The company has been a supply chain for American-made clothing and sells directly to consumers. The company is known for a line of sweatshirts and have made lines of similar basic clothing options. They look to provide durable fabrics, hardware, fasteners, and construction products.
As the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has caused a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). American Giant, and their coalition of eleven clothing brands, have retrained all of their sewers to make medical-grade masks. Their brands include Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, and Los Angeles Apparel have began manufacturing PPE for healthcare workers. Equipping hospital workers with tools to combat against COVID-19 has become the to priority for these brands as they have set out to make one million certified masks per week.
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American Giant, Hanes, and other clothing brands will make 1 million medical-grade masks a week
April 2, 2020
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- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.
- CoronavirusCDC Coronavirus: Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. They can infect people and animals. Five different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness.
- Personal protective equipmentPersonal protective equipment is equipment worn to minimize exposure to workplace hazards that can lead to injuries and illnesses
- HanesbrandsHanesbrands is a American clothing and consumer goods company that provides T-shirts, bras, panties, underwear, socks, hosiery, and casual and active-wear