An NHS nurse has criticized Boohoo for promoting “vogue masks” at a time when healthcare staff is involved in regards to the lack of private protecting tools (PPE) when treating sufferers with coronavirus. The masks value simply £5, and one has the phrases “eat, sleep, isolate, repeat” written throughout the entrance.
Boohoo states alongside the merchandise that the masks are ”for accent functions solely and shouldn’t be used as PPE.” The net trend retailer sells quite a few “vogue masks” on its web site, together with one with the phrase “Man” written throughout it.
Now, in response, a nameless frontline NHS employee has spoken out to criticize Boohoo for promoting such items. “Boohoo is promoting ineffective ‘PPE’ trend masks which can be of no use to the general public and are utilizing their greed to make a mockery of individuals on the frontline,” they informed The Sun.
Boohoo has since issued a press release in response, reiterating that its masks are usually not for use as PPE, nor are they marketed as such. “Promoting masks as a vogue accent has been standard with our world buyer base for a very long time, and like many different manufacturers, we’ve got provided them in a wide range of kinds as part of collections,” the assertion begins. The masks in query can nonetheless be seen on Boohoo’s website; however the merchandise seems to be “bought out.”
Boohoo’s assertion continues: “Like everybody within the nation we’re immensely happy with the unimaginable work the entrance line NHS workers are doing and which is why our total group are mobilized to establish how we may also help.”
The retailer provides that it has gifted ”tens of 1000’s” of things of primary clothes for NHS workers to put on underneath their scrubs. It’s also at the moment producing “1000’s” of scrubs, masks, and robes, which the corporate will donate.