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Pivot & Shifted to Producing PPE During a Global Pandemic

by Redwood Classics |

At the height of the pandemic and beginning of Ontario’s shut-down in March 2020, Kathy and her team saw the critical need for PPE and quickly retooled and pivoted to deliver ready-to-wear reusable mask packs and ready-to-assemble DIY mask kits to assist frontline workers and vulnerable communities. While some manufacturers started shifting production, many were faced with a number of challenges getting products into the market, including U.S. border closures, and supply chains ceasing operations. Despite these challenges, Kathy and her business was ready to help.

"In a world where we celebrate technology, and how quickly that technology can be adapted, our silver lining is the ability to transform our factory into a mask-production house until regular factory activities can resume." - Kathy Cheng, President of Redwood Classics 

Toronto Sun article feature here: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-ford-calls-out-to-industry-and-industry-answers-the-call