H&M, Mango and Prada join the fight against COVID-19

Wed, 2020-03-25 16:17

DUBAI: As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, a
number of fashion organizations have decided to use their resources
to help supply everything from hand sanitizer to masks and hospital
gowns to help fight the pandemic.

Stockholm-based H&M Group announced that they are arranging
for its supply chain to start producing protective equipment to be
provided to hospitals and health care workers to help tackle the
spread of the infectious disease. 

According to a release, the group will use its supply chain
capacity in order to start delivering supplies to affected
countries and communities around the world. 

“The coronavirus is dramatically affecting each and every one
of us and H&M Group is, like many other organizations, trying
our best to help in this extraordinary situation,” stated Anna
Gedda, head of Sustainability H&M Group. “We see this is a
first step in our efforts to support in any way we can. We are all
in this together and have to approach this as collectively as
possible.”

Meanwhile, Spanish retailer Mango will donate two million face
masks within the next few days to help the medical personnel during
the COVID-19 pandemic. Using its own logistics system, Mango will
distribute the two million face masks among various Spanish
hospitals, many of which are experiencing shortages of essential
medical supplies in order to carry out assisting infected
patients.

Italian luxury label Prada has also started producing  80,000
medical overalls and 110,000 masks from its Montone factory, which
will be allocated to healthcare personnel, following a request from
the Tuscany Region.

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H&M, Mango and Prada join the fight against COVID-19