Having raised an incredible £100,000 for NHS Charities Together, we are now donating £10 from every face mask sold to a selection of charities who are doing outstanding work during this challenging time.
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Victoria, our Founder and Creative Director started making the reusable face masks from Liberty fabric found in our sampling room, for family and to send to friends. The recipients were so thrilled, she started to think about how to make them for customers, whilst doing something charitable. At the same time one of Brora’s long standing sewing rooms in Portugal was open and making PPE and had capacity to make some cotton face masks in Liberty fabric for us. Thus, the production begun.
The face masks have been made using two outer layers of cotton Liberty fabric and a middle layer of nonwoven TNT fabric. This layer of fabric is made from Polypropylene and Viscose and is breathable, yet waterproof and helps to prevent the passing of contaminated fluids.
Retailing for £19, we are donating £10 from each to charities supporting those affected by Covid-19. The first batch of cotton face masks in Liberty fabric sold out within minutes of launching, and following demand we have now created children’s face masks.
“I am delighted to join the efforts of other UK businesses and do our bit to help the NHS and other charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have been blown away by the response from our customers, as well as our amazing suppliers who have helped this cause.”
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Victoria has been hands on from the start. From the first prototypes for family, to picking the easiest to wear and versatile Liberty fabrics for the masks, and even labelling and packing many of the thousands of orders.
Everyone has been keen to help and support the NHS during the lockdown, it is something that has united us throughout the pandemic, also people want a quality product, and at Brora this is something we pride ourselves on.
For many wearing a face masks have become the norm, so of course there is an aesthetic element, why not wear something pretty, that lifts the spirits in these unusual times.
We hope our cotton face masks in Liberty fabric make wearing a face mask feel less clinical and we have been told by many they are the most comfortable face masks they have come across. We think they bring some comfort and they are certainly a talking point; staying safe and stylish whilst the pandemic is still around.