Alumni helping create protective gear during the COVID Crisis 

Mustang Survival Blog

BC companies are jumping in and helping to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

Award alumni of the Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design program Mustang Survival of Burnaby, already makes life jackets and survival suits and they’ve now partnered with local apparel makers to manufacture life-protecting hospital gowns for Vancouver Coastal Health.  

Mustang Survival has been working closely with another Carter Wosk Award alumni, Arc’teryx a high-performance outdoor equipment and clothing company founded in BC. Together, and alongside other local companies, they’ve been working on the fabric, design and production of the gowns. The innovation comes not just in meeting an urgent need, but that the gowns are being made in a waterproof breathable fabric, similar to some of the outdoor waterproof gear Act’teryx creates. 

Their goal is to make 90,000 gowns and they’re doing it by shifting its production from regular safety suits to isolation gowns that will protect BC’s frontline healthcare workers. 

Now that’s excellence in action. We are pleased to salute BC Achievement program alumni who continue to inspire, meeting the unique demands of our times, while demonstrating innovation in Applied Art + Design. 

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