Update Ollech & Wajs protective masks initiative - ow-watch

Update Ollech & Wajs protective masks initiative

face masks

The production of washable, filter cloth, protective masks has started, and we are working hard to increase our production capacities. We have received requests for a total of 4 700 masks from Belgium, France and Italy, and have already delivered 760 pieces. So far the masks are helping first aiders, rescuers, paramedics, nurses, nursing assistants, home helpers, hospital staff, retirement home care providers, charity and religious workers.

Our initial ambition was to produce and donate ten thousand washable protective masks, but the urgent demand for this type of protection is far greater than we first realised.

We would therefore like to help other organisations and individuals to replicate our initiative. We can provide support with the manufacturing process and help with sourcing the raw material.

OW is currently talking to volunteers in Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. If you have access to textile production facilities or sewing machines and would also like to contribute to the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic, contact us today at mask@ow-watch.ch.