The world famous clothing brand Barbour has begun manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at its South Shields factory.
The company announced that it's working with the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and other North East Trusts to produce gowns and scrubs to support frontline medical staff, in the fight against COVID-19.
In a statement Barbour said it wants to help those in ''urgent need''...
Barbour isn't the only North East company offering its services to help in the coronavirus crisis. Last week INEOS announced that its Newton Aycliffe factory had begun producing hand sanitiser.