Masks For Life is a project with three parts:
1. We sell unique face masks , made and designed by Islington Mill artists, including those who have lost some or all income due to COVID-19. Our masks are quality fabric face coverings designed to protect you and others in public, as advised by health guidelines. Each design is limited edition, printed and hand made in Greater Manchester.
We donate free face masks. For every order placed we will also produce additional masks that can be donated for free to organisations or individuals in need. We have a special focus on our own city of Salford which has been disproportionately affected
by the virus.
We amplify you! We will use our platforms to divert attention to other worthy projects that are also responding to COVID-19, such as Manchester Pink Scrubs
and The Big Community Sew
, supporting front-line workers and helping protect the community.
Here are ways you can support:
- Buy a mask for life from the selection below! Designs are limited and update regularly.
- Contact us to let us know if you, your group or project needs free face masks to help keep you safe. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tell us about your own COVID-response project so we can help to publicise it. email@example.com
Masks For Sale
MOUTH MASK £15 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, two styles with adjustable elastic. Style 1: larger fit, more coverage. Style 2: more of a medium size. Choose your size below before hittin the buy now button.
SARAH-JOY FLAME PRINT MASK £15 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, with adjustable elastic.
Sarah-Joy Ford is a contemporary textiles artist currently complete her PhD Art & Design at Manchester School of Art.
ZEBRA PRINT MASK £12 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, with adjustable elastic. Made by Jessie Stringer-Fewtrill.
Jessie Stringer-Fewtrill is freelance seamstress and all-round garment making pro based at Islington Mill doing workshops and commissions.
SKY BLUE MASK £12 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, will fit most head sizes. Elastic is adjustable.
GREEN GRID MASK £12 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, slightly larger fit for full coverage. Non-adjustable.
OUT OF STOCK
BALL GAG MASK £15 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, slightly larger fit for full coverage. Adjustable elastic.
Design by Brett Dearden and Rory Clifford. Brett Dearden aka Creative Headspace creatres bespoke, unique mirror tiled head gear and accessories, and is also key part the Manchester Pink Scrubs project – friends making scrubs for the NHS staff.
HEATHER BELL PHOTOGRAPHY – MASK £15 (Free P+P)
Triple layer 100% cotton, adult mask, slightly larger fit for full coverage. Elastic is adjustable. All designs featured are created by photographer, Heather Bell.
Heather Bell is a Manchester based photographer whose work uses archives that have been donated or found to tell stories that often focus on the trappings of power and the resulting restrictions.
Other COVID projects
With thanks to a small fund from Islington Mill’s ACE emergency fund to provide space for the group to form, to support the project and document our journey and impact in these times.