09/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2020 06:04
WASHINGTON-The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles, from fiber through finished sewn products, launched a paid social media video campaign today, highlighting the extraordinary efforts the industry has taken to respond to the shortages of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'NCTO is launching a social media and email campaign today to show members of Congress how this industry has significantly contributed to the nation's PPE crisis, while demonstrating the importance of immediate policies and legislation, such as Buy American mandates, to establish a sustainable domestic supply chain for the future,' said NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas.
'Our campaign underscores the importance of ending our over reliance on China for PPE and calls on Congress to craft policies that support domestic procurement requirements and the onshoring of jobs,' Glas added. 'It is high time we had a national strategic plan in place to spur investment in the industry and ensure our country has a permanent domestic PPE supply chain to confront the next pandemic our country faces.'
To view the video, textile worker profiles and Call to Action for members of Congress, and their staff, and manufacturers and employees, please click here.
NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers.
Vice President, Communications
National Council of Textile Organizations
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