- Film & TV
- 08 Apr 20
Peris Costumes has urged people who want to sew at home to get in touch, so patterns and and materials can be supplied.
The Spanish company behind the award-winning outfits for HBO's Chernobyl have gifted their stock of face masks and protective items to frontline workers during the Coronavirus crisis.
According to a report by ScreenDaily.com, Peris Costumes are also making new Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE) which they are planning to send to hospitals, nursing homes, local government and police stations.
CEO Javier Toledo said in a statement released via social media: "We are living in a nightmare in which reality overcomes fiction.
"Our thoughts go out to the families who have lost a loved one and to the ones who are going through an uncertain situation with their elderly or family members fighting this illness.
"That is why we are certain that we cannot stand by right now and that this is the time to help. As time goes by, needs are greater and they are inexplicably not being met as promptly as they should."
"This is just a drop in the ocean, but it has already helped a lot of people," Toledo continued.
"Everyone at Peris Madrid and Peris Lisbon is playing their part so that this aid becomes a reality. We want our donation to be a humble contribution to this Dante-esque situation on behalf of the film industry, television and theatre as a whole."
See the full statement in Spanish below.