From face masks to medical supplies, brands big and small are pitching in to help the COVID-19 cause. —Vita Daily
riversol skincare. This Canadian skin-care company has sourced all the components and completed the formulation of a 30 mL 70 per cent ethyl alcohol sanitizing hand spray, and is supplying it free to essential services like shelters, care homes and community organizations.
ampersand distilling co. B.C. craft distillery Ampersand is utilizing its ingredients to produce hand sanitizer. To date, the company has donated bulk alcohol sanitizer to community service works and is working hard to distribute to liquor and grocery stores as well as individuals in the community.
vessi footwear. The Vessi team is donating 1,000 pairs of shoes to front-line medical professionals across Canada. These comfy, lightweight sneaks are especially popular among doctors and nurses as they are known for being waterproof against any liquids that get spilled in their line of work.
salts and west. The rise in demand for masks from medical pros and the public has left health workers wondering whether the supply will be adequate in the weeks and months ahead. Jennifer Graham, owner of Vancouver Island clothing company Salts and West, is therefore making a few reusable masks for clinics across Canada.
ag hair. As COVID-19 escalates in Canada, AG Hair is shifting full focus to hand sanitizer production with the goal of supporting health organizations like Vancouver Coastal Health and the Government of Canada. Its Hands Free hand sanitizer gel and Hands Free hand sanitizer spray kill 99.9% of germs and ensure hands stay smooth and hydrated.
knix. The Canadian intimates maker kicked off a fundraiser to purchase personal protective equipment for frontline workers across the country. In the first three days of the campaign Knix raised more than $80,000 toward 100,000 units of supplies, including 20,000 N95 masks, 30,000 surgical masks and 50,000 gloves. Photo by @simply_merissa
estee lauder. The beauty brand is donating 2 million surgical masks for those on the front lines in New York as part of its effort toward COVID-19 relief. In addition, Estée Laduer is reopening its Melville, NY, manufacturing facility to produce hand sanitizer for high-need groups and populations, including front-line medical staff.