The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all people wear facial masks when out in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Minnesota brands and fashion designers have stepped up to provide masks for the community.  Not intended to be medical-grade substitutes, they do follow guidelines provided by the CDC.

BA Craftmade Aprons

Purchase washable and reusable face masks online for $10. Half of every purchase goes to their Black and Blue fund which provides resources for industry workers dealing with mental, physical, and financial stress.

Birchwood Café & Joynoelle Partnership

Pick up masks made by Joynoelle curbside at Birchwood Café where they will also have take+bake meal options and pies.  100% of the proceeds go to support the local non-profit, The Food Group, which provides meals to those who need it most.

Heimie’s Habadashery

Creating “Block-It Squares” which are face masks made with pocket squares! They have sold over 1000 of them in the past 4 weeks.   Proceeds directly support his staff during this time. When ordering, you have the option of making a donation that will go towards personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.  Heimies has donated several masks to those on the front lines.

Christopher Straub

Minnesota designer creating both youth and adult size masks. Masks are made to order and shipped directly to your home.  Various patterns and styles.

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