Leading soft furnishing and window hardware suppliers, Evans Textiles, has donated more than 4,000 metres of poly-cotton fabric to their network of machinists, seamstresses and home workers to create essential washbags for the NHS to help in the fight against coronavirus.
Evans Textiles initially generously donated 2,000 metres of fabric to help curb contamination from frontline staff uniforms and would allow staff to place uniforms in a bag and hygienically wash at the right temperature. Due to the increased popularity and demand, Evans Textiles recently released a second batch of 2,000 metres of high-quality poly-cotton fabric. The move is part of a nationwide initiative by seamstresses across the UK, ‘Scrubs for NHS’ which will support local NHS trusts and social care services across the country.
With over 100 years’ of passion for customer excellence, Evans Textiles have long been committed to listening to their customers and developing what’s important whether on a product level or to support local communities. Evans Textiles reports they have partnered with both customers and non-customers alike to come together to offer practical help and solutions during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Carl Bennett Sales Director, Evans Group of Companies, said: “We are delighted to be able to donate these fabrics for essential wash bags where it is urgently needed – to protect NHS staff on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19. We are seeing an incredible, inspiring collective action by our customers, communities and individuals and we are proud to be playing our small part.”
In addition, Evans Textiles’ sister manufacturing company, William Clark & Sons, has produced 11,000 metres of vital scrub fabric for NHS workers in Ireland which will make approximately 3,000 scrub outfits.