Bow ties to face masks: local company sews face masks for hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak

Charleston County News

Charleston, S.C. (WCBD) – Brackish, a local Charleston-based company known for its feather bow ties has switched production into making hand sewn face masks that will be donated to local hospitals.

Co-founder of Brackish, Jeff Plotner said the mission began when he found out seamstresses working at Brackish were sewing face masks on their own, after hours.

“We talked to them a little bit about it and we fine-tuned the process and we figured we have the skillset and the resources here so why don’t we do something to try and help the medical community,” said Plotner.

FILE: Brackish Bowtie

Brackish began sewing face masks Tuesday, March 24th.

When customers purchase items, part of the money is going to fund the supplies needed to make the masks.

” We’ve also had people calling just wanting to donate just wanting to help out. It’s really a great way to see how the community comes together in a very tough time like this,” said Plotner.

Plotner says Brackish will continue to make masks as they are needed and hopes to make at least 1,000 to donate.

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