During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carolina textile industry has been at the forefront of the PPE manufacturing effort, organizing a rapid response to the rising needs of front line workers. The Carolina Textile District, a network of textile manufacturers in North and South Carolina, responded to the pandemic by arranging a collaborative solution to their members’ financial challenges that also provides vital personal protective equipment that remains in short supply.
Shifting Manufacturing to PPE Production – Carolina Textile District: For More Information
The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?
- Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide
- Why We May Run into PPE Shortages Again
- Unemployment rose higher in three months of COVID-19 than it did in two years of the Great Recession
- Textile Industry Unites to Play Critical Role for the Nation’s Production of PPE Products
- Manufacturers Find New Purpose in COVID-19 Crisis
- How Asia’s Clothing Factories Switched to Making PPE – But Sweatshop Problems Live On
The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?
The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?
The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?
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- Closing the skills gap and creating reusable PPE — this new partnership is tackling both
- The Implications of Fashion’s Pivot to PPE Production
- From T-Shirts To PPE — What Hanes Learned From Its Supply Chain Pivot