We spoke to Michael’s Bridal Fabrics about how the current climate has impacted their business and how they have diversified, sourcing fabrics suitable for the production of scrubs, wash bags and face masks…
“We like many companies have seen a dramatic reduction in our sales to almost all types of customers over recent months, the only exceptions being some, mainly smaller, customers operating from home and a small number of export markets, where the effects have been much less severe than here.
One of the things we have been able to do to help is to look for different sources around Europe for supplies of different types of fabrics suitable for the production of scrubs, wash bags and facemasks. For the latter we have also been able to acquire some elastic, from a variety of different sources. For the scrubs, customers have mostly wanted pure cotton fabrics in various shades of blue that are able to be washed as high as 60 degrees, and to survive a certain number of tumble dryings. For the face masks the biggest seller has been white cotton poplin, combined with a non woven interfacing.
These articles have given us a small additional source of sales and we have mainly sold them on quite low profit margins, giving many of our customers the chance to use their time making these types of products that have been in short supply. Anyone wanting more information on what we can offer are more than welcome to contact us via facebook, twitter, e-mail or by phone, we are here for a combined time of over 18 hours a day Mon/Friday.
We are also excited to announce the launch of our new website. You are now able to place orders directly online, check your account, check stocks, view account documents and much more.”
Visit www.michaelsbridalfabrics.co.uk for more details.