Governments around the world are overwhelmed trying to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak has led to a major shortage of essential supplies and private companies are offering their support, including Hugo Boss.
In light of the coronavirus crisis, Hugo Boss has decided to dedicate its main clothing production site to manufacture face masks.
The company said that its global headquarters in Metzingen, Germany, will be used to mass-produce medical face masks, which will be donated to public facilities.
Under the slogan “We are all in this together,” HUGO BOSS explained that they have decided to use their knowledge and capability to do something for the greater good.
The company says it will produce and donate 180,000 high-quality face masks in the coming weeks. The quality of these masks makes them washable and reusable for more than 50 times.
However, the masks are not intended for clinical use.
They can be used in other settings by regular citizens and people who work in nursing homes, fire departments, as well as police officers, in order to control the shortage of medical-grade supplies for healthcare workers.
Coty Inc, the manufacturer of world-famous fragrance and beauty products and the license partner of HUGO BOSS, is also joining the fight against the coronavirus. They will produce and donate tens of thousands of hand sanitizers per week.
Several companies recently repurposed their production. Among them are giant brands like Louis Vuitton that began producing hand sanitizers, Zara that has said it will produce scrubs for hospitals, and Nike that has been testing protective equipment for medical workers.
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