Sew Valley — a small-batch production, rentable workspace and education facility for apparel designers and entrepreneurs in the West End — has launched a personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturing program with local Hemmer Design. And they need your help, especially if you can sew and/or if you can donate.
They are making PPE, both masks and gowns, for health care workers and first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.
If your skills go above and beyond home sewing, Sew Valley is also hiring contract sewers, pattern makers and technicians to help manufacture the PPE.
If you have zero sewing skills but want to help, monetary donations are essential. "Not only does your donation keep local PPE manufacturing going, it also contributes to the continued employment of our staff, and the purchase of materials for donated PPE products," says Sew Valley. "A win/win during these uncertain times. We can’t thank you enough!"
And what if you are a health care facility that actually needs additional PPE? Sew Valley is taking contract orders: sewvalley.org/sv-ppe-order-form.