Where to Find Locally Made Safety Masks in Kansas City
With guidelines now in place that require mask use in Kansas City, Missouri and several surrounding municipalities, local retailers have begun manufacturing these much-needed accessories. Best of all, many purchases mean you're also helping to keep front-line workers safe.
Here's where to find locally made face masks in Kansas City:
Primarily a leather goods purveyor known for smartly assembled wallets, belts and bags, Sandlot Goods became one of the first retailers to jump into mask production.
Visit the brand's website to make an individual order or request a higher quantity to fulfill organizational needs.
Even better, Charlie Hustle committed to donating one mask for every one sold, with the goal of producing 100,000 for the community.
CollectiveEx + sewKC
Based in the Crossroads Arts District, CollectiveEx is a collaborative artist studio and space known for nimble production runs on a wide variety of products. The group teamed up with sewKC to offer buy-one-donate-one masks to the general public.
The handmade masks help support local businesses and are washable for even easier use.
Rightfully Sewn looks to the past to define Kansas City's future. The company draws on KC's rich, 20th century history as one of the country's preeminent garment manufacturing cities to provide seamstress training and job placement for people in the region.
While this mission is still vital, the brand has shifted focus during the coronavirus outbreak, with production now focused on masks—made using colorful, cool, high-quality fabric—available for purchase and everyday wear.
Made locally by the company's tailor, ULAH's masks feature sleek patterns and an adjustable strap to fit every face perfectly.
All proceeds from ULAH's masks are donated to Midwest Music Foundation, a KC-based organization currently working to support local musicians who have been impacted by lost wages.
Other Ways to Help
- Martin City Brewing Company: The longtime pub and brewery has transformed its event space into a mask production facility for healthcare workers. Visit its website to donate.
- Angel Competition Bikinis: This Lenexa-based company is now producing face masks featuring a pocket for a filter to be replaced after each use.