Louis Vuitton reopens workshop to make PPE masks and gowns

Louis Vuitton reopens workshop to make PPE masks and gowns

April 21, 2020 11 By tecnb

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, one thing that we are all aware of is the importance of personal protective equipment – PPE. PPE is vital in protecting key workers and medics while they are treating and caring for sick patients, and it helps to slow the spread of this incredibly infectious virus. But shortages of PPE have been well documented around the world, and it is a huge concern for everyone working in close proximity to sick patients. So, Louis Vuitton has ditched high fashion and handbags and is using its resources to create vital protective gear instead. The french designer brand has reopened its workshop in rue du Pont Neuf to produce hospital gowns for Hôpitaux de Paris – the Parisian hospital center. ‘We are proud to be able to help healthcare professionals at our level and put our know-how at the disposal of the Hôpitaux de Paris to create gowns for medical staff, said Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, during a visit to the workshop.

‘We are proud to be able to help healthcare professionals at our level and put our know-how at the disposal of the Hôpitaux de Paris to create gowns for medical staff, said Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, during a visit to the workshop.