CQ Protective Clothing: (Brandable) fabric face masks and protective wear for the new life with Corona
Sophie Chiquet, an experienced Swiss textile entrepreneur, shows lived agility in the 22nd company year. In the middle of the Corona crisis, she complements her range of workwear with a range of washable fabric face masks, also called “barrier masks”.
She designed for Dior and Hermés in Paris, for Escada and Laurèl in Munich and worked as chief designer at fabric FRONTLINE ZURICH. In 1998 Sophie Chiquet founded her own company in Zurich: CQ Corporate Fashion GmbH. Her uniforms and workwear are appreciated by well-known clients from aviation, gastronomy and hotel business, trade and service, industry, pharma, and banking.
With the corona virus and the associated lockdown, the slump followed: projects were stopped, postponed, or put on hold due to the pandemic. No reason for the entrepreneur to take a compulsory break after 22 years. On the contrary: she began designing washable fabric face masks for employees, customers, schoolchildren, and families and producing them at her four production sites in Switzerland and Europe.
"With the fabric face masks, I want to make it easier for Swiss companies and the population to take a safe step into life after the lockdown. The protection of employees and customers will remain a top priority for some time to come. By using the fabric face masks, we can contribute to getting kids back to school and starting up business again without endangering the health of the population," says the smart entrepreneur.
Her recipe for success: sustainable quality in combination with design and FashTech. These virtues also characterize her new Chiquet Protective Clothing division: in the wake of the crisis, Sophie Chiquet is once again turning out to be a "Pivot Master", a master in transforming something good that already exists into something new that is currently needed: Brandable fabric face masks and protective fashion that will make it easier for companies and private individuals to return back to the new normal.