FACE MASKS

May 06, 2020 9 Comments

 A friend on the island forwarded an article to me from Forbes Magazine several weeks ago -

"Calling all people who Sew and Make: You can help solve Face Mask Shortage!"

There was a link to a very good face mask pattern in 3 sizes which I immediately downloaded and made our first prototype.

I used our "Pink House Toile" printed linen, lined with a fine white cotton, and tapes to tie at the back of the head.  

I just managed to catch the boat heading for St. Vincent to send our prototype over to our seamstress in St. Vincent and she cleverly adapted the design so the ties just clipped round the ears instead of having to be tied at the back, and she and her assistants got straight to work and made us hundreds of masks.
We have been selling them at cost, with the fabric donated by the Pink House, and "donations Welcome" to go to the 'Covid Fund' held with the Mustique Charitable Trust.
They have been selling like hot cakes, so we decided to make more and send them to some of our supporters around the world. 
Whether wearing a face mask is the right thing to do or not has yet to be determined by the world's specialists but surely common sense tells us it can't be a bad idea!
To keep your mask clean, we suggest soaking in boiling water daily or as often as necessary to keep germ free.
I hope the need for a mask to prevent the spread of covid will very soon be over and that your mask will then be useful for cleaning out a dusty cupboard or other more mundane jobs, and that Covid will be far behind us!
With love from Pink House Mustique and our Pink House Seamstresses on mainland St. Vincent. 
May we all keep safe.


9 Responses

Pink House Mustique
Pink House Mustique

May 12, 2020

Hi Tracey, we’re so pleased you love the masks and hope they will help to keep you safe and well. At the moment we are not looking to sell them online as they are being made up on-island and deliveries are uncertain. The website looks great, good luck with the launch!

Tracey Knight
Tracey Knight

May 12, 2020

Good morning, you very kindly sent us 2 of your very pretty masks which we love. We are about to launch a PPE website and we would love to feature a designer section and wondered if you would be interested in supplying us? This is our website, we are in the process of adding new product and it will be going live in the next 2 days https://theppeonlineshop.co.uk/ best wishes Michael and Tracey Knight

Caroline Maiden
Caroline Maiden

May 12, 2020

A blue and a pink face mask arrived today. They are so pretty and fit really well. My 16 year old granddaughter has taken ownership of the blue one! I will send you a photo when I can see her again!! Stay safe and stay alert.

Frances
Frances

May 11, 2020

Lovely idea! If they can be shipped I’d love 2 pink and 2 blue!

Jennifer Goddard
Jennifer Goddard

May 09, 2020

Love your masks 😷 could you FedEx an order to me thru The Mustique company to Canada ?

Pink House Mustique
Pink House Mustique

May 09, 2020

So glad you like them! We’d love to be able to sell them on the website but as they are made in Mustique it is a little difficult to send them out at the moment so they are only available on-island. We’ll think of a plan to make them more widely available. Thank you for your support and keep safe!

Julia Fuller
Julia Fuller

May 09, 2020

I would love to buy 2face masks one pink and one blue…..are they available?

Charlene Moscovici
Charlene Moscovici

May 09, 2020

Hi , I’d love to buy some masks. Lovel idea

Sandra Dunn
Sandra Dunn

May 09, 2020

What a great idea, and so chic
Are they available in England?
Stay safe everyone.

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