Many of you know me as an artist or designer, but I am also an RN.
In March, I converted my Seattle baby blanket factory to make face masks.
Late Weds night on March 18th, upon learning the CDC Crisis Strategy to approve the use of cloth face masks in hospitals, if no medical-grade facemasks were available, I started to review published studies that compared the filtration effectiveness of different fabrics. I knew I could do better than the bandana or scarf that was being recommended (!!)
My niece and cousin are ICU nurses. Many of my family and dear friends are in healthcare. My niece confirmed the desperate need for masks at her hospital. With my heart pounding, I spent the next several days designing, wash testing, and fine-tuning the fit of my design. I designed a well-fitting mask that would stay secure. By Monday, I switched my baby blanket production in Seattle, to start manufacturing face masks. Soon after, I designed additional sizes, so we could offer masks for the whole family.
In May, we added Cotton Chambray face masks. I designed the 3-layer chambray mask using tightly woven 180 thread count cotton fabric based on a Wake Forest study. Our chambray masks are made at our audited overseas factory to keep up with demand.
Our masks are designed to be effective, comfortable, and secure when talking.
My family is filled with nurses and teachers, and I wanted to help protect our citizens, so I designed effective masks for all.
Once a nurse always a nurse! Together, we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19!
Kind regards, Lynette, Mom of Two, RN, Founder SwaddleDesigns
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