Make A Mask Project By Gabriella + Sararose
Gabriella Daher + Sararose Krenger met at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, California in 2007.
Together we share a passion for creating locally + ethically made, eco-friendly, contemporary styles for modern womyn.
In March of 2019 we teamed up to create limited-edition garments made from locally sourced, deadstock textiles.
In March of 2020, amidst a global life plot twist, we have once again joined forces to create much-needed sanitary supplies for healthcare workers, hospital patients, first responders and our high-risk community members.
We have produced two different kinds of masks. Both are reusable and machine-washable.
One is made of breathable cotton with moldable nose, slits on the sides where filters can be inserted and changed out for added protection and longevity and elastic straps that wrap around the back of the head and neck. Materials for these masks were donated to us with the exception of the elastic which we purchased locally using donation funds. This is a good option for the general public wanting to protect themselves and others from spreading and contracting disease-causing germs.
The second mask is made of three layers of specialized performance materials with two pockets for inserting extra filters, moldable nose and elastic straps that wrap around the back of the head and neck. The inner layer is a stay-dry hydrophobic jersey that wicks away moisture and humidity. The middle filtration layer is infused with SILVADUR™ antimicrobial silver ions which inhibits bacterial growth, controls bad odors and creates long lasting freshness without toxic chemicals. The outermost layer is a one-way hydrophobic wicking fabric. We sourced these materials from a sustainable American mill using donation funds. This is a good option for essential workers, immunocompromised and high-risk individuals.
Here's an ever growing list of goals we hope to accomplish from our living rooms throughout the next few months with the help of our very generous and enthusiastically supportive community:
Produce 130 cotton masks
Produce 60 cotton masks
|Produce 32 antimicrobial masks||$265.59||Chicago Factory||
|Produce 100 Anti-Microbial masks||$775.58||Chicago Factory||4/6/20||Completed|
Produce 25 hair scarves
|Produce 30 recycled sari masks||4/15/20||Sararose||4/10/20||Completed|
|Produce 200 cotton masks||Gabriella||4/14/20||In Progress|
|Produce 100 Anti-Microbial masks||Chicago Factory||In Progress|
You can check back here for updates and progress reports as we sew up a storm of masks and gowns and whatever else our healthcare heroes may need!
If you are an essential worker in need of masks please fill out this form: MASK REQUEST FORM
255 masks donated as of 4/7/20
$2,064 raised as of 4/8/20
Donations can be sent to:
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your overwhelming support!
Gabriella & Sararose