I think I can speak for all of us when I say we can’t wait for the day to hug our friends and family, eat in our favorite restaurants and don’t have to wear clothes, masks, where we are going. Until then, we will be happy to seek protection and put on our masks to protect our communities. Today, we summarize some of our favorite independent brands + designers who have generously shifted their focus and manufacturing to creating masks that are available for purchase and delivering them to healthcare workers, grocery workers, the elderly, and those with disabilities Donate immune system.
Please consider purchasing some items for you, friends, family, and neighbors, even if this means pre-ordering or signing up for email notifications for items that are not in stock. In these uncertain circumstances, small businesses have limited labor/time/resources/materials to meet, and many generously donate masks out of their own pockets. Some don’t take profits at all for their buy-one-give-one programs. By buying a mask, you protect yourself, your community, and communities outside your city limits. Stay safe out there, we’re all together.
Masks to buy and donate
Masks from Minna, $ 12 for one. For each mask bought, Minna gives a mask to a New York animal shelter for ladies with mental disarranges who experience the ill effects of homelessness.
Masks from Parachute Home, $ 30 for five. For each set sold, a set is donated to the needy.
Masks from Lupa Bags, $ 20 for one. Instead of a 1-to-1 program, designer Katrina Espiritu donates as many masks as possible as long as her money allows. Your purchase contributes to shipping and supplies for the further production of masks for workers.
Pepper Home Masks, $ 14 for one. You can also make a donation between $ 25 and $ 100 to provide masks for healthcare workers. A minimum donation of $ 25 offers four masks. You can specify where the masks should go when checking out.
Heather Taylor Home Masks, $ 50 for 10 people. For each pack of 10 purchased, HTH donates 10 to those in need, including the St. Joseph Center for distribution to the destitute in LA, and to healthcare services workers in a few Los Angeles clinics, including UCLA, Cedars Sinai, MLK, LA County, USC, just as social workers from LA County, among others.
Masks from Aplat, $ 28 for one. Aplat offers several programs, including free masks for medical personnel for shipping, $ 70 for five masks for key employees in food, grocery, and hospitality businesses, or a buy-a-give-one program that donates a mask is sent to a medical front worker for the purchase of a mask.
Hedley & Bennett masks, $ 22 for one. Founder Ellen Marie Bennett (you might have caught her during our IGTV series Brave New World!) Runs a buy-a-give-one program that donates masks to those who work on our front: doctors, Nurses, first aiders, groceries, restaurant workers and everyone else who puts their lives at risk for us every day.
Masks from Christy Dawn, $ 30 for five. Los Angeles-based designer Christy Dawn only prioritizes mask orders and five are donated for every five sold. These sustainable masks are made from 100% double headstock cotton and are also available in children’s sizes.
One final note: if you can’t buy a mask, this video from Headspace shows you how to make masks in less than two minutes without sewing.