WE ARE ONLY MAKING HOSPITAL MASKS AT THIS TIME
To inquire about mask offerings or to place an order, please contact:
MarCy Cyburt, Director of Sales: 586.850.1240, firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries: email@example.com
We currently offer two versions of our washable, reusable fabric masks: elastic or twill ties.
In development: an optimized version of these masks with a pocket to insert a disposable filter.
Our masks are made with 100% tightly woven cotton fabric, and 100% cotton twill ties or latex-free elastic. The masks have pleats to allow for different face sizes, plastic coated wire at the top to form around the nose, and no gaps between the mask and the face.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE MASKS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN N95 MASK.
OUR MASKS ARE A WASHABLE, REUSABLE, FABRIC VERSION OF THE DISPOSABLE PAPER MASKS OTHER HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES AND PATIENTS TYPICALLY WEAR.
In partnership with cut and sew factories around the country, we are able to take high-volume orders, identify the factories with the capacity to immediately take on the orders, and then purchase and ship materials to identified factories, staying in daily contact with both factories and clients to fully manage expectations and ensure delivery schedules.
Fabric donations and DIY masks can be dropped off curbside between the hours of 12-4 pm, Monday through Friday. Donors just need to pull up in front of the building, beep their horns, and volunteers will run out to accept the donated goods. Those in need of 100% cotton fabric to sew masks can also park, honk and let volunteers know what they need and fabric will be dispersed based on availability.
It is anticipated that there will be a sufficient amount of inventory received by the end of the first week for any group in metro Detroit in need of masks, whether senior centers, soup kitchens, etc. to start picking up free masks in packs of 10 via curbside service.
No one other than representatives from Detroit Sewn or Glamorous Moms Foundation will be allowed in the building. All volunteers will be equipped with masks and gloves to wear for intake and handoff of goods. It is asked that no masks are dropped off that are not made from tightly woven 100% cotton fabric. All masks must be pre-washed using hot water.
Patterns used to make the masks can vary. Most important are the fabric content, that the fabric is 2-ply, and that the masks don’t have big gaps between the mask and the skin. Masks can be made with elastic or ties.
These masks are NOT for hospitals. They are for all the small community groups with individuals at risk for infection that are unable to locate masks elsewhere.
According to the CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. These masks are NOT intended to replace N95 masks.
All updates and communication must take place through the Center’s Facebook page: @volunteercommandcenterfordiysewnmasks. Volunteers will check the page throughout the day and respond to messages.
To learn more about Glamorous Moms Foundation: https://glamorousmoms.foundation/
Detroit Sewn has partnered with Glamorous Moms Foundation to launch a Volunteer Command Center for DIY Sewn Masks, opening at noon on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 71 N Saginaw in downtown Pontiac, right next door to the sewing factory.
This initiative will allow for:
* Receipt of 100% fabric donations
* Receipt of donated DIY masks from at-home sewers that have been pre-washed using hot water
* Pickup of free DIY masks in packs of 10 to community groups in dire need
This is a 100% volunteer initiative.