April 14, 2020 - NxTSTOP Apparel, an apparel company outfitting world explorers with eco-friendly, functional travelwear, just advanced efforts to provide re-usable and adjustable cloth face masks to people in need of essential, protective wear to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
When on April 3, 2020, the President announced that people should wear cloth masks in public to reduce the coronavirus spread, the demand skyrocketed. CDC now recommends all Americans wear a cloth mask when in public whenever possible. Fashion companies selling cloth masks are in limited supply, so in response, NxTSTOP has shifted its entire operation to support those in need. The company’s founder, Brendan Kennedy, saw the chance to change lives for good and developed the NxTSTOP cloth face mask. The company is servicing both single orders and businesses seeking larger volume orders. Mr. Kennedy stated:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most disruptive world events in human history. In the span of just a few weeks we have all seen the world change, with literally billions of people in every country impacted. We are in a good position to leverage our ability to produce quickly, and deliver with confidence. We are utilizing our unique global supply chain and connections to provide face masks so people can protect themselves in everyday life.”
On April 13, 2020 NxTSTOP partnered with ShipBob, a technology-enabled logistics company that specializes in direct-to-consumer e-commerce fulfillment, as they have an end-to-end solution helping drive NxTSTOP’s ability to deliver packages in 2-5 business days. The partnership enables the company to continue to scale their efforts and deliver more cloth face masks to people who need to go into public settings where other social distancing measure are difficult to maintain.
Each NxTSTOP face mask sells for $10-14, available in black and blue solid colors, made with bamboo and cotton materials. The face masks provide exceptional breathability and stretchy ear loops with a stopper to ensure tightening on any face size. The adjustable wire nose fitting ensures a tight seal and comfort for long periods of wear. NxSTOP face masks are not considered medical devices, and are not to be used for medical purposes. Divey Gulati, COO of ShipBob:
“With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, ShipBob's top priority is to ensure high-quality, uninterrupted service to support e-commerce businesses like NxTSTOP and their customers. ShipBob takes COVID-19 concerns very seriously, and we are taking many steps to ensure minimal disruption to our service and employees. We are monitoring and following all official guidance from the CDC, WHO, and US Department of State.”
In revising apparel production plans immediately after social distancing ordinances were put into effect, within a week, NxTSTOP was able launch production of 10,000 units per day, and is delivering them promptly via their online website. NxTSTOP also offers bulk ordering options for companies and organization who need 1,000+ units. NxTSTOP and other leading fashion companies are choosing to change their business to serve their communities, and it’s working. The company will continue to focus its efforts on safety and is now in position to deliver face masks in single-order to consumers, and bigger businesses who require larger volume orders.
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About NxTSTOP: Established in 2019, NxTSTOP is an apparel company providing quality eco-friendly and functional apparel for men and women who travel. The development of the face masks has become a new division developed in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s lives, and their increased need for face protection. NxTSTOP offers re-usable, adjustable face masks made with bamboo and cotton fabrics for both adults and children.