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31st March 2020, Boston, MA

Help Ministry of Supply make 3D Print-Knit Face Masks for healthcare professionals

© Ministry of Sound.

© Ministry of Sound.

Boston based Ministry of Supply is working on 3D knitted masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company known for its ‘3D Print-Knit’ approach to clothing production is asking the industry and members of the public to donate to its ‘3D Print-Knit Face Masks’ project to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Help us help healthcare professionals in this crucial moment

“As a company grounded in ‘Science for Better’, we recognize that the situation at hand demands swift action. So far, we've worked with our partners to produce and procure thousands of face masks for the medical community. Please help us create as many masks as possible by donating directly to their production and distribution,” Ministry of Supply says on its website.

“In collaboration with doctors and nurses we designed, developed, and shifted resources to engineer and manufacture 3D Print-Knit Face Masks with a pocket for a filtration membrane. We already have several thousand masks on their way to - and in the hands of - medical professionals. 100% of your donation here will help us continue production so that we can assist the people in making a difference in this important moment.

“Donations will be used for creating several types of mask, including the featured design.”

© Ministry of Sound.

© Ministry of Sound.

“A few years ago, we started 3D printing clothing, some even on-site in our Boston store. We learned a lot, both about the nature of fabric design and the beauty of rapid prototyping and agile manufacturing. So, when this pandemic began creating shortages in personal protective equipment, we jumped right in and started collaborating with doctors, nurses, engineers, and factories to help develop a solution,” Ministry of Supply says.

“We designed, developed, and shifted capacity and budget - working with our partners to produce and procure thousands of face masks, and working with our domestic partners to design and manufacture Masksº using 3D Print-Knit technology and featuring a pocket for a replaceable filtration membrane. As of this moment, we already have several thousand masks in production or complete, on their way to or in the hands of medical professionals.”

“We’re sharing this publicly for two reasons,” the company says.

“We need your help to keep making more masks - this is a challenging time, but we put everything we could into this project, with several thousand already donated. The simple act of continuing to shop with us helps to keep masks in production.”

“If you think you might be able to help more directly - donations, producing masks, anything - just call or email and we’ll fill you in.”

Thanks for all of your support so far. Stay safe, Gihan + the team at Ministry of Supply.

PLEASE NOTE: MASKS ARE NOT FOR GENERAL SALE.

DONATE HERE

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