Louis Vuitton parent company will use cosmetics and perfume manufacturing facilities to make free alcohol-based sanitizer amid global shortage
- LVMH Moët Hennessy, the French company behind major fashion and cosmetic brands announced its factories that normally produce perfumes and cosmetics will begin producing alcohol-based sanitizers.
- The “hydroalcoholic gels” will be provided free of charge to Fench healthcare authorities, the company said.
- There has been a global shortage of alcohol-based sanitizers amid panic buying and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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LVMH Moët Hennessy, the French company behind major brands like Louis Vuitton, Fenty Beauty, and Benefit Cosmetics, announced Sunday its factories that normally manufacture perfume will shift to manufacturing hand sanitizer gel.
“LVMH will use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands … to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels from Monday,” the company said in a statement, according to Reuters.
The company said it would be delivering the products to French healthcare authorities for free. According to March 12 data from the World Health Organization, France so far has dealt with 2269 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus that have led to 48 deaths.