COVID 19 PPE EFFORTS
AAF is seeking help with the following:
Financial resources to help us mitigate the PPE shortages. Specifically:
· $350,000 for reusable (sustainable) isolation and barrier gown manufacturing startup costs. After startup costs, we could make 10,000 gowns/wk. Gowns would be provided at cost to healthcare providers and first responders within Arizona. Gowns are reusable up to 300 washes. Donate HERE (indicate PPE Efforts in the notes upon donation). Cost breakdown:
o $184,000 Automatic multi-ply cutter, software & training, plotter
o $150,000 Additional Sewing Machines, set up and space retrofit
o $15,000 Bias Cutter
· $337,000 for N95 mask manufacturing startup costs. Donate HERE (indicate PPE Efforts in the notes upon donation).
o $112,000 N95 Machine
o $2,000 Shipping for machine
o $100,000 Materials
· $22,000 for FDA Certification and training (Good news! Funding Secured!)
o $5,236 FDA Certification
o $12,500 Training
o $4,000 Consulting
Spreading the word. FABRIC held a press conferences at FABRIC on Wednesday March 25, 2020 between 10am-12pm by appointment to share what it has learned about the safety regulations and specifications required in making PPE to help educate the public.
Media inquiries HERE
Media Coverage HERE
Physical resources to help us mitigate the PPE shortages.
Share FDA approved fabric resources, machine resources, and funding resources HERE
Specifically sourcing the FDA approved materials. For a list of materials needed, contact us HERE.
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. Donate HERE (indicate PPE Efforts in the notes upon donation).
Healthcare Facility connections to address their needs in PPEs.
Contact us HERE
Donations of sanitation items including hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies. Donations of these items can be delivered to FABRIC 132 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
As we ramp our manufacturing efforts, we will need experienced industrial sewists, industrial cutters and other industry professionals as well as volunteers. Are you an experienced industrial sewist who wants to help? Contact us HERE.