Another Way You Can Help

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Attention Makers:

Our friends at Cole-Tac have recently switched their operations to making gowns and face masks to help with the PPE shortage due to COVID-19. Although they have an abundance of supplies and the ability to cut designs, their bottleneck is sewing the face masks. They currently have identified a need of over 5000 masks.If you own a sewing machine you can help! Cole-tac is bundling material in lots to produce 25 masks. The material is cut and only needs the final assembly.

They have also streamlined the sewing so it only takes around 5 minutes to produce a mask. Check out their step by step video here.

If you’d like to help out please email Dustin at to coordinate picking up materials at their Newport facility.

Thanks, Be well & Keep on Makin

Please note, these masks are very different than the ones that DHMC has requested and if you produce them please make sure they get back to cole-tac for distribution to the organizations they are working with.

There is a wide range of organizations seeking masks, including hospitals, nursing homes, grocery store workers and so on and each has their own requirements for design. I don’t know specifically who cole-tac is providing masks for.

I’m going to pick up some of the Cole-tac kits on Monday to sew. If anyone wants a set I’m happy to bring them to the CMS for anyone who doesn’t want to make the trip.