Yves Saint Laurent To Make Surgical Masks


Yves Saint Laurent To Make Surgical Masks

Fashion labels Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga are to use their workshops to make surgical masks instead of luxury clothes.

Their parent company The Kering Group has also promised to buy three million masks for the French health service.

In a statement, the group said it would import them from China to “contribute to the fight against Covid-19”.

It has also pledged to make a donation to The Institut Pasteur biomedical research institute.

On Monday, French health authorities reported 186 new deaths from coronavirus, taking the nation’s total to 860, as Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced further lockdown measures.

The Paris-based company said: “The French workshops of Kering’s Houses Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent are preparing to manufacture masks while complying with the strictest health protection measures for their staff members, with production getting under way as soon as the manufacturing process and materials have been approved by the relevant authorities.”

The Paris-based multinational also houses labels like Gucci and Alexander McQueen.

They say that when a woman gets a new hairstyle it means that there is something big going on in her life.

For Michelle Ntalami back in 2013, the big thing was sadly that her father was gravely ill with cancer.

And when his chemotherapy treatment made him lose all his hair, she decided to shave hers off in solidarity.

Michelle, now 35, also vowed that she would start to “live more healthily and naturally” to try to reduce her own future risk of being diagnosed with the condition.


  • So, as her afro hair grew back, she decided that she would stop using the chemical treatments that most women in Kenya’s capital Nairobi use to straighten their hair.

    Instead, she would only buy naturally-made haircare products for natural afro hair. Unfortunately these weren’t available to buy in Kenya at the time, so Michelle started to order them from the US and Europe.

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    As this was very expensive, she started to make her own shampoos, conditioners, and other products, in her bathroom, using ingredients such as avocado, egg, rosemary water, and aloe vera.


    https://www.bbc.com“When I gave them to friends to test, they just loved them,” she says. “I realised that selling natural hair products could become a viable business.”

    Today her Nairobi-based company – Marini Naturals – sells 50,000 bottles and tubs a month across 12 countries, 10 in Africa, plus Turkey and France.

Yves Saint Laurent To Make Surgical Masks


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