Aware that schools across the Dallas community, including DIS, were soon to return to campus for in-person learning this month, Sébastien and his team at Louis Vuitton's facility based in Johnson County, Texas, took it upon themselves to produce cloth masks for frontline workers, including teachers and staff.
Sébastien shared, "I can only imagine the complexity of keeping a school safe for students of different ages and for teachers, especially with health and safety guidelines evolving every day. I am grateful that we are in a position to support the school and hope that together as a community, we can continue to do our part to keep each other safe and healthy."
As part of a world-leading enterprise (LVMH), Louis Vuitton has donated over 120,000 face masks worldwide which were produced here in the United States at Louis Vuitton facilities in Johnson County, Texas, California and New Jersey, and Louis Vuitton has plans to make and donate more masks worldwide to continue to fulfill its special responsibility. To meet this goal, the local Texas plant invested in additional equipment to produce enough protective masks for the DIS community. The face masks donated to the school are made of cotton cloth with multiple layers that can be reused, washed up to 15 times and adjusted to fit for comfort.
"The safety of the DIS community is our main priority. As we gradually phase in our students back on campus, we are thankful for the support of our parent community who has clearly shown that by coming together, we can continue to provide a safe place for our students to learn and grow,” says Catherine Lévy, Dallas International School Head of School.
Franck Phillip, Head of Primary at Dallas International School, adds, “The hard work and dedication put forth to produce these masks will help to keep our students and staff safe in uncertain times. We would like to thank Sébastien and his team for making this donation possible.”