Tailored Brands has reopened its e-commerce fulfillment centers and begun shipping online orders, after instituting enhanced social distancing and sanitation protocols that meet or exceed those recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While the parent company of Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G will keep retail stores temporarily closed until at least May 4, 2020, Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank can now ship directly to customers who place retail orders on the brands’ respective websites, as well as rental orders previously placed in-store, and new rental reservations made online.
“Our top priority will always be the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, and I am proud of how quickly our supply chain leadership modified our distribution center operations to create a safe workplace environment for our fulfillment team members during this health crisis,” said Tailored Brands president and CEO Dinesh Lathi.
The company also announced that its factory in New Bedford, MA, in conjunction with a leading privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will begin the production of cotton washable facemasks that can be used when an FDA approved mask is not available. The factory will use the manufacturer’s material and specifications and provide the sewing.
The company will bring back furloughed employees to make 50,000 masks over the next few weeks and will continue to look for additional opportunities to help front-line healthcare professionals. The New Bedford factory will undergo the same enhanced social distancing and sanitation protocols as its e-commerce fulfillment centers.