From pillows to protection: Bedding manufacturer switches part-production to PPE


Bedding manufacturer, Comfy Group is shifting its focus from pillows to protection by adding face masks to the roster of products it produces.

The business, which is based in Manchester, has already begun switching areas of its Middleton factory facilities to the production of non-medical face masks and this will now be ramped up on the back of the latest Government’s advice, encouraging the use of masks while in public places and being compulsory on public transport.

This advice was then clarified in the Government’s 60 page ‘roadmap’ to exiting the lockdown which was published on Monday 11th May. The document included an urge for all members of the public to ‘wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and they come into contact with others that they do not normally meet, for example on public transport or in some shops’.

Both the Reusable and Disposable masks are made to Government standards* and will be made available to buy in bulk for businesses wanting to protects their employees, schools wanting to protect teachers and pupils, and direct to the wider public via UK Safe

Comfy Group, which has over 40 years-experience in textile manufacturing, and produces one in three pillows made in the UK, has the ability to produce both plain and branded masks, suitable for all ages.

Throughout the crisis, Comfy Group has donated hundreds of essential bedding products including pillows, duvets and bedlinen to local hospital trusts, including Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, that have each been at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19.

Comfy Group is to manufacture two types of masks; each has three layers of filtration to help act as a protective barrier against droplets and particles, is soft, lightweight and breathable for skin comfort and are either one-size-fits-all or available in adult and child sizes, so all ages are catered to.

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