It has always been our belief that sport has the power to unite and build community, far and wide. During these times, it is more important than ever for us to stay connected, to support each other, and to keeping cheering on.
To the caregivers, healthcare professionals, and personnel on the frontline of this global fight: we can’t thank you enough for your hard work, passion, and contributions.
The health and safety of our communities are paramount to us. Here’s a look at what we’re doing to support our local and national communities affected by COVID-19:
’47 joins Outer Stuff, MV Sport, and others in supporting the employees and operations of Refried Apparel.
We have donated product and fabric to fellow Massachusetts neighbor and upcycling manufacturer, Refried Apparel.
When local government issued a “Stay at Home” advisory and the closing of non-essential business in March, Refried Apparel quickly pivoted operations to help aid in the fight against the pandemic by developing a cut and sew face mask design and a volunteer-based production line.
Founder, Lisa Litos, shared the news of these capabilities, and calls for face mask orders came in quickly. As demand grew, materials became sparse. Refried’s sporting league partners, the NFL and MLB, stepped up to help, reaching out to ’47 to provide fabric and materials for their efforts. Now ramped, Refried Apparel is producing between 6,000 and 8,000 masks per week, satisfying orders from organizations across the country ranging from sports teams, hospitals, senior homes, and more.
Refried Apparel refuses to charge hospitals for their orders and is charging just labor costs to other organizations – many of whom are insisting on paying more than their $.50 asking price.
’47 Donates Deadstock to Garment Repair Company, Darn It! Inc.
We’re also donating deadstock materials to another local organization called Darn It!. Though originally a garment inspection and repair service, Darn It! has also pivoted their warehouse services to producing face masks for health care workers on the front lines.
’47 Designs “One Team” T-Shirt for COVID-19 Relief Funds
Since 1947, sport has been at the heart of our business. As we rally together as one team to support those impacted by the global pandemic, we are launching our ONE TEAM ’47 T-shirt. We are all in this together, and for each t-shirt sold in this limited edition run, 50% of the retail sales will be donated to No Kid Hungry.
The Men’s ONE TEAM ’47 Super Rival Tee is made from soft 100% cotton jersey with a tagless neckline and a vibrant graphic on the front.
- 100% Cotton Jersey
- Vibrant Screen Printed Graphic
- Tagless Neck Label
The Women’s ONE TEAM ’47 CLUB Scoop Neck Tee is made from lightweight soft, heathered cotton jersey with a tagless neckline and a vibrant graphic on the front.
- 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester
- Vibrant Screen Print Graphic
- Tagless Neck Label
’47 Joins Draft Kings in Support of Social Initiative for United Way
When our friends at Draft Kings committed to a $500,000 donation to United Way, they launched #DKRally – a social initiative to encourage fans on social media to share pictures or videos wearing a Rally Cap. The Rally Cap is a baseball hat worn by fans and players in an unconventional way, to will their team to a come-from-behind victory when down late in the game.
For every post using #DKRally, Draft Kings donated an additional $1 to raise up to $1 Million for the organization.
They called on us to use our platforms to share the #DKRally challenge, and we gladly accepted.
Look out for Mystery Bandanas in your Order!
As a token of our appreciation, free bandanas featuring your favorite MLB teams will be added to orders placed on 47brand.com. Be sure to show off your bandana with the hashtag #FanFromHome!
A Statement from ’47
We are committed to implementing measures of social distancing and sanitation protocols. Our facility is not only following CDC guidelines and regular deep cleanings, but our limited warehouse staff is also wiping down all high-touch surfaces throughout the day with disinfectant. We are practicing social distancing by reducing the number of people in the facility and ensuring that they remain at least six feet apart at all times. We are also maintaining six feet between all workstations and within break rooms at all times. We have instructed any team members who may be sick or feeling ill to stay home and will extend sick leave as applicable.
We are all one team in this together. Keep Cheering On.
The ’47 Family