New York, It's time to make masks !

Q:What are we doing during these unusual times ?
COVID-19 is spreading everyday around the world. While we are making masks for essentials workers, we are doing anything we can to help. At The Proper Label ™, we decided to pivot our strategy and adapt to this unusual time to provide a solution. We asked our partners and manufacturers in Portugal to produce equipment and make non-medical and reusable masks, AFNOR* S76-001 Category 1 certified, Oeko-Tex and CITEVE Certified for workers doing essantial work. The AFNOR certification is a guideline that establishes minimum requirements for general purpose (non-medical) woven masks. We will start selling masks for personal use, small business and donation in the next weeks. So far, we have produced over 30K. Our factory in Portugal can make 15K per week. If you have any questions or would like order send us an email at :

Q:How do i make my own mask ?

a) First, you will need 1 bandana and 2 hairs ties.
b) Then, fold each extremity into the middle twice.
c) Wrap the hair ties around each extremity of the bandana.
d) Stuff the ends into the middle section.
e) Place the hair ties around your ears and then fit the bandana across your face.
Q:How do I make sure my non-medical fabric mask is more effective? ?
One of the main purposes of a barrier mask is to prevent postlets from crossing the thickness while it is worn. A minimum filtration of 70% of particles with a size of 3 microns is recommended. The mask does provide relative retention capacity, in addition to barrier gestures. However, this filterability criterion is not necessarily sufficient to attenuate a breath of powerful air expelled by the mouth. Remember that a barrier mask is not intended to provide a level of protection similar to an FFP2 mask: it is intended for the general public in addition to social distancing and barrier gestures.
Q:What materials should I use?
Material required for the protective mask: Tight woven cotton type fabrics in good condition (more details on the proper document), elastic (if you don't have elastics replace them with longer ribbons or bias), a ruler, an iron and a sewing machine.
Q:I have masks I want to donate-who should I work with?
Use the link below to find an organization in your community that needs sewn masks. You will need to contact the organization directly to determine their needs.This directory is constantly updated; please check for new organizations added to the directory.

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