At Hedley & Bennett, we’ve been considering what it means to be a manufacturer in America, especially in today’s crisis. There's a crucial need to come together to support individuals and the world alike, even if the solution is not perfect or something normally in our wheelhouse.
As such, we transitioned our sewing lines at our Hedley & Bennett factory in Vernon, CA from making professional grade aprons to making these face masks..
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ABOUT THE MASK:
We have developed these masks in concert with Dr. Robert Cho, Chief of Staff of Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, CA.
What you’re getting: a washable, reusable cotton fabric face mask. To fit as many faces as possible, the mask is cut generously around the nose and cheek.
HOW YOU USE IT:
- Insert a filter: Insert a disposable filter cut from accessible materials into the inner pocket of the mask: Look for HEPA grade filters found in air purifiers or air-conditioning units. Vacuum cleaner bags are also very effective, and even disposable paper materials such as coffee filters can be used with varying levels of effectiveness.
- Ensure proper fit: To reduce alternative airflow and ensure air flows through the mask and filter, it is recommended to use double-sided tape to secure the mask on the nose and cheeks.
Dispose filter & reuse mask: After use, the filter should be disposed and the mask should be washed at high temperature.
These are NOT direct substitutes for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are NOT FDA approved.
This is a personal use item and cannot be returned.
Colors and fabrics will change as we move through supplies, so we cannot guarantee specific colors for orders at this time.
- 6 oz. 100% cotton chambray
- Made in LA
- Machine Washable
- One Size Fits All
"THE BEST APRON
I’VE EVER WORN."
"My FAVORITE APRON is from Hedley & Bennett. Once you wear one, it will quickly become your favorite."
Ted Cizma, Spacex
"The love and ATTENTION TO DETAIL H&B puts into their craft is certainly not lost on us here at our sandwich shop with a cause."
Jamie Coates, Even Stevens Sandwiches
"If Hedley & Bennett could, it would win a James Beard Award for a BETTER APRON!"
Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco
"OMG the aprons are BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY!!! The aprons arrived and we are so blown away by how stunningly magnificent they are."
Cheryl Y. Kiser, The Lewis Institute & Babson Social Innovation Lab
"Thank you for tailoring these must haves with SUCH GREAT DETAIL AND LOVE! It really does show in every stitch!"
Shannyn Jackson, Ft. Collins, Colorado