Burberry has announced that it is joining the fight against COVID-19 by using its expertise and resources to provide aid to the NHS and patients suffering from the virus. The fashion house will be producing non-surgical gowns and masks for patients at its trench coat factory in Castleford, as well as utilising its global supply chain network to fast-track the delivery of over 100,000 surgical masks to the NHS for use by medical staff.
Burberry is also providing financial support to Oxford University in its research to develop a vaccine, due to begin human trials next month. It will also be donating funds to charities that are distributing food to struggling families who need it the most, including FareShare and The Felix Project.
“COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our everyday lives, but we hope that the support we provide will go some way towards saving more lives, bringing the virus under control and helping our world recover from this devastating pandemic. Together, we will get through this.”
Burberry CEO, Marco Gobbetti