Inditex, the owner of retail giant Zara, announced they are looking into converting part of its textile manufacturing to produce hospital gowns.
This comes after the company shut almost half its stores around the world amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
To “meet Spain’s emergency needs of both medical and textile materials”, the company will be making available to Spain its giant logistics and supplier network to make protective masks, gloves, goggles and caps.
With many people panic-buying masks, healthcare workers in Spain and around the world have suffering from a dire lack of adequate gear. The Spanish health authorities say masks are some of the most urgently needed supplies.
The company has already donated 10,000 masks, with 300,000 due to be sent in the coming days.