During these trying times, we have been working on producing non-medical reusable cloth masks and our latest prototype has been approved to donate to the University of Michigan hospital - they are requesting 10,000.
Naturally, we would like to mass produce and then simply donate these masks to the hospital but unfortunately that is not feasible for our business at this time. We also do not want to use our ability to produce these masks as a marketing ploy to sell more dress clothes. Our options are either not sustainable for our small business or do not feel morally right.
What does feel right is being as transparent as possible - our priorities are as follows:
- Provide masks to the University of Michigan for their use
- Provide masks to our customers and their loved ones
- Bring in revenue for the company so we can continue to function, pay our employees, and provide jobs for years to come
With these priorities in mind, here are the three ways you can help us produce more masks:
- Help us donate masks to the University of Michigan Hospital for $4 each
- Purchase masks for you and loved ones and an additional mask will be donated to the University of Michigan Hospital
- Purchase our regular product offering from the site with an order over $100 and we will send you two masks and we will donate two to the University of Michigan Hospital (use code DONATE at checkout)
Note: these masks are already in production and depending on order volume we are aiming for orders with masks to ship out the week of 4/13.
Please feel free to reach out with any other ideas you may have as to how we can help and thank you in advance for your support.
Steven & Lee, Co-Founders
Note: These are not medical-grade masks and should not be used as an N-95 substitute. The cloth face coverings recommended by the CDC are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
These products are for personal use and not for commercial use or further resale or distribution.
Per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), these cloth masks are not considered personal protective equipment (PPE), since their capability to protect the wearer is unknown. Any mask, including cloth masks, should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face (and in such instances, cloth masks may provide no additional protection). Additionally, this product is not a medical device and this product is not endorsed, certified, approved, evaluated or reviewed by any third party, including by the Food and Drug Administration or any other regulatory body, and is not intended for the use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease or any condition, including but not limited to COVID-19. State & Liberty Clothing Company, LLC (and its owners) makes no claim that the product is effective in any way and DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THOSE OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED HEREIN. MASKS SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.