Trousseau gives back
The Trousseau Mask Project
Trousseau has always specialized in solutions. With a long history of giving back; Trousseau redirected its resources to manufacture fabric washable reusable face masks to help with the challenges created by the emergence of Coronavirus.
At this time, the Mask Making team has made and donated over 1,800 masks.
In March, when the COVID-19 Pandemic forced Trousseau to shutter as directed by the state government, we decided the best way Trousseau could help the community was by manufacturing masks to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. It started by joining forces producing masks with Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Washington, DC to make masks for area hospitals and medical personnel.
When the, “Shelter in Place,” order occurred, we decided to continue, enlisting the help of FNP Rachel Bonner, making and delivering masks to both medical and civilian population.
What started as a company project quickly became a neighborhood cause as well!
Delivering to family, friends and medical providers grew so voluminous, neighbors and friends offered assistance, creating an informal assembly line. They are all part of the process: cutting patterns, cutting straps and even sewing. We all leave packages at each other’s door steps to maintain social distancing
while keeping the process going. This has truly become a community effort.
People like Pam Patenuade (former Deputy Secretary of HUD) supplied fabric and an additional sewing machine, Haute Fabric of Chantilly donated fabric and Offray ribbon generously provided ribbon ties for over 600 masks.
Customers requesting masks have donated money and materials to help fund the effort as well.