The BC Apparel and Gear Association was approached by Vancouver Coastal Health to get ahead of the increased demand for gowns for health care workers. This is a great opportunity for us to come together as a local BC industry and provide our community a valuable service.

The BC Apparel and Gear Association is working with government to provide a picture of local supply solutions to the potential gown shortage. In light of the outbreak of Covid19, and in an attempt to be proactive, they wish to secure a reliable LOCAL source for gowns to protect healthcare workers, should the need increase.

While this is all very preliminary, the first step is to understand the local industry’s capabilities and available material stock.

Update: The original sign-up deadline has sinced passed, but if you are still interested in helping in any way, please kindly fill out the form on BC Alliance for Manufacturing’s Responding to Covid-19 page.

For further information please contact:

Marcus Ewert-Johns
President & CEO
T: +1 (604) 900-1980 x110

marcus[at]manufacturingbc.org

About the BCAFM:

The BC Alliance for Manufacturing is a coalition of 18 like-minded manufacturing industry associations with a common vision to promote a world-class manufacturing sector in British Columbia. The Alliance speaks with one voice on priority issues to advance and defend the interests of manufacturers to ensure that all British Columbians continue to benefit from the economic growth, high-value outputs and high-paying jobs found across all types of manufacturing in the province.

In British Columbia manufacturing is the fourth largest component of provincial GDP contributing 7.2% of the provincial economy and 30% of the business tax revenue paid to government. Manufacturing is the third largest employer in BC with more than 12,000 companies employing almost 400,000 jobs directly and indirectly. Value-added manufacturing represents almost 65% of BC’s exports.

Manufacturing matters!

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