Baukjen and Isabella Oliver launch #Masks4all
Baukjen and Isabella Oliver have partnered with Vermis, one of their long-standing manufacturers in Portugal, to make non-medical masks for personal use during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their #Masks4all initiative.
The sustainably conscious womenswear and maternity wear brands, collectively known as the House of Baukjen, are selling the masks, available for adults and children, on their websites at cost price so no profit will be made. It is possible to buy the masks for personal use or donate them to someone in need.
Masks are sold in packs of five, including four adult masks and one child. To ensure everyone has access to masks, with every pack bought the company will send an additional pack of five masks, to be shared with neighbours or other vulnerable people.
There is also the option to buy in bulk, with packs of 100 masks to be donated directly to the NHS Volunteer Army, other volunteers and the public. The brand will distribute those 100 masks plus an additional 100 to those most in need. The company will also provide packs of masks to each member of its staff.
The masks are made using 100% cotton, leftover fabrics and cut-offs which have been treated with an anti-bacterial coating for extra protection. Each mask can machine washed at least 10 times. The company is also sharing tips on its website to show customers how to make their own masks using off-cuts.
More information can be found here.