Sew for Solidarity

Due to the corona pandemic, protective gear is in short supply.¹ Planned deliveries are postponed without indication of a new delivery date. Doctors, paramedics, nurses and patients in hospitals and emergency services should of course continue to wear professionally manufactured protective masks - but in many other areas, wearing a self-stitched face mask can prevent droplets from spreading to other people and thus reduce the risk of infection.² ¹ Welt.de ² Spiegel.de For more informations on the effectiveness of masks against Covid-19, please scroll down.

The self-sewn face masks are intended for full-time and voluntary workers in nursing homes, social institutions, pharmacies, medical practices, birth centers, logo and physiotherapy practices and other aid organizations. Many have announced their demand.

To finance mask donations to social facilities, nursing homes, schools, refugee camps and the like - and due to the introduction of mandatory mask-wearing in public spaces like supermarkets and public transport - I decided to sell face cloth masks to private persons.
At the same time these face masks are supposed to encourage people to make the best of the situation and turn masks into a fashion accessory, while supporting a good cause: mask donations to social facilities, and for themselves a more sustainable choice compared to single-use masks.

In addition to the masks themselves, mask necklaces and scrunchies are available as well. For orders, donations requests and more informations please do not hesitate to contact mail@melissa-acker.com.

design + production // in-kind donations


 

 

 

 

 


 

If you want to learn more about the effectiveness of masks against Covid-19:
1. https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/corona-masken-schutz-studie-101.html
2. https://download.uni-mainz.de/presse/03_wiwi_corona_masken_paper_zusammenfassung.pdf
3. http://ftp.iza.org/dp13319.pdf
4. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2405-7

Why you should use textile masks instead of single-use masks as a private person:
1. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/21/us/coronavirus-ppe-masks-gloves-environment-hazard-trnd/index.html?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-cnnclimate&utm_content=later-6622662&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram
2. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/08/more-masks-than-jellyfish-coronavirus-waste-ends-up-in-ocean
3. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB_BR4Plx5g/