Who is adding jobs regionally during pandemic?
COVID-19 has also prompted some companies to alter their product line. Fabricate Inc., a fabric boutique and sewing studio in downtown Boulder, previously brought in 50% of its sales through classes. It started sewing masks to mitigate canceled in-person gatherings.
Fabricate began selling masks on a new ecommerce site and doing porch pickup. Owner Linda Spillmann and instructors were sewing masks from home.
Fabric sales have increased by 30%, Spillmann said. Classes have moved online with some outdoors on the store porch.
Two instructors left Fabricate on their own accord while the store was closed to the public, but Spillmann has since hired two more people. Read More >>