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 

GoFundMe

Donate directly to FABRIC’s 501 c3 non-profit AZ Apparel Foundation​ 

Contact us to provide financial assistance

 

$261,935 ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT COSTS. 

INCREASES GOWN PRODUCTION FROM 500/WK TO 25,000+/WK (Good news! Funding Secured! Thank you Flinn Foundation, Virginia G. Piper, Charitable Trust, and Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy)

Cost breakdown:

  • (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)

Cost breakdown: 

  • Cost breakdown:

  • 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!)

Cost breakdown:

$5,236 FDA Certification

$12,500 Training

$4,000 Consulting

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. ​

FUND IT

 

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.

JOIN THE 1 MILLION GOWN CHALLENGE!

 

SEWING/CUTTING MACHINE OPERATORS who have industrial machine experience.

Temporary

Proof of authorization to work or US citizenship required

APPLY 

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

HELP US

SANITATION SUPPLIES to keep FABRIC safe and clean for the people who will be making PPE items.

Hand sanitizer

Cleaning supplies

Toilet paper

Paper towels

DELIVER SUPPLIES HERE

 

SPREADING THE WORD

MEDIA INQUIRIES

WATCH MEDIA COVERAGE

WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE

 

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.

CONTACT US

A special thank you for your generous donations

Tempe Innovation Development Association

Thunderbird Charities

Arizona Community Foundation

Flinn Foundation

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy

Community Donations

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132 E. 6th St.

Tempe, AZ 85281

1-855-713-0739

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

9am to 5pm by appointment

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