Threadless is known for its artist-designed t-shirts, artworks and home decor and it is now offering non-medical face masks. The masks help to make sure that healthcare workers get priority when it comes to medical masks, all the while supporting artists who may be struggling to bring in income. The purchase of an artist-designed face mask helps to support MedShare, as a portion of the proceeds goes toward the non-profit and its work delivering supplies to communities in need.
On Threadless, people can pick up masks that meet CDC guidelines that are designed by Rob Sheridan, Alex Norris and Mukta Lata Barua, and creative individuals and businesses are invited to participate by uploading their own designs. In just six days, the company raised $100,000.