During the peak of the lockdown, Lomo’s repair team was approached by https://www.fortheloveofscrubs.net an organisation that rose to the challenge of providing the NHS with the additional NHS scrubs they needed at the peak of the pandemic.
From their website.
“For The Love Of Scrubs is a nationwide collaboration of sewers who have come together since March 2020 to support health workers on the front line.
The For The Love of Scrubs Original Group on Facebook has over 50,000 members and has inspired many sizeable sewing organisations as well as smaller local FTLOS sub groups across the entire UK, bringing the total active number of associated sewers to in excess of 70,000.
Since March the main focus has been creating the vital scrubs that have been needed on the frontline. Whilst we still produce scrubs we are also rallying to create the huge number of face coverings that our communities now need.”
For the love of scrubs had an army of volunteer sewers ready to sew but not a lot of capacity to cut the material. When we found out we volunteered our services and put our industrial cutting table to good use. Taking a break from cutting neoprene, TARP and other outdoor materials, we began cutting the patterns for scrubs.
For the love of scrubs local volunteers delivered the fabric to us in bulk, where our experienced in-house team, we were able to man the cutting table, cutting through 100 layers at a time. Note: with the majority of the staff on furlough or working from home this was no mean feat.
Once cut FTLOS collected and distributed the cuts to their army of volunteers to sew.
We really loved playing a small part in this process and assisting in helping our beloved NHS during the height of the pandemic.