Spanish company Inditex announced its intention to donate medical masks for health workers and patients with COVID-19.
The company has already donated 10,000 masks, the shortage of which is acute around the world and intends to give another 300,000. In addition to medical masks, Inditex is also actively researching ways to manufacture hospital gowns in its factories. It is stated that the company is currently trying to find hospital-grade materials to achieve this goal. Naturally, all sewn bathrobes will be distributed to medical facilities free of charge.
It is not the first time that a company associated with the world of fashion has become active in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. Thus, a few days earlier, it became known about the intention of the conglomerate LVMH, which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, and many others, to engage in the production of hand sanitizer. The disinfectant will be distributed free of charge to the French health authorities. L'Oréal will also be involved in the production of such products.
Representatives of other business sectors are also involved in the fight. For example, the American startup Air Co., which produces vodka literally from the air, also announced its intention to provide disinfectants for medical institutions. It is safe to assume that the number of such volunteers in the world will only increase.
19 MARCH 2020, Spain