HelenaMcBird

Washable cotton face masks/coverings, handmade in UK

York, England On Etsy since 2018

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HelenaMcBird

Washable cotton face masks/coverings, handmade in UK

York, England | 457 Sales

Announcement    NEW CUSTOMERS EVERY DAY! YOU ARE WELCOME ONE AND ALL.
Orders placed until 3.00 pm Monday to Friday, or on Saturday until 11.00 am will be dispatched first class via Royal Mail on the same day. Proud to be from Yorkshire, and to be hand making and supplying all of my products from right here in York.

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Last updated on 27 Jun, 2020

NEW CUSTOMERS EVERY DAY! YOU ARE WELCOME ONE AND ALL.
Orders placed until 3.00 pm Monday to Friday, or on Saturday until 11.00 am will be dispatched first class via Royal Mail on the same day. Proud to be from Yorkshire, and to be hand making and supplying all of my products from right here in York.

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Sales 457
On Etsy since 2018
Video summary: Hard at work on the handmade cotton masks/coverings in my small home studio.
Small yes, but big in affection, care and dedication.
My masks are now being used in all corners of the UK, from top to bottom of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as now going into Europe in Germany, Netherlands and Italy!
This gives me enormous satisfaction and pride, and I thank all of my customers old and new for your support and encouragement.
Video summary: Hard at work on the handmade cotton masks/coverings in my small home studio.
Small yes, but big in affection, care and dedication.
My masks are now being used in all corners of the UK, from top to bottom of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as now going into Europe in Germany, Netherlands and Italy!
This gives me enormous satisfaction and pride, and I thank all of my customers old and new for your support and encouragement.

Well, I wasn't expecting that!

Indeed. I certainly never expected to be working twelve hours a day, seven days a week, making washable, reusable cotton face masks/coverings, but here I am. So, how did it happen? (Quite by accident it seems).
I am a Brazilian lady married to an Englishman, and living in the lovely handcraft and artisan hotspot of York, North Yorkshire.
For the last couple of years I have been designing and making my own handbags, organiser bags, travel pouches and Eco-bags (multi-use shopping bags which will pretty much last forever). You can still see examples of these products on my Etsy store. When I wasn't giving them to friends and family for birthdays or Christmas I would sell a few on Etsy just for the fun of it and for a bit of pocket money.
Then, when the dreadful Coronavirus/Covid-19 virus broke earlier this year I made some special cotton face masks/coverings for my husband and myself. I made them especially to be washable and strong, but also comfortable, and included a "pocket" into the design to include additional filter materials should we wish to add more layers.
And then ... I made some for family and some for friends. And then for some friends of family and then friends of friends and, before you know it here I am working my cotton socks off but really enjoying helping people all over the United Kingdom get through this difficult time.
With Coronavirus / Covid-19 still with us it looks likely here in UK that we will soon all be advised to wear cotton face masks/coverings when we go out of doors. So it seems that everyone wants masks and to want them fast. I am of course happy to help.
So I am working hard to help supply those people in need and to make sure that the very special medical grade masks can remain with the people who need them the most, our heroic NHS staff, care workers and key workers across the country.
There, that's my little face mask story, I hope that you found it interesting.
So remember, stay at home (or stay alert), stay safe, and if you must go out WEAR A MASK!
With love to you all, Helena xx

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  • Helena McBride

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi I'm Helena and I do, well everything! I start by sourcing really good quality ethical & sustainable materials for my face masks from local suppliers, then cut, fold, sew, iron, sew & iron again, upload, sell, & send to you first class (of course).

  • Mark McBride

    Assistant & Husband

    Mark does what I tell him to do, otherwise I don't feed him. Joking aside, Mark is not just my Assistant, but the best companion, friend, advisor, husband, and supporter that God could have given me.

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Last updated on 17 May, 2020
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Custom and personalised orders

I can accept customised or personalised orders and would quote costs and timing on a case-by-case basis

Sizing details

I can make products to particular sizes, and would quote costs and timing on a case-by-case basis

Care instructions

I always include care instructions when sending products to customers (in English)

Gift wrapping and packaging

I do not currently offer a gift wrapping/packaging service

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