Armani Ups Pledge to Fight Coronavirus
Updated: Apr 9, 2020
Armani aims to manufacture single-use smocks for the safety of healthcare providers as the designer increases his donations to reach € 2 million.
On Thursday, the Armani Group said it has converted all its four Italian
manufacturing sites to manufacture single-use medical overalls for individual safety from coronavirus-fighting healthcare providers.
Since promising to contribute € 1.25 million to Italy's Civil Protection and a number of Italian hospitals and institutions including Luigi Sacco, San Raffaele and Istituto
dei Tumori in Milan and Istituto Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome, Giorgio Armani also agreed to help support the hospitals in Bergamo and Piacenza, both badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Saturday Armani wrote a full-page ad in over 60 Italian newspapers, writing a letter to all health care professionals strenuously battling the coronavirus pandemic mentioning his youthful dream to become a doctor.