IMPORTANT: I am one person doing all of this and usually make customers wait 3-4 weeks for orders to be shipped so that I have time to sew, but for these mask orders I am getting each one out by-at the latest-a week after it’s placed. Please bear with me! I am also concurrently making as many masks to donate as I am selling here, so I have a lot on my plate with these. If you want masks at a faster rate than that, plenty of other places are selling them in situations where they are manufactured and not handmade by the designer like it is here.
UPDATE 5/01: I have mostly run out of scraps/random pieces of fabric I’ve had stashed away, so I’ve had to start sourcing materials for these in earnest. Trying my best to support local/small operations around the LA area in doing so, however!
So, I'm scrambling to do what I can for the current coronavirus crisis! At the time of writing (3/27/2020), all big scraps I had been hoarding from recent orders have been up-cycled into masks--I'm donating those 50-odd ones right off the bat, but if you would like to purchase one for yourself feel free to do so here.
The fabric I'm making these out of is the same type of fabric I use to make my lingerie/bodywear items: two layers of a soft light-to-mid weight organic cotton spandex, finished with lightweight elastic around the edges. Please note: the color possibilities are always in flux because I'm using scraps and random yardage from my unused jersey fabric stash, so if you are looking for a certain color I can't quite guarantee it -BUT- please leave me a note at checkout with a few preferred colors--I'm sure I'll have at least one of them available!
Another important detail is that these are of course not on the level of N95s--I am just improvising with what I have on hand, which will provide a good amount of protection for wear in average day-to-day life (i.e. going to the grocery store) but it's not foolproof--I can't guarantee anything! But it is my understanding that wearing any sort of protection helps; I'm trying to help somehow and be green while doing it. I've read a bunch online, and cotton jersey is lauded as one of the very best options for homemade masks--it is a good balance of blocking tiny particles while still being fairly breathable. Some good info on that here: