Burberry is releasing a first selection of face masks featuring antimicrobial technology, available exclusively online, with a portion of each sale going to continued efforts to help communities who remain impacted by the global pandemic.
The contribution will go to the Burberry Foundation COVID-19 Community Fund operated by the Burberry Foundation, which continues to provide PPE, as well as assistance to food banks and healthcare charities globally.
The Burberry Foundation COVID-19 Community fund was established in April this year for employees and partners around the world to support local communities in need. To date, contributions have been made towards relief efforts in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.
Alongside the support from the foundation, earlier this year Burberry made donations to vaccine research, food bank charities and retooled its Castleford factory in Yorkshire, UK, to manufacture non-surgical gowns for medical and care workers, while also sourcing surgical masks through its global supply chain. To date, more than 160,000 pieces of PPE have been donated.
The protective Vintage check cotton face masks, in archive beige and pale blue, are sustainably produced from revalued fabric.
The reusable masks provide Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) and are enhanced with antimicrobial technology. The masks come with a matching travel pouch, which is also treated with antimicrobial technology.
The masks are available for purchase on Burberry.com.