Black Lives Matter - Soft, Reusable, 3-ply, Adult face masks
Black Lives Matter. We are doing our best to be allies, to learn, to listen, to speak up, and to help.
Initially, we were hesitant to make a BLM, “I Can’t Breathe”, or protest related mask, not because we don’t want to proudly wear them, but because we were worried about making sure we are in no way profiting from this movement.
However, we have had people contact us asking for these masks. So, after a lot of thought, here’s what we’ve decided: If you want a BLM or “I Can’t Breathe” mask, you can order them from us, but if you have the chance to support a business run by POC doing the same thing, we urge you to please buy from them instead.
We do not wish to profit from this, so we’re selling these masks at cost. You are paying only for the blank masks and the materials required to print on them, plus the cost of postage.
We’re not a big company with a warehouse full of stock, we’re just a couple of artists with a small printing set up. So, as with everything we sell, each mask will be hand printed to order and it may take a few days to be ready, but we will prioritise these orders and endeavour to get them in the mail to you as soon as possible.
If you’re out there on the streets protesting, we support you, and want you to stay safe. It doesn’t have to be one of our masks, but please do wear a mask.
Thanks for reading. Stay strong.
Rob and Cary.
GnuYorker.com / HandprintNYC
Note: These should be washed before you use them, and after each use! Since we're selling these at cost, discount codes do not apply. These are sized as one size fits most, mask area is approx 5 inches x 9 inches.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
Disclaimer: Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 4, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. These masks are not medical grade and are not to take the place of the N95 masks. They are not suitable for use in a surgical setting or where there would be significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, use in a clinical setting, or use in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas.