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

25 Mar 2020
H&M Group announced that they are arranging for its supply chain to start producing protective equipment. (File/AFP)
H&M Group announced that they are arranging for its supply chain to start producing protective equipment. (File/AFP)
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Updated 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020

Arab News

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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