Love in the time of Coronavirus | Mulberry delivers first batch of PPE Equipment for NHS Frontline Workers
Mulberry has today announced it has begun producing re-usable PPE gowns in its Somerset factories for the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust to support in the protection of NHS frontline workers.
The brand expects to produce over 8,000 gowns in the coming weeks. Mulberry has sourced a fluid-resistant, washable material that ensures the PPE gowns can be laundered and used safely multiple times for non-surgical use, in line with government-issued guidelines for PPE equipment.
Mulberry is also in conversations with a number of other NHS Trusts around the country as to how it can support in the supply of PPE equipment.
Thierry Andretta, CEO, Mulberry, said: “I’m so pleased Mulberry is able to play a role in supporting
the NHS and the vital work they do in the fight against COVID-19. I’m proud the Mulberry team was able to work so quickly to transform our leather goods factories to start producing PPE equipment and play our part in protecting local communities.”
The Somerset-based brand is also supporting their local Bristol ‘Scrub Hub’ – a network of voluntary community groups who are making scrubs to order for NHS staff. Using state-of-the-art machinery, Mulberry are cutting large volumes of fabric to pattern which is then ready to be stitched by volunteers.
Mulberry has also raised over £75,000 via its Coronavirus Appeal in support of the National Emergencies Trust since its launch in March. All funds raised will be distributed by the National Emergencies Trust to local UK charities and support groups, who can most effectively and efficiently
support communities and individuals in need.
John Herriman, CEO of the National Emergencies Trust, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Mulberry. As a charity this sense of togetherness is always at the forefront of our mind as we support local communities across the UK dealing with this crisis. Charities, grass root organisations and groups are able to collaborate as a result of National Emergencies Trust funding helping them to support
vulnerable people at their time of greatest need. We would be unable to do this vital work without the amazing backing of Mulberry and our other partners.”
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