Chilewich Adapts a Portion of Factory to Produce Isolation Gowns
New York, NY, April 24, 2020-As healthcare workers around the globe face unprecedented shortages of supplies needed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Chilewich has adapted part of its factory in Chatsworth, Georgia, to make vital protection equipment.
The design-led and 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.
Isolation gowns are used to protect healthcare workers and prevent contamination of clothing with body fluids and other potentially infectious material. This personal protective equipment is critical to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Made of a modified version of a waterproof backing used for Chilewich wall textiles, the gowns will be provided to front-line healthcare workers in partnership with Fabric Sources International (FSI) and a consortium of companies committed to addressing ongoing supply shortages.