From friends at SiembraNC, there is a business newly open to the public making masks. These look real good for personal use and as gifts. Locally made in North Carolina. It would be great to see this business clobbered with orders. Prices look good. Just gotta pick some out.
Today we’re writing with exciting news: we launched a social enterprise, Hecho en Carolina, and for the first time you can be part of helping create dignified, living wage jobs in rural counties for our members who have lost income because of the pandemic, and have been denied federal assistance.
If you’re thinking about how to honor the people in your life through holiday gift giving, you can order high quality handmade face masks right now – designed by and for essential workers.
Hecho en Carolina’s creators left their textile factory jobs this summer after multiple workplace outbreaks sickened family members, and the employers refused to take even basic safety precautions.
At the same time, our friends at the Guilford County Association of Educators reached out with a request: Would we help them design a best-in-class breathable face mask that would hold up to all-day use by frontline workers staffing meal pickup locations?
After months of focusing on custom wholesale orders, Hecho en Carolina has launched an online store, so more essential workers can have access to these masks, while supporting dignified work.