Located in historic Rogers Park, The Chicago Upholstery and Drapery Co. serves both residential and commercial clients with a full range of reupholstery and fine drapery services. With the “stay in place” ordinance Chicago Upholstery changed gears to fulfill an urgent need. To do our part in this time of catastrophe Chicago Medical Wear, a division of Chicago Upholstery & Drapery Company was created. This new endeavor was twofold: 1. Fulfilling a national shortage of medical masks and gowns due to COVID 19. 2. Continuing the need for ongoing employment. We intend to follow FDA / CDC Guidelines for materials use - - - all within a clean environment.
The COVID-19 outbreak poses unprecedented challenges to businesses around the country and societies around the world. Companies like ours are reacting in different ways to ensure business continuity, improve the resilience of the supply chain and pivot to innovative ways to generate revenue while providing a critically needed commodity. We spent our first week aggressively modifying and cleaning our workroom. Additionally, we have enlisted the help of skilled colleagues in Rogers Park to help us speed up production output.
Our immediate focus will be producing non-sterile disposable surgical masks and disposable SMS isolation gowns by request. These are woven spunbond polypropylene offering Level 2 protection. We will also offer non-sterile washable masks with Filter access made with 100% cotton with opening for insert. In addition, we will also produce disposable SMS isolation gowns that re non-woven spunbond polypropylene.