In 2017, Kate Meier founded Craftmade Aprons. The company is Minneapolis-based and is known for affordable aprons for anyone and custom aprons for chefs and hospitality professionals.
The team at Craftmade Aprons became aware of a huge need in the hospitality community for extra financial support during tough times. So they developed a line of special aprons, shirts, and hats. This initiative is called Project Black & Blue. To date, about 20% of the company’s sales have gone to support this fund.
When COVID-19 hit, Craftmade Aprons partnered with Tattersall Distilling to create Hospitality Health and Safety Kits to distribute to local businesses in the hospitality community. Each kit contains 4-one gallon jugs of sanitizer, 20 cloth face masks, and a contactless thermometer. The retail value of these kits is $500. Nominations are still open on the website -there are 20 kits left- people are encouraged to nominate any business in the hospitality field– bar, restaurant, brewery, or distillery- even food trucks are eligible. Click here to nominate.
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