During the Covid 19 crisis, linen supplier Richard Haworth turned to producing medical scrubs for the NHS, a new skill that the company's employees quickly mastered.
Richard Haworths Marketing Manager David Stockton said: “It's been a couple of crazy weeks. Like everyone in the hospitality industry, we were badly affected by Covid-19. With one of the largest remaining manufacturing facilities in the UK, we have not produced our normal amount of work due to lack of demand.
“However, we have made sure that our highly qualified staff are employed and are proud that we have been able to help the NHS in the past few weeks by making medical peels for our wonderful health workers. Because some personal protective equipment is in short supply due to this unprecedented crisis, we were delighted to be able to contribute to our healthcare support and are available to help you in any way you can.
“While manufacturing garments is not our normal job, our team quickly understood how to make peels in different sizes and colors, and the items were sent to different hospitals across the country. We will continue to do our part while maintaining safe working conditions and hope that everyone stays safe and that we all get back to normal as soon as possible. "
At the same time, Stockton said: “Given the current unprecedented international health crisis, we wanted to keep you updated on the current situation at Richard Haworth. Like everyone else, we have gathered as much information as possible about the effects of Covid-19.
“We had spent a lot of time planning the disruption and working with our supply chain to ensure as little disruption as possible. From today's perspective, we offer a full service in which customer service, warehousing and deliveries are still fully functional. "