Combat COVID-19

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About Refried Apparel 

We are an upcycling company located in New Bedford, MA, now operating as an essential business to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have shifted our focus from creating sustainable apparel to making protective masks.

Our 2-ply masks and ties are made from 100% cotton and cotton-blend tee shirts which provide filtration and particle capture as well as breathability. Although not as effective as a medical-grade mask, these masks are appreciated by medical staff, first responders, nursing home staff, and human services agencies. The need also extends to essential businesses such as grocery store workers, postal workers, and pharmacy staff, to name a few. These are the frontline workers that make great sacrifices and risk everything to keep us safe, calm and comfortable during uncertain times. 

We are grateful to our skilled cutters and sewers that are committed to working during these challenging times. Requests are overwhelming and the demand is greater than we ever imagined. With your support, we can compensate our cutters and sewers to increase capacity and provide the protection to a greater number of those in need. 

Your donations will immediately fund the production only, not overhead costs. We are committed to do whatever we can – and as quickly as we can.  The need is NOW and together, with your help, we can keep our everyday heroes safe and active in the frontlines.

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  • Cynthia Veasey 
    • $25 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 8 d
  • Joanna Horobin  
    • $50 
    • 8 d
  • Stephanie Cronmiller 
    • $10 
    • 17 d
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Lisa Litos Refried Apparel 
New Bedford, MA
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