Burberry steps up to help NHS with hospital gowns, masks and vaccine research. The luxury label supports the British government in its fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Burberry has announced that’s working on a generous support package designed to help UK medical authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
For a start, the British fashion house will use its supply chains and facilities to produce face masks and hospital gowns for the NHS.
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1/3 Burberry contributes to the fight against COVID-19. We are using our global supply chain network to fast-track the delivery of 100,000 surgical masks to the UK National Health Service, for use by medical staff. We are also repurposing our trench coat factory in Castleford, Yorkshire, to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients in UK hospitals. Though we are apart, we stand together. Stay safe, #StayHome.
According to a press release sent out last weekend, the fashion brand aims to fast-track the supply of more than 100,000 face masks and protective gowns to the NHS.
The company will produce them in its factory in Yorkshire, usually used to manufacture Burberry’s trademark trench coats.
Moreover, the British house has put aside a generous funding package for the University of Oxford’s vaccine research department.
Burberry’s financial support to the University of Oxford’s vaccine research team helps to accelerate the human trials, expected to begin in April.
Finally, Burberry will begin its contributions to two UK based charities fighting to eradicate food poverty.
One of the charities is The Felix Project, and the other one is FareShare.
“We must pull together in these challenging times,” said Burberry’s CEO, Marco Gobbetti.
“The whole team is proud to be able to support those who are working tirelessly to combat COVID-19, whether by treating patients, working to find a vaccine solution or helping provide food supplies to those in need at this time,” he concluded.
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