Earlier this week, we reported that luxury fashion house LVMH would be transforming its fragrance factories into production facilities for free hand sanitizer. However, it's not the only brand making shifts in output to help aid in the shortage of needed supplies to combat the COVID-19 spread. From antibacterials to ventilators, brands with the capacity to help, are trying, and it's wonderful to see.
Ahead, check out some of the brands that have made promises, and those that have already made good on those promises.
Inditex, the parent company for brands such as Zara and Bershka, has made the decision to transition to medical supply production. According to a statement, the Spanish brand has “already donated 10,000 protective face masks, and by the end of this week expects to be in a position to ship a further 300,000.”
Beiersdorf, maker of Nivea products, has already begun the production of disinfectants for distribution throughout Europe. According to Reuters, "Beiersdorf said the medical hand sanitizers are being produced in two plants in Germany and one in Spain that usually produce Nivea and other skincare brands."
“I can confirm that GM is exploring the possibility of supporting ventilator production," General Motors told Market Watch following claims from president Trump that he was in talks with the automotive powerhouse to aid in the relief efforts.