“How Can We Help?”
COVID-19’s impact on local ski areas led Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis to ask this simple question on social media. After receiving a call from their local hospital needing face shields, it was an easy decision to transition their entire production from making skis to making face shields full time.
They overcame material procurement and retooled their entire facility in Boyne City, Michigan. Within one week they began making the lifesaving face and eye shields for healthcare workers and first responders, pushing the pace of their team by producing volumes over 10,000 per week.
Take a look at Shaggy’s story before they readjusted to Covid-19’s impact. We’re proud to call them our friends.
DICKIES SHIFTS PRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURE MEDICAL GOWNS
As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, Dickies, A VF Company, is committing to support our hospitals and healthcare workers by producing FDA-compliant, lifesaving, personal protective equipment (PPE). We will work with federal and state government leaders to distribute these isolation gowns nationwide.
“Dickies has stood alongside generations of workers and in light of these unprecedented times, we’re joining in the effort to help healthcare professionals on the frontlines,” said Denny Bruce, Dickies Global Brand President. “As a heritage brand that goes to work, especially when the work gets tough, we are committed to equipping these workers with the critical medical garments they need to protect themselves as they continue the fight against this pandemic.”
At Dickies, we have been committed to championing the dignity of work for nearly a century. We’re not new to shipping production gears to help the greater good. Dating back to World War II, Dickies was sequestered to produce millions of uniforms for the U.S. Armed Forces, and now, in order to help healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19, Dickies is leveraging VF Corporation’s nimble supply chain footprint by converting five manufacturing facilities to produce urgently needed PPE garments.
Initial production is underway and is expected to produce and deliver 50,000 gowns by May, with the capacity to make more than 3,400,000 gowns through September.
ABOVE: C.D. Williamson’s message to Dickies employees in 1941 resonates today as we also face the same issues.
ABOVE: Dickies shipping out WWII uniforms boxes for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Make a Fruit Pie with Chef Nini Nguyen
There's no better way to show your appreciation for your favorite essential worker than to gift them with a homemade fruit pie.
To take part, you’ll need the following items:
- 3 Cups of flour
- 1 cup + 2T sugar
- 2 sticks + 2T butter
- 2lbs fruit of your choice
- 2 lemons
- 1 egg
Make your own no touch door opener with maker Scott Van Campen
Gift an essential worker on the front line a handmade no touch door opener to help keep them safe.
Make Your Own Paint with Artist Thakone Soum
Make your own paint with just your kitchen scraps and create a painting of unity to support our essential workers.
Make Your Own Sanitizer with Makers Adina and Marc
Can’t find any sanitizer? Make your own and decorate your bottle to keep you safe or to gift to an essential worker in need. You’ll need: isoprpyl or rubbing alcohol; aloe vera gel; essential oil or lemon juice; an empty bottle; and arts & crafts supplies.
Make your own 3D Sculpture with Artist Favour Jonathan
Create your own 3D hand sculpture holding a flag of gratitude to our essential workers. You’ll need: cardboard, scissors or scalpel, hot glue gun or superglue, ruler and pencil.