Strategic Stockpile Deliveries Stall As Medical Masks Run Short Christian Siriano told Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter that his sewing team is available to pitch in after the governor’s plea for protective equipment. Cuomo responded with his own Tweet urging more designers to come forward. The winner of Project Runway’s fourth season posted a video showing a protoype of the mask.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association, an industry trade group, said some members are converting production lines to produce much-needed equipment. It declined to name the companies. In WWII-Like Push, Factories Are Overhauled to Make Virus Gear Hedley & Bennett, which makes clothing for chefs and restaurant workers, offered to make face masks and gowns at its 16,000-square-foot facility in Los Angeles. Pamela Barsky, an East Village designer whose tote bags have a cult following, said her small production team could make 500 masks a day.