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May 07,2020 Designers Making PPE for the NHS- COVID 19

It gave me such a great feeling to be able to contribute to the PPE shortage for the NHS. Since the beginning of Lockdown much of the media coverage was about the lack of PPE for the NHS. There were many call outs on social media from designers for help to support by sewing scrubs.

However, it was so hard to try to help! I sent several emails including the government cabinet office and hospitals themselves but I couldn't get through to where I needed to be. Finally the amazing designers, Phoebe English, Bethany Williams and Holly Fulton set up the Emergency Designer Network alongside trailblazer, Cozette McCreery.

They championed an initiative to rally together cloth, cutters, makers and logistics to enable small and large fashion companies in London to be able to do their bit. So, I joined their gang and boy were they organised and efficient! Over email they transferred all of the technical instructions which I was then able to send to my machinist. The cut-work was then couriered to him - working from his home in Harrow - by Matches Fashion.

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He managed to sew 20 sets in a week and is now working on his 3rd  set of 20! The Matches vans drove around London to other helpers homes and small studios to collect the sewn scrubs and deliver their work! Amazing.
All of the scrubs are delivered to an NHS hub, ready to be washed at 60 degrees and then put out onto the front line!!! There will definitely be some beautifully sewn scrubs out there! The pure talent being put into these scrubs is second to none. If you are able to donate please use this link for the GO FUND ME page.  It takes just £6 for all of the NHS approved components to make a pair of scrubs. You could really help!
A heart warmed thank you from me, to all of my clients who have already donated! Such support as always!

 

 

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