Sedilia workshop re-opens today
Last week we received a letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Alok Sharma, telling us that ‘as a critical part of the economy there is no restriction on manufacturing continuing under the current rules’.
⠀⠀⠀ With this clarification in mind we wanted to let you know that from today, Monday 20th April, we will be re-opening our workshop with a reduced team of our most experienced makers. We recognise that this is only made possible by the introduction of key measures which will make the workshop a safe environment for our team to return to and of course because we are in central London, the need to travel to and from work without the use of public transport. The workshop will remain closed to visitors, but we will be able to receive contactless deliveries at the front door.
For us and for so many other small businesses in Britain, this is an incredibly unsettling and quite frankly terrifying time here at Sedilia. We are grateful that we are now in a position to tentatively set our wheels back into motion and continue fulfilling orders in the workshop. Taking stock in the midst of this challenging situation, it’s clear now more than ever that we should be working together to do all we can to support our communities that are most in need.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have a small team of sewers who remain at home, unable to safely return to the workshop at the moment. They are volunteering their time and skill to the ‘for the love of scrubs’ movement – a call to action to make scrubs to help the nationwide shortage at hospitals during the Coronavirus crisis. We’ll be donating as many pairs of scrubs as we can possibly make to South London hospitals and local healthcare workers in need. We’ll be sharing the results of the newly formed ‘Sedilia Scrub Hub’ in our stories so stay tuned for more info.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We want to say a huge thank you for all your kind messages and to our loyal clients who continue to support us through this time.