Italy is one of the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. With the entire nation on lockdown, the fashion industry has been at a standstill. Some of the major houses have poured their resources into the fight against the virus: Giorgio Armani donated 1.25 million euros to Italian hospitals, while Prada donated hospital equipment and has been producing overalls and masks for health-care workers on the front lines. The Carla Fendi Foundation, founded in honor of the late executive, just donated hundreds of thousands of euros toward mask and ventilator production. Less-established designers are hunkering down and running their businesses from home, some donating a portion of online sales to charitable causes, others sending out messages of hope and support to their customers. For those of us holed up at home in the U.S. with an online shopping itch to scratch, here are some of our favorite independent Italian brands worth supporting during a difficult time.