First US Company Announces it is Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States Due to Coronavirus
G95 Inc. is known for its world renowned Bioscarf, which helps protect users from viruses and other airborne contaminants.
Atlanta, GA – G95 Inc., the producer of the world renowned Bioscarf, is announcing it is bringing its manufacturing operations back to the United States, due to the increasing spread of the Coronavirus. This move will make G95 the first US company to move operations from China as a result of the rapidly spreading disease.
G95 Inc. is known for its world famous Bioscarf, the first scarf with built-in filtration technology to help protect users from bacteria, viruses, air pollution, allergens, smoke, PM2.5 and other airborne contaminants that can be a health hazard.
The brainchild of husband and wife team, Carlton Solle and Hazel Solle, the original Bioscarf quickly became an overnight sensation. Though Carlton and Hazel were pleased with the success of the Bioscarf, the couple also soon realized their proprietary design could be used for a lot more – which is how G95 came to life.
“Air pollution is affecting millions of people every day, and now with the Coronavirus, people are more aware than ever,” says Carlton Solle. “Traditional apparel and apparel accessories weren't designed to protect you from stuff like this. That’s why we created G95.”
G95 is the first gear with build-in filtration technology to help protect users from these new airborne health threats that are on the rise around the world. The company had been manufacturing its one-of-a-kind apparel and apparel accessories overseas, but the Coronavirus (or Covid-19), has forced the company to re-evaluate their operations.
“We are a small company so when we started, China made the most sense,” says Hazel Solle. “Now, we not only have inventory held up because of the virus, but we also have customers concerned about where their product is coming from, and if it will be safe to use.”
“About four weeks ago, we started looking at what it would look like to manufacture our products within the United States,” states Carlton Solle. “Our clients are concerned about Chinese products, which is a concern we think is valid, as there’s still so much we don’t know about the virus.”
To address this concern, G95 Inc. has partnered with Ladder 34, which manufactures its handmade products in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ladder 34 is owned and operated by firefighters for firefighters, and repurposes old fire hoses and turns them into belts, bags, flags, and all sorts of other products.
“We love what Lance and Ladder 34 are doing for the environment and for firefighters,” says Carlton Solle. “We feel like they are the ultimate company for us to partner with and bring our manufacturing operations back to the US. Our first products to be manufactured in the US will be our Cold Weather Bioscarf and our Cold Weather Biogaiter”