Fashion heavyweights Kering, LVMH and H M are among the companies donating masks to help medical professionals on the frontline of the fight against Covid19.
The news come as the virus continues to spread across the world and disrupt global supply chains. Covid19 has already had a huge effect on the fashion industry, resulting in countless fashion events being postponed or cancelled and stores and other business facilities being closed.
LVMH offers 10 million masks,
To help fight the virus, French luxury conglomerate LVMH announced it has managed to secure an order with a Chinese industrial supplier of 10 million masks to be distributed in France in the coming days. The order will be repeated for a minimum of four weeks in similar quantities, resulting in an expected total of around 40 million masks. LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault will be financing the first week of deliveries amounting to five million euros.
Kering donates masks, prepares to manufacture its own
Fellow French luxury giant Kering has offered three million medical masks, purchased and imported from China, to the French health service in the coming days. The group is also preparing the workshops of its Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent labels to manufacture their own masks.