“This initiative will donate the much-needed protective gear to frontline healthcare workers. Thank you to the hundreds of artisans who have volunteered to create these masks, as well as everyone doing their part to fight this global pandemic,” the company said.
Louis Vuitton also said it was making and donating thousands of hospital gowns for six Paris hospitals in urgent need of protective gear. French financier Bernard Arnault is chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy — Louis Vuitton.
Known for its iconic coats, Burberry said it was repurposing its trench coat factory in Castleford, Yorkshire, to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients in UK hospitals.
The company last month said it was seeking approval for raw materials and prototypes so that its sewing specialists, who typically make the brand’s haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion collections, could start to make face masks and hospital gowns.