Project Face Mask: Volunteering with New York Handmade Collective
My big “stay at home” creative project over the last few weekends has been to volunteer with fellow makers from the New York Handmade Collective (NYHC) to make fabric face masks. Together we have shipped over 500 masks to local NY healthcare facilities and hospitals who requested them.
These fabric face masks are not a substitute for the much needed N95 masks, but rather serve as a cover to help protect the longevity of the N95 mask or kept on reserve in case they are needed for lower-risk cases. Homemade face masks can also provide some level of protection for non-medical essential workers as well as for anyone else who wants to protect themselves and others.
Here are the face masks that I made and sent to iAHD (The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics). Happy to support front line workers!
Several other NYHC makers have made wonderful face masks and donated to various local organizations. Check out their creations below:
After receiving several requests, I decided to continue to make face masks and list them on DivineNY.com for sale. Much to my surprise, they sold out as soon as I listed them! But don’t worry - I’ll be making more and listing a new batch of face masks shortly! I’ve ordered elastic and new fabric from my Spoonflower shop and hope to be back in homemade face mask production mode next week. Keep checking here: Shop>Cloth Face Masks to see when they are back in stock.