Then along came the pandemic. My manufacturer was in the middle of a the small tablet 4 pocket TB production which was halted. That was already 2 years ago! There was a massive shortage of face masks. My amazing manufacturer quickly changed course or made a gigantic pivot in production. That production involved cutting cotton fabric for masks. I was happy they could use may die cuts for that, as they happened to be the right dimensions. They organized about 100 local home sewers to make the cotton masks! I marveled at their quick thinking and pivoting towards a cause!
The Allen family has been in manufacturing for almost 87 years. During the depression they supplied parts for the shoe industry, then onto making shoes, safety equipment, gloves, handbags and thousands of other items. They have had to make adjustments or changes to find their way in this competitive market. Quality made in a America with equitable wages versus, the offshore cheap labor and materials. I am a maker and not a business person, so I am thinking I got lucky! Thank you David and your production team!
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