#STOPTHESPREAD. Here is where to buy non-medical face coverings in Venice. Support local entrepreneurs!

Buy locally from Amiga Wild, BringIt!,  Juice Magazine, Hecho en Venice, artist Andrea Tan, and/or artist Ruth Chase Boudreaux.  Or, you can learn to make your own with Lalo Marquez.   Details below!

Here is City of L.A.’s guidance on wearing face coverings in public

May 14th, 2020:  Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued an order requiring Angelenos to wear face coverings outside their homes.

The order will aid the fight against COVID-19, as restrictions are gradually eased to allow more people to return to work and outdoor recreation. The order exempts young children who are at risk of suffocation and people with certain disabilities from being required to wear a face covering.

Face coverings help stop the spread of the virus, and wearing them in public creates a layer of protection. However, a face covering is not a substitute for other critical measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 — most importantly, staying home as much as possible, washing hands frequently, and practicing safe physical distancing of at least 6 feet in all settings.

What is a face covering? Is it a mask?  A face covering is not the same thing as a mask.  At this time, you should not be purchasing medical grade masks, which are in short supply. It is extremely important that N95 masks are reserved for those who need them most and have the highest risk of infection, including medical professionals and healthcare workers. It is recommended that Angelenos instead wear cloth face coverings, such as one made with a bandana or scarf, or make your own using fabric. These measures will help flatten the curve and save lives.  For more info:  corona-virus.la/FaceCovering


Here is a message from Amiga Wild’s Sadie Gilliam

I’ll keep you safe and you keep me safe. Deal? Join the #stayhomeclub but if you MUST go out, go out protected. We’ve been sewing protective masks all week and we are offering 4 different styles for a recommended donation of $10 (or more or less).  They will be available for pickup or shipped for $4!  Dm us to PREORDER!

Sadie Gilliam .


Shop local with BringIt!

Here is there message!  Friends since art school, we are two local designers and working moms who started BringIt!

Masks out of a desire to provide safe, beautiful and sustainable face masks for our families. With too much pandemic-related time and creative energy on our hands we started sewing cotton masks out of our Venice kitchen. Then our friends asked for them. And their friends. And, well, we just couldn’t keep up with the need. So we got organized and got to work.

We sourced quality, colorful organic cotton fabrics in the USA and found help making them locally, right here in Venice. We committed to using 10% of our profits to provide masks to people in the community in need. We believe that for better or worse, masks are going to be with us for a while and we want to make sure we are providing an option people can feel good about.

Now that Angelenos are required to wear masks when away from their homes, even more people are looking for sources for them. Our masks are available on our website and on Sundays we will be at 3807 Grand View at (@ the entrance of the Mar Vista Farmers Market) from 9-2.

Check out their site bringitmasks.com

Juice Face Masks Now Available at JuiceMagazine.com.

Here is a message from Juice Magazine.  These masks are double layer cotton. Washable and reusable. Made in Los Angeles, USA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. These Are Not N95 Medical Grade Masks. Partial proceeds from the sales of these masks will be used to provide masks for those in our community in need. Thank you and stay safe out there.  Click here to buy!

Buy face coverings from Hecho en Venice!  He has some great designs.

Here is a message from Oscar of hechoenvenicevenicebreakwater

If you have to go out and need a mask, we have some.  Call the house 310-390-9182. Thank you!

Buy a mask from local artist Andrea Tan!

Andrea is an artist at service and a core member of the TEDxVB team. Adapting to the tides, she has taken to making four-layer, home-sewn masks to service the greater Venice community. For those that can afford them, the masks are available by donation of $20 or more; each purchase supports the production of a supply of masks for those in need!  DM her @atdesignmaven for more information or to place an order!

Support local Artist Ruth Chase Boudreaux

Here is a message from Ruth!  Thank you beyond words for supporting the arts. These masks provide a small income like many artists. If not me then I encourage you to buy your masks from any artist making or selling them. Much love, Ruth

Taking orders for these prints

TO PURCHASE: www.ruthchase.com/shop/face-masks

$15 + $2 SHIPPING
Curbside pick up available too

* Non-medical face
* Two layers of soft 100% brushed polyester with sublimation print on the outside layer
* For every mask sold, a donation to Heart to Heart International is made


View video below on how to make a fast face mask from Boys and Girls Club’s and Pieces’ Lalo Marquez


Let’s #StoptheSpread!  Here is a message/flyer from @lapublichealth

Face Coverings are an important way to help us protect each other from #COVID19, but only if we wear them the right way.



L.A County Department of Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov

LA County:  covid19.lacounty.gov

City of Los Angeles:  coronavirus.LACity.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For more information on the state’s response: covid19.ca.gov


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