AN INDEX OF KNOWN FASHION BRANDS WHO ARE PRODUCING MEDICAL NECESSITIES TO BATTLE COVID-19

Here is the updated index of brands who are doing everything they can-both in cash and kind- to help those who are affected by the pandemic.

In an effort to help those who are affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, fashion brands are halting their normal operations to give way and pivots the production of medical supplies that will further help the frontlines.

Aside from donating millions to charities and health institutions. Brands like Armani, Prada, and Bulgari are going the extra mile to support healthcare workers in the coronavirus crisis.

BVLGARI

Aside from its recent cash donation, Bulgari continues to help those who are affected by the crisis, together with its historical fragrances partner ICR (Industrie Cosmetiche Riunite, Lodi), several hundred thousand hand gel bottles to be supplied in priority to all medical facilities through the Italian Civil Protection Department.

The hand gel, contained in recyclable 75ml bottles, will be distributed to Italian hospitals and medical facilities via the Protezione Civile. Bulgari plans to manufacture hundreds of thousands of bottles in the coming two months.

GAP

American retail chain announced that it is working with its manufacturing partners to begin producing masks and protective gear that will be distributed to health workers.

GIORGIO ARMANI

On Thursday Fashion group Armani announced that all of its Italian production plants would start producing single-use medical overalls

In a report published by Business Of Fashion, It says that the fashion house, run by designer Giorgio Armani, added it had increased to 2 million euros ($2.20 million), from an initial 1.25 million euros, the funds it donated to Italian hospitals to help them face the virus emergency.

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H&M

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Aside from the initial donation of $500,000 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the Swedish fast-fashion giant has harnessed its supply chain to produce PPE to provide to hospitals and healthcare workers around the world. As of late March, the company is also allowing global aid organizations to use its social media channels for updates regarding the pandemic.

Inditex

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The company behind Zara announced it will be using its factories to make face masks for the Spanish government, with the company saying it expects to ship out 300,000 masks by the end of this week.

L’Oreal

L’Oreal is using its facilities to start manufacturing hand sanitizer and hydro-alcoholic gel, along with a donation of 1 million euros to several partner organizations,

LVMH

On top of their cash donations to charities and health institutions, the Paris-based multinational corporation announced that it’s converting the facilities formerly used to produce fragrances for its extensive roster of brands to make a hydro-alcoholic gel, to be supplied free of charge to the French government and healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

Moncler

Moncler has pledged  $10.9 million towards the construction of a new hospital in Milan with 400 intensive care units.

NIKE

Nike announced it’s in the process of prototyping PPE products in partnership with the Oregon Health & Science University. Apart from that, the company  and its top executives committed to donate more than $15 million to COVID-19 response efforts, including donations to regional organizations in Oregon and global foundations fighting the virus around the world.

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Prada

Prada also announced its factory in Perugia will be producing 80,000 medical overalls and over 100,000 masks for healthcare workers in the region.

Ralph Lauren

The American lifestyle label committed to making 250,000 masks and 25,000 hospital gowns. It will also be donating $10 million to charities dedicated to fighting the virus, including $1 million to the CFDA’s initiative.

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Edryan Lorenzo, a PR and Marketing practitioner with 13 years of solid experience in the industry of lifestyle, fashion, and e-commerce. I'm into visual arts which includes photography, painting, and sketching. During my free time, I'd prefer to travel to keep my self fueled by different cultures and information. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @edryanlorenzo.

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About the Author

Edryan Lorenzo, a PR and Marketing practitioner with 13 years of solid experience in the industry of lifestyle, fashion, and e-commerce. I'm into visual arts which includes photography, painting, and sketching. During my free time, I'd prefer to travel to keep my self fueled by different cultures and information. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @edryanlorenzo.

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