“My world outlook, like everybody else’s, has changed dramatically in the span of 21 days. Some of our technical vendors, the vendors that normally make high-end outerwear or performance apparel — they were able to adapt to create and manufacture some of the protective medical equipment.” –Eddie Bauer President Damien Huang
Bellevue, Washington based outdoor outfitter Eddie Bauer has shifted part of its production line to make thousands of critically needed medical masks that will be donated to local hospitals. KIRO7 reports Eddie Bauer President Damien Huang said 20,000 masks, including 5,000 N95s, will be sent to the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services to be distributed to hospitals. Cheers to Eddie Bauer and any other companies in the outdoors industry or otherwise that are throwing their hat in the ring to fight the spread of COVID-19. We salute you.
As a brand based in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve seen first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our neighbors here in Washington state and the greater Seattle area.
To aid in the efforts, Eddie Bauer is temporarily shifting portions of its production capacity to make N95 and surgical masks to help meet the high demand for personal protective equipment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our vendor partners have also donated masks to aid in the US effort to fight the virus.
Eddie Bauer will donate the masks directly to the State of Washington, to ensure they are distributed to the counties and facilities with the greatest need, based on the guidelines provided by the Washington State Department of Health.
We are inspired by those across the country making sacrifices small and large to help their neighbors and we hope to encourage others, who are able do so, to also join the cause.
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