Running low on disposable masks? 1FOR1MASKS reuses leftover quality fabrics to help protect frontline hospital workers
As we’ve all been under quarantine for over two months, our daily regime has changed drastically. From stay-at-home orders to 6-feet social distancing and last but not least, wearing a mask in public. Although it’s a normalcy in many parts of Asia to wear a mask pre-COVID, for many Americans it’s obviously a foreign daily accessory that helps prevent the spread of this virus.
We were able to catch up with Brian Chen Tu, Co-Founder of Steele + Edith and his newest project, 1FOR1MASKS. The masks are produced with Japanese materials in a resourceful yet stylish fashion, killing two birds with one stone. He went on to explain by saying “… we have designed masks with the leftover fabrics from other clients. There is a lot of wastage while manufacturing in the fashion industry, so we thought this would help multiple causes by producing these masks.”
Not only are these masks manufactured with unused materials, Brian has committed to donating one mask for every mask purchased to the local San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles County hospitals. With over 40,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in L.A. County, Brian’s efforts are truly commendable.
Check out the Etsy store for more information and stay tuned as we will be covering the next collection from the highly-anticipated Steele + Edith AW20 drop!
DISCLAIMER: These masks are not medical or hospital grade and cannot serve as substitutes for PPE. These are masks meant for the wearer to run essential errands while maintaining 6 feet from others.