Coronavirus: Top designers, Luxury fashion brands make masks, sanitisers, PPE kits

Updated: Apr 15, 2020, 08:24 | Sherlin Rajan
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    Anita Dongre

    Ace fashion designer Anita Dongre announced on April 13 on her Instagram page that her employees working in rural areas have been producing face masks as part of the Anita Dongre Foundation. She also announced that they would also be producing reusable face masks for doctors, nurses and medical staff in their local hospitals. Picture/Anita Dongre-Instagram)

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    Ritu Kumar

    Popular designer Ritu Kumar also announced on Instagram that reusable face masks are being made in her one of her factories in Haryana where 1,500 masks have already been delivered to the locals. They have reportedly set a goal of to boost production and deliver 50,000 masks to those in need at the earliest.

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    Luxury fashion house Burberry announced on March 28 that it was converting its trench coat factory in Yorkshire, northern England, to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients that had contracted Covid-19.

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    Italian fashion label Prada said in March that they would be producing 110,000 masks by April when the country death toll from the pandemic was at its peak.

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    The luxurious fashion conglomerate that owns huge brands such as Gucci, Balanciaga and Yves Saint Laurent said in March that it would produce and donate over 1 million face masks and 50,000 medical overalls in Italy.

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    The French luxury conglomerate LVMH that owns popular accessories brand Louis Vuitton has already used its perfume production lines to start making hand sanitisers to protect people against the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Spanish fashion retailer Inditex that owns luxury brand Zara announced in March this year that the company would be producing more than 300,000 masks by April and would also be making medical gowns after receiving the medical grade materials and fabrics.

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With the Coronavirus outbreak affecting scores of people across the globe, large fashion brands and luxury products manufacturers have started making masks, sanitisers and PPE kits for frontline workers who are at the forefront of the war against coronavirus