Cannes Film Festival.

  • Exclusive: Naomi Campbell Becomes a Vlogger With ‘Being Naomi’ YouTube Channel

    Watch an exclusive trailer for the channel, which will feature videos about how Naomi Campbell was discovered and what her New Year's resolutions are.

  • Here are all the celebrities who scored an invitation to Princess Eugenie's wedding

    Nearly a dozen A-listers attended Friday's nuptials at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

  • Royal wedding: Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle

    Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank married Friday at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.

  • Kyle Richards, Naomi Campbell, and more celebs share shocking trophy hunting photo

    An image of a hunter with an enormous dead leopard is going viral after being shared by stars like Naomi Campbell and Kyle Richards to criticize big-game hunting.

  • Naomi Campbell Delivers Black Girl Magic in Calvin Klein

    The supermodel’s Calvin Klein gown was a red carpet win.

  • Annabelle Neilson, 'Ladies of London' star and muse of Alexander McQueen, has died at age 49

    Annabelle Neilson was one of the last people to see McQueen alive, and was devasted by his suicide in 2010.

  • Naomi Campbell Just Killed It on the Runway at Dolce & Gabbana's Alta Moda Show in Italy

    And she was joined by Lady Kitty Spencer and Ashley Graham.

  • Dolce & Gabbana Gives Its Alta Moda Clients a Night at the Opera with Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss and more

    Dolce & Gabbana presents part three of the Alta Moda weekend at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

  • Naomi Campbell Calls for the Creation of Vogue Africa to Represent the Continent’s Growing Luxury Industry

    “There should be a Vogue Africa. We just had Vogue Arabia — it is the next progression.”

  • Naomi Campbell Walks Arise Fashion Week

    The supermodel walked in two shows as part of her AFW promotional duties.

  • Go Inside Dapper Dan’s Gucci Atelier With Naomi Campbell

    Naomi Campbell stops by Dapper Dan’s new atelier in Harlem for a custom Gucci ensemble. See the photos from her appointment, here.

  • Naomi Campbell's levels of shade aren't complete without this sultry smoky eye

    Naomi Campbell's shady clapbacks are just as famous as her fierce walk on the runway. But what really ups the ante of her no-holds-barred responses is her smoldering gaze.

  • Naomi Campbell Condemns Russian Designer Ulyana Sergeenko for Racist Note

    Naomi Campbell is helping to lead the charge against Russian couture designer Ulyana Sergeenko after a racist note she sent blogger and street style star Miroslava Duma went viral earlier this week.

  • Texas teen looks a lot like Naomi Campbell

    Mary Ntiamoah tells Yahoo Lifestyle that even though people note her resemblance to the supermodel on a regular basis, it's still shocking to her to see so many strangers agree.

  • British Fashion Awards 2017: Red carpet arrivals

    The 2017 British Fashion Awards red carpet was filled with one wowing look after another!

  • Naomi Campbell and Marc Jacobs Design T-shirt for World AIDS Day

    The T-shirt, which goes on sale Dec. 1, which is World AIDS Day, will benefit UNAIDS.