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
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Thank you for your donations for @manilaprotectivegearsewingclub! Purchasing of materials has begun in order to make more PPEs! We have added a PayPal address to make it easier for international donations. Swipe right for how to donate ♥️ thank you all for your generosity.
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.
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
Atelier Patty Ang
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In partnership with @atelierpattyang, we at Patton Studio would like to invite you to shop for a cause. We are offering 5% off on all items at www.pattonstudio.com from April 7-30, 2020. This sales effort will continue to support the livelihood of our sewers and the continuous production of Personal Protective Clothing for the medical front liners working to fight the COVID19 pandemic. Please swipe through for more details. We thank you in advance for your generosity in helping us fund this effort to continuously protect lives. @patton_studio
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