Frimley trust receives first PPE gowns from Eizo’s collaboration with fashion designer
Anthony Kerslake and Emma Carr of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust have received the first batch of 300 Ebola-proof, medical grade PPE gowns that have been made through a collaboration between Eizo Limited and couture designer Lynda Yong.
Eizo and Yong partnered with the trust to produce an initial run of at least 8,000 PPE gowns for the NHS, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second floor of Eizo’s premises in Ascot has been transformed into a temporary sewing workshop. The workshop is able to accommodate up to 25 seamstresses, socially distanced at least three metres apart, who will produce the PPE gowns that are vital in the protection of frontline NHS staff. The space has been rented cost free to the NHS and Lynda Yong by Eizo.
Head of fundraising for Frimley Health Charity Kerslake said: “The charity is thrilled to be working with both the hospital procurement team and the team at Eizo, and is amazed at how the community of local seamstresses has rallied around to each create over 50 PPE gowns a day.”
Picture: The Eizo team with a shipment of PPE gowns. Courtesy of Katherine Woodley.
See the full report on page 6 of the May 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.