Help Support Front-Line Medical Workers Affected by the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Shortage. We are also raising funds to support Front-Line Medical Workers in the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic so we can conquer this current and future public health crisis together.Donate
Introducing "Made by us" precut materials
Made by "Humans from Home," this convenient kit comes in 5 or 25 sets in a box. The material meets AAMI Level 1 & 2 standards, and now you can make gowns at home for those in need.View products
130,000 people from 161 countries
"What a wonderful way to mobilize and connect with so many. Your map of goodness is like a ray of sunshine in the otherwise dark maps we see on the spread of the virus. Bravo!” - Dean Nitin Nohria, Harvard Business Schoolsee our global reach
“I just wanted to thank you for developing this pattern, it is incredibly useful. I have a fabric and sewing supplies store in Botswana and this is helping us provide technical support for people to sew these gowns. I will definitely mention your incredible contribution to the Government of Botswana. ” - Ranveer Kissoondoyal, Botswana
We produced 34 gowns for Inclusion Selkirk--Miles, Selkirk Canada
Midcoast paramedics, EMTs brainstorm, sewed their own PPE, using shower curtains and socksRead Their story
“I adapted it to use with "Tyvek" from Home Depot to make PPE for a local fire departmentI finished making 20 gowns today”--Kathy Haynie
“I used fitted bedsheets and curtains. You ladies are heroes and treasures. I made 10 gowns this week and just delivered them to Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.” - Carol Raye
“Baldev Billan, who is both a home care worker and also part-owner of Billan Garments Limited. The pictures show the washable FGFH gown.” - Jonathan, Leicester, UK
WITH YOUR HELP FGFH JUST DONATED 1000 PPE GOWNS!
As you’ve no doubt read or seen on the news, there is a severe shortage of the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed by our front-line healthcare workers.
In response, in less than three months, more than 128,000 people from 161 countries - Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, Africa and across the United States - have downloaded mask and gown patterns and viewed how-to tutorials (3700 hours collectively!)
To help, we’ve sourced patterns for face masks and other protective gear that are free for you to download and sew. We now have a paper pattern and trim package available to purchase at minimal cost from here.
YOU are absolutely making a difference in this crisis. So let's keep working!
Sign up our newsletter, and we will keep you informed. And tag @fashiongirlsforhumanity so that we can share the amazing work you are doing. For those who have a large production capacity with Gerber cutting machines, you can download a file (DXL/PDF) and check also our “Factory Resources.”
Resources for Making Protective Masks & Gowns
Making protective masks & gowns is a great way to help during this critical time even if they are, simply, used by those who need them but do not get them due to the severe PPE shortage. We hear many people are making for people who work in nursing homes or other medical setting not necessarily all Covid 19 related.
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VPL FOR FGFH
VPL for FGFH Masks
A pack of 3 randomly assorted ear loop masks made from Japanese vintage fabrics with cord stoppers to adjust lenght.The 100% cotton fabric comes from Japanese yukata (a type of indigo dye summer kimono).
An interior pocket to insert your own filters to create an appropriate barrier necessary for COVID-19. Please note any cloth masks alone do not give enough protection.
Made in sunny California, by a women-owned, ethical, certified essential business factory. The proceed goes to Gowns for Good Made in America.
Washable and reusable. Please wash separately from white as fabric uses vintage indigo- and vegetable-dye. Hand wash cold / Do not tumble dry.
The latest National Updates and Resources on COVID-19
If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, provide FEMA with details on what you are offering.
If you are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a hospital and other companies in need of medical supplies, contact your state Department of Public Health and/or Emergency Management.
For non-medical supplies, services or equipment, if you are interested in doing business with FEMA, visit our Industry Liaison Program.
Sign up and fill out ITAC's quick survey and share with them your capabilities. ITAC is working to help identify who can supply the crucial gear NYC healthcare workers need.
The NYS Governor Cuomo is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact EricGertler at 212-803-3100 or COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov.
L.A. Protects could help businesses that might otherwise might have to close and furlough staff, by connecting them with opportunities to provide an essential service. Working in partnership with the sustainable fashion brand Reformation, which will monitor mask production to maintain quality assurance, L.A. Protects will match approved manufacturing companies with essential industries in need of masks –– including the healthcare industry, grocers, take-out restaurants, delivery services, as well as food and beverage manufacturers. Garment and apparel manufacturers in the city can sign up at Coronavirus.LACity.org/
Any questions? Contact email@example.com
Kaleidoscope Consulting 212.414.8882 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Columbia University Webiner
The founders of Fashion Girls spoke at a webiner hosted by Columbia University's School of General Studies to explain how we all came together in response to COVID-19. Moderated by Cecilia Dean, watch Miki, Julie, Kikka and Tomoko talk about how fashion industry is innovating.