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