How I felt Mayer Man could help:
During these unprecedented times we are all doing our best to support local businesses wherever we can and everyone has something they can do and here is mine.
In a recent clean up at my studio I discovered bags of scrap materials from previous collections and decided the best thing I could do was to make the much needed face mask while keeping workers busy making a wage and helping others in the community that so desperately need our support.
Help me support The 519
The 519 is a proud city of Toronto Agency supporting the health and happiness of the LGBT+ community. These amazing people are doing everything they can right now to continue to respond to the immediate urgent needs of our community during the Covid-19 crisis. From serving hundreds of take-away meals a day for those in need to delivering critical services for LGBT+ communities including youth, seniors and newcomers so many are in need!
Face Masks have been instrumental for the slowing the CODIV-19 Virus from spreading from person to person, along with always washing your hands, using sanitizer and keeping a safe distance when out in public of at least 1.5 meters.
However, we didn't like the medical face masks for 2 reasons:
1. They are uncomfortable and get wet very quickly and need to be thrown out.
2. The Medical Masks are needed for people on the front lines in many industries that are in-contact with this virus everyday, and they really need to be reserved for these workers.
I think we all have come to realize that we are settling into a New Normal and we undoubtedly will face close contact with others going back to work and becoming social again in the months to come and until a Vaccine and mass testing becomes available it’s our duty to protect ourselves and others.
This is why the MM Mask was born, to provide the public with an opportunity to purchase hand made reusable face masks, so they can feel comfortable going outside but also happy knowing they have allowed the supply of medical masks to the people that need them most.
Let’s make the most of this and make it fashion!