We too have been hit hard by the corona crisis – both as a brand, and as the people behind it. Because we are firm believers that social cohesion and mutual support are more important now than ever, we have created the #wearehere campaign.
We, the Mey brand, are here to help – and are doing so by converting our production facility in Albstadt for the production of face masks.
At the same time, with #wearehere, we want to provide a positive outlook in these difficult times and show how and where immediate support is being given, provide insights into our community, and show our appreciation for our seamstresses and other local heroes. To show that together, we can make a difference. Right here. Right now.
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With the introduction of mandatory face masks in all German states and several other countries, wearing a face mask is now part of our daily routines – and maybe even the next big style accessory. Although the functionality of the masks is our top priority, we are already designing fantastic fashion models with on-trend prints and slogans, which will be made available soon.
The current situation is very challenging for many people. But especially in difficult times, it’s been shown that by sticking together and loving our neighbour, we can make a difference.
Right now, this means minimising our direct contact with other people and still doing what we can to help them: this is the motto of “Tütenpaten Balingen”, a group of volunteers who are delivering food packages to local residents. Due to the corona crisis, even the Balingen foodbank had to close. However, the community quickly came up with a new way to support those in need.
The food is delivered by volunteers, who have registered at www.tuetenpaten.net. On their next weekly shop, the volunteers buy an additional week’s worth of basic food supplies for recipients, and deliver them to households who are particularly reliant on the solidarity of others at this time. Tütenpaten Balingen offers people a way to help others directly and personally in these exceptional circumstances. “The thought behind Tütenpaten Balingen is not only to supply people with the bare essentials: we also want to offer volunteers and recipients a platform to establish long-term personal contact. Many people are alone and are thankful to receive this support.”
If you would like to support the “Tütenpaten Balingen” project, you can contact the group online at www.tuetenpaten.net.
We are very proud of our entire team and all our colleagues around the world. ❤️ Thank you for your amazing support and commitment! Here are Jasmin Stoll, Birgit Haug and Annkathrin Bussas. They are three of around 130 tailors who, instead of bodywear and loungewear, are now manufacturing face masks for institutions like hospitals and care homes. By taking these measures, we hope to make a small contribution to the fight against coronavirus.
MEY PRODUCES FACE MASKS
In the current crisis, protective clothing is needed more than ever by clinics and medical institutions. That’s why we have converted our production line, which is designed for top-of-the-range underwear and lingerie fabrics, for the manufacture of face masks. The products will only be sold directly to clinics and medical institutions.
The bodywear specialist Mey from Albstadt is producing face masks. In response to enormous demand for protective equipment, Mey has converted parts of its production line, which is designed for top-of-the-range underwear and lingerie fabrics, for the manufacture of face masks and protective clothing.
“Enquiries from medical institutions have spiked to such an extent that we have decided to convert several parts of our production line for the manufacture of protective equipment. These are hygiene products that cannot be medically tested or certified within such a short period of time. The face masks manufactured by Mey are water-repellent, thanks to a special coating, as well as washable at 60 degrees so they can be reused. They will be provided exclusively to institutional facilities, such as hospitals, care services, etc.. Instruction on how to use them will be provided. Our masks are not a substitute for masks that fulfil FFP2 or FFP3 standards, which are even more urgently required in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. “With these measures, we hope to make a small contribution to the fight against coronavirus.”
Matthias Mey, Managing Partner of the Mey Group.
MEY RECEIVES SPECIAL PERMISSION TO DISTRIBUTE FACE MASKS AS A MEDICAL PRODUCT
In the past few weeks and days, we have converted parts of our production line with the aim of designing a high-quality face mask to cover the nose and mouth that meets the requirements for medical products.
Around 130 employees worked and continue to work at the production facility, at the company’s headquarters in Albstadt, Germany. During the development process, we paid particular attention to designing and producing the mask so that it fits closely around the nose, mouth and chin and so provides an excellent level of protection. Many face masks do not offer a secure fit and therefore do not provide the same protection. In addition, the masks are treated using a special technical process. As a result, they are water-repellent. They are also washable at 60 degrees so they can be reused.
After the first tests of the face masks were successfully passed, the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) granted us special permission for the distribution of the masks as a medical product in the medical field. Demand for face masks in the medical domain remains extremely high.
The masks will continue to be provided exclusively to institutional facilities, such as hospitals, care facilities, etc.. Instruction on how to use the masks will be provided. The face masks are not a substitute for masks that fulfil FFP2 or FFP3 standards, which are currently even more urgently required in direct contact with COVID-19 patients.
We would like to thank everyone for the many kind messages and positive comments we have received in the past few days.
Right now, sticking together and solidarity are more important than ever. We appreciate your support very much and treasure every single message!
MEY FACE MASKS IN USE AT THE LMU MUNICH.
The team from the department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care at the hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich thank Mey GmbH for the generous donation of protective face masks. Pictured is the team of the nurses and doctors at the intensive care station (green clothing) as well as the intermediate care station (blue clothing) together with mother M. Görgner as well as senior physician and department head, Prof. Dr. med. R. Dalla Pozza (far left).
THE ALBSTADT-LAUTLINGEN FIRE DEPARTMENT ON THE JOB WITH THE MEY FACE MASKS.
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