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Waste2Wear Utilises Its Complete Value Chain To Increase Supply Of Protective Masks And Protection Wear

We are utilizing our complete value chain to increase the supply of Protective Equipment around the world.
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April 22, 2020
Protective Masks And Protection Wear

Since the COVID19 outbreak, the Waste2Wear organization has dedicated it’s time and efforts to develop Protective Equipment for medical use. They were able to lean on Waste2Wear’s know-how of the textile business, and a widespread network of reliable suppliers and factories with whom they have long-term relationships. After shipping to Europe they are now sending three regular shipments per week to USA.

Monique Maissan, CEO of Waste Wear:

“Normally, we operate in the sustainable fashion and recycled textile business, but our knowledge on textile engineering, quality production, transparent and traceable supply chains, in combination with international logistics, has appeared to be valuable in these unprecedented times. I am proud of our team and our network of partners who joined efforts to deliver an on-going supply of trustworthy protective face masks.”

High Quality Product, Including All Valid Certifications

Maissan who is leading this joint effort, together with her team has personally executed due diligence on all the factories involved to guarantee the supply of certified high-quality medical protection equipment in compliance with the highest standards. Amis Zhang, Waste2Wear Quality Control Manager said: “Our team is in the factories 24/7 checking each product to ensure the proper manufacturing and correct use of materials. We are proud to support the doctors and nurses fighting Coronavirus on the front line”.

Offer of Medical Protection Products in collaboration with Waste2Wear:
* Surgical Mask – EN1468 3 Type II
* Respirator Mask – KN 95
* Disposable protective jumpsuit (not sterilizied) – EN14126

Production Facilities Meet the Highest Standards of Compliance

Personal protection, Work flow and Hygiene are important focus points in the production process of the medical protection wear.

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