Garfield NJ – Wearbest Weavers, a longtime supplier of technical performance fabrics to the healthcare industry, is refocusing to meet the demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The fabrics Wearbest has developed comply with national standards to meet Barrier Levels I, II and III. The Barrier Level 1 fabric offers protection from pathogens and can be washed to commercial standards, which makes them qualified to be fabricated into medical gowns, hospital gowns, isolation gowns and other protective clothing.
In addition, Wearbest’s entire supply chain is compliant with the Berry Amendment, which requires the U.S. Department of Defense to give preference in procurement to U.S. goods. From raw materials to finished product, everything required is domestically produced.
“I am very proud of our team effort to turn around our production so quickly,” said Greg Thomases, VP of Wearbest parent company Swavelle. “We are fortunate to have a U.S. mill that provides us the capability to produce PPE product.”
Wearbest is capable of producing a minimum of 20,000 yards of medical grade fabric per week.