The Northwest-based manufacturer of workwear fabrics, Carrington Textiles, has increased the capacity in its main processing plant in the UK to supply the national and international healthcare sector with the much needed materials for PPE.
Carrington Textiles has worked in the past five weeks with some of the largest clothing suppliers in the NHS and healthcare in France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, delivering over 3.5 million meters of fabric, a demand that is twice as high as usual 2.5 million meters alone serve the NHS, nursing homes, pharmacies and other medical professionals at the forefront in the UK.
The latter number will be enough to provide key workers who need it most with more than 1 million uniforms, including scrub suits or tunics and pants.
A further 300,000 meters of Carrington Textiles' healthcare fabrics will clothe frontline workers at Nightingale Hospitals across the country.
Since manufacturers from the fashion industry reuse their production for peeling suits, Carrington Textiles was also there to support them with much-needed supplies.
With over 40 years of industry experience and a constant focus on innovation, Carrington Textiles continues to develop fabrics that meet the strictest standards, offer outstanding performance and improved comfort, and have surfaces that are antimicrobial, odorless and wrinkle-free.
Neil Davey, general manager of Carrington Textiles, said: “We are incredibly proud to be part of this battle in uncertain times when we all band together to fight this virus. Our UK factory is busier than ever as we focus our efforts to support the healthcare sector and use all available inventory where it is most needed. Of course, the health, safety and well-being of our colleagues is our priority. That is why we have taken the necessary steps on site to ensure that they are safe at all times. "