Milliken & Company has donated 70,000 reusable fabric gowns to its long-time customer Singapore-based QMT Industrial & Safety PTE. In response to daily COVID cases in Singapore reaching near one-year peaks, QMT Safety will distribute the reusable gowns to local hospitals to help provide additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers.
The donation was possible due to a limited supply of excess inventory of Level 1 PPE gowns at a Milliken manufacturing facility. In response to the pandemic, the textile division at Milliken pivoted its manufacturing process to begin supplementing U.S. demand for PPE, specifically Level 1 PPE gowns. The gowns can be laundered up to 25 times, making them a sustainable alternative to single-use gowns.
The donation to QMT Safety for distribution to Singapore hospitals follows previous donations over the past 11 months to South Carolina-based school districts. In total, Milliken has donated more than 116,000 reusable fabric gowns to help protect frontline workers.