Please....we need your help!
In these last few weeks we have been asked to make protective clothing for friends and our friends colleagues in the NHS hospitals including our local Gloucestershire care homes.
We have rummaged through our fabric boxes and have found approx 13 metres of quality KONA cotton and this is clearly not enough to meet the demand.
I need to buy more fabric and as much as I would love to supply the fabric for free (I’m self employed) my current finances will not allow it
I have a trusty fabric wholesale supplier where I can access suitable weight, quality cotton fabric at a reduced price and can get approximately 4.5 (units) hospital gowns or 3.5 (units) Tops & Trousers from 1 fabric bolt and from the scraps around 3-4 wash bags + 10 nose wired/ elastic tie face masks.
We have gone ahead and ordered x2 bolts of fabric and these will be washed, cut out and re-washed before delivery.
Please note - all protective clothing will be sewn to the highest quality from our dressmaking studio, washed and wrapped using face masks and gloves to keep it as sterile as possible + We have an adequate supply of mail bags which will be used for packing each garment.
We plan on delivering the PPE personally to our friends locally but with some requests from further afield we will post these out using our DHL carrier so we do not put he strain on our Royal Mail.
This weekend our NHS are expected to run out of PPE. We need to act fast to make sure they have everything they need to protect themselves and our loved ones.
P.s we have heard of some amazing groups of fellow dressmakers and seamstresses who have been making PPE and they are all working so hard to meet the demands and in some small way we want to make our contribution.
If you are an NHS employee then please get in touch using your NHS email if you think we can help you.
Any donations to this cause will go to the following
Fabric, mask nose wire, threads, waistband and ear loop elastic, electricity, miscellaneous production costs, postal deliveries
The funds raised from this project will come directly to us, once received we will buy the materials to make the PPE and make them ourselves from our Newent studio to a high quality standard. All PPE will be delivered by Mark
And I personally or by DHL courier.