Raleigh Denim currently is making filtration masks for health workers on the front line. News outlets across the country have documented the pressing need for these masks. Raleigh Denim and its founders, Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko, are doing their part.
Sarah and Victor posted an update on the Raleigh Denim website. They wrote, “We haven’t talked a lot about how this pandemic has affected Raleigh Denim Workshop and want to share a little here. We have lost all of our wholesale orders for the year. This is almost enough to put us under, but we’re determined to find a way forward. We, along with Rosando, Terry, McCall, and Esther, are working the machines at a safe distance apart. (Check the inside of your jeans. These four jeansmiths have been with us for over eight years.)”
Despite that, they added that making the filtration masks is their “focus for the moment.” Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko are part of what makes our community so great. If you can, we encourage you to support Raleigh Denim and all of our great small businesses that are part of the fabric of this community.
Sarah and Victor wrote, “Like many businesses in our community, our lifeline right now is you. So, for now and the foreseeable future, in an effort to keep some machines moving and to keep some jeansmiths employed, we are going to mark down everything on the site 20%.”
“We’re offering free shipping both ways, and free FaceTime consults to help you find the best fit and discuss fabrics/details. Please take us up on it. We can connect even though we’re remote!”
“When this is over, we want Raleigh Denim to still be here. With your help, we can do it.”
“With much love and thanks, Victor + Sarah.”
We want to be the ones to thank you, Victor and Sarah.
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Together, we’ll get through this!