At the time when there is shortage of masks and other protective gears for doctors and health workers around the world due to the Coronavirus carnage, apparel manufacturing companies are seeking orders to make masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
Gap Inc. is the latest retailer to use its resources to create PPE such as masks, gowns and scrubs for healthcare workers.
This commitment was announced on Wednesday via the company’s Twitter handle that read “pivot resources so factory partners can make masks, gowns & scrubs for healthcare workers on the front lines.”
Gap made the decision to temporarily close its company-owned and operated stores with effect from 17 March 2020 across North America, including Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, Janie and Jack and Intermix brands.
Founded in 1969, Gap is renowned for apparels and fashion accessories, among several other products.