A Manchester-based fabrics and window hardware supplier has donated more than 4,000 metres of poly-cotton fabric to their network of machinists, seamstresses and home workers to create essential scrubs and washbags for the NHS to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Evans Textiles, who make a huge portfolio of soft furnishings like curtains and blinds, initially generously donated 2,000 metres of fabric to help curb contamination from frontline staff uniforms and would allow staff to place uniforms in a bag and hygienically wash at the right temperature.

Due to increased popularity and demand, Evans recently released a second batch of 2,000 metres of high-quality poly-cotton fabric. The move is part of Scrubs for NHS, a nationwide initiative by seamstresses across the UK, which will support local NHS trusts and social care services across the country.

“We are delighted to be able to donate these fabrics for essential washbags where it is urgently needed – to protect NHS staff on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19,” said Evans Group sales director Carl Bennett.

“We are seeing an incredible, inspiring collective action by our customers, communities and individuals and we are proud to be playing our small part.”

Evans Textiles’ sister manufacturing company William Clark & Sons has produced 11,000 metres of vital scrub fabric for NHS workers in Ireland which will make approximately 3,000 scrub outfits.

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