Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a desperate need for life-saving medical supplies such as surgical masks for hospital workers to use to prevent the spread of the illness. To help meet the demand for these products, luxury fashion group Kering S.A. — owners of Gucci, Balenciaga, and Bottega Veneta — announced they will be manufacturing surgical masks. This follows the brand's previous donation of 3 million surgical masks imported from China back in January 2020.
According to the brand, the production will take place in the Balenciaga and Saint Laurent workshops and that they are “preparing to manufacture masks while complying with the strictest health protection measures for their staff members, with production getting underway as soon as the manufacturing process and materials have been approved by the relevant authorities.”
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