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Pitching in to make some masks

UPDATE: We are now at capacity manufacturing simple, reusable, washable/dryable surgical-style face masks in our Seattle factory.

Please note: these are not medical-grade masks. We’re a backpack factory and we’re making masks instead of bags due to the shortage of surgical masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment) that our healthcare community is facing. 

The masks we are able to make are simple cotton surgical masks that can be washed, dried, and reused. They can be worn by those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or over N95s in an effort to extend their life. Make no mistake: what we’re making is not first rate medical equipment — but we do hope they will help in the situations in which their use is appropriate.  

All of this is evolving and changing very quickly. We’ll post updates as often as we can.

The mask below was patterned by Kaas as part of the "1 Million Masks" effort. If you're a manufacturer or home sewer and want to help make masks, please follow the link above. 

Surgical Mask / N95 "mask cover" for COVID-19 ~ Made in USA 



Darcy's the CEO at TOM BIHN. She really likes working. When she's not working, she's probably hiking, reading, making tacos, gardening with native plants or hanging out with human and canine friends.

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  • Glenda on

    So pleased to hear Tom Bihn step up like this!

  • Sue on

    I am thrilled that the awesome TB crew is willing to help protect the healthcare heroes!

  • LInda J. ZIltener on

    I’m customer and my husband and I are in our mid 70’s. I knew when I went to your site you would already be hard at work helping us all. It’s just who you all are. Thank you so much for all you are doing. I am so proud of you all. Linda J. Ziltener

  • Traci Pelaez RNC on

    Your site came up on a nursing page I administrate. Before I pass this on, I would like to know more about your company and where you plan distributing. I would also need a ballpark figure of cost since there are so many trying to make a profit on this crisis. Thank you.

  • Micki Fields on

    We need. more company’s to step up like this one

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