With the statewide mask requirement in place, we’ve rounded up some local mask makers for you to check out.
Etsy is a great source for face masks. There is an option to filter your city and state which helps to support local small businesses. Simone Franklin from Raleigh usually sells clothes for dolls but has pivoted to making cloth face masks. Her patterns include fun prints like the Carolina Hurricanes logo!
Leluna Star is a small business making masks to order in Cary. She offers porch pick up for locals so this is a great option to avoid any shipping fees. Current wait time for a mask is seven days, so place your order today!
CopperSAFE is a mask and neckware company founded by two teens in a Raleigh. The face coverings are lightweight for summer and are manufactured and sourced in the United States. Copper is a naturally occurring antimicrobial, self-sanitizing material which has the capability to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. They also offer bulk custom orders. Perfect for companies, schools, or universities.
For more information on how to wear a fabric mask safely, the World Health Organization has great materials to check out. The CDC is another great resource that outlines the recommendation of cloth face masks. Please note that cloth masks are not medical grade masks.
Stay safe and stay six feet apart!