June 11 2020  |  Aviation Trends

Aircraft interiors manufacturer donates to health centers

By Jane Hobson

Aircraft interiors manufacturer Bradfor Ltd., has announced that it has diversified its offering to reach the health sector. According to the company press release, it has sewn more than 12,000 scrubs and gowns since the beginning of April, which have provided personal protective equipment to organizations across Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.

Having closed its factory in mid-March due to the pandemic, Bradfor Ltd. has made substantial changes to the factory and in the past month, has sewn scrubs and gowns, which are being worn in many hospitals and health care facilities. More recently, the company has also donated some sets to local health centers in Kilkeel and Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland.

Known for specializing in dress covers, upholstery fabrics and leather and providing seat covers, headrest covers, straps and diaphragms, along with digitizing design services to a range of global clients, Bradfor Ltd. has expert knowledge in materials and sewing, reads the release.

Bradfor Ltd. Managing Director Patricia Clements said, “Bradfor Ltd. has been operating for nearly 25 years and with a workforce of over 100, which include numerous seamstresses, this was a very obvious step for the company to take. Working in the aerospace sector where quality, excellent lead times and high-quality manufacturing is the norm, we knew where we could add value in this rapidly changing environment."

She added, “The company has a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals and is keen to continue to assist and make scrubs and gowns. We’re also looking at making face masks which are undergoing various trials with one of our global customers. We are using a polycotton, breathable and washable material which seems to work well for many.”

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