The designer volunteers and the manufacturers

Emergency Designer Network (EDN)

The Emergency Designer network is a volunteer-led enterprise of UK manufacturers and designers galvanising local production to support hospital stocks of key garments such as scrubs.

How did the collaboration come about?

In March 2020, London-based designers Holly Fulton, Bethany Williams and Phoebe English united to form the Emergency Designer Network (EDN). Now, alongside Cozette McCreery working as a collective with an initial group of 10 small-scale UK manufacturers and designers, EDN continue to look for people who can support the endeavour such as skilled sewers with sample machinist or garment industry background, manufacturers with sewing capabilities as well as donations – however small – to help fund the purchase of raw materials (NHS-certified fabrics, webbing, thread, etc).

Will the project continue beyond COVID-19 lockdown?

How was the project funded

Donations & Volunteering

Any other comments?

In order of importance, please choose the relevant factors that contributed to the success of this project?

Response to need
Response to COVID-19
The 'big' idea
Social impact
Delivery of Project
Combination of skill sets
Combination of participants
Volunteer support
Existing relationships
Available funding