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Support These PPE-Making Fashion Groups In Any Way You Can

Big or small, aid in providing protective suits and masks to healthcare workers right at your home

Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club

Filipino designer Mich Dulce is leading this effort to mobilize sewing volunteers, material suppliers, garment factories, and others, to create protective suits for frontliners. To date, the group has raised nearly P900,000 to be used for materials and logistics. It has also provided the public with open-source protective suit patterns “based on a real isolation suit lent to us by VP [Leni Robredo].” Moreover, the group has released a cost sheet so that donors can know exactly where their pesos are going. To support the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club, donors can give cash through BPI, GCash, and PayPal. They are also receiving material donations such as water repellant fabrics, velcro, and elastic.

Designer Mich Dulce Made A Pattern For Those Wanting To Help Make PPE Suits At Home


Designer Mich Dulce Made A Pattern For Those Wanting To Help Make PPE Suits At Home

Fashion for Frontliners

This nonprofit group of fashion designers has come together to produce doctor-approved PPE suits made of Taslan. Embracing transparency, the group not only announced the cost of suit production (P400 per suit) at the outset of their efforts, but it has also been regularly updating a publicly accessible Google document with all incoming donations, and has been transparent about how many suits have been delivered, which hospitals have been receiving them, and how many are currently in production. To date, they have received over P4.5 million in donations. Donors can give cash through BDO, BPI, GCash, PayPal

Patty Ang has paused regular operations in order to use her atelier to produce PPE for medical frontliners. Instead of receiving cash donations, the fashion designer is receiving donations in-kind. Materials needed include thread, zippers, waterproof electrical tape, and food for the sewers. Donors can connect with the designer through Instagram or email. Otherwise, the public can purchase clothes for sale on the designer’s website, with revenue going to PPE production and the livelihood of the sewers.

Hey Heleyna and House of Santi

Bridalwear brands Hey Heleyna and House of Santi have partnered up to mass produce face masks in order to address the shortage at local hospitals. Additionally, funds raised are also used to provide food and grocery items to marginalized communities in Quezon City who have received little to no government assistance. Donors can send cash through BPI.

Kapitbahay Donation Drive

In partnership with the Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club, the Kapitbahay Donation Drive, led by designer/doctor sibling duo Dora Lulab Dorado and Jan Dorado, is raising funds to create PPE suits for frontliners. Having raised nearly P600,000 in just eight days, they are on track to create 1,699 suits. As is standard transparency practice these days, the group also provides a publicly accessible document listing all donations. Their PPE suits have reached hospitals outside Metro Manila, including Mindoro and Quezon. The group is collecting cash donations via BPI and BDO. And they are also calling for packing supplies, including packaging tape, masking tape, and clear Scotch tape.

Lead photo from @fashionforfrontliners

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