(Photo: Instagram)

Burberry is working to fight the Coronavirus pandemic

The iconic British brand with Royal Warrants of appointment as purveyors of outerwear, Burberry, announced they will be shifting production to make much-needed medical supplies instead of their iconic trench coats. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Burberry will be utilizing their production and manufacturing facilities to make high-demand medical supplies including face masks and medical gowns.

“I am so incredibly proud to be part of the amazing @Burberry family as we work to support our communities in this tough time – together we will get through this!” – Riccardo Tisci, Cheif Creative Officer of Burberry

Burberry will use its global supply network to deliver 100,000 surgical masks to the National Health Service (NHS) workers of the UK and is working to manufacture non-surgical medical gowns in their trench coat factories in Yorkshire. Burberry is also committing donations to fund research for a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine that is being currently developed at Oxford University.

Oxford is known for its record time of developing emergency vaccines and they expect to begin human trials next month. Burberry is also making a pledge to fight food poverty across the UK with initiatives including The Felix Project and FareShare as COVID-19 is making matters worse.