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The untold origin story of the N95 mask

Good morning! Last week, it became clear that medical workers in the United States do not have the pr
Good morning!
Last week, it became clear that medical workers in the United States do not have the protective gear they need to stay safe as they tend to COVID-19 patients, who are beginning to flood our hospitals. Now, apparel businesses are quickly retrofitting their factories to make some of these much-needed items. But how, exactly, do you go from making ball gowns and T-shirts to hospital gowns and face masks?
Today, we bring you the story of Hedley & Bennett, a Los Angeles-based apron company that prototyped a mask that filters out tiny particles, including viruses, in 24 hours flat. Now, the brand is making 2,000 of them a day. It might inspire other companies to follow the Hedley & Bennett motto: Wake Up & Fight. Read more.

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