Chanel converts its production sites to make face masks

Chanel's Paris flagship at Rue Cambon

Leading luxury Parisian house, Chanel has announced it will convert its production sites into making face masks to help bolster supplies in France, due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases taking over France.

Prototypes were being tested and will be ready for production once Chanel recieves an approval from French authorities.

Chanel said in a statement: “Today we are mobilising our workforce and our partners … to produce protective masks and blouses.”

On Saturday, Health Minister Olivier Veran said the government had ordered more than a billion face masks, mostly from China, to be supplied in coming weeks and months.

Chanel added that it would not be putting any of its 4,500 employees into temporary unemployment despite economic uncertainty.

Recently, the luxury brand decided to halt production and temporarily shuts its European sites due to the Coronavirus outbreak

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