Cotton farmers helping produce PPE

In some areas it is still hard to find personal protective equipment. That is why BASF’s e3 Cotton Team has launched a partnership to produce those face coverings. A processes that all starts with the cotton farmer.

Cotton farmers all across the country are putting seed in the ground not just to make the denim and other clothes we wear, but now, some producers, who grow for BASF’s e3 Cotton Brand, will be providing materials for workers on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

Dan Feibus runs Vidalia Mills in Vidalia, Louisiana. The yarn being spun now at the textile mill well be sent to garmet makers “Keep It Here” in Lost Angeles. Normally, churning out jeans, jerseys, and t-shirts, they are now making about 500 thousand face masks a week.

Feibus states, “I think it’s really important for people to understand where things come from now.”

Besides masks, “Keep It Here” will also be manufacturing the cotton fabric into hospital gowns.