MASKS 4 MATES - fun and fashionable Masks worn as a reminder to keep your hands away from your face.
For every “Masks 4 Mates” face mask purchased, FORD MILLINERY will donate a mask to our mates in need.
Salvation Army has raised their hand as a mate in need of our “Masks 4 Mates”.
**Please read the description below in full before purchasing, as it details important health information regarding COVID-19.
In light of what’s happening around the world, small businesses everywhere are trying to figure out how they can not only weather the storm but also how they can help the wider community.
Our incredible healthcare & essential grocery/delivery / social workers continue to put themselves at risk for each of us, as they face uncertainty amidst a global shortage of medical-grade face masks.
As those vital masks become available, we support priority access to these angels and want to offer an alternative to folks who aren’t necessarily on the frontline.
To lighten the load, to help keep Australians in work and to support your efforts to get this beast under control, Ford Millinary have created some eco-friendly fabric face masks in a variety of designs and colours as a small measure to help reduce the risk of spread.
The masks washable & reusable fabric masks are in no way a replacement for medical-grade masks (and have not been tested or proven to protect against biohazards such as COVID-19)… Instead, they are a fun, fashionable reminder to keep your hands away from your face and serve as a little added precaution when you’re out of self-isolation for the essentials (similar to coughing into a tissue and maintaining social distancing).
They’re also a great cover to jazz-up a medical mask if you already have one! Our “Masks 4 Mates” are designed with love by our small team who want to help brighten your day even in the smallest way… And in return, your purchase will provide work for us (and hopefully open the door for others who have recently found themselves out of work). Why “Masks 4 Mates”? You. Us. Them.
WHO GETS THE DONATED “MASKS 4 MATES”?
In these times, there are a lot of people in need, such as the homeless, social workers making home visits, small businesses remaining open for us and many others. By purchasing a “Masks 4 Mates” face mask from FORD MILLINERY, you acknowledge that we will use our sole discretion to decide how the donated masks will be distributed. To date, the Salvation Army has raised their hand as a recipient in need of FORD MILLINERY “Masks 4 Mates” and we welcome all new requests.
HYGIENE / COVID-19 CONTROL MANUFACTURING PRECAUTIONS:
-FORD MILLINERY “Masks 4 Mates” are handmade in our studio in Sydney, Australia under strict hygienic processes in line with recommended COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
-Currently, there is two staff in our studio only, maintaining the required 4m2 distance and regularly sanitising our hands and equipment. Outside of the studio, we stay home, maintaining social distancing. We have a collection of seamstresses set-up with sewing machines at home in self-isolation who follow the very strict health practices that FORD MILLINERY follows.
-Materials and tools are sanitised regularly.
-Upon completion, masks are hot-ironed (over 100+ degrees Celcius) to further reduce the risk of contamination.
-Sanitised masks are then placed in recycled plastic wrap and placed in a shipping envelope.
-We trust that Australia Post has taken all precautionary measures to ensure safe delivery.
-As soon as you receive your mask, please hot wash it and hot iron (under a cloth if possible, to reduce the risk of fabric fade) to further reduce the risk of contamination.
-After each use, we recommend you to wash and iron your mask to reduce the risk of contamination.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION (DO NOT IGNORE):
-IMPORTANT NOTICE: These face masks are NOT medical grade and are NOT tested to protect from COVID-19 or to be worn as protection around known COVID-19 patients.
-These masks are made of 2-ply printed 100% cotton with elastic ear loops. These masks do not contain a filter.
-Please follow all government instructions regarding social distancing practices (and other guidelines as they arise) during this time. Even if you are wearing a mask, you are still at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 and best practice is to stay at home wherever possible (government advice as at 24th March 2020).
-Please machine wash your mask once you have received and after every use to reduce the risk of contamination.
-Persons with breathing difficulty or other respiratory conditions are advised to seek professional medical advice regarding the suitability of these masks. If you experience breathing difficulties while wearing a mask, we suggest removing the mask if you feel it is safer to do so and seek medical advice if deemed necessary.
-Face masks should not be shared.
-Due to hygienic reasons, “Masks 4 Mates” face masks can not be returned or exchanged for any reason.
-By purchasing a mask from Global Free Style, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to all of the above (including the fact that these masks are a fashionable small precautionary measure only and not proven protection from COVID-19 or other health dangers) and take full responsibility for your own health and safety (and that of others) regarding COVID-19 and other hazardous exposure. You acknowledge that FORD MILLINERY takes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused as a result of your purchase and you indemnify FORD MILLINERY for all loss suffered as a result of your purchase.