The outbreak of the new coronavirus has led to a global shortage of medical supplies. In order to better protect the medical staff working on the front line and provide more support to the medical system, fashion companies have switched production and accelerated the development and production of medical supplies.
On April 15, Swedish fast fashion giant H&M Group announced that its factories have begun producing medical protective clothing. In the next two weeks, they will provide 1 million protective clothing to the Swedish medical system.
A spokesman for the H&M Group said that these medical protective clothing are manufactured in full compliance with the ISO 13485 quality standards issued by the Swedish medical system, providing more comprehensive protection for medical personnel.
On March 23, H&M will use its vast supply chain network to help EU countries deeply affected by the epidemic purchase medical protective materials to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
German fashion group Hugo Boss AG (Hugo Boss, referred to as “Hugo Boss”) Boss”) announced that all production plants in the group’s German headquarters have been converted to produce medical protective equipment.
In order to improve production efficiency, Hugo Boss transformed the original conference room into a production workshop, equipped with sewing machines and other production equipment. At present, the production of medical masks has been fully launched, and the development of medical protective clothing has been completed and will be officially put into production.
All masks and medical protective clothing produced by Hugo Boss will be donated free of charge to public institutions such as nursing homes and fire departments that lack medical supplies.
Hugo Boss volunteers are making medical masks
Dickies, a casual workwear brand owned by U.S. fashion retail giant VF Corp. (hereinafter referred to as VF), has renovated five of its factories in Mexico and Honduras to specialize in producing products that meet the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medical protective clothing.
Denny Bruce, global brand president of Dickies, said that as a brand famous for its workwear, Dickies has always paid great attention to people’s protection and safety issues at work. This time, they will join the fight against the epidemic and do their best to protect the medical workers who are fighting on the front line of the epidemic.
Currently, the factory renovation has been completed and will be officially put into use next week. Dickies predicts that the factory will be able to produce 50,000 pieces of protective clothing in May, increase production capacity to 675,000 pieces in June, and produce 3.4 million pieces in September.
Last month, Dickies partnered with shoe brand Careismatic Brands to donate 1 million bottles of disinfectant to U.S. medical facilities. On April 7, VF, the parent company of Dickies, donated US$1.5 million to the local community to fight the epidemic through its private foundation VF Foundation, and launched a “community matching event” fundraising event. </p