Libby Mattern of Malia Mills has been the point person for IC and the South Brooklyn effort in manufacturing of medical gowns. Normally producing high end swimwear, their studio is currently converted to making hospital gowns now, as they quickly pivoted their business to help our frontline workers when the pandemic hit. To date, they have shipped over 418,000 medical gowns to the NYC health department, alongside other IC tenants That’s My Girl, Double Take Fashions, BMGM, Stitched by Grace, and the Fashion Poet.
Read more about Mayor de Blasio’s visit to their factory in April here + a short film here.
If you want to help and have experience with industrial sewing machines please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.