HanesBrands Introduces Consumer Face Masks and Completes Production of Cloth Face Coverings for U.S. Government
HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI) 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 U.S. government for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hanes has introduced 3-ply all-cotton nonmedical face masks for consumers that are reusable, washable and comfortable. (Photo: Business Wire)
The company also has introduced various all-cotton, nylon, and polyester blend face masks for consumers under its Hanes and Champion brands that are available online, in leading retail stores, and in company outlet stores. The company’s business-to-business operations are also supplying large quantity orders to organizations.
“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, 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.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the wearing of cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially when social distancing cannot be practiced. Emerging evidence indicates face coverings act as barriers to the dispersion of respiratory droplets when worn over the mouth and nose.
Hanes Face Masks
Hanes has introduced 3-ply all-cotton face masks for consumers in 5-count and 10-count packages available at leading mass merchandise, dollar store, grocery, drug, and home improvement retailers. The comfort features of the reusable and washable face masks include breathable wicking soft cotton fabric and adjustable nosepieces. The nonmedical masks, which come in black and white colors, are also available in 10-count and 50-count packs on Hanes.com.