In 1973, through the first oil disaster, we began making down comforters in Yarmouth, Maine, to offer consolation to our tight-knit group in a time of want.
Almost 50 years later, and tens of millions of orders fulfilled worldwide, we at Cuddledown discover ourselves ready to assist our group on a bigger scale, as we face an unprecedented problem.
With the capabilities of our manufacturing facility, together with an skilled and pushed group, we’ve shifted a few of our focus at Cuddledown to manufacturing fabric masks to be donated to our Maine medical group.
It’s our hope that the masks, created from our 100% cotton comforter shells and sheeting, will assist alleviate a number of the added stress brought on by a scarcity of medical provides that healthcare staff presently face.
“Our group is humbled on the alternative to supply these washable masks,” says John Roode, Manufacturing Supervisor. “We really feel very lucky to be ready to play a job in supporting a number of the unbelievable individuals on the frontline of this pandemic.”
Since starting this mission, our manufacturing group has been in a position to ship masks or cloth donations to Maine Medical Heart, Southern Maine Well being Care, Beth Israel Hospital, Chebeague Fireplace & Rescue, Maine Veteran’s House, and native grocery shops.
Together with masks donations, a cloth donation was made to our native Yarmouth Stitching Warriors – a league of sewers from Yarmouth, Maine producing fabric face masks to gradual the unfold of COVID19.
Whereas our Manufacturing Crew stays to work diligently on fulfilling buyer orders and creating masks, different staff at Cuddledown are discovering methods to do their half whereas working from house.
With mixed efforts from our Wholesale, Stock, and Advertising and marketing groups, Cuddledown was in a position to companion with Good Housekeeping and donate our sheeting to The Home of Perna to make use of as materials to stitch protecting masks for medical staff throughout the nation.
“With the security challenges dealing with our healthcare staff throughout this epidemic, we’re thrilled that we’ve the flexibility to make masks and might help them of their time of want. We’re additionally happy that we’re in a position to provide cloth to different out of state organizations to help them of their efforts of manufacturing masks for his or her native medical groups. ”
~ Norma Wilkins-Gross, Cuddledown President
If there’s one factor we’ve discovered at Cuddledown throughout this time of change and uncertainty, it’s that it takes the mixed efforts of each single particular person to maneuver ahead – not solely the workers at Cuddledown, however everybody in our group as an entire.
Our efforts may be small within the grand scheme of issues, but when everybody continues to indicate their group assist, we all know it’s solely a matter of time earlier than all of us overcome this disaster, and are available again stronger.