Updated April 28, 2020
Thank you for finding time to visit us! To continue to support your projects and vision, we are now shipping in-stock items and providing production lead times to new orders. This is made possible by the tremendous support of our supply chain partners.
While our Brooklyn production and SoHo showroom is still on pause, the RBW team is online and ready to connect! If you have an order with us and have not yet heard from us, you can easily connect with our Customer Success team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 212 388 0399. As you continue to design exceptional spaces, you will have no problem getting in touch with your Account Executive or reaching us at email@example.com!
We are committed to providing you transparency and thank you for sticking with us as we search for the light 🙃. You might also find hope in learning that we have mobilized available resources in supporting our community and team members through the following initiatives:
Updated April 2, 2020
The dire shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in NYC continues to be on everyone’s mind. We are applying our lean manufacturing and rapid design approach to work with smaller, agile digital fabricators to fill the gap in the market as the nation waits on large manufacturers to ramp up production. Collaborating with iMakr, our Industry City neighbor, we've supplied materials to complete assembly of 1000 face shields that will be shipped by the end of this week to 6 local hospitals (including NY Presbysterian, NYU Langone, Bellevue, Metropolitan Hospital, Milstein Hospital, Brooklyn Hospital Center). 9000 more clear shields will be arriving in the coming weeks and donated to digital fabricators to fill the PPE gap.
Our redesign of the Budmen.RBW face shield is currently being reviewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and once approved, our design will meet the certification required by some hospitals. RBW’s design has reduced material usage and will speed up the 3D printing time to enable more production. Currently the 3D file is available online and digital fabricators have already been printing and assembling smaller batches of face shields to supply their local medical workers. Anything counts now and we couldn’t be more proud to have our network amplify this effort.
If you know someone with access to a 3D printer, please join the movement! Anyone can access the open source 3D files here.
Updated April 2, 2020
The global impact of this outbreak is shared by all and our suppliers in China have responded to our city’s call for PPE through the donation of 420 unwoven surgical respirators which we have distributed to Masks for Docs, a group of volunteers who collect donated masks and distribute them to the hospitals in need. An additional 300 N95 masks and 400 surgical masks are heading our way as we write this. We are thankful of them for thinking of us and even more proud to call them our partner. The collective effort to support each other regardless of national boundaries is truly heartwarming ❤ .
If you have or know of anybody with a stock of masks, gloves, or any medical equipment, please reach out to Masks for Docs here.
We have our team members to thank for keeping our mission alive. With their well-being front-of-mind, we have implemented 14 days of Unity Pay for anyone affected by COVID-19. Should a team member or their family be exposed, we want to ensure they are able to put their health before their work.
Updated April 10, 2020
49,000 meals have been donated to Feeding America in our first week of initiative and we couldn’t be more grateful for your outpouring support! Whenever you are ready or simply wish to dream of brighter days, please do reach out to schedule a virtual Lunch & Learn (without the lunch) to stay connected! In lieu of the usual catered lunch, we will donate $10—the equivalent of 100 meals—per registered attendee to Feeding America in an effort to support families in need during this challenging time.
As we settle into our new normal, we can’t help but look towards the light at the end of the tunnel. We won’t hide our excitement about the day we will be able to refocus our efforts on how we can better connect with each other IRL. Please take care of yourselves and we’ll continue to look forward to seeing you on the other side.