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SEAMS announces collaborative efforts for PPE products

March 25th, 2020 / By: / COVID-19, News

SEAMS, the association for the U.S. sewn products Industry, has announced a community program for manufacturers to respond to COVID-19. SEAMS and its members have pulled together to help members and the entire industry to address shortages of medical products and loss of capacity to keep the supply chain strong.  

“The U.S. based supply chain remains an important infrastructure in our country to support our communities, partners and upmost our consumers and their families. This COVID-19 outbreak has and will continue to impact us all and SEAMS, which is built on a foundation of sharing, supporting and empathy is here for our members, our industry and our nation,” says Will Duncan, executive director of SEAMS. 

As the he U.S. government and healthcare industry looks for assistance to produce necessary medical products, SEAMS has announced a program to provide open capacity to help manufacturers whose factories were closed or could not meet production requirements.  

Duncan says, “SEAMS is working on behalf of the industry and country to help bring organization to the difficult task of aligning PPE sourcing agents with PPE supply chains. We are working in concert with NCTO, INDA and ATA to help establish a greater organization to the process. We are also working with the Manufacturing Solutions Center and large brands to provide these greatly needed PPE products.”

If you are looking for suppliers for the following list of products or would like to join with your own resources during this pandemic, SEAMS would like to hear from you. Please contact them via email at or call 803-642-1111.

List of PPE products that SEAMS members can supply:

  •  N95 face masks                                                                 
  • Surgical masks                                      
  • Surgical gowns                                        
  • Scrub suits/gowns                                   
  • Coveralls/aprons                                     
  • Disposable head cover/hats/caps
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Cloth washable wipes
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hospital linens
  • Tents