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Plant: Protecting our front line

Start-up supplies medical gowns to healthcare workers during pandemic

June 30, 2021  by Plant

Photos courtesy of CEMM.

When the pandemic was declared in March 2020, many countries around the world were left scrambling for personal protective equipment (PPE) for its frontline workers – especially for healthcare workers bravely risking their well-being to treat people suffering from COVID-19.

When Esther Vlessing saw Canada’s healthcare sector struggling for PPE, she decided to utilize her skills and experience in the fashion industry and start up Canada Emergency Medical Manufacturers (CEMM) in Concord, Ont., which has supplied reusable isolation gowns that have served approximately 75 million uses in hospitals, long-term care homes, and COVID-19 testing centres.
Read more on Plant, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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