Karlowsky Fashion: Donation of 7,000 tunics to the Red Cross

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 08.05.2020

The fight against the coronavirus is also leading to a rethink, but above all to action, at the internationally operating textile manufacturer Karlowsky Fashion GmbH. The German Red Cross Regional Association Magdeburg-Jerichower Land e. V. received a donation of 7,000 tunics from the long-standing company based in Magdeburg.

Tunics are mainly used in the cleaning, care and medicine sectors. Karlowsky has made a name for himself especially in the field of workwear, particularly for catering, hotel business, food processing, care & medicine. Currently the long-standing company has face masks (community masks) produced.

“We are very grateful to Karlowsky Fashion for their support. Our 420 nursing staff in the four welfare centres, two day care facilities, six senior citizens’ residential centres and senior citizens’ residential homes are currently working under difficult conditions and see the social commitment of Karlowsky Fashion as both motivation and a way of saying thank you for continuing to be there for people with the same passion as they have shown until now. I am particularly pleased that the nursing staff can now do this in new workwear,” explains Frank Ruth, Managing Director of the DRK Regional Association Magdeburg-Jerichower Land e.V.

No fewer than eight euro-pallets were needed to safely pack the 7,000 tunics in all sizes for transport. The first tunics were handed over to the local nursing staff at the DRK senior citizens’ residential home in Magdeburg on 4 May 2020. In attendance were the representatives of Karlowsky Fashion, Managing Director Thomas Karlowsky and his son Niels Karlowsky, IHK-Magdeburg Managing Director Wolfgang März, DRK Managing Director Frank Ruth, as well as the head of the care facility Mr. Wagner and some of his nursing staff who presented the tunics. According to Karlowsky Fashion GmbH, the total value of the donation was 150,000 euros. “A sum that cannot be taken for granted and is certainly not an everyday occurrence”, said Frank Ruth, who had brought along a corresponding receipt for the donation on the said date. www.karlowsky.de

Photo: Exemplarily masked at the handover of the donation (from left to right): Wolfgang März, Frank Ruth, Thomas and Niels Karlowsky.