Inclusive-size clothing brand Universal Standard, which has outlets in Seattle, Portland, Houston, Chicago and New York City, offered healthcare workers free clothing from its collection of soft layered essentials. The collection, called Foundation, includes t-shirts, coveralls and tank tops, which healthcare professionals can wear under scrubs or slip on after a long shift.
Since the launch of the Free Foundation Initiative earlier this week, the Universal Standard team has received thousands of responses and distributed over $ 250,000 worth of clothing.
In response, the relatively young fashion company – founded in 2015 by Alexandra Waldman and Polina Veksler – has extended the initiative to a buy-a-give-one option for customers who want to be part of the movement to thank health workers. Pay extra for a garment to share the cost of a donated garment with the business – a gesture that will help them give more.
âThe incredible response, along with the messages of support to the healthcare community, inspired us to expand the program,â the company said. “With the support of our customers, we hope we can bring some comfort to even more members of the American medical community during this difficult time.”
Medical workers who wish to receive a garment can send their credentials to [email protected].