Sewing Heroes - our factory's solidarity effort

Two weeks ago we asked our factory in Spain, where all our bags are made, to close our production to protect workers. The pandemic in Spain is currently at its peak, with many hospitals and health workers running out of protective equipment. So on the 25th of March, those craftsmen and workers who were not at risk, 15 out of 60, took on the task to produce face masks and protective screens to donate to local hospitals.

Our factory is coordinating the effort with all the local suppliers and entities who are donating the materials for the production, in a big solidarity initiative. They are producing around 2000 masks and 500 protective screens a day to supply five local hospitals in the south of Spain: Jerez, Cadiz, Villamartin, Ronda and Ubrique. Once the masks are finished, they are taken to the hospitals where they are sterilised and distributed.

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Read what our factory workers and craftsmen have to say about this heartwarming initiative:


“We all felt a strong need to help with the current health crisis, we have the cutting and sewing facilities where we usually craft handbags and so we thought we could easily adjust it to produce protective equipment. We gathered a group of workers who were not at risk, got the patterns and requirements from the local authorities and started producing straight away.” —Manuel, Production Manager

“We have people knocking on the door of the factory every day asking us for masks, some are elderly people, some social workers, some are key workers. We give free masks to everyone who comes, in addition to those we send to local hospitals. It’s a surreal situation, similar to what our parents experienced during the war with food. We are doing what we can to help our community.” —Paco, Director & Co-Founder

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I am incredibly proud to call this factory our factory. The factory that I approached 10 years ago with my design ideas, my pregnant belly and not much more and that still believed in me. They have since become part of my extended family. They embody the DeMellier values of professionalism, integrity and giving back, which is so hard to find these days. They are producing masks to help health workers, we are funding vaccines and treatments for vulnerable children, and you are making all this happen by trusting us with your purchases. We are stronger together.


With love, Mireia, Founder of DeMellier

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