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Women Business Owners Sew Seeds of Hope by Shifting to PPE Production

Posted on 4/30/2020 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News
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Camden, NJ- On April 3, the CDC officially recommended “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain." In response to the CDC’s recommendation, the demand for non-surgical masks have skyrocketed. Janaina Carr, alumna of the LAEDA WBC nine-week Women’s Business Academy and Terina Hill, participant of LAEDA’s eight-week Turning Your Hobby into A Business, have pivoted their business operations from ready to wear, couture, and custom accessories to masks and other protective protective equipment (PPE).

Ms. Janaina Carr, owner and operator of JayCarr Custom Designs and Tailoring LLC, has sewn and sold over 300 cloth masks that are now being used by employees at nursing homes and families in New Jersey.

And she is not stopping there. Ms. Carr is currently accepting orders for cloth facemasks and can be reached by phone at (908) 330-7533, or on Facebook (@JayCarr.CustomDesigns).

Ms. Terina Nicole Hill, designer and founder of Jypsea Leathergoods, and owner and founder of the Fashion Design Center of South Jersey, has sewn and donated over 100 cloth masks.

Currently completing a donation order for a doctor in Philadelphia, Ms. Hill has already donated masks to the United States Post Office on Market Street in Camden and to Newark Beth Israel Hospital.

Every customer that makes a purchase on her online boutique (www.terinanicole.com) will receive a double-sided 100% cloth, machine washable mask with their order. Find her businesses on Facebook at @JypseaLeathergoods and @FashionDesignCenterofSouthJersey.