In an effort to support healthcare workers around the world as they combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Chilewich has adapted part of its factory in Chatsworth, GA, to make vital protection equipment.
The family-owned textiles company is now producing up to 25,000 isolation gowns per week alongside its woven coverings for tabletops, floors, walls, and windows.
“At Chilewich, creativity continues,” said Sandy Chilewich, founder and creative director of Chilewich. “Functionality and practicality are essential elements of everything we make, and we are honored to help those on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.”
Made of a modified version of a waterproof backing used for Chilewich wall textiles, the gowns will be provided to frontline healthcare workers in partnership with Fabric Sources International (FSI) and a consortium of companies committed to addressing ongoing supply shortages.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help healthcare workers at this unprecedented time,” said Joe Sultan, CEO of Chilewich. “Our factory team is talented and agile; our equipment is well suited to the task; and our partners at FSI have done an incredible job of coordinating efforts across north Georgia to address protective equipment shortages.”