Clothing brands in Canada are now selling COVID-19 t-shirts and apparel
COVID-19 apparel might sound like a strange thing to purchase, but several companies in Canada are now selling coronavirus-related hoodies, sweatshirts and t-shirts for a good cause.
Toronto-based brand 43northapparel created a range of t-shirts to raise money for companies affected by the pandemic. Partial proceeds of each sale will go to local businesses.
With slogans like "stay home" and "flatten the curve," the brand also aims to raise awareness through their t-shirts about the importance of social distancing.
"We want to do our part in slowing the spread," the post reads.
Ontario-based Prince Edward County T-Shirt Company similarly created a "united in our isolation" t-shirt.
Five dollars from each sale will be donated to vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19.
"Our friend in the public health field wondered if we could create a t-shirt to promote guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus," the company said, adding that they hope the slogan reminds Canadians that "we are in this together."
The Promo Guyz — based in Mississauga — developed a whole line of red "Quarantine and Chill" apparel, including a crewneck sweatshirt, a t-shirt and a fleece hoody.
Five dollars from each item sold will be donated to Partners in Health Canada and their ongoing COVID-19 response.
And it's not just Canadian clothing brands that are getting in on the trend. T-shirts are popping up south of the border as well like this toilet paper themed one.
Or these #StayHome t-shirts where $1 from every sale goes to the United Way.
But Canadian apparel companies aren't just selling clothes for a good cause — they're also shifting gears to start producing masks and gowns for healthcare workers during the pandemic.
Both Canada Goose and Bauer Hockey have pledged to produce medical supplies in the coming weeks, and with the federal government setting aside a cool $2 billion to buy personal protective gear, their products will certainly be put to good use.
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