Prada resumes leather goods production in Tuscany

Italy
Published:  01 May, 2020

The Italian luxury fashion Group recommenced operations on April 20, and has partially reopened its leather goods industrial sites in Tuscany.

Prada said it has recalled around 300 employees to work in the leather goods, apparel and footwear departments at its Arezzo premises. According to the Group, the reopening was communicated to the local authorities in advance and involves the prototyping and sample-making departments essential for developing the company’s forthcoming collections. The partial reopening of the factories in Umbria, Marche and Veneto were followed by the collection and sample-making workshops in the Milan headquarters. “This return to work coincided with the implementation of a full range of measures to protect against infection from COVID-19, with meticulous precautions taken to safeguard the health of employees”, said Prada in a statement, adding that a team of specialist nurses are to carry out serological testing on all employees, with those testing positive to receive a viral test, conducted on the premises. Prada’s entire workforce is to receive serological testing on a monthly basis, “with no end date” currently set for the screening programme.