British luxury fashion brand Mulberry have revealed that work is underway in its Somerset factories producing re-usable PPE gowns for the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust to support in the protection of NHS frontline workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Having sourced a fluid-resistant, washable material that ensures the PPE gowns can be laundered and reused safely multiple times for non-surgical use, in line with government-issued guidelines for PPE equipment – the company expect your produce over 8,000 gowns in the coming weeks.
“I’m so pleased Mulberry is able to play a role in supporting the NHS and the vital work they do in the fight against Covid-19.” Mulberry CEO, Thierry Andretta said in a statement. “I’m proud the Mulberry team was able to work so quickly to transform our leather goods factories to start producing PPE equipment and play our part in protecting lead communities.”
As well as being in conversation with a number of other NHS Trusts around the country as to how it can support in the supply of PPE equipment, Mulberry is also supporting their local Bristol ‘Scrub Hub’ – a network of voluntary community groups who are making ‘scrubs’ to order for NHS staff. Using state-of-the-art machinery, the Somerset-based brand are cutting large volumes of fabric to pattern which is then ready to be stitched by volunteers.
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