BE PART OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM
We are making reusable isolation gowns. A reusable isolation gown can be washed 70-300 times (depending on fabric) which is a sustainable solution to the PPE shortage now and in the future. As we ramp up, our goal is to make 25,000 gowns a week would be equivalent to up to 7,500,000 disposable gowns/week.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to help us mitigate the PPE shortages.
Donate directly to FABRIC’s 501 c3 non-profit AZ Apparel Foundation
Contact us to provide financial assistance
$261,935 ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT COSTS.
(41) Industrial Double Needle Overlock Sewing Machines with table, legs, servo motor and LED lamp = $56,580
(41) Overlock components: Footlift with Chain, Waste Removal Bag, Pneumatic Side Cutter = $14,555
Industrial Cylinder bed full submerged Coverstitch ¼ gauge, 3 needle, top and bottom Coverstitch with pneumatic thread trimmers, auto foot lift, complete T legs with casters, 110 Volts, LED lamps = $3950
(2) Industrial Juki Single Needle with thread trimmers, auto back tack foot, lift complete table, T legs with casters, LED lamp = $2850
Gerber Automated Cutter = $184,000
Freight charges TBD
Bias Cutter $15,000
TOTAL = $276,935 (not including freight)
$40,000 BUILDING RETROFIT TO ACCOMMODATE ADDITIONAL MANUFACTURING OF PPE (Good news! Funding Secured! Thank you Tempe Innovation Development Association)
Submission of plans, permits and contract electrical work to support additional equipment needs=$6000
Construction costs to implement minor building modifications to support adding of additional equipment (includes labor, supplies and lift)=$4800
Upfront costs for 1st payment/deposits, shipping, set-up for leasing of additional equipment. This includes automatic cutter, industrial sewing machines, binding cutter, sorting bins and fabric storage racks=$11,600
Purchase of consumable supplies to run new equipment and operations (thread, oil, belts, plastic, paper etc.)=$1600
Start-up hiring costs for 50+ new sewers &line supervisors (non cost-of-goods payroll): recruiting, screening, interviewing, onboarding, training=$14,000
Initial Sterilization of building and daily cleaning maintenance to keep employees safe (COVID-19 SOP)=$2000
$22,000 FDA CERTIFICATION & TRAINING (Good news! Funding Secured! Thank you Thunderbirds Charities!)
$5,236 FDA Certification
FUNDING FOR MEDICAL GRADE MATERIALS that meet the rigorous AAMI and FDA standards are costly and sparse and something that must be purchased up front out of pocket.
SEW ISOLATION GOWNS FROM HOME
We provide the pattern, instructions and fabric information.
You pick up the substantially equivalent to FDA standard fabric at the home improvement store and the sew gowns from home.
We connect you to healthcare facilities in need.
SEWING/CUTTING MACHINE OPERATORS who have industrial machine experience.
Proof of authorization to work or US citizenship required
APPLY en Espanol
STRONG VOLUNTEERS to help move machinery.
PHASE 1: Remove current equipment to prep for epoxy flooring
PHASE 2: Replace current equipment after epoxy application
PHASE 3: Moving in additional machines and equipment as they are acquired
SANITATION SUPPLIES to keep FABRIC safe and clean for the people who will be making PPE items.
SPREADING THE WORD
HEALTHCARE FACILITY CONNECTIONS to address their PPE needs or help connect them with other manufacturers we that we assist to ramp up. We will add their request to our master list of needs.
A special thank you for your generous donations