LVMH To Produce Hand Sanitizer In Its Perfume Facilities

LVMH To Produce Hand Sanitizer In Its Perfume Facilities

LVMH To Produce Hand Sanitizer In Its Perfume Facilities

A laudable move from cosmetics to coronavirus prevention.

A laudable move from cosmetics to coronavirus prevention.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Major fashion industry players like are making their big move to control the recently declared coronavirus pandemic: LVMH has just announced that it will begin using some of its perfume facilities to produce its own hand sanitizer in hopes of alleviating the shortage caused by the virus outbreak. The French multinational corporation owns an impressive roster of big-name brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine and Bvlgari.

“LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands ... to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels from Monday," LVMH said in a statement. "These gels will be delivered free of charge to the health authorities.”

In particular, the facilities where the luxury conglomerate produces fragrances for the houses of Guerlain, Givenchy and Christian Dior will be converted into a sanitizer-manufacturing facility today. First deliveries of the effective anti-viral tool are slated to be distributed to Paris’ healthcare facilities by tomorrow. In response to the global shortage of alcohol-based sanitizer caused by the spread of COVID-19, the FDA as encouraged licensed pharmacists and physicians to begin creating their own sanitizer (made if alcohol, glycerol, hydrogen peroxide and sterile water) for consumer use.

This weekend, France ha shut down all “nonessential businesses” including restaurants, bars, cafés, and theaters, with New York legally enforcing similar restrictions effective Tuesday. The number of coronavirus cases in America has now climbed to over 3,600 across 49 states, leaving West Virginia the only state without a documented case in the country.

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