After reading about mask shortages in hospitals, we are currently coordinating with an Athens hospital about sewing reusable fabric face masks for their medical staff, and for other hospitals and medical offices that currently experience or are expecting shortages of masks in the next weeks and months.
One of our seamstresses, Dulce, already developed three different prototypes that were tested and approved by the nurses. These masks are not as protective against the virus as the current standard masks that are being used, but can be worn by medial workers dealing with non-infectious patients, so the regular masks can be freed up for the people that need them most. Our masks also have pockets where filters can be inserted, so they can be reused.
Our seamstresses are out of work since we can’t do alterations right now due to the close contact it requires when doing a fitting. We are ready to put our machines and skills to use to help out with what is really needed at this time. The money raised will cover cost of the production of the masks and will pay the seamstresses for their labor, thereby helping secure their jobs.
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