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Collaborative Project to Support the Callen Lorde & Housing Works Shelter & Health Clinic with PPE

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A team of Parsons faculty and students joined together to provide reusable hospital gowns, shoe covers, and hair covers for the staff at the Callen Lorde/Housing Works shelter and health clinic, which serves at risk and sick LGBTQIA homeless people in New York City.


I designed reusable hospital gowns, shoe covers, and zero-waste scrub caps. I initially coordinated sewers from around the country, many of them Parsons students who had left NYC because of the pandemic, and instructed them in garment production. 

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The project has since expanded. Recently, two factories in NYC produced 250 reusable hospital gowns, and 300 disposable gowns for high risk cases.

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