Spotlight on: Mask making efforts in our community
This week, in our “what we're crafting during quarantine” series, we are highlighting the inspiring individuals and businesses who are making face masks for their community, their families, and of course our health care workers.
Nearest and dearest to my heart is my sister Annabel and her efforts as part of the inspiring company that she works for, Sperry Sails. Considered to be the best in the business, they normally spend their days building sails for the most beautiful classic boats in the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, they quickly pivoted and turned their efforts (and their sail loft) into a full-blown mask making operation.
Their goal is to produce 1,000 masks in seven days and produce as many as 10,000 by the end of May to help keep local essential workers protected.
Help to fund their efforts here-
If you don’t have industrial machines or a sail loft handy, we found a great guide from the CDC about how to make your own mask at home here.
Other updates from us
We would love to know what you are crafting during quarantine! If you'd like, send a photo and short description of the projects keeping you sane during your Stay-At-Home period, and we'll send you a discount code for 20% off of your next order.
We continue to donate 10% of our proceeds to Feeding America, supporting families who are impacted by COVID-19. Gift card purchases work towards this as well!
We're now offering Afterpay to split purchases into 4 interest-free installments. Just pick the products you love, and select Afterpay as your method of payment at checkout, allowing you to buy now, but pay over time.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Milicent & McNeill
Annabel, hard at work, hoping to churn out 10,000 masks by the end of May!
The sail loft at Sperry Sails in Marion, Ma.
Mask- making chez McNeill! For a guide to make your own masks easily, follow these CDC instructions and guidelines- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html