West Africa Covid-19 emergency medical scrubs and PPE

To combat global shortages, sourcing company Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA) is working with its factory partners in Gahan (KAD Manufacturing, Alfie Designs and Maagrace) and Benin (ANC) to pivot manufacturing of scrubs and surgical masks for frontline healthcare providers. EAA has mobilized funding and support from multiple donor agencies to enable the production of over…

Manufacturing in the UK: Advantages and Challenges with retail manufacturing

Following our very successful webinar on Wednesday, further evidence has emerged of the many points discussed regarding the need for more support in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing in the UK: Challenges and Advantages featured panellists from across our industry discussing the impact of Covid-19 on the textile industry and concerns at how the PPE industry…

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HM Treasury extends tax cut to PPE costs

The government has announced temporary scrapping of VAT on PPE has been extended until the end of October – helping care homes and businesses save £155 million amidst dealing with Covid-19. The government has announced: temporary scrapping of VAT on personal protective equipment (PPE) for infection extended until the end of October the three-month extension…

Arco offers advice on purchasing PPE

ETI member Arco – one of the largest suppliers of PPE in the UK – has shared advice on purchasing PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to Covid-19, there has been a global surge in demand and international supply chain constrictions, leading to a shortage of supply of PPE. This means the purchase of certain…

28,000 Laundry Workers in crisis

Despite the government agreeing that laundries need help, 28,000 laundry workers are still struggling. During the current lockdown, many industries that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have received extra support from the government: except laundries. Without the hospitality industry on steam, most of the laundry industry has been entirely shut down – and…

Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages Wednesday 8th July 11:00am – 12:30pm

The PCIAW® ‘Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages’ Webinar, in partnership with Gerber Technology, will take place on 8th July 2020 at 11:00am – 12:30pm.  Join a team of industry experts to learn more about the challenges and solutions of ‘Manufacturing in the UK – Challenges and Advantages’. With representatives from the PCIAW®, Gerber Technology…

Garment manufacturers in Leicester vow to defy lockdown

Dozens of small manufacturers based in Leicester have vowed to ignore the government lockdown as they cannot afford to lose any more money – despite working in cramped conditions with little access to correct PPE. Dozens of small to medium-sized manufacturers making clothes for high street brands and online companies currently operate in Leicester’s lockdown…