Osprey’s Pack Repair Team Transitions to Sew Fabric Masks for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Cortez, CO – April 1, 2020 – Osprey, the leader in creating top-quality, high- performance, innovative carry solutions, announced today that their Cortez, Colorado-based warranty and repair team will now work exclusively to sew fabric masks for healthcare workers and front-line responders in and around Cortez, CO. The masks are being distributed to Southwest Memorial Hospital as well as the local health department that supplies home health care and nursing homes in the area.
“In this unprecedented time, I am inspired by our team’s response,” said Layne Rigney, President of Osprey Packs. “While our product team is committed to developing future season’s products, our repair team is mobilizing all of their efforts to support our regional healthcare workers. The repair team is giving our entire company something to be proud of and we hope this inspires others with available resources to take similar action.”
Osprey’s warranty and repair team will be able to produce approximately 100 fabric masks per day by the end of the week. The masks, made out of durable fabrics to sustain multiple wash cycles, can be worn over the N95 medical-grade mask.
Osprey is coordinating with the office of Colorado Governor Jared Polis in their efforts. Once the needs in and around Cortez are met, Osprey will expand the distribution of masks to additional Colorado healthcare facilities and will continue mask production for as long as needed.
Founded in 1974 and based in Cortez, Colorado, in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, Osprey designs the highest performing and longest lasting carry solutions on the market including technical packs for outdoor, travel and everyday adventures.
In addition to creating top-quality packs, the Osprey team is focused on becoming the most progressive, transparent and sustainable hardgoods brand in the world. From raw materials and chemistry benchmarks to
progressive factory code of conduct agreements and programs that extend a product’s end of life, Osprey is taking a truly holistic approach and looking at every aspect of their business to ensure they leave as little trace possible. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance, sustainable gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure, devotion to the outdoors and steadfast resolve to leave the world better than they found it.