Where to Find Locally Made Safety Masks in Kansas City
Cover your face for a cause. With the CDC now recommending people wear protective face masks in public spaces, a few local retailers have begun manufacturing these much-needed accessories. Best of all, each is donating masks to front-line workers.
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.
Sign up on the brand's website for regular updates regarding new mask pre-orders and to donate money to cover mask costs and employee wages.
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 for hospital workers. Soon, the masks—made using colorful, cool, high-quality fabric—will be available for purchase and everyday wear. Sign up for the latest at Rightfully Sewn's website.
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