Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Funded the construction of community centers and social and economic projects in the Tohoku region.
Tohoku Community Center
Funded the construction of the "Home for All" community center in Rikuzentakata designed by Toyo Ito.
Restored 6 firehouses in New York and Long Island after Sandy in partnership with Waves for Water.
Support Tohoku Children
Invited 117 children affected by the Japan Earthquake to snowboard in partnership with CHILL.
Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines
The Fashion For the Philippines project was implemented in the Visayan Islands of the Philippines. 1,600 water filters delivered to 160,000 people in Philippines in partnership with W4W
Covid-19 Response & Aid
In addition to producing and donating more than 20,000 PPE gowns to facilities in need, we also provided PPE resources to people around the world.
Covid-19 Response & Aid
PPE Production & Donation
We have raised over $250,000 towards our Gowns For Good Made In America initiative. We used our funding to support small businesses within the fashion and garment industries in the US that have pivoted their manufacturing to create PPE and in turn.►
The different types of PPE include face shields, gloves, goggles and glasses, gowns, head covers, masks, respirators, and shoe covers.
How to Make
Video tutorials on how to make masks, protective suit, disposable and washable isolation gowns, and surgical cap. Also offered key tutorials in Spanish as well.
Small factories in Botswana, quilters from Pennsylvania, tailors in England, makers in Canada, firefighters in Oregon, and a group of volunteer sewers in Montana, Idaho all joined us to improve our PPE designs.
Free downloadable PPE designs, from sketches to factory production ready files.
“I adapted it to use with "Tyvek" from Home Depot to make PPE for a local fire department. I finished making 20 gowns today”
"Here is a video that shows how to use your pattern to make PPE out of Tyvek."
“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.”
"My wife and I used 3 bolts of fabric to produce 34 gowns for Inclusion Selkirk which is a local non-profit organization that works with group homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities."
"I just wanted to thank you for developing this pattern, it is incredibly usefull. 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."
"We are also using a new simpler pattern which reduces the number of steps/operations to construct the gowns and increases rate of production, making the gowns cheaper."
Montana > Idaho
Mary McRae made gowns and donated to Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. "Bringing communities together, and a way for those at home to help.....I Love the idea. Purpose and Hope."
“Baldev Billan, who is both a home care worker and also part-owner of Billan Garments Limited. The pictures show the washable FGFH gown.”
"Thanks to your generosity in offering a free pattern, my quilt guild, Undercover Quilters in Brookhaven, Pa., was able to make isolation gowns for a local nursing home. We supplied over 50 gowns in 7 days that we made using our home machines, donated sheets, our stashes of bias binding, elastic and thread. The last 10 gowns are an extra large size that was requested for the larger staff members. I was able to easily scale your pattern up to the wider body size, greater length and longer sleeve they needed." Marise S.
"My brother is a dentist and asked me to make him some so he can wash. He is almost out of the paper ones. He ordered fabric and just got it in today."
Asst. Professor, Texas A&M University
"I find mask making therapeutic - I'm a nurse educator no longer at the bedside so have been making them for my former students fighting on the frontline - have made and donated over 700 masks so far! It makes me feel like I'm doing something to help out! Thank you!!!!"
"I modified it a bit around the arms and neck I also changed the position of the ties to come from inside the side seams instead of the edges and the top straps come from under the neck binding."
"I made gowns from the MadebyUs kit. I have a straight stitch as well as a merrow machine- which worked well with the production. Depending on how long each one takes to assemble I may be able to take on more. I’m a pattern maker and sample maker by trade so am happy to be of help! "
Meet Our Volunteers
Partnership & Sponsorship
Kendall manages our partnership and sponsorship. She is a producer of live shows, events & film in fashion, retail and music.
Design & YouTube
Timmy helped our PPE designs and Youtube instructions. Texas born and raised, Timmy is a designer of her her eponymous lingerie label