Staying relevant and in business since 1818, doesn’t happen without adaptation. America’s oldest clothing brand, Brooks Brothers, is doing just that. They have converted production lines in their North Carolina, New York, and Massachusetts factories to make masks and gowns for those on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We consider this a duty, and part of our DNA at Brooks Brothers,” Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio said in a statement. “For more than 200 years, we have proudly stood by America’s bravest men and women, outfitting soldiers and cadets for military service.” They recently started supplying members of the U.S. Navy with protective gear.
Brooks Brothers is also supporting the many healthcare heros like those at Sampson Regional Medical Center in North Carolina who received masks during National Hospital Week. Brooks Brothers’ masks are proudly crafted in the USA of American fabric and imported materials.
Applying their expertise to sewing PPE for front line workers first, they have now also released high quality masks for sale to the general public. These masks are sewn using a state-of-the-art non woven material that has been tested to filter 86% of particles to 0.3 microns.
Developed along with a leading university, Brooks Brothers’ masks feature a higher filtration capacity than standard cotton fabrication to provide protection and high breathability. This minimizes humidity inside the mask when wearing them for long periods of time.
Thank you to Brooks Brothers for their commitment to helping others and their passion to creatively craft a path forward.
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