Manufacturing community at The Carolina Textile District to collectively make a mask and cover that will meet extreme protective needs
April 9, 2020
WAYS TO GIVE BACK
As our communities face shortages of medical supplies, one thing we can do to help is make PUBLIC mask covers. These are not a substitute for the coveted FDA approved N95, but COULD help to preserve the contamination on the N95 and therefore extend its life. We’re working with our manufacturing community at The Carolina Textile District to collectively make a mask and cover that will meet extreme protective needs. These are more of a minimal protective covering for our other public who are also valiantly putting themselves at risk and just for the general public.
All you need is some small bits of fabric (mid-weight cotton wovens are great) and some thin elastic. Pre-washing your fabric is ideal - these will be sterilized by the facilities before use and will be able to be laundered. Download the instructions here or follow our tutorial below:
FACE MASK PATTERN
If you’re in the Asheville area, you can drop off your mask to us at the following locations starting Tuesday March 24:
The Dry Goods Shop, 474 Haywood Rd, Asheville 28806 (slip through mail slot)
The Oriole Mill, 701 Oriole Dr, Hendersonville 28792 (bin at receiving door)
If you can not make your own, we’ll make them and keep our crew working! We’re safe, sewing from home, and will keep sewing through this time with your help. Please support our crew, their incredibly valued skills, and our nation during this time with a face mask donation here. THANK YOU!
If you are in need of PPE for your facility, we can share this resource, that we will be helping to supply.