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Armani to make PPEs for COVID-19 frontliners
(Agence France-Presse) - March 27, 2020 - 2:59pm

ROME — Fashion brand Armani said on Thursday it would start making single use medical overalls for hospital workers at all its Italian factories. 

The group - whose brands include Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani - said they would be used for "the individual protection of healthcare workers engaged in the fight against the Coronavirus disease."

Founder Giorgio Armani has donated 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in recent weeks to hospitals around Italy, including Bergamo and Piacenza in the hard-hit north, the company said. 

The company operates four factories in Italy, a spokeswoman told AFP. Like many other fashion brands, Armani has in recent years moved much of its production out of Italy to other countries where labour costs are lower. 

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