HanesBrands completes production of face masks for US govt

HanesBrands has completed production and distribution of more than 450 million all-cotton cloth face coverings and more than 20 million medical gowns supplied to the US government for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also has introduced various all-cotton, nylon, and polyester blend face masks for consumers under its Hanes and Champion brands.

“We are proud of the commitment of our employees and our ability to quickly pivot to large-scale production of face coverings and face masks to meet important needs during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michael E Faircloth, HanesBrands’ group president, global operations, American casualwear and e-commerce. “In just three months, we were able to go from never having produced face masks to making more than 450 million government face coverings, designing and developing branded programs of high-quality comfortable nonmedical face masks for consumers, and safely and responsibly reopening operations to support our core innerwear and activewear businesses. We have been able to keep tens of thousands of employees in the United States and across our global supply chain gainfully employed, productive and safe during a crippling pandemic.”

Hanes has introduced 3-ply all-cotton face masks in black and white colours for consumers in 5-count and 10-count packages. The comfort features of the reusable and washable face masks include breathable wicking soft cotton fabric and adjustable nosepieces.

Hanes has also introduced lightweight 2-ply seamless face masks. The washable and reusable face masks feature seamless stretch-to-fit construction with comfort ear loops and breathable and wicking nylon-spandex-polyester blend fabric. The face masks manufactured in the company’s Arkansas hosiery production plant are available in several colors, including aluminum, royal blue, and blossom, come in 6-count and 60-count pack sizes.

Champion has introduced a lightweight 1-ply polyester-spandex blend face mask in three vibrant graphic-design patterns and colours. The lie-flat masks are available in camouflage, cloud-dye blue, and Champion script logo designs.

Champion plans to introduce two additional face mask styles this summer. In mid-July, Champion will introduce a 2-ply all-cotton face mask featuring X-Temp cooling and wicking fabric. The mask will be available in black, navy and khaki colours. In August, Champion will introduce a 2-ply cotton-polyester blend face mask featuring adjustable nose piece and X-Temp cooling and wicking fabric. The masks will come in multiple colours and two adult sizes and one youth size.

In addition to the more than 450 million cloth face coverings produced for the US government, HanesBrands designed, developed and produced more than 20 million washable and reusable long-sleeve medical gowns distributed to hospitals and healthcare facilities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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