Why Make PPE?

With the progression of the CORVID-19 emergency, hospitals and health care facilities are quickly running out of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Though ideally masks, gowns and other PPE would be professionally made at medical grade, replacement supplies are just not available. With some hospitals recommending nurses and other staff using bandanas and other low-tech measures, making well fitting masks from cloth becomes a much more acceptable replacement to no equipment or improvised equipment. Even if a handmade cloth mask is only 50% effective, it’s better than no protection at all, which is where an increasing number of health care facilities are finding themselves.

Please see our pages of patterns and materials and dive in to help fill the gap in protective wear our health care workers and first responders need.

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