Starlings Collective Making 1000 Face Masks

Starlings Art & Craft Collective needs £1000 to make 1,000 emergency face masks for our NON-MEDICAL KEY WORKERS.  At this time of national shortage, we are going to offer 1,000 FREE masks in our first tranche and then try to continue manufacturing as many as is needed.

This will work through the support of our own art & craft collective sewers and the support of community local sewers making and returning the masks for us to put in the filters. 

The crowdfunding is for the cost of fabric, materials and the PM 2.5 FILTERS. Our time will be free. The design offers the maximum protection for the wearer and all our masks have nose bridges for a better seal to the face.

If you can help in anyway BIG or SMALL, it would be appreciated.  



Further Information

Update:

We are fully aware of the debate regarding the effectiveness of face mask in preventing the wearer contracting the virus, but there is growing evidence that it is an effective way by which asymptomatic wearers can help limit their own spread of the virus onto other people. Some governments around the world like Austria, South Korea, China, USA, Vietnam and some municipalities in Germany have issued advice on the need to wear masks in public places. 

Our two aims in making these masks are twofold:

1) to a provide added protection for NON-Medical  key workers who still work in public places such as carers, bus drivers, shop staff, delivery staff etc who we feel also deserve some added personal protection.

2) Help the NHS by taking the pressure of the supply chain for N95 and medical surgery masks which should be reserved for our NHS frontline staff. 

We have selected the only mask design that when customised by hospitals have passed the US OHSA fit test for the use in hospitals (equivalent to the N95 masks). We do not advocate for one minute that these mask will replace the N95 masks but it is the best design we can find. We still advocate first and foremost the government’s own advice on washing hands and social distancing as good positive ways to prevent the spread of the virus.

Thank you from all at Starlings Art & Craft Collective.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 3 mos
  • kuha vijay 
    • £25 
    • 3 mos
  • Pete Martin 
    • £10 
    • 3 mos
  • Kara Croucher 
    • £20 
    • 3 mos
  • Kara Croucher 
    • £20 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer

Joe Nguyen 
Organizer
Bexhill-on-Sea, South East England, United Kingdom
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