Conshohocken-based David’s Bridal has joined the growing number of companies that have switched production to boost the supply of masks and other personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, writes Nancy Crotti for the Medical Design and Outsourcing.
The United States’ largest bridal retailer has joined forces with Ohio-based JoAnn Fabric to produce non-surgical masks for medical professionals in hospitals and senior living facilities.
Beginning last week, alteration specialists at more than 250 David’s Bridal shops nationwide started sewing masks using the guidelines provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fabrics for the masks were donated by JoAnn Fabric.
The first batch of 50,000 units will ship to medical facilities around the country by the end of this week.
“It is an amazing thing to see how many individuals, groups and companies are stepping up to help in this time of crisis,” said JoAnn Fabric president & CEO Wade Miquelon. “By combining the talent of David’s Bridal alterations specialists with our fabric and supplies, we have the opportunity to quickly get tens of thousands of masks to healthcare facilities in desperate need.”
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