Designing for a cause
American Agility: We’re meeting the moment by producing vital protection equipment.
At this unprecedented time, we’re making the most of our manufacturing capacity.
The Chilewich factory in Georgia is now producing not only flooring, wall textiles, upholstery, and window coverings but also personal protective gowns. These gowns are critical to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Made of a modified version of our TriLam wall backing, the gowns will be provided to front-line healthcare workers in partnership with Fabric Sources International and a consortium of companies committed to addressing ongoing supply shortages.
“Functionality and practicality are essential elements of everything we make,” noted Sandy Chilewich, founder and creative director of her namesake company, “and we are honored to help those on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis.”
Chilewich partnered with Fabric Sources International (FSI) – a provider of nonwoven, composite, specialty and woven products – and a consortium of companies collaborating to support medical and healthcare professionals working amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our factory team is talented and agile; our equipment is to the task,” added Chilewich CEO Joe Sultan. “And our partners at FSI have done an incredible job of coordinating efforts across north Georgia to address protective equipment shortages.”