& your loved ones
We are all seeking new ways to prepare ourselves among the global pandemic. We would like to present to you our family's creation in order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the effectiveness of our homemade masks.
about our masks
why protective face masks?
Facing the coronavirus pandemic has been a huge adjustment for us, as well as millions of families around the world.
Our company name is Pedroza Arts, and we regularly sell customized products as well as arts and crafts that reflect our hispanic heritage. We have shifted production of our traditional products to the creation of these protective masks in order to meet present-day demands.
Our small business depends on fairs and events that bring in crowds for entertainment; the COVID-19 outbreak has put all of this to a halt, therefore impacting our economy.
We aim to provide simple and effective protective masks in order to help the public minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
how effective are homemade masks?
As the CDC continues to study the spread of COVID-19, new information continues to emerge every day. We know that the use of face masks helps minimize the spread of the virus, but the medical field is being hugely impacted due to scarce personal protective gear.
In order the help preserve much needed medical supplies, the CDC has urged the public to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. These places include areas of significant transmission like grocery stores, pharmacies, parks, etc.
"CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance."
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019.
what are our masks made of?
We use a combination of cotton and interfacing fabric for a total of three layers of fabric in order to mimic filtration. The interfacing fabric is used to help reinforce our design, and provide additional protection.