TRENDSPLANT would like to make their contribution towards fighting against Covid 19. To do so they have launched this project whereby,through using the textile factories of their regular suppliers,they will be able to provide hospitals with sanitary face masks.
Key workers in our national health sector need our help. They are on the front line and so permanently exposed to the deadly virus. It is absolutley imperative that they are as well equipped as possible.
TRENDSPLANT is already taking steps to make this happen.They have combined their own resources with those of their suppliers to begin the production of sanitised face masks. Specifically for this cause they have temporarily put aside the manufacture of sweatshirt patterns in order to offer their in the battle against the virus.
These face masks contain “benzalkonium chloride, a disinfectant, anti bacterial treatment and inhibitor of viral activity. Although this is an efficient and widely used solution for textiles in sanitary sectors (technical prospectus),we would like to make it very clear that these face masks have not been officially authorised due to the inundation of requests for certification in the corresponding laboratorios. For this reason they will not replace or be used in lieu of the face masks of health professionals made by the companies which are responsible for their manufacture( surgical masks,N95, FFP3…).Neither will they be used for activities directly linked to the virus ,for instance,in operating theatres or other sensitive,high risk zones. They will,however,be put to use in many other áreas, this way effectively making the authorised face masks readily available where and when needed, in situations of direct contact with covid 19.
Although the use of these face masks is similar to those of surgical masks one significant difference and advantage that this anti bacterial treatment offers is the fact that the masks can and be washed and reused 40 - 50 times.
Each mask costs 2,2€.
4,500 sanitised face masks have already been produced,ready to donate urgently to the Hospital of Alicante, the Hospital of San Juan de Alicante and other health and medical centres. To this day(6/04/2020)most have already been donated. This donation has been carried out thanks to the collaboration of Trendsplant,Solcir-the solidarity branch of EUIPO and others.
Furthermore, Trendsplant opens up the possibility for all of us to help by contributing a little, enabling them to continue using the production facilities presently available to them and so manufacturing the help so urgently required.
In cocollect we encourage business to become involved in the process of fundraising. We refund your donation in the form of discounts which you can use at a later date. You influence how business behaves.
These donations are accepted with the collaboration of “Fundacion de Empresa y Sociedad” (valid certificate for tax refund). 100% (except bank commisions) will go directly to the cause.
They manufacture practically all of our products in Europe, specifically between Portugal and Spain, where we ensure that the working conditions of the people who produce them are fair and appropriate.
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After15 years of boosting from zero what is today called coorporate social responsibility, since 2010 they work in three innovation ecosystems:
-B2B ecosystem, where companies and startups share experiences and colaborate in innovation and strategies.
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