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As charity auctions are staged, design brands like Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Tiffany & Co. take action, Housing Works steps up, and Salone del Mobile makes its own major donation, a range of brands are pivoting their production efforts to focus on making healthcare equipment to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Decorative fabrics company Pindler is making masks for healthcare workers from its stockpile, while Perennials Fabrics is using unfinished textiles to make mask covers designed to be worn over N95 masks at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
Elsewhere, Holly Hunt is working with a local Chicago drapery studio to make masks out of their own fabrics, while Rough Linen is sewing masks out of its linen sheeting designed to specifications provided by Kaiser Permanente. The company is also offering complimentary linen to the hospital’s own team of volunteer sewers.
Mattress brands are also stepping up to the challenge, with Leesa producing and distributing emergency beds—in under a week—to hospitals throughout the U.S.
Eco-friendly company Avocado is repurposing part of its sewing department to produce face masks, which will be made and sold at cost. What is more, Avocado is spreading the word to hospitals about its production capabilities, including temporary mattresses, reusable sheeting, pillows, and protective garb—just as Naturepedic begins to makes organic face masks. And last but certainly not least, interior designers such as Mark D. Sikes and Sheila Bridges took to Instagram to document particularly beautiful efforts. Below, AD PRO rounds up additional examples of design companies working to help mitigate the COVID-19 crisis.
AD PRO rounds up additional examples of design companies working to help mitigate the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/these-design-companies-are-helping-with-coronavirus-relief-efforts-in-big-ways