Each and every day our social media feeds are flooded with inspiring posts about restaurants donating meals to medical personnel, groups of crafters making masks for people in their communities, artists leading virtual craft nights as well as friends and families reconnecting via Zoom since they can’t be together in person. With so many negative, scary and confusing things going on around us, the outpouring of love and support amongst strangers is the light we need in these uncertain times.
To help share in this love we are shining a spotlight on members of our community including a few of our Craftcation Conference and podcast sponsors who are using their creativity for the greater good. This week, we’re featuring those who are selling masks. Buying handmade masks is an easy way to support a local maker whose income has been impacted by COVID-19 while helping to protect yourself and your family from exposure to the virus.
*Keep in mind that we are not medical professionals and we can’t endorse any mask as full protection against COVID-19. Please follow CDC guidelines for health and safety.
FACE MASK RESOURCES FROM THE DEAR HANDMADE LIFE COMMUNITY
Apricity – Riverside, CA
All masks are handmade and sewn by Eileen Chai using premium designer quilting 100% cotton (like rifle paper co fabric!) with a tight weave. The pattern includes a pocket for inserts with fully finished seams. All fabric is pre-washed and shrunken on the sanitize cycle, and pressed/steamed after completion before packed in plastic for at least 24 hours before shipping. 1/4” elastic ear loops. She’s working on a pattern for children and men! Free shipping on all orders over $100 at www.shopapricity.com, PLUS a free mask ships with every dress order. Eileen is also simultaneously making masks to donate to hospitals and front line workers in need.
bobodesignstudio – San Jose, CA
To order, join the waitlist HERE. Buy one, donate one. $10 includes free shipping and one mask for you (one mask gets donated).
Sign up to get info about buying masks.
Dana Miller Fiber Arts – Pacifica, CA
Each mask is made from high quality quilters cottons in fun and pretty prints.. The fabric is double layered and has ties. Adult and child sizes available. For every set sold, a set is donated to a local organization who is helping out our medical and caregiver staff. Order on Etsy.
Taking donations via Paypal. You can email directly for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hapertas & Company – Sacramento, CA
Adult sized masks, folded or shaped style. Four layers for maximized protection, and a metal nosepiece for comfort. Buy one, donate one. Buy five for $40 or ten for $80. Order online at hapertasco.com.
Lauren Makes it Work – Los Angeles, CA
Multiple sizes available – Small (3-6yr old), Medium (teen/adult), Large (most adults). Each order includes free shipping. Order online at laurenmakesitwork.com.
Marshmueller – Astoria, OR
Sizes for adults and children. This style is a double-layer pleated mask with ties. These masks are being offered on a “pay what you will” model, so folks can pay anywhere from $0 to $15 with free shipping. Healthcare and essential workers, and unemployed folks are strongly encouraged to select the $0 option. Order online at marshmueller.com. Make sure to check back and follow Holly if you don’t see a link to purchase. She is taking and fulfilling orders in batches.
Check back if masks are sold out. She is constantly updating the stock.
Sakai Harts and Crafts – Los Angeles, CA
Two mask options available: Face mask with filter pocket ($15) or Standard face mask. The standard masks comes in three sizes: Standard, ($10) Large ($10), and Kids ($8). About half of our masks will be donated. Promotion: Spend $15 (shipping not included) get a free standard face mask! Each customer is allowed two total masks. Masks with filter pocket are not available for this promotion but can be purchases separately. **Limit one free mask per customer while supplies last** Order online at sakaihart.com.
Our friends at Shirtspace (one of our Craftcation Conference sponsors) have three packs of masks available in black or white. While these masks aren’t handmade, they’re blank masks which can be stenciled, embroidered or painted to add a personal touch and customization. Order online at Shirtspace.com.
Simply Made Local is the new premier handmade digital marketplace for buying and selling handmade products. They have masks available and ready for possible local delivery or shipping. For anyone needing a marketplace to sell or advertise their masks for sale, Simply Made Local is offering all new members (during the COVID-19 crisis) one month of free premium membership! Use code HANDMADE at signup to enjoy all the benefits of premium membership, such as: having your own direct shop link, unlimited product listings, unlimited product photos, and unlimited messaging with customers.
Mask pictured provided by Krinto.
T.C. Crafts – Los Angeles, CA
Adult and children’s sizes available. Pay what you can afford. Portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profits assisting affected communities. Order online at @t.c.crafts on Instagram.
Teller Hill – Hyde Park, NY
‘One size fits most’ pleated face masks using two layers of 100% cotton. The masks feature a metal nose bridge for a closer fit and a pocket to add your own filter.
Choose between elastic ear loops or latex free cotton ties. We are donating a mask to an essential health care worker organization for each mask sold. We also offer free shipping on orders over $35. Order online at TellerHill.com.
The Stitch Sitch & Camp Craft – Denver, CO
Masks are made with the Deaconess, pleated style with elastic ear loops (’til the elastic runs out, and then soft fabric ties). Both adult and kid sizes are available. All have a flexible, coated wire at the nose for best fit. All are pre-washed/shrunk and can (and should!) be washed between each wear. All have a distinct pattern on each side so you can easily remember which was in (touching your face) and which was out. Every. Single. One. is made with love and good juju for your continued good health. Orders can be placed via Instagram DM @the.stitch.sitch.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
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