Wearing a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19 is mandatory now in most public places – click here for more information – and to meet the need of the community, many local designers, artists and makers are selling or donating masks.
Please note some of these makers are producing small runs and / or finding it difficult to receive the materials needed for mask-making, so please be understanding.
Here is a list of local mask-makers to check out:
Women-owned Artery Ink has two designs – hearts and lungs – and are selling masks here for $13.
The Bay View hat maker is now making more than 100 masks daily to donate and sell. Many styles available; pattern created by shop owners John and Kate McLaughlin. The masks can be shipped anywhere for an extra $5. Large-volume orders accepted. To order, send an email to TBRMASKS@mail.com.
This family-owned alterations business located in Cudahy sells many different styles of masks. Check it out here.
Artist and maker Tiffany Miller, owner of FlyBlooms and a member of the Bronzeville Collective, is making colorful masks for $5-10. Find out more here.
A portion of proceeds are donated to food pantries.
Bay View maker Stacie Cherubini, owner of Halo Artisan Skin Care, has pulled back on skin care production to make fabric masks and hand sanitizers. They are available through Halo's Etsy shop and curbside pickup. Mask styles come in tie-style or fitted for men, women and children. Order here.
Local, woman-owned business makes customized masks with your company logo or personalized message. 10 percent off in July. Order here.
Face coverings are now available through the Milwaukee Bucks and all proceeds will go directly to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Check them out here.
This Riverwest-based tailor is making masks. To find out more, click here.Read more...