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UK Sailmakers Join Fight Against Covid-19 with Gown Manufacture at Crosshaven Sail Loft

2nd April 2020
The new gowns being manufactured at the Crosshaven sail loft The new gowns being manufactured at the Crosshaven sail loft

Cork Harbour sailmaker Barry Hayes and his UK Sailmakers firm at Crosshaven have joined the fight against Covid-19 and are deploying their resources to help make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local healthcare workers at the front line in the fight against this disease.

'Primarily, we are doing this to help fill the gaping hole between demand and supply of PPEs for healthcare workers', Hayes told followers on social media.

First conceived by UK Sailmakers Norway, the UK lofts in New York, Canada, the Irish loft has made refinements on the design and material selection. Hayes is currently sourcing cloth to create the gowns.

gown UK SailsThe UK Sails gown prototype is modelled at the Crosshaven loft by Clare Hayes, much to the approval of the loft Sheltie, Layla

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