Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Grant Recipient:
New York Embroidery Studio (NYES)
New York Embroidery Studio (NYES) is a full service surface design studio and manufacturing facility with more capabilities than any other factory of its kind in New York City. Owner and Creative Director Michelle Feinberg brings over 30 years of experience to NYES, and continues to drive its core values of innovation, creativity, and high-quality work. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, NYES developed and manufactured surgical and isolation gowns, and sells the PPE to commercial and municipal customers.
The NY MEP PPE Grant supercharged NYES’ testing process for its reusable gowns, allowing the manufacturer to submit its reusable gowns for approval to the federal government to help replenish the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The grant has helped NYES save lives and employ hundreds of craftspeople in the NYC boroughs who otherwise might have been out of work.