Paris | Lacoste makes masks and gowns

Lacoste, the French company founded in 1933 by the great René Lacoste and André Gillier, is making a contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by producing face masks to help combat spread of the coronavirus.

Every gesture counts to defeat this pandemic, and Lacoste will continue its efforts to produce masks beyond April and for as long as the health situation calls for it. The commitment of Lacoste teams in the support to fight against the spread of the coronavirus is as strong as ever. Lacoste statement

Nearly 100 employees from the company’s historic factory in Troyes, France, have volunteered since mid-March to work on the manufacturing washable and reusable masks until the end of April.

The volunteer workers have so far produced 100,000 masks, which are being donated to essential businesses and nursing homes.

The masks are also being used by shopkeepers to protect themselves in their daily working lives and being made available to the French government in the fight against COVID-19.

The company has committed to increase production and produce 200,000 masks in the near future to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and aid front-line workers.

Lacoste Argentina and Eren Holding, a Turkish conglomerate and partner of the brand, have also adapted facilities to manufacture medical-grade masks and gowns, which are being donated to local hospitals.

“This mobilisation fully honours our company and reveals the commitment, courage and solidarity of these everyday heroes who work to protect us,” Lacoste said in a statement.

“Every gesture counts to defeat this pandemic, and a big thank you to our heroes.”

The statement added that Lacoste would produce masks as long as the health situation calls for the need, dedicating two production lines to produce protective equipment.

Lacoste, which is also a long-term partner of the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in London, sells clothing, footwear, sportswear, eyewear, leather goods, perfume, towels and watches.

Company products are instantly recognisable by its famous green crocodile logo worn by many on the tennis circuit including World No 1 Novak Djokovic, Benoit Paire, Julien Benneteau, Jérémy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Pablo Andujar.

“Every gesture counts to defeat this pandemic, and Lacoste will continue its efforts to produce masks beyond April and for as long as the health situation calls for it,” the company said.

“The commitment of Lacoste teams in the support to fight against the spread of the coronavirus is as strong as ever.

“Bravo to all Lacoste volunteers who have been working hard and reached a milestone of 100,000 masks produced. A huge thanks for their great efforts.

“We want to thank all our volunteers who work every day to protect lives.

“As the fight is not over, the discreet heroes in France will intensify the production to reach 200,000 masks.”


Lacoste volunteers are making masks and gowns in Argentina in the battle against the pandemic





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